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Hedy Watrous from the Whistle Stop Cafe will be offering healing teas all winter long. Photo courtesy of Whistle Stop Cafe

Good for What Ails Ya

Now that we are in the middle of winter and cold and flu season, the folks in my neighborhood are once again relying ...

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Community farm share applications are already available for Barberry Hill Farm in Madison, and should be available soon at other farms. The offerings at Barberry Hill sometimes include Trust beefsteak tomatoes and the smaller, juicy Red Boar, which has distinctive yellow, red stripes. Photo courtesy of Barberry Hill Farm

Dreaming of Summer

It was with a great deal of delight and pure joy that I opened an email recently from my local farm, Barberry Hill...

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Regulars at the Madison Beach Hotel Wednesday happy hours will be able to mark the change from winter into spring as the sunset shifts to a later time each week. Photo courtesy of Madison Beach Hotel

A Beer with a View

Madison Beach Hotel will be offering happy hours on Wednesdays from 4 to 9 p.m. through the early winter months,...

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Lani Gargano, along with Joel Gargano and Joe Roberto, are offering a Vietnamese popup at Grano Arso on Monday, Feb. 3. Photo courtesy of Grano Arso

Vietnamese in Chester

Fresh off of its victory of being named the best restaurant in Connecticut, Grano Arso, 6 Main Street, Chester, has...

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Jack Flaws, known for Jack Rabbit’s in Old Saybrook, among other ventures, is opening up Black Jax Saloon in Centerbrook. Photo courtesy of Black Jax

Welcome Black Jax!

Black Jax Saloon opened up at the end of December at 78 Main Street, Centerbrook, the newest project of shoreline...

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How Do You Like Your Burger?

So, how do you feel about plant-based burgers?A section in the meat section of my local Stop & Shop now...

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Feeding People You Care About

So the holidays are over and we’re all partied out and we’re headed into the cold, dark days of winter....

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A Passionate Debate

During a recent trip to the Madison Cheese Shop, I got into an interesting debate about passion fruit. Two of us...

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A Great Way to Stay Warm at River Tavern

There are so many great restaurants in Chester now that it took me a while to get back to one of my all-time faves,...

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A New French Chicken and Burger Shack

Chester is celebrating a new French bistro just opened by some familiar faces, Linda and Everett Reid, who ran...

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Tuscany on the Sound

Jay Taylor, the chef at The Wharf restaurant in Madison has created a Tuscan inspired menu that will be paired with...

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Fun and Farm Fresh Food, Coming Up

If, like me, you miss all the farmers markets, here’s some good news. CitySeed’s Winter Market 2020...

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A Cozy Rooftop Winter Garden

If snuggling on comfy pillows with a warm throw, snacking on fondue and raclette, and sipping a hot toddy sounds...

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Delicious Coffee, Great Food, Local Roots

After an early morning pickup at the Old Saybrook train station on a recently, I stopped by the Ashlawn Farm Old...

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Not What I Expected

Craving a burger and some mac and cheese, I recently stopped by Home Restaurant, 1114 Main Street, Branford and...

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Oh, Mole

When visiting one of my favorite restaurants, Los Charros Cantina, 30 Main Street, Essex. I usually get the salsa...

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Chicken Paprikash, adapted by Victoria Kolyvas from a recipe in Yankee Magazine, is a perfect dish for a potluck. Photo by Pem McNerney/The Source

Food, and Knitting, and the Power of Prayer

On a recent cold, overcast day, I stopped by the Tidewater Inn, a cozy little bed and breakfast at 949 Boston Post...

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When You’ve Got to Get it To Go

Madison Coffee House, in the alley at 724 Boston Post Road, Madison is a great place to hang out, but if...

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Bad News, Good News

A buyer was lined up for The Perfect Pear, 51 Main Street, Chester, but, as is so often the case with these types of ...

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Mistletoe and Martinis at the Museum

Signature cocktails, seasonal drinks, music, and food will be featured at the Mistletoe & Martinis fundraiser on ...

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Congrats Jay!

Congratulations to Jay Taylor who has been named restaurant chef at Madison Beach Hotel’s The Wharf...

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Farewell, Faith

Faith Middletown ended her award-winning Connecticut Public Radio Food Schmooze show and podcast at the end of...

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Food for the Gods

While swapping stories about our holiday meals recently, one of my co-workers, Maria, said she and her family would...

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Sugar and Spice and Everything Spectacular

Want to up your gingerbread house game? Take some cardboard, silver bells, tinsel, colorful pom poms, sparkly gems,...

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Holiday Gift Bundles from Sanctuary Kitchen and Chabaso

Homa Assadi from the Jaghori District in Afghanistan has been cooking since she was a child. Mona Asweid was once a...

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