All posts tagged: Mill City Cheesemongers

Spiced Mini Maple Waffles

I am a breakfast food person. On all accounts. Waffles and pancakes being my favorite. I recently got this adorable mini waffle maker that has made my life infinitely easier because the mess is smaller, I have these perfectly portioned out¬† little waffles and I feel less guilty in indulging in more than one ūüôā I made these for an early Christmas eve -eve brunch that I had for the family and everyone really loved them. The flavors of the spice really showed through and the Cultured Maple butter (Ploughgate Creamery) I bought from Mill City Cheesemongers shone in this creation. These are a definite must try if you want something quick yet super yummy. This Maple Butter & Maple Syrup were heaven! They looked so cute and perfect! Such a great stack of waffles Print Spiced Mini Maple Waffles Ingredients 1 Cup All-Purpose King Arthur Flour 1 Cup Milk 2 Tbsp Melted Cultured Maple Butter 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar 1 Egg 2 Tsp Baking Powder 1/8 Tsp Ground Cloves 1/8 Tsp Allspice 1/8 Tsp …

Cheese 101 – Mill City Cheesemongers

I can’t remember a time when I didn’t love cheese; when I was a kid I would take blocks of cheddar and just eat them plain. If I could still get away with that I would still do it, but now I’ve grown up and realized there are so many kinds of cheese I cat eat many different varieties (to make up that block of cheese) and experience flavors and taste in a completely different way. Going to a class to learn about cheese seemed to be the next step I should take, and at Mill City Cheesemongers located at Mill No 5 on Jackson St. in Lowell I was able to do just that. When I arrived a cheese plate had been set up with seven cheeses, Meyer lemon infused honey, two wines (from our local winery Aaronap Cellars), water, crackers, and a plate with dried pineapple & salt. Next to that was a detailed sheet describing the cheeses and where they were from. There were three cheeses from Massachusetts! This class was more …

Afternoon Tea Delights

“Each cup of tea represents an imaginary voyage.” Catherine Douzel When I take a sip of tea I always feel like I am transported to another place where I can be peaceful and serene. So many cultures have tea as a focal point that it begs the question, “what is tea really about?” Whether its¬†warm, calming Turkish tea after a nice meal or vibrant, energetic Matcha¬†tea to get your day started, tea connects us to our inner joy. In taking part of this event, we all came together and experienced the joys of community and blissful moments. Collaborating and celebrating, this is what “Teacups & ¬†Snowflakes” an event hosted by Made in Lowell was all about. Businesses came together to partner in this event and showcase what they had to offer.¬†During this event,¬†I had the pleasure of tasting all sorts of tea from different places while walking around this beautiful city I¬†call home. First stop was Humanity Style, where Crose Nest Collective and Gormley’s Cafe had set up a wonderful “Afternoon tea”. Crose Nest had …

Teacups & Snowflakes

“If you are cold, tea will warm you; if you are heated, it will cool you; if you are depressed, it will cheer you; if you are excited, it will calm you.” – William Ewart Gladstone Collaborations between a community and the businesses that represent them are meant to inspire us all to build our community into the best that it can be. With this event, “Teacups & Snowflakes” hosted by Made in Lowell, not only do we celebrate National Tea Month but we see what our small businesses offer us and how much we can enjoy being a part of the local community. Supporting local isn’t just about where you live but about small business everywhere, learning the culture of your¬†town and how strong it can become by supporting our own. I love being part of events like this; cozy, small events that let you network and meet people. I am thrilled to be covering this event for the blog and hope you can all come out to support it. The event will be …