Author Archive | Tammy Batcha


Couch Potato: Wild Cocktails

Enter to win a copy – click here. There is a Chinese proverb that says, “Whoever loves and understands a garden will find contentment within.” No one understands and loves a garden more than gardener-turned-mixologist Lottie Muir, aka The Cocktail Gardener, whose plant-powered cocktails regularly bring contentment to all who imbibe them. Lottie’s interest in […]

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Edible Community A Fork In The Road

By Michelle Berry Stroll down the red brick courtyard to A Fork in the Road, an eclectically, delightful deli and specialty shop nestled in the quaint Garden Village in Norwell. Become enchanted by the warmth and cozy feel of the shop’s interior, wrapped in golden pine wood walls and floors. Place your order at the […]

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Petal Power

By Julia Powers Photos: Hortense McCarthy When your seasonal allergies strike and you want relief from your irritating sneezing and watery eyes, do you head straight to the drugstore? Or, at the first sign of the sniffles, is your instinct to reach into the medicine cabinet? Have you ever thought of visiting your garden instead? […]

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Hopping Mad

By Paula Marcoux Flowers. Like most human South Shore and South Coast residents past and present, I go for months at a time without sitting down to a big ol’ plate of flowers. But that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate the importance of these particular plant-parts to my diet. If it weren’t for flowers—the sex-workers […]

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Squash Blossom Flowers

Edible Beauties

By Lisa Whalen. American cooking is clearly the beneficiary of wide-ranging global traditions, many of which include flowers (think chive blossoms, dried daylilies in Chinese hot and sour soup, creamy rose-scented Indian desserts, or Italian ricotta-stuffed squash blossoms). Historically, both the Pilgrims and the native Wampanoag ate buds and blooms. Yet the practice of petal […]

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Edible Backyard A Budding Enterprise

By Elle Maynard Photos: Mark Cullings “Follow Spring Street until you’ve run out of houses. When you see the Luand Farm sign, you’ve found us.” -Simple directions, provided by business owner, Kathy Looney. Kathy and her mom, Louise McCarthy, started growing flowers on their Rockland farm property in 1967. “I heard that sunflowers were popular, […]

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The Tasty, Plymouth MA

The old adage “too many cooks spoil the broth” is being put deliciously to the test at The Tasty, a modern New England gastropub nestled on Court Street in Plymouth. The tiny kitchen is shared by three chefs who, each day, roll out a new menu that is as inspired as they are. It’s rare […]

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KEEP SUSTAINABLE GARDENS GROWING Having been a Realtor since 1992, purchasing my home in 2007 was born of a desire to not only become a homeowner myself, but also to grow my own garden that would thrive on bird and bee pollination of wildflowers and herbs. The house itself is heavily insulated and air-sealed to […]

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Slow Flower Movement

Foodies know what the Slow Food movement is all about. We support local farms and artisans by shopping our local farmers market for in-season fruits and veggies, herbs, honey, bread, rubs, flavored oils, soups and sauces, and delicious sweets. We seek out restaurants that serve fresh food sourced from nearby farms, dairies, meat and poultry […]

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