Author Archive | Tammy Batcha


Whale Fever

Whale Fever By Paula Marcoux Recently, laid low by an upper respiratory infection, I spent a couple days peering through an online window in time called The Whaleman’s Shipping List & Merchant’s Transcript. With “a circulation extend(ing) to London, Dublin, Glasgow, Canary Islands, Paris, China, St. Helena, Barbadoes (sic), New Zealand, Chili, Tasmania, Berlin, Azores, […]

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Clamming: A tradition passed on

The year my mom turned eight, my grandparents bought a tiny beach cottage on the Cape in Yarmouth. That summer, and for many summers to follow, Mom and Gramps navigated the mudflats and eel-filled shallows to reach the sandbars. There, twice a week with Gramps in his waders, they would begin their day’s work, digging […]

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Edible Moment

“Mom says… you can never have enough carrots… and yes, I know this bunch is not edible because Mom and eSS&SC tell me so.” Working on my reading Skills… hope to be seen reading eSS&SC real soon! Busy volunteer at the opening outdoor Plymouth Farmers’ Market

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Locavore Excursion: A Glamping We will Go!

Have you made your glamping reservations yet? You’d better hurry! Summer is speeding by. It’s time to pack up your cast iron and coolers, kids and koozies, and head out to camp. Let’s face it, camping is an economical way to travel and see the sights, especially if you enjoy nature and cooking in the […]

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Gaspar’s Local Links

by Mike Gioscia “You’ll smell like smoked sausage all day,” Bob Gaspar warns me as we tour his family’s fourth generation Portuguese sausage company in North Dartmouth, “It happens every time.” I don’t mind that, I usually smell like my Weber grill for most of the grilling season (just ask my wife). And this summer, […]

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Locavore Abroad • From Bean to Cup

Words and photos: Courtesy of Denise Sheppard It was coffee harvest time in Guatemala. On the mountainside above Antigua, in a small town called San Miguel Escobar, my partner and I, along with our niece, volunteered on a coffee farm on a week’s service trip in January. Our trip was organized through International Volunteer HQ […]

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Edible Musing • I Promise

Photo courtesy of Monica O‘Malley-Taveres by Monica O‘Malley-Taveres It’s summer break. And this teacher is celebrating. I am celebrating 25 years of teaching middle school. Complete. Along with hormones (theirs and mine), an endless stream of changes… mostly for the better, and a forward vision that cannot be contained. I’m sitting here alone this morning, […]

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Portugalia Marketplace

by Maria Lawton The best way to get to know someone’s culture is to get to know their food. That’s one reason why TV travel shows often feature chefs as hosts, and focus on food markets and restaurants; food and culture are intertwined. Viewers learn about places they want to see for themselves and travel […]

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New Restaurants

Some of the best things about dining out in the summer are our region’s bounty of fresh seafood, the availability of locally farmed produce, and eating al fresco. This year, South Shore diners have three exciting new restaurants to try, each offering a taste of the season in its own unique way. By Lauren Diggin […]

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Winning Combination

Carlie and Carley or Carley and Carlie? edible NOTABLE by Pamela Denholm Fruity sweet and cool as ice—who doesn’t love a summertime smoothie? Not those syrupy, colored drive-thru wannabes. I’m talking the real deal! Authentic flavors from actual fruit and veggies, smoothies that your summer curves love: nutritious AND delicious. But our fast-paced existence leaves […]

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