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Asian Vegetable Noodles

07/20/2016 08:00:00 AM

After discovering the fun and deliciousness of zucchini noodles, this year I wanted to expand my repertoire. I’ve discovered a whole world of vegetables beyond zucchini that make a nice noodle – cucumbers, carrots, sweet potatoes, beets, ...

Takin' It Cheesy With Melt Mobile

07/14/2016 08:00:00 AM

This summer the grilled cheese food truck mavens behind Melt Mobile announced that they are launching franchising opportunities. To celebrate the big news, we were invited to feast on all the ooey-gooey-cheesy goodness.Read more »

Chocolate Avocado Smoothie Bowl

07/11/2016 07:30:00 AM

Like pudding? Like a healthy breakfast? Then you need to make a smoothie bowl.Smoothie bowls bring a delicious and healthy "pudding" option to the breakfast table. And I mean, creamy chocolatey pudding, is a pretty great way to start the day.Read ...

Strawberry Elderflower Gin Fizz

07/08/2016 08:00:00 AM

I'm not really one for "girly" cocktails, but in summer it is kind of fun to have a drink with a little flair. You know, something that's not to heavy with a little fruit. It was with that in mind that I made plans for a bottle of the ...

Degustabox Is A Subscription of Surprises

07/06/2016 10:33:00 AM

Who doesn't like a fun snackable surprise?That's the idea behind Degustabox, a food subscription box that launched in the US this June. I was lucky enough to try it out for free. Let's dive in!Read more »

Friday Favorite: A Few Good Knives

06/24/2016 08:00:00 AM

Of all the gadgets and kitchen tools I have accumulated over the years, nothing gets more of a workout than my knives. I have owned some crappy ones and I've owned some good ones. But now, I think I have finally found my knife soulmates.Read ...

Dairy-Free Banana Ice Cream

06/22/2016 11:45:00 AM

I am a firm believer that some days you just need to have ice cream for lunch. After all, summer and ice cream are a perfect match. I have fond memories of going to the small local ice cream shop on a hot summer evening with my parents. As a ...

Greenwich Wine + Food Festival Announces 2016 Most Innovative Chefs

06/14/2016 08:00:00 AM

The sixth annual Greenwich Wine + Food Festival, presented by Serendipity magazine and benefitting Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang Camp and The Greenwich Department of Parks and Recreation, has announced the ten local chefs who have ...

Danbury Farmer's Market Moves To Saturdays

06/09/2016 07:30:00 AM

Getting to the Danbury Farmer's Market on Fridays was tough for a lot of people. Unless you worked in the vicinity or had the day off, chances are you just couldn't get there.  Well, starting this summer, you are in luck! The Danbury ...

Baked Cod with Artichokes

06/07/2016 08:00:00 AM

Maybe it is just me, but I find it so much easier to eat light and healthy as the days start getting longer and warmer. I also seem to be more inclined to make fish. And, when I'm in the mood to cook fish, cod is typically my go-to choice. ...

Lemon Herb Roasted Asparagus + Potatoes

05/24/2016 08:00:00 AM

Asparagus is only in season for a few short weeks, so I try to take full advantage of this classic spring vegetable. It’s not only delicious it’s also good for you too. It’s a good source of folate, fiber, heart-healthy potassium, and ...

Friday Favorite: Yumming With Yummly

05/20/2016 10:17:00 AM

I've decided to start a new recurring column on the blog, called Friday Favorite. I thought it would be fun one Friday a month to write about a food-related something that I am really liking at the moment. It might be a kitchen gadget, an ...

Sugar + Olives Is The Essence of Sustainable Dining

05/16/2016 08:00:00 AM

I first started sharing my local food life back in 2007 (as The Natural Princess). This was before the mainstreaming of the words "localvore" and "farm-to-table." Back then, I guess you might say those words had a bit more of a grassroots vibe, ...

Greenwich 2016 Wine + Food Festival Announces Celebrity Chefs and Musical Talent

05/11/2016 08:00:00 AM

As if we weren't already looking forward to the Greenwich Wine + Food Festival, they just announced this year's headlining musical acts, the celebrity chefs you'll get to rub elbows with, and all the foodtastic features. Now we ...

