Thursday, August 17, 2017

Grilled Italian Corn Salad

August is here and we are taking full advantage of summer’s bounty – filling our farmers’ market bags and bellies with amazing local produce. At peak flavor right now are two favorites – corn and tomatoes. So, I brought them together in a simple, salad that's packed with flavor.


Friday, July 28, 2017

Spicy Thai Basil Dressing

My basil plants are rockin' this year! I grow both Genovese basil and Thai basil. I somehow hit upon the right confluence of soil, care, and patio placement. It's amazing what actually remembering to water your plants does for them.

Needless to say, to keep up with my harvest, I am using both kinds of basil everywhere I can, including making pestos and marinades. Last week, I stumbled upon a Thai basil dressing combination that goes with pretty much anything from salads to meats to seafood.


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Black Sesame Ice Cream

This post is sponsored by Simply Organic. #OrganicMoments

If there is one thing I completely indulge in with abandon in the summer, it is ice cream. It is my favorite treat and I am certainly getting my fill this year. While I appreciate straight up vanilla, I love to try unexpected flavors. Even better, however, is trying to replicate unique flavors at home myself. Enter Simply Organic Black Sesame Seeds.


Friday, July 14, 2017


What we consider the "Do Not Miss Event of the Year", the 2017 Greenwich Wine + Food Festival (presented by Serendipity magazine) made two big announcements this week! First,  Mario Batali will be appearing at the Saturday festivities, conducting a cooking demo, a book signing, and meeting attendees. Second, the musical headliner for the festival will be the rock band Train.


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Tapping Into Widow Brown's on its 40th Anniversary

There are restaurants that have been quietly doing what they do for years without bells and whistles. Unfortunately, these classic spots get overshadowed by the flashy, new eateries on the block. Well, we are always looking for a spot with quality craft beer and legendary Widow Brown's Cafe delivered.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Orzo Salad with Garlic Scape Pesto

No summer cookout or picnic feel complete without a little pasta salad. This one takes full advantage of a short-lived summer ingredient – garlic scapes.


Friday, June 16, 2017

2017 Greenwich Wine + Food Festival Announces Most Innovative Chefs

The 2017 Greenwich Wine + Food Festival, presented by Serendipity magazine with beneficiaries The Friends of James Beard Benefits and Town of Greenwich Parks and Recreation Foundation, has announced this year’s class of Serendipity Most Innovative Chefs!

These amazing chefs will be honored at the event’s Master Chef Wine Dinner at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park by the water’s edge on Friday, Sept. 22. The dinner will also honor famed restaurateur and author Scott Conant (“Chopped”, “Top Chef”), with Travel Channel star Adam Richman (“Man v. Food”) attending as a special guest.

© Local Food Rocks. All rights reserved.