Author Archive | Kimberly Mayone

The Sharper Your Knife, The Less You Cry


Flavorista Kitty gave me this culinary coming of age book for my birthday.  I devoured it in less than a week, which is a pretty gigantic accomplishment around here, as the majority of books I get through from cover to cover are on CD, in the car stereo. Kathleen Flinn’s memoir is a very easy […]

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Five Questions with Kathy Patalsky


Flavorista found Kathy Patalsky via Twitter and we couldn’t be more impressed. Kathy is the creator of The Lunchbox Bunch and the author of a vegan blog called Healthy. Happy. Life. What is your latest project? An amazing California-wellness themed cookbook. It will include vegan recipes, photos, stories and wellness tips. It’s based on my […]

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Time for Tea, Assam


I have been loving Assam tea since my Boston restaurant days.  One of my servers took a trip to England and brought me back a box of Harvey Nichols Assam tea.  It has been stocked in my pantry ever since. Assam tea is a black tea harvested in the foothills of the Himalayas in Assam […]

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Mommy’s Time Out


On Friday night, flavorista Julie brought a fun bottle of wine for dinner.  I laughed out loud when I saw the label: Mommy’s Time Out Pinot Grigio.  Very reasonably priced at $10/bottle, this Italian wine is light and simple, a perfect aperatif wine.  Now you know what to bring to the next “Girls Night In.”

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Five Questions with Ana Patuleia Ortins


I had the pleasure of interviewing Ana Patuleia Ortins, author of Portuguese Homestyle Cooking, when I was researching an article on Portuguese cooking.  She is a first generation descendant of Portuguese immigrants from the Alto Alentejo region.  Ana grew up with culinary traditions attached to the food of her ancestors and graduated from culinary school, fine tuning […]

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Try a Pink Lady Cocktail for Valentine’s


Fellow blogger, Kirsten Amann, aka the Undercover Blonde is quite passionate about cocktails.  She is a founding member of the Boston chapter of LUPEC (Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails), In a recent video post, she demonstrated how to prepare an authentic Pink Lady cocktail.  I know what I will be drinking on […]

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Happy Birthday Gooey Butter Cake


This cake could also be called, “Oh my God, this is sooooooo good” Gooey Butter Cake.  My mom made this Paula Deen classic for my birthday because I am partial to vanilla desserts.  Gooey Butter Cake might just become a birthday tradition. This cake is super rich. Think cheesecake spiked with lots of butter and […]

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Grapefruit, Recipe Round Up


Grapefruit is not just for breakfast.  Here’s a sampling of recipes from print and the web that will have you enjoying grapefruit from morning ’til night: Citrus Salad with Star Anise Syrup, Gourmet, December 2008 Photo by Mikkel Vang Cranberry, Sour Cherry and Grapefruit Chutney, Martha Stewart, November 2008 Grapefruit Salsa, Grapefruit, Onion and […]

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Pumpkin Pie Squares for a Snowy Day


There’s something about snowy days that inspires me to bake.  Maybe, I just want to turn the oven on to add some extra warmth to the house?  Maybe, it is easier to eat desserts in the winter because one can wear a sweater instead of a bathing suit? I keep a file of “desserts to […]

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Portuguese-Inspired Clam and Kale Soup


Last Summer, I worked on a few recipes for the great folks at Bar Harbor Foods way up north in Whiting, Maine.  It has been seriously freezing here for a few days and I thought this satisfying and yummy soup would fit the dinner bill nicely.  I am happy to report that I was right: The combination […]

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