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Just for Fun : Tovolo Ice Cream Molds
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Hot days call for refreshing snacks! We cannot get enough of these cute ice pop molds from Tovolo. The robot molds are on the smaller side, making them great for young kids. Place your preferred liquid mixture in the silicone mold with the plastic feet on top and leave in the freezer. After a couple of hours remove the popsicles by pulling off the...

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Form & Function : Big Green Egg
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This summer discover the Big Green Egg Ceramic grill. This highly energy efficient cooking tool can be used for baking, grilling, slow cooking and roasting. Every component allows for precision cooking for everything from pizza, to pulled pork. Enjoy making your favorite summer recipes outdoors! Shown here with several Big Green Egg accessories is the large sized egg, ideal for families of 4-5 who enjoy...

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Form & Function : Rösle Locking Tongs
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Caution: Items in the store are not always as simple as they appear. Take these Rösle Locking Silicone Tongs for example. They may look like regular tongs but they are actually designed to make our lives easier. Designed with form and function in mind these attractive silicone tongs have an intuitive locking mechanism. While facing down the tongs will never lock, allowing full use while...

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Cook the Book: Caramelized Garlic Tart from Plenty
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Yotam Ottolenghi is crazy popular around here. We (and our customers) can’t get enough of his cookbooks featured here is Plenty, his wonderful ode to vegetarian cooking. Check out this gorgeous Caramelized Garlic Tart with snap peas and shallots that we made. This tart is featured in a Pillivuyt fluted tart dish. We’re obsessed.   Local Root is a locally owned,  independent business on Observatory...

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We’re Best of Boston: Kitchen Supplies!
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We are thrilled to announce we’ve been named Best of Boston: Kitchen Supplies for the third year in a row! This is a huge honor for us and we couldn’t be happier.  It’s thanks in part to our customers and vendors that we are able to keep doing what we do and strive to be the best we can be. We love to answer questions,...

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Get Grilling with Local Root!
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Summer has struck here in the Northeast.  That means we’re all looking forward to grilling dinners and getting as much outdoor time as possible before that cold comes back and we’re stuck inside again, right?  We’ve been prepping the grill goods for you here at Local Root and have what we consider an excellent round up of grilling goods to last you from Fourth of...

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On Our Shelves: Mastering The Art Of French Cooking Vol 1 & 2
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One of the best parts of our brick and mortar location in Cambridge is the history that surrounds us.  Our customers come into the store with stories about coming here when our building was a market or they used to work here when it was an architect’s office, it’s wonderful to hear the history of place.  We also have lots of customers who came...

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Citrusy Warmth
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Citrusy Warmth

Jan 28, 2015

Winter has New England firmly in it’s grasp so here at Local Root we’re thinking longingly of warm days and cool eats.  The heavy winter food is starting to drag and nothing is more welcome than the the seasonal bright citrus popping up on shelves and food blogs. So we thought we’d jump on the band wagon and plumb our depths for some delicious...

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Dinner Sides: Honey-Glazed Carrots
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These dressed up carrots are fancy enough to offer at a dinner party but simple enough to accompany the most humble of weeknight meals.  We found them to be a fresh take on an old classic. Choosing a dinner side can be tricky – you want it balanced and not overpowering to your main dish. I get that. Here in the store we love...

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Thanksgiving Prep: Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and Balsamic Glaze
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There’s something about a well seared brussels sprout at a Thanksgiving table that just does it for me.  These are such a great harvest vegetable and they are so easy to cook correctly.  I adore them with a salty pairing like we did here with pancetta.  Finishing the sprout with a drizzle of balsamic really gave them a nice sweetness that makes them a...

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Thanksgiving Prep: Cranberry Sauce with Pear and Ginger
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Thanksgiving is pretty much the best time in the world to ingest all the cranberry sauce – cranberries are in ready supply and nothing goes better with turkey and stuffing.  We made this delicious Cranberry Sauce with Pears and Ginger last week in the store and I think all of the customers who saw it decided they needed some. Stat. The recipe is not...

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Staff Picks: Top 3 Non-Stick Pans
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I’ve shared non-stick friendly tools and even flirted with non-stick as a topic, but I’ve never directly shared my non-stick picks here.  I have (and love) my non-stick skillets.  They are extremely excellent.  I use them at least once or twice weekly, I am a sucker for a well cooked fried egg and a non-stick skillet is (by and large) the easiest way to...

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