Welcome to the new & improved CrispyBits!


After long last, the website redesign is finished! Huge thanks to my friend Michelle Keyo, a cracker-jack web designer who does all the design and technical updates to the website. Without her keen aesthetic sense and eye for detail, this website couldn’t exist. If you’re looking for web design help, you can check out her work and reach out to her at www.michellekeyo.com.

Consider this post a soft re-launch. I’ll be posting new updates on recipes and food topics sooner rather than later, but in the meantime here’s a few updates from my personal life:

  • In October I moved into a part-time role at my company, working 20 hours a week as a recruiter for a high-tech company in Cambridge, MA. Because company policy dictates that payrolled employees must work 30 or more hours a week, I had to resign from my position as a permanent full-time employee before being immediately hired back as an independent contractor.
  • I’m still writing occasional freelance articles for the food section of the Boston Globe. My most recent article was a fun piece where I paired up two chefs to make a 4-course Thanksgiving dinner in 3 hours using these 7 ingredients: turkey, butternut squash, green beans, Brussels sprouts, challah bread, fresh cranberries, and pomegranate. You can check out the article here.
  • Our baby boy is doing great! Daniel is now 10 months old and moving all over the place. He’s not standing or walking yet, but is quite the explorer as he does a modified “army crawl” all around the house. (He’s poking at random objects around the living room as I write this very blog post.)
  • My band, Root Nine, released our self-produced studio EP in October. Check it out at http://rootnine.bandcamp.com/. You can download it for free!

That’s about it for now – stay tuned for more!


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A new, revamped CrispyBits to arrive in Fall 2013

It’s been pretty quiet here at CrispyBits in 2013, and for good reason. Between the birth of our son and a crazy work schedule – including a full-time day job, two part-time freelancing gigs in the evenings, and playing in

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The top 5 grilling tips you need to know


Today is Memorial Day, and whether it’s at home or with friends, the vast majority of Americans will celebrate with a cookout. Here are some quick grilling tips to ensure you’ll do your grilling right: Make sure your grill is

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Cheese blintzes for Shavuot

Tonight begins Shavuot – the Jewish holiday that celebrates the occasion when god gave the torah to the Jewish people at Mount Sinai more than 3,000 years ago. More info on that can be found here. Shavuot is traditionally celebrated

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Fiddlehead season!

Sauteed fiddleheads

Fiddleheads are the edible tender shoots of the ostrich fern, found throughout the Northeast U.S. but especially common in Maine. They fall into the same category as fresh peas, morels, squash blossoms, and other seasonal delicacies – they’re here for

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