Carrot Tops Are Not Just Rabbit Food

05/09/2016 08:00:00 AM

There is nothing better than farm-fresh, just picked carrots. The flavor is so much more floral than the ones from the grocery store. While at Holbrook Farm I recently grabbed a big bag of them not just for the root, but also for the leaves ...

Say It On Chocolate With Noteworthy Chocolates

05/06/2016 08:00:00 AM

Michael and Jennifer Sauvageau are bringing together chocolate and lasers to create unique gifts that are a card and edible sweet treat in one.Their start-up company, Noteworthy Chocolates, laser engraves your personal message onto what they ...

Vanilla Cinnamon Chia Seed Pudding

05/04/2016 07:30:00 AM

Chia seeds are mini food powerhouses. They are filled with protein, have more calcium than milk, more antioxidants than berries, and more Omega-3 than Salmon. We love to sprinkle them on yogurt, in our smoothies or mix into homemade granola ...

BBQ Festival Hits Ridgefield this Weekend

04/27/2016 08:30:00 AM

Get your BBQ on this weekend! The 3rd Annual Ridgefield Gone Country BBQ Festival returns on Saturday, April 30th, and Sunday, May 1st to the historic Lounsbury House in Ridgefield. The festival will feature two world-champion barbecue competitions, ...

Exploring the "Bar" in Bartaco

04/26/2016 08:00:00 AM

Despite it being "Taco Tuesday" this post is only partially about tacos. It's really about the drinks that go with your tacos. The team at Bartaco invited us to their Westport location to explore the "bar" in the Bartaco experience.Read ...

Sixth Annual Greenwich Wine + Food Festival Returns This September

04/18/2016 10:25:00 AM

I know what you're thinking. Sharing news of a September event?! It's only April for goodness sake. I know September is months away, but you better believe we're already making our calendar for this epic event.The sixth annual Greenwich ...

The Spring Issue of Edible Nutmeg Is Here

04/15/2016 10:56:00 AM

With articles on local chefs, food entrepreneurs, farmers, gardeners, and brewers to recipes, farm market listings, events and more, Edible Nutmeg is a celebration of all things local food. So, of course, how could we not love it!Read more ...

Sweet + Tangy Chicken Salad

04/06/2016 08:00:00 AM

For the most part, I'm a go with the flow eater. I'm not a dressing on the side or a menu substitutions kind of person. However, when it comes to chicken salad I have certain standards. 1. It can't be swimming in mayo. 2. It needs ...

Crispy Cheese Filled Prosciutto Cups

03/30/2016 08:00:00 AM

OK, so this post was supposed to come out before Easter. I was going to bill it as a fun appetizer for your Easter brunch or lunch. Things happen and this post just didn't quite get done on time. Nonetheless, these little prosciutto cups ...

It's A Family Affair at Skappo in New Haven

03/23/2016 08:00:00 AM

The Sincavage family. Photo by Marisa S. Cohen PhotographyPassion and positive energy are infectious. And, that's exactly what Yvette Sincavage of Skappo Italian Wine Bar, Skappo Mercato, and Skappo Family Kitchen radiates when you talk to her. ...

Mark Your Calendar - Food For All 2016

03/21/2016 13:33:00 PM

On Wednesday, May 4th you'll be able to get your fill of food and drink from the area's newest places all to benefit Community Plates and their mission to end hunger.Read more »

Colcannon Is The Perfect Irish Side Dish

03/15/2016 09:15:00 AM

I make no bones about the fact that I love carbs, especially potatoes in pretty much any form. With St. Patrick's Day just a few days away, I figured why not indulge in some potato goodness with an Irish twist. I love the fact that the Irish ...

Restaurant Round-up: What's New + Coming Soon

03/08/2016 07:30:00 AM

Lots of new restaurants are springing up this March. We've got details on what's new and coming soon.Read more »

New England Farmgirl Sugaring Party

03/05/2016 08:30:00 AM

Jessica Robinson was raised on a small farm in Connecticut, where her family raised livestock, grew their own crops, and operated a maple sugar house. That farm culinary history is the inspiration behind her book released last year entitled: ...

