Sunday, November 27, 2022

LemoNate’s can be found at Jacob’s Beach in Guilford this summer, and at a variety of locations as a pop-up. 

Photo courtesy of LemoNate’s

LemoNate At The Beach

Published July 13, 2022 08:00 a.m.

LemoNate’s traveling lemonade stand has found something of a home for the summer at Jacob’s Beach, 140 ...

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ION in Middletown is enjoyed by vegans and omnivores alike for its inventive food, as shown here. It also will be one of the food vendors at Compassionfest 2022. Photo courtesy of ION

Compassionfest 2022 Coming Up

Published July 13, 2022 08:00 a.m.

Whether you are a huge fan of vegan food or just curious about it, the upcoming Compassionfest 2022 is a great way...

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Meredith Dairy Marinated Sheelp & Goat cheese is great in salads, on bread, and straight out of the jar. Photo by Pem McNerney/Harbor News

Local, By Way Of Australia

Published July 13, 2022 08:00 a.m.

On a recent visit to Vermont, I got some cheese from Meredith Dairy at a local provisioner and fell in love with it. ...

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Ashlawn’s 1730 blend harkens back to African and Indonesian coffees from 1730. Photo courtesy of Ashlawn

More Coffee, New Hours

Published July 13, 2022 08:00 a.m.

Ashlawn Farm Coffee, 455 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook has updated its business hours and has introduced a new way...

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Shell & Bones in New Haven has two new shareable items and quite the view. Photo courtesy of Shell & Bones

Chef’s Cuts at Shell & Bones

Published July 13, 2022 08:00 a.m.

Shell & Bones Oyster Bar and Grill, 100 South Water Street, New Haven is offering two new shareable items. Executive Chef Arturo Franco-Camacho is calling these chef’s cut and they sound like a good option for special night out.

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A vintage train and a riverboat are a great setting for a taco and tequila night. Photo courtesy of Essex Steam Train & Riverboat

A Train and a Boat, Tacos and Tequila

Published June 30, 2022 12:01 a.m.

The Taco & Tequila Cruise will take place on Friday, July 8 and Thursday, July 14 at the Essex Steam Train & ...

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Cold shrimp cocktail is now on the menu at the Guilford Lobster Pound. Photo courtesy of Guilford Lobster Pound

Cold Shrimp, Hot Lobster

Published June 30, 2022 12:01 a.m.

I have little to no patience for those who mistakenly think cold lobster rolls are preferable to a hot lobster roll...

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Food Truck and Firepit Fridays are back at the Owenego. Photo courtesy of the Owenego

Food Truck and Firepit Fridays at the Owenego

Published June 30, 2022 12:01 a.m.

Food Truck and Firepit Fridays at back at the Owenego Inn and Beach Club, 40 Linden Ave, Branford. Open to members...

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Homemade baked goods by the dozen are available at Home. Photo courtesy of Home Restaurant

Cakes, Doughnuts, Pastries by the Dozen, All Homemade

Published June 30, 2022 12:01 a.m.

I did not know this but now I do and I think you should, too. Home Restaurant, 1114 Main Street, Branford offers...

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The PYO fields may be closed for the time being, and are scheduled to reopen soon, but when it comes to strawberries, Bishop’s still has you covered. Photo courtesy of Bishop’s

So Many Strawberries at Bishop’s

Published June 30, 2022 12:01 a.m.

The pick-your-own strawberries fields at Bishop’s Orchards, 1355 Boston Post Road, Guiford are closed for the ...

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Liv’s Flight of Fries Photo courtesy of Liv’s

Fancy Fries, Lobster Rolls, Beignets

Published June 30, 2022 12:01 a.m.

Get Your Fries One of Three Ways!

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Kathy’s Party-Worthy Pepitas delicious, fast and easy to make, and are easy to pack for a party, a picnic, or in a beach bag. Photo by Pem McNerney

Two Snacks Perfect for Picnic Baskets, Parties, and Beach Bags

Published June 30, 2022 12:01 a.m.

