Local Loves: Captain T’s

Is it truly Summer in New England if I haven’t had some fried clam strips? The short answer is no, no it isn’t- and given that we’re approaching the end of July- I wanted to rectify that by checking out a newer local seafood spot that recently opened up in Barre, Massachusetts. Captain T’s sits […]

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Clambaked…

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve been down by the Cape, where community clambakes can be a pretty common event throughout the Summertime. Everyone brings some seafood and/or a side, maybe some drinks depending on the crowd- and you gather around to cook the food together in a fire pit and enjoy each other’s […]

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A Taste of Spring: Seared Scallops with Green Peas, Mint and Shallots

Now that we’ve (barely) survived another Daylight Savings Time and the first day of Spring is just a few short days away- I’ve been playing around with some of my favorite seasonal flavors/ingredients in the kitchen these past few days to get myself into a sunnier, warmer state of mind- especially since we’ve been getting […]

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Local Loves: Captain Jack’s Roadside Shack

Just because Summer 2021 is winding down doesn’t mean you still can’t enjoy an unbelievably good lobster roll- and earlier this week after a long day at work and an even longer commute back to the Pioneer Valley, I opted to treat myself to one at one of my favorite roadside stops in Easthampton- a […]

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Insta-Dinners: Coconut Salmon with Fresh Herbs and Lime

The Summer of 2021 feels like it’s all about making up for the time and traditions we all collectively missed out on during the Summer of 2020. My schedule for the next few weeks- when I’m not working, of course- is filled with plans with friends and family, long overdue beach days, travel throughout New […]

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Dinner-For-Two: Mashed Potato Fritters with Smoked Salmon and Chives

Although Valentine’s Day was yesterday and it was probably- for many- quite unusual since it was the first we’ve had to navigate through since this pandemic started (things were still open and functioning normally around this time last year!) I thought it’d be fun to share a really great recipe for anyone who may have […]

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Taste of Summer: Buttermilk-Battered Pan-Fried Fish Fillets

I enjoy seafood year-round- it’s one of my favorite things to eat- but I especially love it in the Summertime when lobster rolls, crab cakes and fish and chips are served fresh and can be savored beach-side while the weather is still nice and warm here in New England. Since I’m getting getting ready to […]

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Local Loves: The Clam Box

It’s been a long time since I’ve had a “Local Loves” post that wasn’t about an abandoned/historic place or roadside oddity I sought out or stumbled upon when I went out exploring during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic- so to write about one of my favorite seafood restaurants that is still open and booming with business […]

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