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

Ice cream popovers


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

Turkey:Chicken Popovers


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.

Mashed turnips carrots

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.


Hot Pepper Jam 2


Hostess Gift

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.
Brussel sprouts

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


Open Farmer’s Market Going Mobile


Savione is excited to partner up with the Brookline Winter Farmer’s Market to make it easy for consumers to get a sneak peak into what vendors will be offering every Sunday. Download the free Savione app to:

  • Explore the local produce and goodies before visiting the market
  • Plan your shopping list and meals in advance
  • Share your favorite finds at the market with your friends and family

The Brookline Winter Farmer’s Market is open every Sunday from noon to 5 pm between now and June 15, 2014. Stop by and say hi!!!

Brookline Winter Farmer’s Market
The Arcade Building
318 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02445

Silverbrook Farms  http://silverbrookdartmouth.com/

Stillman Farms    http://stillmansfarm.com/

Stillman at the Turkey Farm  http://stillmansattheturkeyfarm.com/

Valicenti Organico https://www.gimmiespaghetti.com/

The Cupcakory  http://www.cupcakory.com/

Narragansett Creamery  http://www.richeeses.com/

Little Beehive Farm  http://www.littlebeehivefarm.com/

Cape Cod Fish Share  http://capecodfishshare.com/

The Amazing Smokehouse  http://www.theamazingsmokehouse.com/

The Popover Lady  http://thepopoverlady.com/

Samira’s Homemade  http://samirashomemade.com/

Clear Flour Bread  http://www.clearflourbread.com/



Summer Events in New York City

There are plenty of fun and inexpensive ways to get outside and into the New York City summer heat. From festivals to free concerts, there is no need to leave the city this summer. Your family is sure to find plenty of fun things to do all while staying local!



Central Park Summerstage
July 16- August 29, 2013
Central Park, Rumsey Playfield

Metropolitan Opera in the Parks
July 16 – August 1, 2013
7 – 9 PM
Refer to site for weekly locations: gonyc.com

Good Morning America’s Summer Concerts
July 19- August 30, 2013
7-9 AM
Central Park, Rumsey Playfield

NBC’s Today Show Summer Concerts
Friday, July 19 – August 2, 2013
7-10 AM
Rockefeller Plaza

Broadway in Bryant Park
Thursday, July 18- August 15, 2013
12:30 PM
Bryant Park

Sunday, July 21 & 28, 2013
7 PM
MoMA Sculpture Garden

Lincoln Center Out of Doors
July 24- August 11, 2013
7 PM
Lincoln Center


lincoln center

Celebrate Brooklyn!
July 17- September 2, 2013
Prospect Park West

Lincoln Center Festival
July 6-28, 2013
Lincoln Center

55th Annual Washington Square Music Festival
Tuesday, July 23 & 30, 2013
8 PM
Washington Square on Main Stage

Charlie Parker Jazz Festival
August 23- 25, 2013
3-9 PM
Marcus Garvey Park


natural history museum

Children’s Museum of Manhattan
$11/ children and adults
Sunday- Friday, 10 AM- 5 PM
Saturday, 10 AM- 7PM
212 West 83rd St.

American Museum of Natural History
$22- adults, $12.50-children
Daily from 10 AM – 5:45 PM
Central Park West at 79th St.

Metropolitan Museum of Art
$25- adults, FREE-children under 12
Sunday- Thursday, 10 AM- 5:30 PM
Friday and Saturday, 10 AM – 9 PM
Fifth Ave at 82nd St.


summer movies

Outdoor Cinema
Wednesday, July 17- August 21, 2013
7 PM
Socrates Sculpture Park

Summer Movie Series
Tuesday- Saturday, July 17- August 21, 2013
8 PM
Check for location: http://www.nycgovparks.org


food nyc

Restaurant Week NYC
July 22- August 16, 2013

Harlem Sweet Spot Festival
Saturday, July 20- Sunday, September 22, 2013
Jackie Robinson Bandshell, 145th St.

Summer Events in Boston

Filled with events for the music lovers or foodies, there is no better place to be in the summer than in Boston. Many of these events are a great way to enjoy time with family and friends without spending any or very little money. So don’t go away! Be local. Stay local the rest of this summer!



Outside the Box 2013
Boston Commons
July 13- 20, 2013

Wednesday Night Concert Series
Boston City Hall Plaza – North Stage
7 – 9 PM

July 24 – TBD
July 31 – Disco Night featuring “Stardust”
August 7 – Frank Sinatra Night featuring “Strictly Sinatra”
August 21 – Charlie Thomas and the Drifters
August 28 – Roberta Flack

ParkARTS Citywide Neighborhood Concerts
July 22, 7pm
Carter Playground, Roxbury

2013 Summer Sundays in the Park
Metropolitan Wind Symphony, Jamaica Pond
July 21, 6pm

Concerts in the Courtyard
Central Library in Copley Square
June 7-August 30, 2013
Fridays at 12:30pm


Boston Calling Music Festival
September 7-8, 2013
City Hall Plaza



Festival of Street Art
Weekends through August 31, 2013
Bartlett Yard Events Center

Sunday, July 21

J’Ouvert Caribbean American Outdoor Explosion
Saturday, July 27

Site Closed
Sunday, July 28

Site Closed
Saturday, August 3

Boston Shuckin’ Truck Lobster Bake for YouthBuild Boston
Sunday, August 4

Pan United Band Launch Party
Saturday, August 10

Bring Down the Walls, details TBA
Sunday, August 11

Closed for Private Event
Saturday, August 17

Roxbury Community Block Party, details TBD
Saturday, August 24

Floorlords Dance Party, details TBD
Sunday, August 25

Beyond the Borders Dance Party
Sunday, September 15
Parking Lot Closed for Private Event

