Author: Chris Garrity

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Grand Cayman

We’re getting packed up to go home after our week on Grand Cayman. We’ve all had a great time and we’re really going to miss it. Here’s a link to our pictures from the...

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Merry Christmas

This was our Christmas tree tonight. A tall ship leaving the island and heading north. Not quite what we’re used to in Massachusetts, but it looks pretty good, doesn’t it? The next door neighbors...

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Stingray City

This afternoon we went out to Stingray City. That’s a sandbar on the north side of Grand Cayman. It’s famous for all of the stingrays that gather there. They swim right up to you...

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Pecan Pie

It’s Thanksgiving. In addition to pumpkin pie we usually have a pecan pie. I’ve been using the same recipe since I was in college. It comes from an old notebook where I used to...

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Searzall

You may remember that last Christmas I got the Anova immersion heater circulator, and I’ve used it for cooking fish. One of the jobs that it’s supposed to be really good at is cooking steaks...

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Sourdough Crumpets

I keep looking for different ways to use my sourdough starter. Particularly the “unfed” starter that is discarded when you feed the sourdough after it’s been in the fridge. Today I tried the Sourdough...

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Raspberry season

Yesterday I went and picked raspberries at the Wright-Locke Farm in Winchester. It was cloudy and bit cool, but I still managed to find a lot of super berries. Of course you can just...

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Scratch Conference 2014

This week the Lifelong Kindergarten Group is hosting the fourth Scratch Conference at the Media Lab. It’s wonderful to reconnect with educators from earlier conferences and to meet new people. I am still trying...

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Lemony Baked Scrod

Baked Scrod is a traditional New England dish. Where the word scrod comes from is up for debate. But most people in New England understand it to mean cod or other similar white fish...

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Rigatoni Milano

I don’t remember where I got this recipe from. I copied it down from somewhere, and it’s been in my 3-ring binder now for years, so it seemed like time to get it online....