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The Fresh Lobster Visits Sydney, Australia

  • Posted on: 4 October 2012
  • By: Brian and Mick

 The Fresh Lobster gets to travel pretty much all over the world, from Boston to Australia and back

tfl in sydney

In the background, as if you didn't know, is the Sydney Opera House. What a place.  What a palace.  It was designed by Danish architect Jorn Utzon and was opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1973. It contains 1000 rooms and is toured annually by 200,00 people. Make that 200,000 people and 1 Lobster. 

If you are planning a trip, let us know and we'll be happy to send the Fresh Lobster to accompany you. It could be kind of fun and we'd love some new photos. If your picture is chosen as the photo of the month, we will send you a Fresh Lobster T- Shirt.  

If you are planning a trip, let us know.  We would love to send The Fresh Lobster along to accompany you.  It could be kind of fun, and we'd love more pictures !!  Drop us an Email and let us know where to send your Fresh Lobster friend.  If your picture is chosen as the photo of the month, we will send you a Fresh Lobster T- Shirt.  

September Clambake to Travel Winner

  • Posted on: 1 October 2012
  • By: Brian and Mick

Congratulations to Jennifer B. !

She is the winner of this month's Clambake to Travel give-away.

Included in the Clambake to Travel, you get Lobster / Steamers / Mussels / Chourico / Corn on the Cob / Red Bliss Potatoes & Onions packed in rock weed in a reusable pot.  You simply add water or beer and put it on the stove top (camp stove, camp fire, etc.). In about 20 minutes you've got a ready-to-eat Traditional Old Fashioned Clambake.

Clambake to Go

You could become next month's winner.  

Simply visit the "Win a Clambake" page to register.  Please, feel free to enter every month.

The more the merrier.                                                     Good Luck!

September Facebook Fan of the Month

  • Posted on: 19 September 2012
  • By: Brian and Mick

Congratulations to Hughie C. from Plymouth, MA 

He is this month's winner of the Facebook Fan of the Month Beach Blanket.

B & M  Beach Blanket

Whether you are enjoying your New England clambake on the Boston beaches or a barbecue in your own backyard, our B & M beach blanket is a colorful reminder of summertime fun. You might even take it along on your next tailgating party.

Each month, names are randomly selected from among our Facebook friends.

 Feel free to  like us on facebook   us!

Chef Laura MacDougall's Mix and Match Un-Salad

  • Posted on: 11 September 2012
  • By: Brian and Mick


Chef Laura MacDougall of Home Plate Advantage shares a hearty salad recipe.

 serves 4 as a side, 2 as a main course 

Chef Laura's Summer Salad

Mix in a large bowl: 

1 cup of your favorite cooked grain (wheatberries, barley or spelt)

1/2 cup chickpeas, drained and rinsed 

2 cups steamed kale, chopped

1/4 raisins, dried cranberries or chopped apricots

1/4 toasted walnuts, roughly chopped or use sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds or other favorite nut


Whisk together:

2 Tbl olive oil

4 Tbl apple cider vinegar

1 teaspoon honey

2 Tbl apple juice

1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard (optional)

Toss dressing with salad, let rest 15-20 mins to develop flavors and enjoy. Feel free to mix and match ingredients, add steamed veggies, use other beans, or use wild rice or quinoa (double quantity due to it's small size). Make more dressing if you like a wetter salad. 

Toss in some blues cheese for a kick or add grilled chicken for a heartier meal. This is your salad - play, experiment and enjoy!  

Chef Laura MacDougall

Laura MacDougall, Owner

Home Plate Advantage Personal Chef Service



Check out Laura's blog 

Laura's favorite quote: 

"The bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you refuse to make the turn." -Anonymous