FIGMENT Boston: An interactive festival of the arts
July 27-28, 2013, 12-11 PM
Rose Kennedy Greenway

Boston GreenFest 2013
August 15-17, 2013
Boston City Hall Plaza

The Boston Arts Festival
Saturday, August 31 & Sunday, September 1, 2013
Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park



Family Fun at the USS Constitution Museum
FREE. The Museum has a suggested donation of $5.00 for Adults, $3.00 for Seniors, and $2.00 for Children.
May 15- September 30, 2013
Daily, 9am-6pm,
USS Constitution Museum, Charlestown Navy Yard, Building 22

Boston Children Museum 
$1 from 5pm to 9pm on Fridays (all year long)
Boston Children’s Museum
308 Congress Street

Institute of Contemporary Art
FREE for all every Thursday from 5 to 9 pm during ICA Free Thursday Nights.
FREE for families (up to 2 adults accompanied by children 12 + under) on the last Saturday of each month (except December)



Boston Harbor Hotel Summer Series
July 19 – August 30, 2013
Music at 4:30pm, movies at dusk


Christopher Columbus Park Sunday Night Movie Series
Every Sunday at sunset
Christopher Columbus Park in the North End


Free Friday Flicks at the Hatch Shell
Fridays at 6pm


Brookline’s Gram Slam Summer: 2013 Outdoor Film Series
Movies start at dusk (~8:30 pm)
Behind Devotion School at 345 Harvard Street in Coolidge Corner
July 18 – The Sandlot
July 25 – Field of Dreams

Magic 106.7 Family Film Festival at Prudential Center
Movies start at sunset at the Prudential Center’s South Garden. Family-friendly entertainment and activities start at 6pm. Rain dates are the following Wednesday.
Spend $10 on food and snacks at the Pru and receive discounted parking.




Island Creek Oyster Pop-Up Institute of Contemporary Arts
June 7–August 30, 2013
5:00–9:00 PM
$12 for 6, $20 a dozen and a rotating selection of shrimp and crab claws on Friday nights at a pop-up raw bar at the museum’s waterfront plaza. The first Friday of the month the raw bar is part of a ticketed museum event.


Restaurant Week Boston
August 18-23 and 25-30


Boston Fork Lift Food Fest
Experience food prepared by Ming Tsai, Lydia Shire, Jason Santos, Jody Adams, and others.
Today, 7/18 – Saturday, 7/20 from 11 AM – 9 PM
Sunday, 7/21 from 11 AM – 5 PM
City Hall Plaza, City Hall Square

Spring Recipe: Grilled Salmon-and-Asparagus Salad

Happy Spring!  Although the weather outside is less-than-Springy in New England, we are craving the fresh tastes and flavors of the coming warm season.  If you are looking for something simple, light and fresh, give this salmon and asparagus salad a try!  This recipe is great for a light spring dinner at home, or a new and different BYO work lunch.  Yum!

grilled salmoon asparagus

Here’s what you’ll need (recipe serves 4, but you can quarter it if you’re cooking for 1!):

  • 1 (1 1/2-pound) salmon fillet or 4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets
  • 1 pound asparagus spears
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 cups arugula
  • 1 pint yellow cherry tomatoes, halved
  • your favorite vinaigrette dressing

Easy 2-Step Prep:

  1. Brush salmon and toss asparagus with olive oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill salmon over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) for 3 to 5 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Grill asparagus, turning occasionally, 3 to 5 minutes or until tender.
  2. Divide arugula evenly among 4 plates; top with flaked salmon, asparagus, and tomatoes. Serve with vinaigrette.

Bon Appetit!

St. Patty’s Day Recipe: Corned Beef & Potato Pizza

Not a big cabbage fan?  Try this recipe from Trader Joe’s for a modern take on classic Irish dinner fare:

Corned Beef & Potato Pizza


  • 1/4 cup TJ’s Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 package TJ’s Plain Pizza Dough
  • 1/2 container Bellwether Farms Crème Fraîche
  • 1 tsp TJ’s Whole Grain Mustard
  • 3/4 cup TJ’s Pesto Gouda Cheese (limited availability), shredded… or use 3/4 cup TJ’s Gouda Cheese mixed with 1 Tbsp TJ’s Genova Pesto
  • 1/3 bag TJ’s Frozen Mashed Potatoes (yellow bag)
  • About 1/5 of Pocino Fully Cooked Uncured Corned Beef Brisket, shredded or coarsely chopped

Here’s what to do:

Remove half the dough from package and let rest on a floured work surface for 10-15 minutes. Preheat oven to 450°F. Place a pizza stone into the oven to heat, or spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside. Add more flour to work surface, then roll dough into a circle about 12″ in diameter. Transfer dough onto baking sheet or a well-floured peel (do this before topping as this pizza can be heavy and will stick). In a small bowl, mix together Crème Fraîche and mustard. Spread mixture generously over the dough, almost to the edges. Top dough with Pesto Gouda Cheese. Place about 12 Mashed Potato Disks on a microwave-safe plate and heat for about 20 seconds. Once potatoes have cooled a minute, slice each disk into two disks, so each disk is half as thick. Distribute potato slices and corned beef on top of the cheese. Bake about 10-12 minutes or until edges brown and cheese bubbles.

Serves: 3 – 4
Cooking Time: 35 – 40 Minutes