Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Rainy Day Foodies

The mist and fog that has been erasing the Boston skyline for a month now.

Don't get me wrong. I really don't mind a rainy day once in a while. Relaxing, catching up on some reading, long put-off chores around the house or other rainy day things can actually be a nice diversion. Here in Boston, however, we are going on our seventh weekend in a row of rain and we are running out of indoor activities to keep us amused.

A flower bed in the Boston Public Garden gives some hope that we'll ever see Summer.

We did, however, spend a recent cold, damp afternoon wandering around one of our favorite specialty food shops: Cardullo's Gourmet Shoppe of Cambridge.

There are all kinds of imported and specialty foods to be found here to entice and interest the ardent foodie.

From wine to meats, cheeses, pates, crackers, condiments, pastries, pastas, candies and coffees and teas of all assortments this would be the perfect place to fill that picnic hamper if there can ever be a picnic.

The small aisles are jammed to the rafters with goods. You'll practically be guaranteed to find some product here you've never heard of before or see some old favorite you haven't had in ages.

It's also a source for great ideas and inspiration for new recipes and flavor combinations.

Even if you just try a few of the meats or cheeses for an impromptu indoor picnic or create a plate of new tastes, small bites, before dinner or later on with a glass of wine, you're bound to find something that will brighten up these dreary days just a bit.

Who knows? Maybe we'll catch a break and actually have a few hours of sunshine for our July Fourth celebrations?

Cardullo's Gourmet Shoppe
6 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138-3711
(617) 491-8888

Congratulations to Anne O'Connor of Newton, MA who was the winner of our free Fruit2day samplers!

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