Friday, April 21, 2017

Welcoming Spring at Fresh Salt


Sometimes you just need to get away. And, it's a very cool thing when you don't need to go far for a little R and R. Just a little over an hour and a half east of Danbury is a spot for an elegant stay, relaxing spa, and dinner with a view. Recently, we were treated to an overnight stay at the Saybrook Point Inn along with a dinner overlooking the water at the Inn's award-winning restaurant, Fresh Salt.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Blood Orange and Asparagus Chicken Salad


I've said it before and I'll say it again. A well-stocked pantry is something I always try to have regardless of what my schedule throws at me. Quick staples I usually have on hand include assorted grains, pasta, various canned beans, and canned tuna. I can easily design a quick meal based on one or all of those items adding in a few, often random, fresh ingredients. In this month's Degustabox I discovered a new possible go-to pantry item that was key to a healthy, light dinner on a hectic Monday.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Chorizo and Spinach Soup


As the weather begins to warm, the foods I crave start to become lighter. But I have to tell you, last week's dreary rainy days kept me nestled by the fireplace enjoying hot, hearty meals. And, this chorizo and spinach soup totally fit the bill.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Lemon Butter Penne with Chard


March is one of those bridge months. Winter is holding on and Spring is trying to break in. It's the time of year when it's a sunny 60° Fahrenheit one day and the next you get a blizzard. When that happened last week, I whipped up this recipe that brings together this clash of the seasons in one comforting bowl.

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Save the Date! Greenwich Wine & Food Festival Returns!


Mark your calendar. Save the date. Put this on your radar and tell Siri to set a reminder. The seventh annual Greenwich Wine + Food Festival, presented by Serendipity magazine returns to the Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, CT with a Master Chef Wine Dinner on Friday, September 22nd, followed by a full day of food, drinks and more on Saturday, September 23rd. Tickets for the Friday event are on sale today. Here are all the details.
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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Italian Spaghetti Squash Boats


The words low-carb and Italian don't necessarily sound like they should be said together, at least in my mind. This time, though, spaghetti squash loaded with incredible local sausage, will give you all the Italian flavor you want in a low-carb package.

Disclosure: I received products from MarWin Farm to facilitate a blog post. I received no other compensation for this post and the opinions contained herein, are my own and reflect my experience with the products. Your own may differ.

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Golden Milk Oatmeal


Seriously New England? You just like to mess with us, don't you?

Yesterday the high was 68°F and the low was 42°F. So, of course, tomorrow just subtract about 30 degrees. Yup, they predict the high is going to be 38°F with a low of 16°F. Well, with a forecast like that I guess it's still completely appropriate to share a recipe for a comforting bowl of hot oatmeal. This bright bowl of goodness definitely helps get us going on a cold morning.

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