balsamic glaze

Our friend Liana always has the most epic cheese and charcuterie boards, which usually have some quince paste, maybe some walnuts and almonds, grapes, and olives. At her most recent dinner party, she had some mozzarella as well, along with some of this balsamic vinegar glaze, which I’d never had before. We just put a […]

My favorite new dressing in a jar

Last summer our friends Matt and Bobby came over for dinner. Instead of the perfunctory bottle of wine, they brought a jar of delicious salad dressing with a story. Crane Crest’s Real French Dressing is a one-product venture with no web site, just a phone number, 617.277.1325. You simply leave a message with your address […]


For some reason, I always forget about dessert. Yolanda first showed us this dessert trick: assorted nuts, dried fruit, and whatever dregs of a chocolate bar you have left. We like to scatter these goodies on old bread boards instead of platters. It’s chic and minimal and more than satisfies an after-dinner bite of something […]

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