Curried Turkey Meatloaf

03/03/2016 08:00:00 AM

Meatloaf is such a classic dish. It’s a dependable go-to dinner for a busy weeknight. But dependable, doesn’t mean it has to be boring. It’s all in how you spice it up.Read more »

Dine Out at Taberna and Do Good

02/23/2016 13:29:00 PM

Here's a really good excuse (as if you need one) to dine out on a weekday. On Thursday, February 25 head to either Taberna Restaurant, in Fairfield or Bridgeport, to "dine out and do good." Chef/owner Daniel Lopez will be donating a percentage ...

The Blind Rhino Is More Than A Sports Bar

02/19/2016 08:00:00 AM

The one thing we miss most about not having cable TV is baseball. Sure we could subscribe to MLB TV but the team we actually care about is blacked out since we live in the geographic area of said team. So we're left with going old school ...

A New Year Begins At Holbrook Farm

02/12/2016 07:30:00 AM

Holbrook Farm Market is now open for 2016. It’s an especially exciting year at the farm because The Holbrooks have passed the torch on to their energetic young farm manager Jessica Wong. We stopped in for a grand opening to celebrate and, ...

Chai-Spiced Hot Cocoa

02/09/2016 09:47:00 AM

As a child growing up in New England there was nothing better than coming inside after playing out in the snow and making a cup of hot cocoa. It was part of the winter ritual. After yesterday's snow day, it only seems appropriate to share ...

Restaurant Round-Up: In The Name Of Love

02/06/2016 08:00:00 AM

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and, if you're not boring like us, chances are you're looking to go out to celebrate with your significant other. Well, then have we got a great list for you that's chock full of Val ...

Slurping Encouraged At Mecha Noodle Bar In SoNo

02/03/2016 07:30:00 AM

Having a bad day? Party just a little too hard? You need some comfort food to soothe your weary soul. Mecha Noodle Bar on Washington Street in South Norwalk offers Southeast Asian comfort food that is sure to cure what ails ya.Read more »

Crunchy Protein Bites

01/21/2016 07:00:00 AM

January is all about New Year’s resolutions. I get that it’s the perfect time for a fresh start or a clean slate. I don’t do official resolutions. It’s too much pressure. Eat healthy, exercise - those are my perpetual promises to myself. ...

Get A Boost With Fire Cider

01/12/2016 07:30:00 AM

At this time of year, it seems like everyone you meet is sniffling, coughing, and should probably buy stock in facial tissue companies. At the first sign of any possible disturbance in the force, I head to the kitchen. Yup, the kitchen. It sounds ...

Uncorked Pops In New Canaan Dining Scene

01/07/2016 14:03:00 PM

I love when you walk into a restaurant and it feels like home. It’s warm, inviting, and a touch boisterous. Mix in good food and drink and it’s not really surprising that time flies; like when you start dinner at 7 pm, then suddenly realize ...

Sacred Grounds Opens in Sherman

12/21/2015 10:28:00 AM

John Rich lives in Sherman and for many years, he commuted back-and-forth to New York City for work. After he sold his business, he wasn't sure what he was going to do but he knew he wanted to do it closer to home. That's when he decided ...

Grain-free Almond Coconut Cherry Cookies

12/09/2015 07:30:00 AM

One of my favorite holiday traditions growing up was making cookies with my mother. She has this big turquoise Pyrex bowl that we always used for making cookies. I would get so excited when I’d come out for breakfast on a December Saturday ...

Read A Book, Eat Some Chocolate

12/07/2015 10:03:00 AM

I don’t sit down and read books too often. I do it more so in winter than any other time of year. However, when a publisher approached me this Fall about reviewing a book by a Connecticut chocolate mogul, I said sure. The title definitely ...

Parallel Post Hosts Seasonal Events

11/25/2015 07:30:00 AM

Photo courtesy of Rockaway PRFun, local food events are filling the calendar at Parallel Post in Trumbull. Get all the details and make some plans.Read more »