Harkins Photo Blog

Holiday Chef with 110 Grill

Posted in Editorial, Food, Portrait by harkinsphoto on December 15, 2017

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I met with Elliot Williams Director of Culinary for 110 Grill at their new Marlboro MA location for another Holiday Chefs recipe for Merrimack Valley Magazine.

This time the Chefs family favorite was Corn Bread Stuffing and yes believe it or not Creamed Chipped Beef ladled over Home Fries instead of toast for a hearty crunch.

Check out the recipe in the latest Holiday issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine and look for the article “Tradition in the Kitchen” by writer/editor Doug Sparks.

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Christmas at the Stevens Estate North Andover MA

Posted in Editorial, Event by harkinsphoto on December 12, 2017

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Check out the Stevens Estate December 15-18th this weekend for their Holly Days Open House in North Andover MA.

I covered the event last year for Merrimack Valley Magazine and enjoyed a lively house tour with gingerbread, decorations, light shows and a visit from Santa.

Holiday Chefs with the Horseshoe Grille North Reading MA

Posted in Editorial, Food, Portrait by harkinsphoto on December 7, 2017

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Another holiday chef view this time at the Horseshoe Grille in North Reading MA.

I met with General Manager Brian Shue with his beef short loin and a hearty fireside chili.

Check out his chili recipe in the article “Tradition in the Kitchen” in the Holiday issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine by writer/editor Doug Sparks.

Holiday Chefs with CR’s Restaurant

Posted in Editorial, Food, Portrait by harkinsphoto on December 4, 2017

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I always enjoy a trip to Hampton NH to CR’s Restaurant and this year was a great one.

I met with Owner Chuck Rolecek and Executive Chef Tom Gegani for the Holiday Chef’s article in this months issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine.

Check out the article “Tradition in the Kitchen” by write/editor Doug Sparks and find some of their recipes for Mushroom Bruschetta and especially the Fresh Fried Doughnuts with Pumpkin Cream Filling.

Sea Festival of Trees 2017

Posted in Editorial, Event, Interiors, Portrait by harkinsphoto on December 1, 2017

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Back again for Merrimack Valley Magazine to cover the Sea Festival of Trees at the Blue Ocean Event Center in Salisbury MA.

I always enjoy this assignment at the beach and it helps get the Christmas Spirit going.

It ends December 3rd so don’t wait.

 

Top Gear Watches with the Collector Mike

Posted in Editorial, Fashion, Portrait, Product by harkinsphoto on November 29, 2017

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The final views in the story “Top Gears Watch Collectors in the Age of the Internet”.

I shot a few from the collection of Mike with his, Greg Stevens GSD 1A,  Italo Fontano U-BOAT, and a Brietling. But what caught my eye was his Zenith with the most interesting strap made from Stingray leather. Something I will be looking for my own dive watch.

Look for the article written by Editor/Writer Doug Sparks in the latest issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine this month.

Top Gear Watches with the Collector

Posted in Editorial, Portrait, Product, Still Life by harkinsphoto on November 17, 2017

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More views from the article “Top Gears” by writer/editor Doug Sparks for the NOV/DEC 2017 issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine.

Portraits and watches this time with Tom and his private collection of watches including a special addition New England Patriots Tom Brady TAG Heuer, a Romain Jerome crafted from rescued steel from the Titanic and one of my favorites a Breitling EXO.

 

Cider Hill Farm Hard Cider

Posted in Editorial, Portrait, Product by harkinsphoto on November 14, 2017

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Cider Hill Farm in Amesbury MA is now producing hard cider in small batches of seasonal selections.

I met with Chad Cook and got a “Cook’s” tour of the facilities for the article “The Genie in the Bottle” by writer Jennifer G. Wolcott for the NOV/DEC 2017 issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine.

 

Watches with Royal Jewelers Andover MA

Posted in Editorial, Portrait, Product, Still Life by harkinsphoto on November 9, 2017

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I spent a morning at Royal Jewelers with owner Steve Leed for his portrait and some views of just some of his inventory of specialty and high end watches.

Check out the article “Top Gears” by writer and editor Doug Sparks of Merrimack Valley Magazine in the Nov/Dec 2017 issue this month.

Stop by Royal Jewelers and see why they are an unexpected but serious destination for watch enthusiasts.

Culinary Arts with Taste Buds North Andover MA

Posted in Editorial, Food by harkinsphoto on October 24, 2017

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Last August I shot at North Andover’s  Taste Buds Kitchen for an article on culinary programs in the Merrimack Valley.

I enjoyed the savory smells and picked up a few slicing and dicing tips while I was there.

Check out the article in Merrimack Valley Magazine ” Slice, Dice, Braise & Bake” by writer Elizabeth MacLean in the Sept/Oct 2017 issue this month.