Saturday, October 23, 2021

‘Easy, Quick, Healthy, Delicious’

Published Oct. 21, 2021 12:01 a.m.

I always keep a close eye on Camille Ackermann’s Facebook posts, because she loves to cook and she loves to...

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Back from a month-long vacation in Utah, Palaha Jiravetborvornkij is back at Thai Riverside in Chester, ready to welcome customers. Photo courtesy of Thai Riverside

They’re Back!

Published Oct. 21, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Palaha Jiravetborvornkij, who owns and operates Thai Riverside, 4 Water Street, Chester, and his family are back...

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Lobster Landing will offer a taste of summer all fall and through half of the winter. Photo courtesy of Lobster Landing

A Fave Summer Treat, All Fall and Most of the Winter

Published Oct. 21, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Sure, summer’s over. But I was happy to be reminded recently that one of my favorite summer treats, a hot...

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Torito Mexican Restaurant has opened up in a shopping plaza on Universal Drive in North Haven, much to the delight of many Mexican food lovers, including some at Ferraro’s work who nearby. Photo courtesy of Torito Mexican Restaurant

Welcome Torito Mexican Restaurant!

Published Oct. 21, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Welcome to Torito Mexican Restaurant, 150 Universal Drive North, North Haven. I’m looking forward to trying...

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Fall treats at One World Roasters include an Apple Steamer and an espresso brownie. Photo courtesy of One World Roaster

Two Sweet Treats

Published Oct. 21, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Through the end of October, One World Roasters, 967 North High Street, East Haven is offering Apple Steamers, apple...

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Want to make sure you get some lettuce? You can order ahead. Photo courtesy of Four Root Farm

Let Us Have Lettuce...

Published Oct. 21, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Sometimes if I get to my local farmers market a little late, I miss out on the locally grown lettuce. Then Aaron...

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You can finish off the latte with a bit of cinnamon. Photo by Pem McNerney/The Source

Hug in a Mug

Published Oct. 21, 2021 12:01 a.m.

You know, I don’t know what’s wrong with me but, even though we’ve had a perfectly lovely fall so far, I’ve been in the doldrums. Nothing serious, but enough so that some evenings I’m just not in the mood to cook or really eat anything substantial, which is unusual for me.

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Branford’s Karen Brown and Andy Verderame will celebrate their small batch, ultra-premium brand with a five-course tequila dinner at Madison Beach Hotel, 94 West Wharf Road, Madison on Friday, Nov. 12. Photo courtesy of Karen Brown

Blame It on Karen and Andy

Published Oct. 07, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Looking for a new excuse to dance on the tables? Karen Brown and her husband Andy Verderame are lifelong Connecticut ...

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Celebrating with your best friend? Consider a treat from Petonito’s Pastry and Cupcake Shoppe’s “Pet”nito line of yummies. Photo courtesy of Petonito’s Pastry and Cupcake Shoppe

Whosagoodboy?

Published Oct. 07, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Petonito’s Pastry and Cupcake Shoppe, 190 Main Street, East Haven has a great way to say “I love...

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Camacho Garage is one year old. Photo courtesy of Camacho Garage

Happy Birthday!

Published Oct. 07, 2021 12:01 a.m.

One of the great pleasures of living on the Connecticut shoreline and in the Connecticut River valley is enjoying...

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Aash is back. Photo courtesy of Green Leaf

A Perfect Soup for Autumn

Published Oct. 07, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Aash is back on the menu at Green Leaf, 344 East Main Street, Clinton.

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The Little Duck Duet, with pan roasted duck breast, duck confit and carmelized shallots tarte tatin topped with brie, port-lingonberry sauce on Café Routier’s new fall menu. Photo courtesy of Café Routier

New Fall Menu Debuts

Published Oct. 07, 2021 12:01 a.m.

The folks over at Café Routier, Bistro and Lounge, 1353 Boston Post Road, Westbrook have been experimenting...

