Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Countdown To The 2015 Greenwich Wine + Food Festival

With the fifth annual Greenwich Wine + Food Festival, presented by Serendipity magazine and benefitting Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang Camp and The Greenwich Department of Parks and Recreation Scholarship Fund, only a little over a week away, event organizers have announced some exciting additions to this year’s festival. Check out the details!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Get Slurping, It's Oyster Season

Image from Shutterstock by Maiia Vysotska
There is an old adage that says it's only safe to eat oysters in months containing the letter "R." Well, thanks to modern day oyster farming and environmental rules and enforcement it's pretty much safe to eat oysters year-round.

With that said, experts do agree that Fall is the best season to enjoy oysters coming from the Northeast. Thus in our area, September marks the start of oyster season.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Hickory Smoked Eggplant + Fresh Tomato Sauce

This summer has been a whirlwind. Even though we've been a bit quiet on the blog front, we've been taking full advantage of our local farmer's market and enjoying cooking and dining outdoors as much as possible. I normally would add enjoying our garden to the list, however following a major security breach in our garden fence this year, let's just say our homegrown crops suffered major losses. The hot peppers are the lone survivors.

One household with a killer garden this year is that of my brother and sister in law. Holy cow!  Even on a good year in the garden I have never been very successful in growing eggplants. Dave and Mary have monster sized plants producing some monster sized eggplants. The best part is that they shared a few prized picks with us. This recipe came about all thanks to them!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Ingredients Reign Supreme at Back 40 Kitchen

Real food, local food, organic food, seasonal food, whatever label you want to place on it, the philosophy behind the words is what counts. Well, Back 40 Kitchen takes that philosophy seriously. This new Greenwich restaurant is on a mission to serve up locally sourced, organic, real food.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Franklin Street Works Is A Hidden Gem In Stamford

In an unassuming neighborhood in Stamford sits Franklin Street Works, a contemporary art space and cafe. Recently we had the pleasure of attending a press event to explore the gallery and the local-food focused cafe lunch and brunch menu. We fell in love with both.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Summer Garden Party At Terrain

Image from Hamptons Entertaining: Creating Occasions to Remember
by Annie Falk
This Saturday, July 25th Terrain in Westport is having their annual Summer Garden Party. A full day of events, including a special appearance by entertaining expert Annie Falk, is planned to celebrate the summer season in style.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Parallel Post Brings Farm-To-Trumbull Dinner to Gilbertie's Herb Garden

Parallel Post is bringing the second event in this year's Farm-To-Trumbull culinary dining series to Gilbertie's Herb Garden in Easton, CT on Sunday, August 9 from 3 pm to 7 pm.