Harkins Photo Blog

Holiday Chef with 110 Grill

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


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.

Holiday Chefs with the Horseshoe Grille North Reading MA

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


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


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.

Culinary Arts with Taste Buds North Andover MA

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



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.

Postcard Park City Utah

Posted in Event, Food, Landscape, Personal by harkinsphoto on September 5, 2017


Taking some time off the past few weeks and enjoying a family wedding in Park City Utah.

My niece Courtney and her husband Brandon celebrated their nuptials at the Red Cliff Ranch with a perfect evening for dancing and smores by the fire.  It was great to be and see our west coast family again.

Lots of fun seeing the view from Deer Valley and enjoying hikes, sunsets, a street festival on Main Street Park City and the local cuisine.  Janet and I finished our visit off with the Solar Eclipse of the Sun just as we headed our way to Moab Utah. Move to come on that.

Dream Diner Tyngsboro MA 20th Anniversary

Posted in Event, Food by harkinsphoto on August 14, 2017


Had a great time in Tyngsboro Ma with the Dream Diner for their 20th Anniversary celebration yesterday.

Lots of classic cars, live music and the best breakfast in town.

Check out their new expanded seating and enjoy a step back in time.

Andiamo Restaurant Chelmsford MA

Posted in Editorial, Food, Portrait, Still Life by harkinsphoto on August 11, 2017


Some new food views with Andiamo Restaurant at their Chelmsford MA location for Merrimack Valley Magazine with writer Dean Johnson.

I met with owner and chef Jim Rogers. Check out the Burrato with Black Mission Fig, Antipasti Board, Pear Sage Martini, a classic tagliatelle alla bolognese and two way short rib. Stay for the creme brulee or the limoncello cheesecake.

Sunset Dinner at the Newburyport Range Lighthouse

Posted in Architecture, Editorial, Food, Landscape, Personal by harkinsphoto on July 27, 2017


Thanks to a friends gift, Janet and I spent a wonderful evening with dinner and a sunset at the Newburyport Range Light House at 61 1/2 Water St. Newburyport MA.

We were first met by Lighthouse Preservation Society proprietor Jay Highland. We then proceeded five flights of stairs to the top of the lighthouse. After a little history lesson Jay took our dinner orders and we explored the view for the next few hours.

Enjoying my coffee and dessert we made our entry into the log book and relished the quiet and serenity of the night.

Crose Nest Bitters at Mill No. 5

Posted in Editorial, Food, Portrait by harkinsphoto on July 25, 2017


Bitters for your cocktails was on the list for a shoot at the Crose Nest at Mill No. 5 with Merrimack Valley Magazine.

I met with owner Kinsey Rosene at her artisan goods shop and got a dose of her herbal knowledge in her botanic pharmacopoeia. The homemade bitters kit is perfect for your classic or cutting edge cocktails.

Check out the article by writer Alison McGonagle-O’Connell in the May/June issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine.

Ice Cream at Great Brook Farm Carlisle MA

Posted in Editorial, Food, Landscape, Portrait by harkinsphoto on July 17, 2017


Great Brook Farm State Park in Carlisle MA was the final location for my ice cream road trip.

Tamma Duffy gave me the full tour and I got my favorite coffee ice cream and a chance to see the state of the art automatic milking system.

Check out all the best ice cream locations in the valley in the latest issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine with the article ” Beyond the Cones and Cows” by writer Dean Johnson.