Piattini’s new Fig Jam preserves the last memories of warm Boston

This fall, Piattini, located on Newbury Street in Boston’s Back Bay, is bringing a taste of seasonal Italy to its menu with its new fig jam. Served as an accompaniment to its popular cheese plate featuring rotating imported cheeses ($14.95), Piattini’s fig jam is a sweet treat meant to preserve and celebrate the final tastes […]

Bacon Pineapple Guacamole

National Guacamole Day (September 16) is almost upon us! Today’s avocado-based recipe comes to us courtesy of Uncle Julio’s, a Mexican restaurant that focuses on taking traditional Mexican dishes and presenting them in new and delightful ways. (Just check out their signature Swirl – frozen margarita mixed with frozen sangria… delicious!) Now, instead of your […]

Quinoa Tabouleh

2 cup chicken stock 1 cup quinoa 1 pinch salt 2 tbsp olive oil 1/2 teaspoon sea salt juice and zest of 1/2 lemon 3 tomatoes, diced 1/2 cucumber, diced 1 tbsp green onion, diced 1/8 cup of red onion, diced 1/8 cup of bell pepper, diced 1 tbsp red wine vinegar 1 cup parsley, […]

Simple Minestrone Soup

Many kids had chicken noodle soups served to them when they were feeling ill but minestrone soup was the only cure I needed. This recipe is both simple and enjoyable and the flavors are subtle. It encompasses a variety of vegetables and is also a flexible recipe. You can add as many more vegetables or […]

The Virtuous Wife’s Garlic Parmesan Pull Apart Bread

This is the MOST POPULAR recipe tutorial on my blog! I actually learned it frm my Pampered Chef consultant, Reesa Boudreaux. Garlic Parmesan Pull Apart Bread Ingredients 1 can of refrigerated Grands biscuits 1/2 stick of butter 3 cloves of garlic, minced 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 tsp Italian Seasoning (I omitted) Directions Preheat […]

China Blossom Pumpkin Dumplings

This recipe is from David Yee, General Manager at China Blossom Restaurant & Lounge in Andover. Adding a traditional fall flavor to this classic Chinese dish results in pure pumpkin perfection. These dumplings are easy to whip up on a weeknight and fancy enough to serve at a special event. Pumpkin Dumpling Ingredients 1 egg […]

Red’s Cape Cod Clam Chowder

Here’s a great recipe from our friends at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in Falmouth! Ingredients 1 pound fresh chopped littleneck clams 2 cups clam juice 1 cup Chablis wine 1 bunch celery diced small 1 large celery root diced small 1 large Vidalia onion diced small 5 cloves garlic sliced thin 4 large Maine […]

Vermont Creamery Toasted Bijou Salad

This article comes from our friends at the Vermont Cheesemakers Festival, which Blast is proud to sponsor! Ingredients 4 leeks, the white and light-green section only, cut in half lengthwise and washed 1/2 cup olive oil Salt and freshly ground pepper 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 4 Bijou, cut in half horizontally […]

Shrimp Salad Stuffed Avocado

This year, Redwood Creek Wines joined the Arbor Day Foundation in planting thousands of trees in the nation’s forests. You can celebrate Arbor Day (or any day!) with a signature recipe from Redwood Creek Wines: Shrimp Salad Stuffed Avocado. The recipe pairs perfectly with Redwood Creek’s fruity Pinot Grigio, which has notes of ripe red apple, pear and citrus. Shrimp Salad […]

Red’s Signature Wellfleet Oyster and Spring Gazpacho “Shooters”

Blast’s editor fell in love with Falmouth’s Sea Crest Beach Hotel last fall with its breathtaking ocean views and authentically-done renovation/restoration job. Another thing you may enjoy about Seacrest is the dining — and the drinking! Or how about a little bit of both? Here is a recipe for Wellfleet Oyster and Spring Gazpacho “Shooters” […]