This Is Framingham

This Is Framingham
Life in the ‘ham

There’s a new salad dressing in town

September 15th, 2009


I love Fanny’s salad dressing and was surprised to find that La Cantina now offers a Balsamic Vinigrette version. I bought some and sent it to my sister in Oregon who is a devoted Fanny’s original fan and got a bottle for Ethan and I to try.
It’s great stuff. Since we bought it I haven’t used original at all, not that I won’t use it anymore but it’s very good. I highly recommend anyone who is looking for a new salad dressing to give it a try. I’m guessing they offer it at La Cantina but I found it at Stop & Shop.

Family Dollar

July 14th, 2009


I normally don’t like Family Dollar (208 Waverly St.) because unlike Dollar Tree, most of their items are more than a dollar but I do like coming here once in a while to get subjects for my food comparison blog, secondratesnacks.com.   Today’s find was a perfect product to evaluate against Spam called “Treet”:

Ethan cringed when I came home with this knowing he’ll be a good sport (as usual) and try this out with me.  I’m guessing we’ll get a half-bite into this and call it quits, but you never know.
Some other treats I picked up at Family Dollar were fake peanut M&M’s and “Prime Time” microwave popcorn (to be compared with Jolly Time).
They do have some major name brand products too, in case anyone is wondering.

Framingham Azalea

May 31st, 2009


Although the location of this post is based in Hopkinton, I thought it was interesting that Weston Nurseries sells a variety of Azalea they named “Framingham” to commemorate the 350th anniversary of our town.  Nice to see some metrowest-botanical support for the ‘ham 🙂

Nachos Italiano

April 21st, 2009

One of the nice things about working in a restaurant is the ample access to food.   I work at the 400 Plus Restaurant, and on the off hours we sometimes get creative and invent new dishes.
Today the owner and his son came up with something they call “Nachos Italiano”.  It’s fried wedges of flour tortillas, topped with meat-tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni and diced cherry peppers.  This creation was so good they decided to make it a special appetizer that you can ask for.  I highly recommend it.

The 400 Plus is at 430 Franklin St.  Stop by and check them out!

Cold Turkeys

February 4th, 2009


Driving to my weekend job at the Sherborn Out, I drive behind the prison and it becomes the cusp between downtown blah and beautiful Sherborn”countryside”.  I came across a band of turkeys crossing the road. Of course once I got the camera out they all made their way into the woods but I’m always amazed how anything outside of a house lives in the winter especially when we the cold weather we had last week.
Anyway, it was nice to see some “nature”. 

Re: [framcom] Snow/Roof Rake

December 22nd, 2008

Hi Again,
I called Robinson’s Ace and they JUST got a shipment of snow rakes so I sent
my husband down to get one.
Thank you to everyone who offered to loan me their rakes, I really
appreciate it.
Best,
Michelle McElroy

On Mon, Dec 22, 2008 at 1:20 PM, Michelle wrote:

> We usually have a large ladder but had to give it back to my in-laws and
> realised we have no way of getting the snow off our roof! We have searched
> hardware stores in the area for a roof/Snow rakebut of course they are all
> out right now.
>
> I was wondering if anyone had a Roof Rake I could borrow for a few hours
> just to get us through until the next storm (we should hopefully be able to
> get a rake by then.
> Thanks in advance!
>
> Michelle McElroy
>

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[framcom] Snow/Roof Rake

December 22nd, 2008

We usually have a large ladder but had to give it back to my in-laws and
realised we have no way of getting the snow off our roof! We have searched
hardware stores in the area for a roof/Snow rakebut of course they are all
out right now.

I was wondering if anyone had a Roof Rake I could borrow for a few hours
just to get us through until the next storm (we should hopefully be able to
get a rake by then.
Thanks in advance!

Michelle McElroy

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