Popovers and Thanksgiving Leftovers

If you have ever been to Bar Harbor, Maine, you probably encountered a popover somewhere in Bar Harbor or at the Jordan House in Arcadia National Park. These popovers are light, fluffy and hallow rolls suited for any occasion. This holiday season, try some popovers with your leftovers for something sweet or savory. You can pre-order popovers from The Popover Lady and pickup at any of the four farmers market locations — Brookline, Newton, Natick, and Wakefield/Melrose.

Happy Thanksgiving!

  Ice Cream Filled Popovers

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Fill a popover with your favorite yogurt or frozen treat topped with some fresh fruits.

Popover Veggie Delight

Stuffed Popovers

Leftover vegetables from Thanksgiving can be reinvented and filled in a popover.

Chicken or Turkey Cream Popover

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A warm turkey-popover roll on a cold day is the perfect meal and best way to eat leftovers. This great recipe from cooks.com offers a way to reinvent the turkey/chicken pot pie.


Classic Southern Massachusetts Mashed Carrots & Turnip Dish


Winter farmers markets often have root vegetables such as carrots and turnips in season. Besides using the root vegetables in salads and Vietnamese curry, I have not explored creating other dishes with these two veggies until I discovered this yummy southern Massachusetts classic accompaniment of mashed carrots and turnips from Andy Pollock of Silverbrook Farm. It is a simple and quick recipe for a great side dish this holiday season.

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2 pounds of carrots, peeled and sliced

2 medium turnips, peeled and diced

1/2 cup of butter, cubed 

1/4 teaspoon of kosher salt (I love using Himalayan pink salt)

1/8 teaspoon of pepper

Place carrots and turnips in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and cook for 15-20 minutes with a cover on until tender. Drain the water and mash together with butter, salt, and pepper. 

Next time you’re at the farmers market, pick up some turnips and carrots to create this side dish. You can also pre-order a box of locally grown vegetables that include carrots and turnips for Thanksgiving at shop.savione.com.

Hot Pepper Jam Appetizer for Thanksgiving

This quick and easy spread is a wonderful way to kick off the Thanksgiving festivities.

1 package (8 oz) of cream cheese

½ cup of Silverbrook Farm hot pepper jam

Spread the jam over the cream cheese and voila you have a great appetizer to tease everyone before the big meal. You can pre-order a Silverbrook Farm hot pepper jam today on shop.savione.com or pick up one at the Brookline Winter Farmer’s Market on Sundays from 12 – 5 PM.


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Asian-style Brussels Sprout for Thanksgiving

Many of us turn away at the sight or smell of brussels sprouts due to some unfortunate experience that gave this super food a bad name. With this simple and easy Vietnamese-style recipe used for many of my vegetable dishes, you might warm up to the idea of eating brussels sprout more often, starting with Thanksgiving. 


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Brussels Sprout Sautéed with Garlic and Soy Sauce

  1. A dozen Brussels sprout washed. Peel off as many of the large individual outer leaves as you can and then quarter the rest.
  2. 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped or minced. I love using my garlic press since it’s a quick way to get minced garlic.
  3. 4 tablespoons of olive oil. I usually use enough olive oil to coat the pan. 
  4. 1/2 teaspoon of sesame oil.
  5. 2 tablespoon of chicken broth or water. Feel free to add white wine instead. 
  6. 2 teaspoon of soy sauce (optional).
When I stir-fry vegetables like bok choy and cauliflower in Vietnamese cooking, I add minced garlic (with or without ginger) to COLD oil and COLD pan. I let the pan and oil heat up on very low heat to allow the ginger and garlic to infuse the oil.  Let the garlic sizzle until golden before tossing the brussels sprout in and toss so that each leaf is bathed in the infused oil. Add the chicken broth, sesame oil, and soy sauce. Mix everything well and remove from heat. Avoid overcooking the brussels sprout. 
You can add mushrooms or any other vegetables to the dish. Toss in vegetables that require a longer cooking time first before the sprouts.
Pre-order local and fresh brussels sprout in Silverbrook Farm’s Thanksgiving boxes.
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Coolidge Corner Halloween Window Decorating Contest Winners

It was fantastically magical in Coolidge Corner on Halloween with the businesses decorating their windows. The 2014 winners of the Coolidge Corner neighborhood-wide window decorating contests are:

1st Place — Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty
2nd Place — Tiny Hanger
3rd Place — Wild Goose Chase and Coolidger Corner Wine & Spirits

We would also like to recognize Coolidge Corner Yoga for their wonderful display and efforts in getting the word out.

Thank you to all the businesses who participated and to all who voted. You make shopping, eating, and enjoying local that much easier.

Unlimited Sothebys
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Thanksgiving Holiday Guide

Thanksgiving meal made easy with Silverbrook Farm holiday boxes.

Locally made products and farm-fresh ingredients ready for the potluck, intimate date night, a family gathering, or the holiday feast.

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Order Silverbrook Farm’s holiday boxes from the comfort of your home at shop.savione.com, and pickup at one of the many locations before Thanksgiving.

Locations Address City
Agios/Takeda 99 Blanche St Cambridge
Beacon Hill Friends 6 Chestnut St Boston
Brookline Farmers Market The Arcarde, 318 Harvard St Brookline
Cambridge Community Center 59 Granite St Cambridge
Cape Cod Healthcare 25 Communication Way Hyannis
Cape Cod Hospital 27 Park St Hyannis
Charlton Memorial Hospital 88 Prospect Street Fall River
Child & Family 3057 Acushnet Ave New Bedford
Doble Engineering 85 Walnut St Watertown
DS Solid Works 175 Wyman St Waltham
Fidelity 245 Congress Street Boston
John Hancock 601 Congress Street Boston
Silverbrook Farm 592 Chase Road (at the barn) Dartmouth
SouthCoast Business Center 200 Mill Road Fairhaven
St. Lukes Hospital 101 Page St New Bedford
Tobey Hospital 43 High St Wareham
Vertex 50 Northern Ave Boston
Wyss Institute Boston 3 Blackfan Circle Boston


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Coolidge Corner Halloween Window Decorating Contest

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