Red Wine & Tomato Brisket with a Twist

Photo: Liz Rueven

Photo: Liz Rueven

Melissa Roberts

A platter of braised brisket is the centerpiece of many Jewish holiday meals. Here is a recipe that’s basic enough to accompany various side dishes, yet different enough to add something new to the table. The sauce is a combination of heady allspice and cinnamon, wine and tomato, braised with the beef into a rich succulent sauce. Continue reading

Pomegranate Honey Glazed Chicken

Photo: Liz Rueven

Photo: Liz Rueven

Pomegranates, or rimonim in Hebrew, are one of the most recognizable and highly symbolic fruits in Jewish culture. We include them in our Rosh HaShanah recipes to bring good luck in the coming year. But there’s plenty more to know about them.  Continue reading

Our Favorite Pickles & Where to Find Them

Photo: Robert Wright for Adamah

Photo: Robert Wright for Adamah

Katy Morris

We know that you all know that most fresh produce can be pickled easily. We also know that sometimes you just want to reach for a jar from the experts.  So we’ve rounded up our  our top choices of  “dillicious” pickles for you.  Any of these crisp delights made by passionate picklers will make the perfect pairing with whatever you’re grilling this Labor Day! Continue reading

And the Winner is…..

Photo: Liz Rueven

Photo: Liz Rueven

Marla, from Skokie, IL. is the lucky winner of last week’s give-away! Thank you ALL for taking the time to comment and enter. We loved reading about your tea habits and your enthusiasm for hand crafted artisanry.

We’re cooking up another surprise and plenty of tasty treats for the change of seasons so be sure to keep on reading!

 

Feeling Lucky? Play in this Summer Give-away!

Photo: Connie Pappas & Cristina Copersino for Leaf and Ardor

Photo: Connie Pappas & Cristina Copersino for Leaf and Ardor

 

We’ve put together a fantastic give-away to help you chill from now until the first frost. We simply refuse to buy into all of this chatter about end of summer while the days are long and the nights are balmy. Instead, we’re sipping delightful, organic cold brew teas from Leaf and Ardor and we think you should be doing the same. Continue reading

Cold Brewed Teas & Cocktail Brews

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Katy Morris

Our favorite ladies of Leaf & Ardor Tea Co. never stop brewing!

They’ve concocted a selection of refreshing, unique and healthy new tea blends that “mimic the moods of summer”. Drop these easy to use tea saches into a pitcher of cold water for the perfect iced drink. Leave the sachet to brew (see how gorgeous they are?!) for a morning pick-me-up or evening cocktail.  We’re sharing all the chill news plus recipes today.

Don’t miss our great give-away later this week! We’ve reached out to our our fave glassblowers at Simon Pearce and we’re including an elegant pitcher to serve these cold brews from. Fruity sangria or fragrant tea? You chose! You’l be serving it in style, either way. Continue reading

Eggplant Rollatini the Healthier Way

Photo: Robin Selden, Marcia Selden Catering

Photo: Robin Selden, Marcia Selden Catering

Contributed by Marcia Selden Catering

We love this healthier version of the classic breaded and fried rollatini. It’s lighter in calories but still packs a heavy flavor punch with ricotta, basil, fresh lemon and nutmeg filling. It works as an appetizer or an entrée and is the perfect summer dish. Continue reading

Back 40 Kitchen: Taste their Values

 

Back 40 Farm, Washington, CT. Image courtesy of Back 40 Group

Back 40 Farm, Washington, CT. Image courtesy of Back 40 Group

If you care about authenticity and a clear vision that begins on a family farm, bringing the freshest ingredients possible to your plate, you’ll love Back 40 Kitchen as much as we did.

Every detail of the recently opened farm to table restaurant is an expression of Bill and Lesley King’s mission to bring organic ingredients to the table while respecting the land  and the people who tend it.

No cliches here, folks. This is the real deal.

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Seasonal Snippet: Eggplant & Moroccan Eggplant Salad

 

Photo: Liz Rueven

Photo: Liz Rueven

Katy Morris

Are you still swooning over summer’s abundance of fresh bounty at your farmers’ market?

One of our favorites just made its seasonal debut, and luckily, this versatile fruit will keep us busy in the kitchen right into autumn. When it comes to August aubergines, we’re all in. Continue reading