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BOSFoodie150

The BOSFoodie150 Project 2 of 150
#5: Take a picture at the giant Hood Milk Bottle,
then eat a hot dog.

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.
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BOSFoodie150

The BOSFoodie150 Project 1 of 150
#136: Eat lots of seafood at the Boston Seafood Festival

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.
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Cookies, Desserts, Sweet Snacks

Peach Pistachio Shortbread Crumble Bars

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!
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Cookies, Desserts, Sweet Snacks

Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies (No Butter)

Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies … I’ve made similar cookies before, but tried something new this time, instead of using butter, I made them with coconut oil with the thought that they would stay a little more chewy than crunchy. The trick though is that you absolutely have to let them chill completely after forming and before making, otherwise you will have a complete mess on your hands. Turned out pretty yummy, if I do say so myself!
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