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Tim Walker Shares Some of his Newest Creations

  • Posted on: 8 August 2012
  • By: Brian and Mick


Many of our customers know Tim Walker as our friendly front guy.  Always ready to help schedule an event, counsel on planning a great party, choreograph the on-site catering process,or simply help anyone find our office.  

       Tim at the desk       Tim at the grill

But did you know that Tim is also a dedicated "foodie"?  As a graduate from Johnson & Wales College, Tim keeps his passion for all things 'food' alive in our very own kitchens.

Here are a couple of the summer-time recipes Tim has shared with us recently:

Watermelon & Mint Salad

Watermelon Mint Salad

watermelon mint salad

In case you can't read Tim's writing - Here's a translation:

1 Large Watermelon

Tim notes: Cut the watermelon pieces a little on the small side.

1/2 Cup Chiffonade Mint

We didn't know what chiffonade mint was - so we asked- it is a cooking term for cutting herbs into string like pieces: example

Make sure to use fresh mint....and no skimping!

2 Limes - juiced -

(the note about candied zest was a note to himself that it might be a nice additon....He tried it out and decided that it was not worth the time.)

Mix all of the ingredients together and serve.  The best presentation would be in a clear bowl or trifle dish, as the colors will have a nice aesthetic. 

Learn more about the ever-popular watermelon.

View how to quickly and safely slice a whole watermelon.

Tim's Basil Lemonade: 

Basil Lemonadephoto credit:

Basil Lemonade

Translation -


4 Cups Basil - roughly chopped

4 Cups Water

2 Cups Sugar

9 Lemons' Zest (Tim notes: the key to using zest is to not have much of the white rind that lies under the yellow zest.  Too much of that rind will make your syrup bitter and unappealing)

Mix all these ingredients together and simmer for 5 minutes.  Remove from heat.  Allow to cool.


2 Cups Syrup

2 Cups Water

2 Cups Ice

1 1/4 Cup Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice -

A lemon wheel or two as garnish.

Mix all the liquids together and pour over ice. Enjoy !

( to make this in to an adult beverage, add vodka ) 

Let us know if you try either of these summer suggestions out at your own backyard picnic or party.  We would love to hear how it was received.

More Summer Recipes:

Corn, corn and more corn

Crowd-pleasing baked beans

Happy Customers - Our #1 Priority

  • Posted on: 7 August 2012
  • By: Brian and Mick


It's true - our B&M staff go out of their way for our customers - Here's a recent note we received:

"Tim,   Kayla and the group were fantastic.  Can't tell u how many people commented both on how friendly they were and on how good the food was.                              Thx again, Patty" 

Kayla 1

We, too, recognize Kayla.  She is spirited, friendly and a really hard worker.   In her other life, Kayla is a school teacher (those are some lucky kids)  She's been with us for 12 years - since she was a kid!  

Have you had a good experience with a B&M staffer?  We would love to recognize them, too.  Please let us know.  We are easy to reach: Email us at, Write a review on our Google page, or Leave us a message on our Facebook page.



The Fresh Lobster Out and About in Boston

  • Posted on: 2 August 2012
  • By: Brian and Mick

Boston Collage


On a bright, hot, humid ( perfect weather if you are a lobster ) summer's day.  The Fresh Lobster toured a small section of Downtown Boston.  He started just in front of South Station where he came upon the Dewey Square Farmers Market.  At the Freitas Farm Stand, TFL picked up a few cucumbers to make a jar of pickles.  Then, he moved on down Summer Street toward Boston's Fort Point and the Harborwalk.  Boston has its own unique personality.  The vintage architectural touches and the modern displays of art play against each other.

Boston Collage 2

TFL stopped for a photo-op with the Boston Hubway Bicycles - they've mad a huge difference in how folks get to experience Boston.  Once at Seaport, TFL stopped to admire the tents for the visiting Cirque Du Soleil performances.

If you are planning a trip  - 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.

Facebook Fan of the Month !

  • Posted on: 25 July 2012
  • By: Brian and Mick


Congratulations to Stephanie G. from Enfield, CT.

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



Each month, names are randomly selected from among our Facebook friends.
 Feel free to  like us on facebook   us!

The Fresh Lobster visits the Paw Sox

  • Posted on: 25 July 2012
  • By: Brian and Mick


Do you know where The Fresh Lobster was in this photo? 

It's not too hard to tell.   

He is right in our backyard at McCoy Stadium, Pawtucket, RI enjoying America's favorite pastime with Sox, one of the Paw Sox Mascots.    

The Fresh Lobster and Paws

The Paw Sox are doing great this year.

 Any time spent at McCoy Stadium is good, clean New England fun.