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Second Annual Unapologetic: Audience Discretion is Advised event — 8/6/16

What’s better than going to a show and being unapologetic in that way that you express yourself? On August 6th, PROJECTPOETRY hosted their Second Annual Unapologetic: Audience Discretion is advised event Mc’d by me at the Dorchester Art Project on ...

Just peachy! Now’s the ripe time to try this crunchy, scrumptious dessert

With sweet, ripe, juicy peaches, less is more. Undoubtedly the best way to eat a ripe peach is standing over the kitchen sink with the juices running down your arms. But when you have guests and a bit more decorum ...

Season’s best

It’s tomato season — that time of year when the garden weighs heavily with fruit and farmers’ market tables teeter with piles of glorious sun-sweetened tomatoes. It’s impossible to resist plucking and popping the juicy fruit directly in the mouth.

Sauce shortcut! The homemade stuff can’t be beat

Despite the convenience of store-bought sauce, there is always the temptation to do a little tinkering. Here, a splash of dry red wine adds a depth to the sauce that only wine can provide. Use the recipe as a blueprint.

Red Carpets & Runways Fashion Show

When it comes to fashion, you no longer have to leave the city for inspiration! On Sunday, July 10, Red Carpets & Runways in collaboration with Event Envy hosted The Red Carpets & Runways Fashion Show at Lombardos.

Summer casserole

Are you overloaded with zucchini? If you have a backyard vegetable garden, you likely face the question every year: “What do I do with all these fruit?” And if you’re buying it at the market, it’s hard to resist the ...

Cold shrimp for hot days

Shrimp are ideal for the dog days of summer. They require a nanosecond of cooking and are great served chilled. Here, they elevate gazpacho to dinner-course level, providing simple and refreshing nourishment.

Mango Salad

Mangoes come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Some are green; others are yellow. The kind you usually see in the supermarkets, which tend to be imported from Central America, have a rosy cast. Whatever the exterior color, ripe mangoes ...

Steak out! Flavorful marinade adds tenderness to flank cut

Grill a flank steak this weekend and you’ll have dinner covered later in the week with tacos made from the leftovers.

Fettuccine Alfredo with asparagus

Since its creation more than 100 years ago, Fettuccine Alfredo has gotten richer and creamier. Preparing it tableside at fancy restaurants has become something of a production. At really swank places, it’s tossed with golden forks and spoons. With only ...

Worth the wait! Spring vegetable an easy addition to finicky risotto

Making a pot of risotto requires practically all of your attention, but the effort and time are worth it. In addition to keeping the broth at a bare simmer, the rice needs almost nonstop stirring. At the beginning, all there ...

Bon appetit! French flair makes this salad a hearty meal

The French call this a salad; we call it dinner. Granted, we took some liberties with the traditional salad, adding potatoes to make it heartier. Use a sturdy lettuce. Slightly bitter greens, like frisée or romaine, play off the crisp ...

Over easy: Strata is a simple breakfast, brunch or dinner

Strata is a beautiful thing. Similar to a quiche, frittata and savory bread pudding, a strata is made by tossing bread with veggies, cheese and ham into a dish, covering all with eggs and milk, and baking until browned and ...

Shortcut Soup! Dried potatoes decrease cooking time for Scalloped Potato-Kale Soup

Potatoes have lots going for them — versatility, flavor and a surprising amount of nutrition — but short prep time isn’t on the list.

Fully loaded! Lighter ways to get your potato fix

Potatoes can be a delicious and nutritious side dish but they don't always have to be the same-old boiled, baked or mashed every day. Here are some recipes to add some zing to your potato craving!

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