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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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Freshness Is A Lock With Infinity Jars


When you store as much homegrown and dried herb/spice mixtures as we do, not to mention fresh-roasted coffee, maintaining that just-as-fresh-as-when-we-made-it vibe is a battle. Sunlight. Air. They are not your friends. Helping win that freshness battle is Infinity Jars.

Disclosure: We received two Infinity Jars with a total value of $50 to facilitate this review. 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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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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