It’s been a “bad” month for creating things. Work has been crazy busy and I have been off on some mini-adventures, which has left the cooking and baking at the margins, which I hate. Mostly because cooking and baking are my self-reliever, and when I just don’t have the time or the energy, I feel badly. That said, last night I did make these Apricot and Dried Cranberry Pinwheel Cookies. They aren’t the prettiest cookies that I have ever made (I let the butter get too soft, which in turn make the dough crumbly which in turn made it hard to roll out, and then roll together). They do taste quite lovely though.
Given that I went to the Boston Seafood Festival today, I also decided to check another BOSFoodie150 thing off the list today by taking a picture of the Hood Milk Jug. This quirky snack shack by the Boston Children’s Museum has been around for a long time — it’s very noticeable if you’re driving over to Southie by the Boston Tea Party Ship — and has recently been taken over by Sullivan’s, the people who have the ice cream stand down by Caste Island. The activity itself was fine (lots of kids running about of course!), the hot dog was “meh” … boring old hotdog … but the Raspberry Lime Ricky was perfect for a hot August day. For more photos, follow the link or scroll above.
Today I went to the 6th Annual Boston Seafood Festival. I’d actually planned on going anyway, but as it turns out, it was on the Boston Foodie 150 list (#136: Eat lots of seafood at the Boston Seafood Festival) so it was double appropriate. The event itself was ok. The weather was great, I went early enough that the lines were crazy long and the throngs of people weren’t too bad, but that was at 11 AM; I am sure that by mid afternoon, it was a madhouse. Also, it’s pricey. Meaning, you pay $15 entry fee, but that is just to get onto the grounds and then all the food is still pricey… Lobster dinner with chowder, clams and corn was $20. Lobster Tacos were $15. If you were to really chow down, it would easily be $100. To get in a better variety, I would definitely recommend going with a bunch of people and sharing things. Also, if you go with a bunch of people, standing around in the Harpoon Beer Garden would be more fun. 🙂 Overall, it’s recommended and I had fun; just more of a group event. For more photos, follow the link or scroll above.
On 10 August 2017, Boston.com published a guide entitled 150 Things to do in Boston that are All About Eating and Drinking. It seems like a good excuse to go down a little adventure to try to do all the things on this list. Not all of them are “high end foodie” (having an iced coffee at Dunks is on the list!) but they are unique to the Boston area, so it seemed like a fun project.
As we march from Spring through early Summer to now the “dog days” of Summer, we move more towards stone fruits — apricots, peaches, plums and the like — which make great jam which is also the important part of my super easy to make crumble bars. There must be about 5 different versions here on the site. They are great to add to lunches or to pack into picnics!