Food + Drink

Pretty in Pink

10 Tips for hosting a memorable Galentine’s Day brunch By Maria Allen Each year, after spending countless hours designing picturesque New England weddings and other personalized social events for her clients, Kate Murtaugh, owner of Kate Murtaugh Events & Design, likes to take a day to raise a glass to her closest friends and colleagues … Read more

Healing Body and Soul

Inspired by a mutual passion for health and wellness, the founders of The Hale Life and The Hope Experience come together to host restorative retreats on the South Shore and beyond. By Dave Kindy Photography by Julia Cumes It was a trying time for Melissa Smith. Her mother had passed away from lung cancer in … Read more

The Joy of Cookbooks

By Maria Allen   Opening a cookbook of family recipes is a bit like reaching into a time capsule filled with memories. We found two recently published culinary collections that are perfect examples of this. Each cookbook offers a window into the lives of the authors, and a taste, both literally and figuratively, for their favorite … Read more

Restaurant Possible – 10 New dining spots on the South Shore that opened during the pandemic.

By Sara Frazier There’s never been a better time to support local restaurants. It’s no secret that 2020 was a challenging year for the restaurant industry due to the coronavirus pandemic. Thankfully, many South Shore restaurateurs have managed to weather the storm of uncertainty and a few have even taken a leap of faith by … Read more

Cooking With Cranberries

Massachusetts cranberry growers share their favorite family recipes in the spirit of the holiday season. As Massachusetts cranberry growers wrap up their 2020 harvest season and look forward to the holidays that lie ahead, a few local grower families (represented by Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association) have shared treasured family recipes that showcase the local … Read more

All-Natural Energy Bites

Amanda Gilman recently turned her energy bite side hustle into a full-time business. The Pembroke resident previously worked at an investment bank in New York City for 10 years. Between the long hours and the traveling, she found herself searching for easily accessible snacks to keep her energy up. When she failed to find something … Read more

Orta Trattoria is a Hidden Gem

Chef Brett Williams delivers an authentic taste of Northern Italy at his newest dining destination. Written by Louisa Clerici Photography by Kjeld Mahoney The secret is out: Orta Trattoria and Lounge has opened in Kingston. Named after the spectacular but often-overlooked Lake Orta, located in the Piedmont region of Italy, the new South Shore restaurant … Read more

Hometown Patisserie

By Maria Allen Photography by Jules Ko Photography There’s nothing quite like biting into an authentic French croissant. The pastry is light and buttery and the flaky layers give way with a delicate crunch. Made from surprisingly few ingredients—water, yeast, butter and sugar—croissants are a baked good that requires great skill and dedication to master. … Read more

Sweet Dreams

11 Hot Spots to enjoy cool treats on the South Shore by Gabrielle Martin Dairy Twist Known for their generous servings, great prices, and wide selection of hard and soft-serve flavors, this Pembroke staple was voted “Best of the South Shore” this year, by readers of South Shore Home, Life & Style! Dairy Twist has been family … Read more

Three V

Creative cuisine is served up in style at this hip eatery located within a turn-of-the-century factory building. Written by Maria Allen Photography by Derrick Zellmann Situated on the north side of Plymouth, inside the historic Cordage Commerce Center, Three V is a relative newcomer to Plymouth’s dining scene—but it has already established a local following. … Read more

Cooking Like a Chef

A peek inside “The Plymouth Cookbook, Recipes from America’s Hometown,” 2020 Edition Written by Maria Allen Photography and Restaurant Profiles by Louisa Clerici While dining out for breakfast one morning in early 2018, two friends from Plymouth hatched a delicious plan to create a cookbook filled with recipes from their favorite local restaurants. Vanessa Moore, … Read more

Hometown Patisserie

Written by By Maria Allen Photography by Jules Ko Photography There’s nothing quite like biting into an authentic French croissant. The pastry is light and buttery and the flaky layers give way with a delicate crunch. Made from surprisingly few ingredients—water, yeast, butter and sugar—croissants are a baked good that requires great skill and dedication … Read more

Unbelieve-A-Bowl

They’re fresh, they’re flavorful and oh-so Instagram-worthy. Smoothie bowls and acai bowls have been a trend for some time now. The nutrient-packed foods can be found on the menu at many local juice bars and eateries. Smooth and creamy, yet thick enough to enjoy with a spoon, these blended dishes are packed with produce and … Read more

Putting Craft Beer on the Map

South Shore Beer Trail promotes local brewery hopping By Lannan M. O’Brien  Photography by Derrick Zellmann and Kjeld Mahoney The South Shore has become a haven for craft beer lovers, with many breweries and taprooms dotting the map from Plymouth to Hingham. Representatives from nine local breweries recently teamed up to form an organization called … Read more

Falling in Love with Local Cuisine

Marshfield’s newest dining hot spot, Liv, serves up creative, sustainable meals and a sense of community. By Maria AllenPhotography by Danielle Robertson and Maria Allen Many chefs talk about the importance of using fresh ingredients. However, Marshfield’s newest buzz-worthy restaurant, Liv, is going the extra mile by sourcing many of its products directly from local … Read more

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