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Earls Kitchen + Bar, Prudential Center, Back Bay

Over the last few years we have been watching the changing face and modernization of the Prudential area in Back Bay, Boston.  The Pru now has a sleek, glass fronted entrance way from Boylston Street leading into the mall while the new sprawling Mario Batali‚Äôs grocery store and eateries, Eataly next door flows through to the walkways of the same upgraded shopping center.  Part of this transformation was the closure of Legal Seafood and the most recent opening of Earls Kitchen & Bar.  Earls is a huge chain with restaurants across the US and Canada with the opening of...

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Lemon Chicken over Herb Quinoa

Quinoa has become my go to grain for many dishes.  I use it instead of pasta, potato or really anything that calls for carbs.  The great thing about quinoa is that you can easily manipulate it to most dishes.  Serve it warm for supper or cold as a salad for lunch.  Given last week was for the most part was chilly and rainy in Boston, I decided to stay in on the Sunday night and cook a light, easy meal for friends.  Chicken with quinoa was on the menu so all I had to do was come up with...

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Nickel & Nickel Darien Vineyard Syrah 2013, Russian River Valley

Earlier this year I led a workshop on how to taste and write about wines at our company retreat in Savannah.  The wine we tasted was a Nickel & Nickel Chardonnay 2015, one of my favorite Chardonnays.  The workshop resulted in some inspiring and fun reviews of this fabulous wine.  In May I finally got to visit the gorgeous Nickel & Nickel Winery in Napa Valley.  We were taken on a tour of the of the entire place starting in the house. We walked across the yard in the breezy, warm May weather to the wine cellars. After the...

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