Author Archives: gailwaterhouse

Exploring the Boston baking scene through Beantown Baker

The plan was simple:  Create a cookbook of family recipes to send to relatives for Christmas. That project inspired Jen Perez to do something that would reach many more people than just her family. She created a baking blog, Beantown … Continue reading

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Easter Means Peeps

Easter is Sunday, and with it comes Easter egg hunts and Easter baskets filled with jellybeans, chocolate bunnies and Cadbury eggs. But the brightest, most colorful Easter candy is by far the marshmallow peep. Peeps are marshmallow candies decorated with … Continue reading

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Baking for People with Food Allergies

In baking, the quality of ingredients used can transform a recipe from “good” to “great.” Many recipes actually call specifically for “the best quality chocolate” or even suggests specific brands of flour or specialty products. For the majority of bakers, … Continue reading

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Visiting the Christian Science Monitor

Today, my Reinventing the News class got a tour of the Christian Science Monitor. Founded in 1908 by Mary Baker Eddy, the Monitor has a reputation for being an impartial source of news, especially on national and international issues. Earlier … Continue reading

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Baking Brief: Another Round of Cake TV

In one of my first blog posts, I talked about the idea of “cake television,” a term that Duff Goldman of “Ace of Cakes” fame coined. The idea that there’s a whole subset of reality TV centered around cakes and … Continue reading

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My Experience with NewsTrust

Last Friday, Mike LaBonte gave a presentation to my Reinventing the News class on NewsTrust. LaBonte is an editor at the site, which allows users to read and submit news stories from any news site, then review them on the … Continue reading

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Tips on Measuring Flour

Over the weekend, I interviewed Jen, who runs Beantown Baker, for my Reinventing the News final project. While watching her make brownies, she gave me a tip on how to add flour to recipes. Flour, she told me, can be … Continue reading

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