Friday, March 27, 2015

Savoring Sunday Dinner At Strada18

Strada18 in South Norwalk has been around for a while and really carved out a niche for itself as an artisanal Italian restaurant. This winter, they decided to change up the menu a bit by adding some Italian-American comfort food classics.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Slow Cooker Corn + Sweet Potato Chowder

A while back I asked the Local Food Rocks Facebook fans for what kind of recipe they would be interested in reading. The consensus was something vegetarian, in a slow cooker. How could I resist such a request?

This Slow Cooker Corn + Sweet Potato Chowder is for all the fans.

Monday, March 2, 2015

How To Make A Colorful Mason Jar Salad + Two Easy Dressings

While lots of people scoff at a bunch of raw veggies I actually love 'em. Salad is one of my favorite lunches to bring to work. And, while I was never that into the whole mason jar craze happening across the Internet, I decided finally to give it a try. You know, it's kind of fun and a great way to prevent soggy lettuce.

Thus, I present to you a colorful mason jar salad and two dressing inspirations.

Friday, February 27, 2015

2015 Shopper's Guide To Pesticides In Produce

Organic can be expensive. Budgets are often tight. When you can't find or afford to go organic for everything on your grocery list, how do you decide when to go organic or not? I think a great start is The Environmental Working Group's 2015 Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce™.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Holbrook Farm Wants To Help You Grow

Ever dreamed of being able to pick a ripe tomato from a plant right in own your backyard? What about snipping fresh herbs from a planter on your patio? Don't know here to begin? Think you can't do it? Well, Holbrook Farm is here to help.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Squash Hollow Farm Is The Farm Next Door

“I love to watch the hand that plants it to then be the hand that collects it and enjoys it.”
Meet Austin Martin. Thanks to love, he’s gone from surfer dude to farmer dude. And, he could not be happier.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Oak Haven Table + Bar Walks The Local Food Walk

It's taken me forever to get to this review, which is crazy, since I'm really excited to spread the word about Oak Haven Table + Bar in New Haven.

As you know, not all restaurants that say they support local food, actually follow through on that commitment. Lately, I have been experiencing a lot of half-hearted local sourcing by restaurants and I was becoming frustrated. All I can say is that Oak Haven Table + Bar has renewed my faith. They talk the talk and walk the walk ... and it's delicious.