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Even before the financial crisis, Detroit was known for its undervalued real estate. Now, a bad situation is even worse. The median Detroit home price in 2011 was more than $100,000 less than for the rest of the country. Sometimes in Detroit, housing prices don't seem to make much sense at all.
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Most shoppers, even label lovers, agree that clothing doesn't give you a great return on your investment, only your sense of style. To stay stylish in this rugged economy, people are turning more to second hand clothing.
Winter farmer's markets are multiplying across New England -- with new markets popping up in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut. They give customers a chance to eat fresh, local produce year-round -- and provide much-needed winter income for farmers.
Seven habits of highly effective (and value-minded) wine drinkers.
About once a month — including tomorrow, Saturday, February 27 — the Diablo Glass School in Roxbury transforms into the hippest place in Boston to have a glass of wine.
Not sure if you’ve noticed, but Wednesdays have become the wine lover’s highlight of the week in Boston.
Sustainable seafood, along with locally grown ingredients, are two trends in the restaurant industry that are here to stay.
It’s difficult in early April in Boston not to notice the weather. Or the sun. Or the warmth. Or, by extension, all the attention that’s paid to nature, the environment and sustainability — especially as the 40th anniversary of Earth Day draws near.
Whether it’s along Marlborough Street or deep in the Boston Common, trees are in bloom.
At first glance, Dr. Su Hua Newton seems an unlikely winery owner.
When deciding what to drink with these scallion pancakes, consider the wide variety of liquids already in the recipe: sambal (a chili-based sauce), rice wine vinegar, Asian sesame oil, extra virgin olive oil, either grapeseed or canola oil, and of course, good old hot water.
You may not think of the greater Boston area as prime agricultural land, but — as Victory Garden demonstrates every day — the gardening of edible fruits and vegetables is a realistic, doable, and increasingly popular endeavor.The Trustees of Reservations
Glen Urquhart School
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It isn’t that fish is flavorless – hardly! – but what surrounds the fish often delivers the bigger taste impression.
This is a complex dish, with the meatiness of the mushrooms and the tart citrus of the blood oranges playing off each other. But “complex,” at least when it comes to a beverage pairing, means opportunity!
There are certain wines you immediately think of when you think of beef.
Local-food enthusiasts all over New England are toting home their first CSA share of the season this week.
Try a simple red Burgundy like Anne Gros’ 2008 Bourgogne Rouge.
The reason Lidia recommends Morellino “La Mozza” in today’s Daily Dish is the same reason for her from-the-pantry supper: both are simple solutions to problems that could easily become bigger than they need to be.
Wine lovers, take note: You can unwind with a crisp white while you listen to WCAI, the Cape and Islands NPR Station — but depending on where you are, you’ll need to plan ahead.
Few foods say summer like corn on the cob. And few drinks go along with corn on the cob — or summer! — like lemonade.
"If you read no other part of this cookbook (don’t worry, you will), read the introduction. That’s because you hear Barbara Lynch’s voice loud and clear, and it’s a voice that is authentic, real, and “of-Boston” as she is.
This week, two Kitchen Crew members, Rebecca Miller and Beth O’Brien, are trying out Lidia Bastianich’s recipe for Pesto Alla Anna, and the results will be posted here on the WGBH Foodie Blog this Saturday morning.
Think mushrooms and some people immediately think pinot noir.
You’d think that the drama of a wine auction happens just before the gavel drops, with the flurry of last-second bids and all but one lucky bidder walking away empty-handed.
If you’re a wine drinker, this recipe is crying out for sparkling wine!
What to drink with these Maple-Pecan Squares depends, at least a little, on what time of day you eat them.
Ah, leeks. Their history goes back to the Egyptians (the pyramid-builders ate them) and ancient Welsh soldiers (they wore bits of leeks in their helmets to distinguish them from their Saxon foes).
Ferran Adrià, the father of molecular gastronomy, is a true innovator in the worlds of science and food. Recenty, he paid a visit to our neighborhood when he visited the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Today’s dish packs some serious flavor punch, yet it takes less than 10 minutes of cooking time.
It’s one thing to attend a wine tasting...It’s another thing to work at a wine tasting.
This is one wild recipe! It’s carbonara the way you know carbonara, complete with pancetta, egg yolks, and Parmiggiano-Reggiano.
Wow! This recipe is not for the faint of heart.
The aroma goes from mild and sweet to charred and ashen. The sound of eating them goes from crisp-crunch to al dente.
I would love a chardonnay with this dish!
It is significant, I think, that Lidia doesn’t specify which type or style of beer to use in this recipe!
There’s something very retro about deviled eggs that inspires me to suggest pairing them with a classic cocktail like an Old Fashioned or a Tom Collins.
For many of us, when we fire up the grill it’s time to slather on the barbecue sauce. A sauce’s tangy and zesty flavors can embolden chicken or steak and give a distinctive character to hunky beef ribs.
As a beverage pairing for today’s dumplings, try a few drinks that pack a similar punch one sip at a time.
Certain wines are reliable stand-bys when it comes to pairing with Asian food, and Chef Tsai’s recommendation for this dish.
For today’s dish and beverage pairing, why not step into something a little bit unfamiliar?
Think mushrooms, and you probably think Pinot Noir.
Is it weird to drink wine — made from grape juice, of course — with a recipe that already features grapes?