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.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Bailey's Backyard Debuts Tantalizing Summer Menu


Bailey's Backyard continues to be one of our favorite spots. Recently, owner Sal Bagliavio and chef Forrest Pasternack invited us to sample the latest summer season creations. It did not disappoint.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Chowdafest 2015 Promises To Be Biggest Yet


Calling all chowdaheads! Connecticut's Chowdafest, presented by Stop and Shop, will have a new home to host the biggest competition to date. Mark your calendars because it all goes down on Sunday, Oct. 11th at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, CT. This year Renato and I are proud to add Local Food Rocks to the list of sponsors for this event.