Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Lemon Herb Roasted Asparagus + Potatoes


Asparagus is only in season for a few short weeks, so I try to take full advantage of this classic spring vegetable. It’s not only delicious it’s also good for you too. It’s a good source of folate, fiber, heart-healthy potassium, and antioxidants. Plus, it’s low in calories.

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Friday Favorite: Yumming With Yummly


I've decided to start a new recurring column on the blog, called Friday Favorite. I thought it would be fun one Friday a month to write about a food-related something that I am really liking at the moment. It might be a kitchen gadget, an app, a TV series, or maybe even an ingredient. Who knows what will strike my fancy? For this first Friday Favorite, it just so happens to be a website.
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Monday, May 16, 2016

Sugar + Olives Is The Essence of Sustainable Dining


I first started sharing my local food life back in 2007 (as The Natural Princess). This was before the mainstreaming of the words "localvore" and "farm-to-table." Back then, I guess you might say those words had a bit more of a grassroots vibe, and I hate to admit it, but maybe a bit more realness to them. One restaurant that has been talking the talk and walking the walk since those early Connecticut farm-to-table days is Sugar + Olives in Norwalk. A recent media dinner at this low-key spot reminded me of why I became so passionate about local food to begin with and it helped reinvigorate my food blogging purpose. Plus, the food and the drinks were darn delicious from start to finish.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Greenwich 2016 Wine + Food Festival Announces Celebrity Chefs and Musical Talent


As if we weren't already looking forward to the Greenwich Wine + Food Festival, they just announced this year's headlining musical acts, the celebrity chefs you'll get to rub elbows with, and all the foodtastic features. Now we really can't wait! Just check out the line-up.

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Monday, May 9, 2016

Carrot Tops Are Not Just Rabbit Food


There is nothing better than farm-fresh, just picked carrots. The flavor is so much more floral than the ones from the grocery store. While at Holbrook Farm I recently grabbed a big bag of them not just for the root, but also for the leaves on top.
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Friday, May 6, 2016

Say It On Chocolate With Noteworthy Chocolates


Michael and Jennifer Sauvageau are bringing together chocolate and lasers to create unique gifts that are a card and edible sweet treat in one.

Their start-up company, Noteworthy Chocolates, laser engraves your personal message onto what they call chocolate stationary. It’s a 100% personalized, delicious gift.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Vanilla Cinnamon Chia Seed Pudding


Chia seeds are mini food powerhouses. They are filled with protein, have more calcium than milk, more antioxidants than berries, and more Omega-3 than Salmon. We love to sprinkle them on yogurt, in our smoothies or mix into homemade granola creations.

I've tried store-bought kombucha with chia seeds in it. The texture, quite frankly, was gross. You see, when immersed and allowed to sit in liquid, chia seeds thicken and gel. Those jelly-like chia seeds remind me of, well, post-nasal drip. Eww!

Hence, I have been reluctant to jump on the chia seed pudding bandwagon. That is until now.

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