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Cocktails, Winter Cocktail Series 2012

A Holiday Cocktail with Social Wines

No Comments 04 December 2012

As a part of our Holiday Cocktail Series, we went out into the community to speak with local businesses and individuals whose work we admire, and asked them for their favorite holiday cocktail recipes. Last week, we had the opportunity to visit a newer craft beer, wine and spirits store in South Boston.

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Breakfast, Recipes

Gingerbread Granola

No Comments 14 November 2012

When I made this granola a couple of weeks ago, I thought it might be a bit premature to start talking about gingerbread recipes, but when we got SNOW last week week I realized it’s not too early at all! Last Wednesday evening, the Dinner Series crew was enjoying our annual pre-Thanksgiving meal together, and when we dispersed for the evening, we went outside to find cars covered with snow. I guess it is November in New England after all, so it’s about time for the wintery weather to come in, but it’s always hard to adjust to that new normal. The days are shorter, the weather colder, and the elements all a bit more difficult to brave – but the good news? We get to make gingerbread and cranberry recipes galore, and that’s certainly something to be excited about!

Gingerbread Granola

Gingerbread Granola in assorted iittala containers, Purnukka small jars in blue and white, a Purnukka large jar in blue, and a soup/cereal bowl.

I’ve made plenty of granola recipes before, but never a gingerbread one, and man was I missing out! This granola is sweetened with molasses, which gives it a really deep, earthy flavor. I added 2 tablespoons of honey to the original recipe, just for a tad bit of added sweetness, and I think the final product came out perfectly sweet – balanced, but not overwhelming. I also substituted coconut oil for the canola oil, just for a change. Continue Reading

Recipes, Soup

Minestrone Soup

No Comments 23 October 2012

Soup is one of the greatest ways to combat the colder weather, right up there with warm pumpkin lattes and cozy fall coats. Most restaurants that you’ll step into have their own signature flavors, but whipping up a simple and delicious soup in the comfort of your own home is actually quite simple.

Whether you’d prefer a smooth soup like cream of tomato or butternut squash, or a soup with more texture like the minestrone shown here, there are plenty of one-pot recipes that require little time to prepare, but are seriously warming and delicious. Continue Reading

Dinner 21: A Strawberry Summer, Dinners

Dinner 21: A Strawberry Summer

No Comments 07 September 2012

Today is an exciting day here on Dinner Series — we have a new Dinner Series event post to share! This is a particularly special Dinner Series, because it was the first one I ever got to take part in. I haven’t formally introduced myself, but my name is Taryn and I am the (new) voice behind Dinner Series. I started writing for this blog a couple of months ago, but this was my first Dinner Series so it seemed the appropriate time to introduce myself to you.

I was fortunate enough not only to attend this event, but to cook all of the food for it – and what a smashing success it was! I’ll recap the event and the recipes over a series of separate posts, but today I’ll be sharing an overview of the stunning setting and the delicious menu.

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