Drinks, Snacks and Summer!

Sunday cocktail tradition continues with a Lemon, Lavender and Rosemary Martini! Thankfully our summer weather has granted us some lovely cool evenings on the porch with a breeze and what better to accompany that time than a sweet and savory cocktail. I love anything with lemon in it and with the added earthiness of the…

Crunchy Asian Salad

It’s starting to get WICKED HOT in Boston and I can always use more quick, no cook, easy clean up meals for the dog days of summer. The hubby loves Asian flavors so this was a big hit. It held up well the next day for lunch leftovers and will definitely be put in the…

When Life Gets Busy…

Life Update and Some Snacks! May is the busiest month at my job and it’s also the time that “life” itself ramps up for all those Spring & Summer activities. I would much rather be playing in the garden then typing up a blog…sorry guys. When I am busy I stick to tried-and-true basics like…

Cinco de Mayo

In anticipation of May 5, below is a lovely Latin inspired dish that is easy to make and you can prep ahead of time! Emaly’s South of the Border Bowl Why spend almost ten-bucks on take out when you can make it yourself. As usual, this makes about four bowls, adjust quantity as needed.  Some…

Planning….

I’ve been a bit lax on the blogging and food posting…sorry about that. We went away in April and it just threw me off my schedule. Pre-planning for the trip and then trying to get back in the game after 10 days off is stressful! I need a vacation from my vacation. You’ll read about…

Testing Out Blue Apron

Blue Apron….thankfully it was a gift… So my beautiful, talented and funny friend Soley gave me a gift certificate for Blue Apron for my birthday. I waited way too long to use it (my excuse was I needed the website up to blog about it…so kind of a valid excuse) and I finally did in…

Ginger the Dingo 9/22

Meet Ginger our Dynamic Dingo Dog   September 22 is my favorite day: 2011 it brought me a bouncing, furry, big-earred baby. That was day Steve and I picked up Ginger from Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem http://www.northeastanimalshelter.org/ We originally had seen her over the weekend but rational thought made us wait just one minute…

Colcannon – the Half & Half version #eatyourveggies

Emaly’s Half & Half Colcannon “lower-carb” So, I’m a half and half….my mother is of Ukrainian Jewish decent and my father an Irish Catholic. I grew up with the best of all worlds. The religion in my house was to be a good human, be kind and honest, use real butter and make sure the…

Carrot Ginger Soup

This is the soup the started it all. It is one of my favorite recipes and a winter staple at Chez Hunt. You can make a batch on a Sunday afternoon and have it all week (I sometimes use it as my afternoon snack in a mug warmed at work ~ especially good when you…