Do you like soups, pies, peppers, salsa, jellies n jams? Monica Fletcher of her Acorn Canning Company in Marshfield, Ma was on SSL last night talking about her homemade goods! Eveything she makes is freshly picked. Monica makes different meals everyday! Wanna know whats next? Follow her on Facebook under Acorn Canning Company or call 781-837-6959! She is open on Tuesdays-Fridays from 10:30 am-6pm and Saturdays from 10:30 am-4 pm.
We were sampling lots of sweet things this past Monday, but not too sweet as the owner of the Bixby Bar says she makes all her chocolates without corn syrup.
Kate McAleer went to college and the cooking school and then 8 months ago said “hey chocolate could be better.” She whipped up some creations in her kitchen, all handmade and handcut, then dipped in chocolate and shazaam she is now selling them in Whole Foods. Named after her grandparents Lillian and William Bixby, the Bixby comes in all sorts of yummy flavors. Her cousin Travis joined us on the air and he’s the ‘candy man’ driving to all locations in the area and delivering these delicious and healthful sweets. Her mom and dad are part of the biz too, wrapping into all hours of the night and shared some fun stories with SSL gang.
Check it out online at http://www.bixbyco.com/shop.html South Shore Live says Congrats to Kate and Travis.
This Monday we had the guy from The Snug and L Knife. They brought in tons of yummy food including turkey tips, beef, fried green beans, fries and onion rings. So delicious, esxpailly the meets, omg. Great cooking Snug folks. The Snug also gave away 2 gift certificates for $50 each. And L Knife joined in with an array of beer and though I am don’t drink (or drink beer) I sniffed my way to victory guessing what was in each beer…apples…maple….cake. I missed nutmeg. Alan caught that one. Nice job Alan!
If you haven’t been to the Snug in Hingham you’re missing out. Check out their awesome menu at http://www.snugpub.com/menu.php
And visit L. Knife Brewers online at http://greatbrewers.com/l-knife-son-companies
Last night on South Shore Live we had a chance to sample some UH-MAZING cheeses from the Bloomy Rind cheese shop in Hingham Square. Robert and Mary have a love for great food and they really know cheese! Stan, Noonan and I sampled an awesomely buttery camembert and a really great cheddar from VT! The breads and other accompaniments really play a key role in setting the stage for the shining star that is cheese…you need some great, crusty and flavorful breads and a few add-ons like chutney, nuts or dried fruit to help make your cheese plate really sing.
Sound confusing? It’s not! But head to The Bloomy Rind for help from Robert and Mary!
If you’ve watched Aladdin you know the magic of finding a genie lamp at the open air market in Agrabah!
Well..you might not find a magic lamp here (or atleast one with a genie)…but you will find just about everything else….hand-crafted accessories….original art….indie designer clothing….a fresh loaf of bread…..painters…..sculptors……photographers…..jewelry designers…..milliners…….handbag designers……house wares…..florists…..bakers……local farmer’s produce and more (it changes every week). You might even spot celebrities like John Malkovich if your lucky. The SoWa team says he loves it!
Located at 460 Harrison Ave, Boston, every Sunday from 10-4pm…
And new this season are the parade of gourmet food trucks that rotate from the cupcake truck (where Lisa Azizian will be hanging out!) to a veggie truck. Apparently all the hip restos have food trucks. Who knew?
Check them out online at http://www.sowaopenmarket.com and in person! I’ll be there this Sunday rain or shine.
His brother took the picture, in one of those arms-stretched- cell-phone-clicks and he’s the dashing chef on the left!
It’s Chef Paul Wahlberg who opened his new restaurant Alma Nove in the Hingham Launch (where the boats launches!) this summer. http://www.almanovehingham.com/
Alma is his mom’s name. Nove means nine; which just happens to be the same number of kids in the Wahlberg family. Mom’s signature is the logo. His brothers Mark and Donnie are investors and everyone friends and family turned out for the under-the-tent opening last month including a premier of Marks’ new movie The Other Guys.
Words cannot describe the ethereal experience the South Shore Live Entourage has here at Ember so I’m gonna tell you in pictures. Enjoy. And call owner Charly to make a reservation. This spot is amazing. Tell him the Entourage from South Shore Live sent you.
I make no secret every week of my cupcake crusade and I’ve recently found a total home run in Plymouth. More to come on that later though. First, let me tell you of my crusade. I, connoisseur or cupcakes, am on a mission to find the best cupcakes on the south shore. It’s a tough job but I’m a professional. I go from town to town on my quest, never leaving a the town without sampling their fairy cakes (that’s for our British listeners).
My latest visit, before Plymouth, was to Marshfield where I stumbled upon Veronica’s Sweetcakes. I enjoyed their homage to red velvet, and their simple vanilla on vanilla was good too.
And speaking of cupcakes, I want to give a big shout out to John Earle, Mr. Johnny Cupcakes, (and my very first interview on South Shore Live!!) for being voted the 237th fastest growing private company by Inc. Magazine’s annual Inc. 500. Way to go, John! This cupcakes for you!!
Your visit to Quincy is not complete without a trip to Ginger Betty’s Bakery located at 215 Samoset Ave in Quincy! We were recently fortunate to interview our good friend Beth Veneto, the founder of Ginger Betty’s! Here you will find a magical gingerbread fantasy land that brings out the kid in all of us! Modeled after Candy Land, you’ll find murals of gum drops and candy concoctions everywhere. The shop has its own ice cream shop, cookie, cake, cupcake and whoopie pie stations, not to mention every kind of gingerbread you can imagine. Children have a birthday party room as well where they can build and design their own gingerbread houses or decorate their own gingerbread men or women. Can you tell I am a big fan? Check out Ginger Betty’s Bakery! Find it on the web at www.Gingerbettys.com You’ll be glad you did! (more…)