Category Archives: Food

Holiday Chefs with the Horseshoe Grille North Reading MA


Another holiday chef view this time at the Horseshoe Grille in North Reading MA.

I met with General Manager Brian Shue with his beef short loin and a hearty fireside chili.

Check out his chili recipe in the article “Tradition in the Kitchen” in the Holiday issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine by writer/editor Doug Sparks.

Also posted in Editorial, Portrait

Holiday Chefs with CR’s Restaurant


I always enjoy a trip to Hampton NH to CR’s Restaurant and this year was a great one.

I met with Owner Chuck Rolecek and Executive Chef Tom Gegani for the Holiday Chef’s article in this months issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine.

Check out the article “Tradition in the Kitchen” by write/editor Doug Sparks and find some of their recipes for Mushroom Bruschetta and especially the Fresh Fried Doughnuts with Pumpkin Cream Filling.

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Culinary Arts with Taste Buds North Andover MA



Last August I shot at North Andover’s  Taste Buds Kitchen for an article on culinary programs in the Merrimack Valley.

I enjoyed the savory smells and picked up a few slicing and dicing tips while I was there.

Check out the article in Merrimack Valley Magazine ” Slice, Dice, Braise & Bake” by writer Elizabeth MacLean in the Sept/Oct 2017 issue this month.

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Postcard Park City Utah


Taking some time off the past few weeks and enjoying a family wedding in Park City Utah.

My niece Courtney and her husband Brandon celebrated their nuptials at the Red Cliff Ranch with a perfect evening for dancing and smores by the fire.  It was great to be and see our west coast family again.

Lots of fun seeing the view from Deer Valley and enjoying hikes, sunsets, a street festival on Main Street Park City and the local cuisine.  Janet and I finished our visit off with the Solar Eclipse of the Sun just as we headed our way to Moab Utah. Move to come on that.

Also posted in Event, Landscape, Personal

Dream Diner Tyngsboro MA 20th Anniversary


Had a great time in Tyngsboro Ma with the Dream Diner for their 20th Anniversary celebration yesterday.

Lots of classic cars, live music and the best breakfast in town.

Check out their new expanded seating and enjoy a step back in time.

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Andiamo Restaurant Chelmsford MA


Some new food views with Andiamo Restaurant at their Chelmsford MA location for Merrimack Valley Magazine with writer Dean Johnson.

I met with owner and chef Jim Rogers. Check out the Burrato with Black Mission Fig, Antipasti Board, Pear Sage Martini, a classic tagliatelle alla bolognese and two way short rib. Stay for the creme brulee or the limoncello cheesecake.

Also posted in Editorial, Portrait, Still Life

Sunset Dinner at the Newburyport Range Lighthouse


Thanks to a friends gift, Janet and I spent a wonderful evening with dinner and a sunset at the Newburyport Range Light House at 61 1/2 Water St. Newburyport MA.

We were first met by Lighthouse Preservation Society proprietor Jay Highland. We then proceeded five flights of stairs to the top of the lighthouse. After a little history lesson Jay took our dinner orders and we explored the view for the next few hours.

Enjoying my coffee and dessert we made our entry into the log book and relished the quiet and serenity of the night.

Also posted in Architecture, Editorial, Landscape, Personal

Crose Nest Bitters at Mill No. 5


Bitters for your cocktails was on the list for a shoot at the Crose Nest at Mill No. 5 with Merrimack Valley Magazine.

I met with owner Kinsey Rosene at her artisan goods shop and got a dose of her herbal knowledge in her botanic pharmacopoeia. The homemade bitters kit is perfect for your classic or cutting edge cocktails.

Check out the article by writer Alison McGonagle-O’Connell in the May/June issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine.

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Ice Cream at Great Brook Farm Carlisle MA


Great Brook Farm State Park in Carlisle MA was the final location for my ice cream road trip.

Tamma Duffy gave me the full tour and I got my favorite coffee ice cream and a chance to see the state of the art automatic milking system.

Check out all the best ice cream locations in the valley in the latest issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine with the article ” Beyond the Cones and Cows” by writer Dean Johnson.


Also posted in Editorial, Landscape, Portrait

More Ice Cream with Jay-Gees Methuen MA


National Ice Cream Day is Sunday with more views from the Merrimack Valley Magazine article “Beyond the Cones and the Cows” by writer Dean Johnson.

I headed to Jay-Gees Ice Cream at their Methuen MA location.
I got to work behind the counter with the staff and capture all the action making my favorite banana splits, cones and cups with the latest flavors, color combos and all with jimmies too.

But lots more can be done there, and the batting cages, go-carts, bumper cars, arcade and mini golf are all there waiting for you.

Also posted in Editorial