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EST. 2011 BY LIZ RUEVEN
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

What’s YOUR 4:00? Granola & Fruit Pie, Please

What’s YOUR 4:00? Granola & Fruit Pie, Please

You wonder how you've arrived at this hour, AGAIN, without being prepared. It's not a surprise, after all, that sometime between lunch and twilight you will be rummaging through your bag or desk frantically searching for a snack to satisfy that grumbling. When that late afternoon craving finally settles in...



Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Brazilian Foodie shares Traditions and Guava Thumbprint Cookies

Brazilian Foodie shares Traditions and Guava Thumbprint Cookies

By Melissa Roberts On a recent, chilly March evening, members of the Westport, CT Chabad community were treated to a taste from the warmer shores of Brazil, featuring chef Leticia Moreinos Schwartz. ¬†Leticia, a graduate of the French Culinary Institute in New York and a Weston, CT resident by way of Rio,¬...



Thursday, February 14, 2013

Nicholas Roberts: Mindfully Organic and Local (chili, too!)

Nicholas Roberts: Mindfully Organic and Local (chili, too!)

I arrived early for lunch at Nicholas Roberts Gourmet Bistro on another dreary February day, looking forward to warming up with veggie centric, creative eats. Self described as ‚Äúmindfully organic and local‚ÄĚ, it is just my kind of place and I'm never disappointed. 11928...



Thursday, August 30, 2012

Labor Day Reflections & Veggie Gratin

Labor Day Reflections & Veggie Gratin

Labor Day’s signal is loud and clear. Like Pavlov’s dogs, we respond to the first Monday in September with a wave of sadness as the date proclaims that summer is over. Not so fast! I’ll take this Labor Day to give thanks to those who advocate for fair wages, better working conditions, and fair tra...



Thursday, August 23, 2012

Navaratna, Indian Flavors to Match Memories

Navaratna, Indian Flavors to Match Memories

contributed by Ronnie Fein Until recently I hadn’t eaten Indian food for several years, all because my husband Ed and I actually travelled in India and the food was so good I didn’t want to ruin the memory. The food over there was an extraordinary revelation of just how elegant, refined and profoundly ...



Thursday, August 2, 2012

Lunch From the Garden at Farmer’s Table, New Canaan, CT

Lunch From the Garden at Farmer’s Table, New Canaan, CT

This post was contributed by guest blogger, Margie Treisman. Chef Robert Ubaldo’s small, rustic and cozy restaurant is already known for it’s delicious farm-to-table food. But it deserves special recognition as a haven for Kosher Keepers (who eat veg) and vegetarian foodies in Fairfield County. Yes, F...



Thursday, July 5, 2012

Icy Frozen Treats from Hannah Kaminsky plus VEGAN cheesecake Ice Cream

Icy Frozen Treats from Hannah Kaminsky plus VEGAN cheesecake Ice Cream

Sweltering temps have blanketed the Northeast again just as Hannah Kaminsky’s third book, Vegan A La Mode, has hit the shelves.  Icy cold treats are the perfect solution and Kaminsky’s sumptuous photos and highly creative recipes will have you ordering an ice cream maker before you can click outa this po...



Thursday, June 21, 2012

Tasting with Beekeeper & Honey Sommelier, Marina Marchese plus Summer Salad Dressing

Tasting with Beekeeper & Honey Sommelier, Marina Marchese plus Summer Salad Dressing

I’ve met Marina many times before. She lives less than a mile from my home, and I often swing by her place to pick up fresh eggs , usually still warm, or to buy her hand-crafted honey based products from her delightful tasting room in Weston, CT. Marina is a beekeeper. She makes 15 types of single origin...



Thursday, May 24, 2012

Celebrating with Simmons Family Farm Yogurt & Chilled Beet Soup

Celebrating with Simmons Family Farm Yogurt & Chilled Beet Soup

Sometimes there‚Äôs an unexpected confluence of circumstance that makes writing about holiday foods a real thrill. Maybe it's the adventure of discovering a new product that I suddenly feel I must have in my ‚Äėfridge at all times. In my perennial search for traditional foods with a twist, it was a great c...



Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Pumpkin Recipe Tasting & Winning Cake

Pumpkin Recipe Tasting & Winning Cake

‚ÄúFall in love with Ridgefield‚ÄĚ was the theme for numerous food events over the weekend but I was most interested in all things pumpkin. ¬†The call went out to professional and amateurs asking for recipes both sweet and savory and the contest was on. I was honored to judge with Michele Stuart of Michele‚Äô...