When Rachel from Boston Food Blogs sent out a notification for bloggers who were interested in an exchange with a Blogger from another city, I immediately jumped on board! Yes, my time has been at a premium this last month, and I am trying to keep all my ducks in a row….but a handpicked package from a food blogger in Austin….I couldn’t resist!
A couple of weeks later I was email introduced to Laurie, the lady behind The Lonely Gourmet. Laurie writes recipes for single (but not boring) folk. She also bravely rights about recently surviving cancer.
A woman this amazing deserved the ultimate pack of Boston born and bred goodies! So I set out on a hunt for items that I think any Boston foodie would be proud to represent them! Here is what I sent….
Developed in 2008 by Founder, Dr. David Paquette, Boston-based Biba is designed to provide all-natural hydration for a healthy lifestyle.
Formulated during time away from his dental practice in Hudson, MA, endurance athlete and marathon runner, Dr. Paquette developed Biba’s formula to address dehydration from work, medication, illness as well as athletics.
I found Biba when they donated samples for the Boston Brunchers Birthday Brunch gift bags. I think it is amazingly refreshing, and a great substitute when you feel like a soda.
Doves and Figs Kitchen Jam:
Robin, the owner of Doves and Figs, was one of the first bloggers I connected with in Boston. She is an absolutely amazing person, and a phenomenal cook! So when she launched her jam company last year, it is no surprise that the result was completely addictive. Seriously, you will want to eat this stuff with a spoon!
Taza is produced in Somerville in a Mexican tradition. Over the last few years, you could find Taza popping up at Farmers’ Markets and local shops. Today Taza is a staple in stores all around Boston, and is very commonly found as a key dessert ingredient at more restaurants than I could name!
Q’s Nuts is a small Boston area based, family owned company that roasts their line of sweet, savory and exotic flavors in small batches and packages them immediately, assuring a fresh, quality product. Q’s are found at Farmers’ Markets and local shops throughout Boston. Seriously, the freshness of these creatively flavored nuts really shines through!
Effie’s Homemade Oatcakes
Based in Hyde Park, MA, Effie’s Homemade was founded by 2 friends around a 4th generation family recipe. The company has been built on the belief that simple, fresh ingredients make everything taste better!
Handmade Limited Edition Prints Card
Migrant Winds Cards
A beautiful screen printed landscape of Boston on a greeting card I picked up at a craft fair in Harvard Square this past weekend. It was just too perfect!
America’s Test Kitchen
This holiday magazine from Boston-based America’s Test Kitchen is so much fun! The snickerdoodle recipe is one I will be making for years to come!
Foodies of New England Magazine
Salty Sweets by Christine Matheson
Harvard Common Press
Harvard Common Press publishes cookbooks out of their offices in South Boston. They are a tremendous supporter of the Boston Blogger and Foodie communities. Salty Sweet is the perfect cookbook for the holidays with creative recipes that no one else at your party will have!