Saturday, February 18, 2017

A Throwdown For Java Junkies


I know that Renato and I cannot start our day with a nice cup (or two) of coffee. And, we're not alone. Daily consumption of espresso-based beverages has nearly tripled since 2008, according to the latest data from the 2016 National Coffee Drinking Trends (NCDT) report.

As a way to celebrate the coffee-love, on Tuesday, February 21 at 7 pm, Connecticut baristas will gather at Cafe Xpresso in Newtown for a caffeinated evening of latte art designs and creative espresso concoctions.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Lemony Kale Pistachio Pesto


Pesto is a great go-to no-cook sauce when you are pressed for time. Traditionally people think of herbs, like basil, when they think of pesto. However, there are a ton of variations on this easy, healthy sauce.

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Vibrant Red Beet + Berry Smoothie


Get your day off to a colorful start with this vibrantly hued smoothie that also happens to be packed with nutrients.
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Monday, January 30, 2017

Indulge in Decadent Ggachi Bakery Truffles


"Holy chocolate richness! Wow, these are good!"

That is exactly what I said as I consumed my first truffle from newly launched Ggachi Bakery out of Greenwich, CT. Oh, and the truffle I was so floored by ... it was vegan. Yeah, vegan!

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

The Local Drinking Show Premieres Today


If you didn't already know, Renato and I run our own video production company. We love our "day job" and we especially love it when it crosses over into our love of food and drink.

Well, since last October, we have been working as the production team for Ken Tuccio (host of Welcome to CT podcast as well as the new morning show host on 95.9 FM) on The Local Drinking Show. Today, the show officially premiered on WTNH.

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Friday, January 20, 2017

May I Ask You A Question? Reader Survey 2017


At the start of every New Year, there is always that aura of reassessment, change, improvement, blah, blah, blah. I don't usually buy into it - you can start fresh anytime, doesn't have to be at the start of January.  But this year, it's sticking with me a bit. Maybe that's why for the last few weeks I've been mulling around the idea of doing my first ever Blog Reader Survey.

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Healthy Baked Ginger Oatmeal Muffins


This week has been a whirlwind. We are lucky that most weekday mornings in our house are fairly leisurely. But, this week, it's been a grab-n-go scenario. That's why I was so glad I planned ahead and made these baked oatmeal muffins over the weekend. They are perfect for busy mornings for when you want a healthy and satisfying breakfast you can eat on the go.

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