Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Parallel Post Hosts Seasonal Events

Photo courtesy of Rockaway PR
Fun, local food events are filling the calendar at Parallel Post in Trumbull. Get all the details and make some plans.

Monday, November 23, 2015

The Real Deal At The Stand Juice Co.

Carissa and Mike Hvizdo didn't open The Stand Juice Company to cash in on a healthy living fad; they didn't do it as a gimmick. They did it because they literally stand 100% behind their mission "to provide good food and a better earth using the land to do so."

We were invited to meet Carissa and sample what The Stand has to offer at a recent press event. It is the real deal and if you think vegan, healthy food can't be delicious, you better think again.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Mike's Organic Delivery Brings Thanksgiving To You

Enjoying a local Thanksgiving Day feast is a little bit easier thanks to Mike's Organic Delivery. They'll not only deliver you a locally sourced, fresh pasture raised turkey, but you can also snag homemade side dishes too.

Mike Geller of Mike's Organic Delivery
“One of the highlights of the year for us is delivering Thanksgiving meals!” beams Mike, “To bring people their holiday feast is such a wonderful treat for us!”

Friday, October 30, 2015

Keepin' It Real: Pumpkin Spice Soup

First we made our own pumpkin puree. Then, we used the seeds from that pumpkin to make a crunchy snack. Now, we'll make a warm, comforting, and creamy soup.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Keepin' It Real: Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

Photo by Renato Ghio
My first post in this Keepin' It Real Pumpkin series was about making your own pumpkin puree. This time it's about one of my favorite snacks at this time of year: pumpkin seeds. It feels especially appropriate to write about this week because we'll be carving our Halloween Jack-O-Lantern soon and you know I'm not going to let all those seeds go to waste.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Keepin' It Real: Simple Pumpkin Puree

Pumpkin Spice. Those aren’t just two words that have become ubiquitously associated with this season; they have become a public obsession. Hey, I get it. I love the warming spice mixtures and the heartier fruits and vegetables of fall. What gets my knickers in a twist is that most of those “pumpkin spice” flavored foods contain no actual pumpkin. Even when they do, they are still full of “natural” and artificial flavors.

I've decided to have a pumpkin spice mission this fall. I say fine, let’s indulge in all our pumpkin spice dreams, but let’s keep it real, you know, by using actual pumpkin and real spices. It’s easy. We can do this … and it’s going to taste way better.

Let's start at the beginning - pumpkin puree.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Chowdafest 2015 Draws Record Crowd

This Sunday was definitely a "Souper" Sunday as throngs of people young and old descended on Sherwood Island State Park in Westport for Chowdafest. This year's event drew the biggest crowd yet, but the spacious park was the ideal venue for restaurants from near and far to battle it out to see whose creations rule the rest.