Category Archives: appetizers

The 12 days of Christmas: crabbies

You know that if I repeat a recipe here on Eating the Rind, it must be serious.  Attempting the “12 days of Christmas” series again this year is challenging due to a generally chaotic time of year, but also because I … Continue reading

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Cider, pumpkins, and cupcakes, oh my!

Never mind that it snowed the other night in Boston, there is a Nor’easter scheduled to happen today, and it isn’t even November yet–my feet are still firmly planted in autumnal cuisine.  With the big Halloween weekend looming, here are some of my favorite … Continue reading

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Summer munchies: eggplant caponata

Next time I make eggplant caponata, I will do so in large quantities.  When my plans for eggplant parm fell through, I turned to caponata for that big ol’ eggplant that was starting to tire after several days in the fridge.  I absolutely love … Continue reading

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Farnum Hill Cider and apple chutney

  I recently had the pleasure of hosting a fantastic event on behalf of my company, Farnum Hill Ciders.  It was an evening of cider and delicious pairings like fried olives, duck pastrami, smoked salmon in choux puffs, and an apple … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving: The final countdown, a few cheeses, and a favorite appetizer!

Even though some of you may be expecting Eating the Rind’s greatest Thanksgiving hits, what you are about to read is not your typical recipe run through of all the turkey day heavy hitters.  In fact, I hope you’re not scrambling for … Continue reading

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