Dysarts Pumpkin Chip Muffins (Cookies)

Pumpkin Chip MuffinsWhy choose between muffins and cookies when you can combine both? These pumpkin hybrids are a favourite of mine, and couldn’t be easier to make.

I know it’s not exactly pumpkin season, but I’ve only had a chance to make them again recently. And anyway, they do contain spices, so they’re appropriate for the holiday season.

This is our second post on a recipe from the Dysart’s cookbook, and probably not the last. This particular recipe is actually for cookies, but I generally bake them in muffin tins and so I’ve listed it as both. These muffins/cookies come out soft, a bit spongy and 100% delicious. You need to try these! Continue reading


Boston Beer Works


As it’s coming close to Christmas, we’ve decided to start publishing some reviews of places we visited during the year that we’ve been sitting on til now. We hope that these might be helpful to anyone travelling during the festive period. This week: Boston Beer Works in, you guessed it, Boston!

It will begin to become clear as more blog posts go up, but you’ll see that I have a bit of a soft spot for brew pubs. I love restaurants that brew their own beer, and even more, when they use that beer in their dishes. This week is just such a place – the Boston Beer Works!

This week’s review will be a bit of a departure from the norm in two ways. First, as the restaurant name suggests, we’re leaving Hamilton and stopping off in Boston! I’ve decided to post the review now before people start travelling for the holidays in case they past through Boston hungry. ┬áSecond, the review is not quite as complete as I’d like – I was on a trip without Nicole and reviewed the place on my own. Unfortunately, that meant I wasn’t able to sample more than one dish. No matter!

Boston Beer Works is located in Terminal C of Logan Airport in Boston, Massachusetts. At least, the location I went to. I found out afterwords that they’ve got seven locations around Boston, and the earliest location has been open since 1992, so Boston seems to like this restaurant! Continue reading