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Sweets

Harbor Creamery Opens in Newburyport

  Merri-Lee Steeves always wanted to own an ice cream shop. Back when she was a little tot, she told her mom she wanted to sell ice cream when she was ...

Salem's Pop-Up Bakeries

  It’s 4:30 a.m. and the workday isn’t even halfway over for Alec Rutter and Kimberly Chaurette. Rutter stands in a haze of flour and co...

Delicate Desserts

  If you ask Rabih Bou Chaaya of Methuen to describe his family’s small business, Maya Gourmet, his answer is a simple one. “I would descri...

Sweet Confections

  As the proprietress of Gloucester-based Mayflour Confections, Jocelyn Pierce has made a name for herself in the North Shore wedding and party world, ...

Protecting Pollinators

  When Phyllis LeBlanc, CEO and owner of Harbor Sweets in Salem, read about the deaths of honeybees and the incidence of colony collapse that seem to w...

Joyful Treats

  Ashley Bush enjoys the hours just before dawn, when most people are still fast asleep but the first hints of a new day are stirring—so much tha...

Seasonal Sweets

  It doesn’t matter that Michelle Boland, pastry chef at Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse in Lynnfield, spends her entire workday b...
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Authentic French Pastry Shop

Dimitri Vallier is used to hearing other people’s stories about his home country. There are the online fans who rave about Caramel, his French pâti...

Gourmet Shop Opens in Andover

The savory pork loin used in the porchetta sandwich at the new Town Market Andover is slow-roasted for 12 hours. It seems like a lot of effort for a sandwich, ...