Troy Boston apartments offers 2 months rent free

South End boston apartmentsThe South End’s newest apartment complex, Troy Boston, is offering two months free rent if you move-in starting this January.  The new development located at 276 Albany Street has two towers and when fully open will include 376 apartments, rooftop terraces, rooftop lounge, outdoor swimming pool, fitness facilities, and outdoor pet-friendly space.

You can find out more if interested by visiting their website, troyboston.com.

Monday blues

Ducks

Image by China Daily / Reuters

What the quack? Apparently traffic comes in all different forms in China.  I hope your morning commute is less chaotic.

BosGuy’s wicked awesome tomato sauce

BosGuy cookingThis time of year is when my culinary skills are most appreciated since I think my best meals tend to be traditional Italian-American plates, which are a bit heavy to eat in the warmer months.  I spend many of my Sunday afternoons in the winter months happily cooking my favorite meals and for many of them a key ingredient is a good homemade red sauce.

I first shared this post last winter but I thought I’d re-post it for anyone who may have missed it and is looking for a good recipe.

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The estimated cost for making my red sauce is ~$10 and it will make 6-8 servings.  Total time prepping and making the sauce varies because you can let it simmer for hours, but when in a pinch this can be done in 45 minutes to 1 hour.

BosGuy cooksIngredients: 2 28oz cans of San Marzano tomatoes (I prefer the whole peeled or cubed variety), 1 Vidalia onion, 1 head of garlic (roasted), 1 bell pepper (roasted), 1 carrot, 1 Italian pork sausage (I prefer spicy but sweet is fine too), 1/2 cup of red wine, 1/2 cup of chicken stock, a handful of parsley, olive oil, red pepper flakes (optional), Italian seasoning, salt and pepper to taste.

Instructions:  Puree the onion and carrot so they will cook more quickly then add them to a hot pan with olive oil.  The carrot acts as a natural sweetener and will cut the acidity of the tomatoes when they are added.  This is a healthier option than sugar commonly found in jarred sauces.

Tomato SauceI then combine the whole peeled tomatoes, roasted garlic and peppers and puree the ingredients and add it to the sauce pan and stir (repeatedly).  Next, I remove the casing of the sausage and remove any large pieces of fat.  I add this along with the parsley and half a cup of red wine into my blender to puree it until it looks like a paste (it looks gross but adds flavor). Add the contents to the sauce pan and stir (repeatedly).

Lastly, I cover the sauce pan and lower the heat so the sauce will lightly simmer. Let it cook for a minimum of 30 minutes (stir every 5-10 minutes).  If the sauce becomes too thick add chicken stock / or water.  Before plating I like to drizzle extra virgin olive oil.

Public Body: Pay it forward

eventbrite bostonJoin PUBLIC BODY’s, Chad Flahive, and a guest team of some of Boston’s hottest trainers as they take you through an energizing workout designed to pre-burn calories prior to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Public body event on Sunday, Nov 23 at 10:30 AM

Get your free eventbrite ticket here

The cost for the free 90 minute training and pre-holiday calorie burn is that you bring some non-perishable food items (and your free eventbrite ticket). After the workout, Public Body representatives will deliver the food you and others donated to Rosie’s Place food pantry so that others who are less fortunate can enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday a bit more.

South end athletic co.How this works:  Register and print your free ticket. Bring the ticket along with non-perishable food items to South End Athletic Company on Sunday, November 23rd at 10:30 AM.

From there you will head to the parks, complete the workout and do a little good for the community!

Help spread the word.

Scruffy Sunday

Scruffy SundayHave a good morning and enjoy the day (whenever you finally wake up).

Previous Scruffy Sunday Posts

Saturday night video: Boston does Brittany

Last week a new reader asked me to post a photo of Jesse Jackman so I obliged with a screenshot from the above video that I had previously post last fall.  Re-posting that image reminded me about the video so I thought I’d share it as well.  This was done last year by a number of guys who play in Boston’s gay football league.  Have a great Saturday.

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