Summer on the shoreline is finally here and I cannot get enough of the beach.

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Passionately Pasta’s pasta is perfectly imperfect. Photo courtesy of Passionately Pasta

Putting Poetry into Pasta

Published June 16, 2022 12:01 a.m.

My friend Kathy Leckey has long been a big fan of Passionately Pasta, one of the vendors at our Madison Farmer’s Market, and a recent post from the pasta company shed some light on to why it has such fervent fans. To the question of ‘Why make handmade pasta?’ there was this answer:

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Savvy Tea is settled in to its new home at 

712 Boston Post Road, Madison. 

Photo courtesy of Savvy Tea

Welcome (New) Home

Published June 16, 2022 12:01 a.m.

Savvy Tea has finalized its move around the corner to Madison’s main street, 712 Boston Post Road. The new...

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CitySeed offers two weekend markets in New Haven, one on Saturday and another on Sunday. Photo courtesy of Cityseed

If You Can’t Quit

Published June 16, 2022 12:01 a.m.

Several of our area farmer’s markets take place during the week and if you’re the type who has long...

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If you like to cook, I dare you to go into Cocotte’s Epicerie without walking out of there with at least a few new tricks to try in the kitchen. Photo by Pem McNerney/The Source

Well Deserved Praise for Chef Jeff and Isabelle

Published June 16, 2022 12:01 a.m.

I have for a while been hearing about the great work of Chef Jeffrey De Francesco and Isabelle DeFrancesco at Cocotte French Cuisine & Desserts, 323 Main Street, Old Saybrook in the legendary James Pharmacy digs.

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Pet Peeve

Published June 16, 2022 12:01 a.m.

If you’re a regular reader of this page, you know that restaurants are still recovering from the pandemic and ...

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Quattro’s had delicious food, great service, and is open every day of the week. 

Photo by Pem McNerney/The Source

Each Day of the Week, Part II

Published June 16, 2022 12:01 a.m.

A few weeks back, I wrote about The Griswold Inn in Essex, and how it’s open seven days a week for lunch and...

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Caramelized onions make so many things even better, including omelets, sandwiches, pizzas, and more. Making them also makes your house smell delicious. Photo by Pem McNerney/The Source

When Life Gives You Onions...

Published June 16, 2022 12:01 a.m.

Make Caramelized Onions

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Christy’s Westbrook is now serving dinner three days a week. 

Photo courtesy of Christy’s

More Christy’s!

Published June 02, 2022 12:01 a.m.

Christy’s, 1261 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, is now open for dinner three times a week, much to the delight...

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The Weekend Kitchen in Essex has lots of great tools, gifts, gadgets, cookbooks, and more. Photo by Pem McNerney/The Source

An Improvement

Published June 02, 2022 12:01 a.m.

I use fresh lemon juice so much that my old handheld citrus press just cracked. At a recent cooking class at Weekend ...

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The restaurant at The Griswold Inn is open seven days a week. Photo by Pem McNerney/The Source

Each Day of the Week

Published June 02, 2022 12:01 a.m.

While restaurants continue to work hard finding enough staff and keeping up with price increases and other...

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Looking for some fun food? Jaydon and his mom Beth recommend the Rabbit Hole in Old Saybrook. Photo courtesy of Beth O’Bymachow

Jaydon Approved

Published June 02, 2022 12:01 a.m.

Looking for a quick, fun meal? Something both you and your kids might love after sports practice, perhaps? Head on...

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Chef David over at the Tea Kettle has is offering some summer fun in a tall cool glass. 

Photo courtesy of Chef David

Celebrating Almost Summer

Published June 02, 2022 12:01 a.m.

Nope, it’s not summer yet, but we did have those few days that were a scorcher of a preview and why not...

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Photo courtesy of the New Haven Museum

All About Herbs

Published June 02, 2022 12:01 a.m.

Wondering how to plant and maintain an herb garden? New Haven Museum Herb Garden volunteer Giulia Gambale will...

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