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Mike Urban has written a new book, his fifth, this one on fun places to eat in Connecticut. Photo courtesy of Mike Urban

Road Trip!

Published Oct. 07, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Sitting atop my pile of books to read is the recently published Unique Eats and Eateries of Connecticut by Mike Urban, who lives on the Connecticut shoreline and is the author of Lobster Shacks, Clam Shacks, The New England Seafood Markets Cookbook, and The New England Diner Cookbook.

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A fall harvest of fresh figs Photo by Pem McNerney/ The Source

Figs Fresh Off the Tree and Baby Butterflies

Published Oct. 07, 2021 12:01 a.m.

While out walking my dog one day, I stopped to chat with my neighbor Kathy, who told me she was about to head out on vacation.

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The gluten-free old fashioned donuts at Beach Donut Photo by Pem McNerney/The Source

Old Fashioned and GF

Published Sep. 23, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Next time you’re at Beach Donut, 344 East Main Street, Clinton, try the gluten-free version of its old-...

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The saffron and rose ice cream at Green Leaf Catering in Clinton Photo by Pem McNerney/The Source

Better Than a Bouquet

Published Sep. 23, 2021 12:01 a.m.

We recently had a great takeout meal of Persian food from Green Leaf Catering, 344 East Main Street, Clinton that...

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With its new expanded area, Ballou’s Restaurant and Wine Bar is now open seven days a week. But the restaurant is still looking for more servers. Photo courtesy of Ballou’s Restaurant and Wine Bar

Every Day of the Week

Published Sep. 23, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Ballou’s Restaurant and Wine Bar, 51 Whitfield Street, Guilford, is back to being open seven days a week....

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The Land of Thai menu has lots of options. Photo courtesy of Land of Thai

As Good As They Said It Was

Published Sep. 23, 2021 12:01 a.m.

I’ve been hearing about this great Thai restaurant in Clinton and finally got to try it a few weekends ago. I ...

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Happy anniversary to Melissa Pellegrino and Matt Scialabba of Bufalina Wood Fired Pizza in Guilford. Photo courtesy of Collin Brady

Happy Anniversary!

Published Sep. 23, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Matt Scialabba and Melissa Pellegrino over at Bufalina Wood Fired Pizza, 1070 Boston Post Road, Guilford are...

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The Italian rainbow cookies from Petonito’s Pastry in East Haven are the star of the show in the Italian Rainbow Cookie ice cream this month at Honeycone in Chester. Photo courtesy of Honeycone

Get It While It Lasts

Published Sep. 23, 2021 12:01 a.m.

September is almost over, but there’s still a little bit of time to enjoy flavors of the month at Honeycone...

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Green peppers are not universally beloved, to say the least, but they can go well in other dishes, particularly those that have many other, intensely flavored ingredients. Photo by Pem McNerney/The Source

When Going Green Isn’t Easy

Published Sep. 23, 2021 12:01 a.m.

I’ve come a long way when it comes to developing a greater appreciation for green vegetables ever since starting to subscribe to a farm share many years ago.

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Songbirds by Christy Lefteri

Published Sep. 16, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Christy Lefteri gives voice to the voiceless and shines light on the troubled lives of the migrant workers with eloquence and grace.

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Friends Like These by Kimberly McCreight

Published Sep. 16, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Ten years after graduating from Vassar, five friends reunite at a luxurious weekend home in the Catskills, hoping an intervention will get the drug-addicted member of the group into rehab.

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The Mad Women’s Ball by Victoria Mas

Published Sep. 16, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Set in the infamous 19th-century Salpêtriére asylum and based on actual events, this novel focuses on women who have been locked away by husbands and fathers who considered them to be mad or inconvenient.

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Matrix by Lauren Groff

Published Sep. 16, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Matrix, by the extraordinarily talented Lauren Groff, take us to the insular community of a 12th-century English abbey.

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