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Meet Joshua Livsey, one of the Chefs of Sugar Rush 2017!

Pastry Chef Joshua Livsey of Harvest Restaurant is one of  five of the extraordinary Pastry Chef’s taking part in Sugar Rush 2017 on Monday, July 17 at 6:00 PM at the Rail Stop in Brighton.  Get your ticket on EventBrite and join us as we not only enjoy a 5-course dessert tasting but raise much needed money for breast cancer research.
Joshua Livsey, Pastry ChefHarvest Restaurant
Joshua Livsey is the Pastry Chef of Harvest Restaurant in Cambridge, Massachusetts, using local ingredients to create seasonal desserts that complement the restaurant’s contemporary New England cuisine.
Born and raised in Rhode Island, Livsey began his pastry …


June Food Festivals

One of the best things about summer is the sheer amount of outdoor activities. And one of my favorite things to do is check out food festivals when I have a chance. Food festivals/events are a good way to sample different foods, whether they celebrate a specific culture, a charity, or are just a fun way to bring people together. As we start off the month of June, here are some food festivals happening in and around Boston (titles link to official/ticket sites):
SoWa Open Market: This isn’t strictly a food festival and has three different locations covering three blocks. The …


Boston Ramen Tour

Lately, all the rave has been about ramen noodles, which appeared on the list of 2013 Food Trends that are spreading across the US. In fact, it’s a major hit in Boston now, as mentioned in Boston Magazine. Like most people, my experience with ramen has been limited to pre-packaged and styrofoam cup versions – a staple back when I lived in the college dorms. Last year, I was introduced to a real bowl of ramen noodles served in a restaurant. Since then, I have tried almost all of the noodle bars in the Boston area and still hungry for more.

My first encounter …


Maura Kilpatrick’s desserts shine for Boston Bakes!

For as long as I can remember Oleana in Cambridge has been participating in Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer. When Sofra Bakery & Cafe opened, they too joined Boston Bakes offering us wonderful desserts with an Eastern Mediterranean influence.
All desserts at both Oleana and Sofra are from the incredible pastry chef Maura Kilpatrick.  Maura has been named Best of Boston, Best Pastry Chef four times and in 2009 received the Star Chefs rising star award.
Sicilian Almond Cremolata with Chocolate Panino
For Boston Bakes 2011, May 2-8th, if you visit Sofra Bakery & Café in Cambridge Maura will tempt you with Kunefe …


My Challenge: Homemade Chocolate Pudding

I got Joanne Chang’s cookbook Flour the first day it was available at the New England Book Fair in Newton.  Although I have not had the time I wished to read the book and recipes page after page of tempting offerings, I decided the first thing I would make is chocolate pudding from scratch.  I had only made chocolate pudding from a box and my favorite part was to add cream to the little left over in the pot and enjoy the chocolate pudding hot off the stove!  I like my chocolate pudding warm to hot with cream on top …


Chocolate Mousse to die for!

Photo by José Picayo
It is the week to enjoy chocolate, after all isn’t that what you do when Valentine’s Day comes? I came across a recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s Chocolate Mousse and it looked so easy to make I could hardly believe I could get so lucky!  The recipe only had four ingredients!  I had to make it! Move over 5 Ingredient Fix, this was Four Ingredient Fix!

Tags: bittersweet chocolate, Cambridge, Chez Henri, Chez Jean, chocolate, chocolate mousse, Desserts, Dorie Greenspan, Featured, Five Ingredient Fix, four ingredient recipe, heavy cream, organic eggs, sugar, Valentine's Day


Another week in the world of Boston Bake! Boston Bakes continues to soar!

Move over 160 we now have over 190 restaurants, bakeries and cafes and chocolate shops participating in this year’s Boston Bakes.  Hopefully we are not done adding more participants because I would be disappointed if that was the case! We have records to break!

Tags: 7ate9 Bakery, Bakeries, Big Papi's Grille, Boston, boston bakes for breast cancer, Breast Cancer, breast cancer fundraiser, Burton's Grill, cafes, Cambridge, causes, cheesecake, chocolate shops, cupcake truck, Desserts, Featured, food community, Hingham, Kickass Cupcakes, Kinsale, North Andover, Norwell, Odyssey, Peabody, Quincy, restaurants, Somerville, Spirit of Boston, The Asgrad, The Four's Boston


Flour Bakery + Cafe Newsletter

We would like to share with you this newsletter from our friends & Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer participant at Flour Bakery!
Flour Bakery + Cafe Newsletter
Winter 2011

1. Happy new year
2. Flour3
3. Cookbook
4. Manager Shout Out
5. Cookie swap/ Red Velvet swap
6. Specials
7. Keep in touch

Tags: boston bakes for breast cancer, Cambridge, Featured, Flour 3, Flour Bakery, Flour Cookbook, Newsletter


Cambridge breast cancer survivor empowered by yoga

By Joanna Kaselis
Wicked Local Cambridge

Cambridge —
Photo by Joanna Kaselis

Breast cancer survivor Bonnie Randall, 63, of Cambridge, has dealt with a lot of highly stressful, emotional situations her lifetime. Four years before her own diagnosis, Randall’s daughter fought a difficult battle with leukemia. Eight years after her diagnosis, her son passed away.
She admits she could be on the bottle or a raving maniac, but instead, she feels very lucky, in spite of her losses because she has been strong enough to learn from them.
“I am who I am right now because of those different …


A Visit to the Charles Square Farmer’s Market

The smell of the nuts welcome you to the Charles Square Farmers Market
Farm Fresh Tomatoes
Farm Fresh Grape Tomatoes
Sweet Local Corn
Sunflowers available until the first frost!
Can't beat the apples!
Can't leave the Charles Square's Farmer's Market until….
You try the try the cider doughnuts!
The Charles Square Farmer’s Market in Cambridge is scheduled for Friday’s and Sunday’s through November 21,2010!

Tags: apples, Cambridge, Charles Square Farmer's Market, cider doughnuts, corn, Nuts, sunflowers, tomatoes