Category Archives: Bakery


by Julia Powers. A must-have on the reader and eSS&SC contributor Lisa Whalen’s holiday menu is her grandmother’s Pizza Ricotta, “a citrus-scented, curd cheesecake in a short pastry crust.” Many cooks tweak traditional recipes to suit changing tastes and Lisa is no … Continue reading

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by Julia Powers. Making Memories: Meet Laura Raposa For many, food is inextricably linked to holiday memories. For eSS&SC reader Laura Raposa’s family, these memories include a fruit-studded cake Laura has dubbed, “My Portuguese Grandmother’s Italian Fruit Roll.” Given the hectic … Continue reading

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Sweet Memories: Rosa Galeno

Food and the love, memories, and fellowship it conveys, is central to many families’ holiday celebrations. Whether your holiday is enriched with long-standing food traditions or you want to start some new holiday food traditions of your own, hit the kitchen and celebrate the season with gusto!
Reader recipe: Anytime Cookies submitted by Rosa Galeno. Continue reading

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Sweet Memories – Starwiches

by Julia Powers. For many home cooks, the old adage that food is love rings especially true during the holiday season. Despite the busy schedules and lengthy to-do lists that are often a hallmark of the holidays, many families celebrate the … Continue reading

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One Loaf of Soda Bread – HOLD THE BLARNEY

Readers of edible South Shore & South Coast who reside in the suburban sector jocularly known as the ‘Irish Riviera’ will find this hard to believe: I grew up here without knowing a single person who advertised Irish ancestry. That’s … Continue reading

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Turning a Blind Eye to Holiday Stress: Blue Blinds Bakery, Plymouth

By Tatum McIssac Mmmm… a wall of bread. That’s what greets patrons when they walk into The Blue Blinds Bakery in downtown Plymouth. Located right off of Main Street, the converted home with big blue shutters serves up freshly prepared … Continue reading

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Dishing on Donuts: The Other Coffee Shack

by Sarah Puleo Donuts don’t get any respect. Sure, they’re not fancy like their cupcake cousins all covered with fondant and glitter, but the homely donut is found in almost every culture. The Italians have zeppoles, the French have beignets, and … Continue reading

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Boston Brown Bread

Evolution of a Dish By: Katherine Perry There’s a quiz section in my favorite new, old cookbook, Imogene Wolcott’s 1939’s The New England Yankee Cookbook, called “R U A YANKEE COOK?”. I’ve been theorizing that right now we’re having a … Continue reading

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SweetWorks Ice Cream and Cupcakes

SweetWorks in North Attleboro, MA is a blend of all things good: part cupcake shop, part ice cream parlor, part breakfast diner; you are sure to find something to fit your taste buds at this locally owned business. Tobey prides … Continue reading

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Just Peachy

By Katherine Rossmoore Better Living Through Local Foods As a local food lover, every year I fall in love with summer fruits and berries and just once, at least, I have to bake something wonderful. As a holistic health coach, … Continue reading

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