Review: Hot New(ish) Restaurant Branch Line

Tucked behind the brick walls of Watertown's Arsenal area is a restaurant worth discovering; Branch Line. Friends had been raving about it for months, but I had a hard time getting a reservation. Later I'd understand why...
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Review: Good Friends & Good Food at Ronsky’s

My friend Becca and I have been pals since our oldest children met in preschool. We spent time together on a weekly basis. Now that they're in 4th grade, we need to plan to get together, which brought us to the popular Ronskys Italian-style cafe on a recent Saturday. Here's how it went...
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Review: The Naan Americans Cooking Class

I was convinced I could never cook Indian food. (At least not well.) But recently I discovered Newton start-up The Naan Americans - an Indian food cooking class taught by Home Chefs to showcase "simple and easy recipes with a blend of modern and classic International cuisines that can be easily reproduced in your own kitchen." I was intrigued.
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Book Your Easter Brunch!

For those who celebrate Easter, it's a wonderful, fun celebration when families come together and enjoy the holiday and each other. It's also a good excuse to get out and eat a special meal! If you're planning to stay local and would like to find a good restaurant for Easter Brunch, look no further.
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Restaurant Week Is Back!

Sun., March 12th – Fri., March 15th It’s new name may be Dine Out Boston, but it’s “Restaurant Week” all the same. It starts today (Sunday) and runs through Friday. Participating restaurants in Boston, Cambridge, and Metrowest, North and...
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Review: Red Apple Lunch (+ Gift for our Readers!)

Admit it. You hate packing kids’ lunches. I’m *almost* positive it’s something all parents have in common; the grueling night before (or morning of) school, trying desperately to pack a lunch your kid might like/eat (nevermind the different lunches...
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REVIEW: Singh Cafe in Wellesley

I'm always on the hunt for great Indian food. Today I'm sharing my discovery in the hope that we won't all flock there on the same night. If you don't already know about the Singh Cafe in Wellesley, you're welcome...
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Family-Friendly Recipe: Parmesan Chicken with Arugula

Holly and I are both fans of Ina Garten, and we each came to love this simple recipe on our own. Even our kids enjoy it (sometimes with a slight twist on it...)
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REVIEW: LeDu Thai Eatery in Newtonville

LeDu Thai Eatery in Newtonville opened it's doors last Monday for their soft open. Located in the heart of the village, the cuisine is a welcome addition to the neighborhood. My husband and I went there...
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Treat Yourself (and others) to Galit’s Treats

This week in our Holiday Showcase, we're featuring Galit's Treats, a home-based bakery that specializes in preservative-free, made-to-order Jewish and Israeli pastries.
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Recipe Round-Up: Thanksgiving Leftovers!

I love Thanksgiving, and I love leftovers. I would eat Thanksgiving leftovers for days if you let me. If that sounds horrible to you, I get it. Not everyone is keen on turkey, much less eating it a couple days in a row. It's for you that we've 'curated' this recipe round-up...
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Review: Take Them A Meal (.com)

A simple, free site for coordinating meal delivery for friends and neighbors who are ill or have had recently experienced death in the family. A meal in these times never goes unappreciated.
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REVIEW: The Foodery & Covered Meals

While Holly tackled HelloFresh a few weeks ago, which delivers fresh, pre-measured ingredients for the home cook to prepare, I got the decidedly easier job of trying prepared meal delivery from two local companies...
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Apple Crisp? Yes, please.

After a trip to one of the local farms, we had a boatload of apples. I'm not much of a baker, but I have fond memories from childhood of Apple Crisp...
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L’Aroma hosts a Neighborhood Book Swap!

Sunday, October 16th, bring up to five gently used books and swap them for a few that are new to you! Enjoy a coffee or pastry while you peruse! Head on over to: L’Aroma Cafe & Bakery 15 Spencer Street West Newton...
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