Still looking for more ways to get your fill of this season’s glorious tomato crop? Have you made soup yet? This super easy recipe allows the big juicy slicers to shine.
And I can’t think of anything better than a soup that tastes like Summer. Continue reading
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I’ve always been pleased to see so many non-meat alternatives for vegetarians dining at Prime Grill in NYC.
Chef David Kolotkin is as creative with apps and salads as he is with beef entrees. And with a fish section including rich entrees, like Teriyaki Glazed Chilean Sea Bass with Cauliflower Curry Puree and Red Snapper en Papillote, there’s really something for everyone at Prime.
My favorite fish dish nods subtly to Middle Eastern ingredients in this recipe for Falafel Crusted Salmon. Continue reading
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Have you caught your breath from the whirlwind that was Labor Day yet? With just a bit over three weeks before the start of Rosh Hashanah, it’s a ripe time for Continue reading
Contributed by Katy Morris
Labor Day weekend may be upon us but we have zero intention of packing away our white jeans or slowing down on our ice cream consumption.
We recently got hooked on Forte gelato- a nutritious, innovative and kosher frozen treat that will have your taste buds singing. And, it’s uber cool that the founder is from my hometown in CT. How much do we love Forte gelato? Here are some of the ways. Continue reading
Simply Baked Salmon Salad
Contributed by Katy Morris
One (and we really mean just one) of the many reasons we flock to the The Granola Bar is that there really is something for all Westporters there.
Early morning, frothy cappuccino after dropping the kids off at school? Check. Fresh, simple, locally sourced seasonal ingredients? Check. Breakfast at lunchtime? Refreshing, healthy smoothie pick-me-up? Creative sandwiches (like one of our faves, the House Bubby) and plenty of other kosher-friendly, vegetarian, and even gluten-free choices? Check, check, check.
So maybe we are just telling you stuff you already knew…
In that case, you’re in luck, because there are some more things cooking in their kitchen that you might not have heard about yet! Continue reading
Fiori di zucca or zucchini blossoms are a delicacy in Tuscany but with the farmers’ markets heaped with towers of zucchini here in the U.S. it’s easier than you may think to bring this very Italian dish to your own table.
If your favorite market vendor doesn’t sell these sunny, edible flowers, ask her to gather them for you. They are the flower at the end of the plant from which zucchini grows. Better yet, pluck them from your own vegetable garden or that of your best friend. Continue reading
contributed by Katy Morris
Don’t let the thought of adding more heat to your kitchen deter you from baking this summer! The bounty of local fruit in farmers’ markets is truly irresistible, making summertime the perfect time to express your creative genius. Continue reading
Elizabeth Berney gladly guided me through the menu at her newly opened vegan cafe when I visited for lunch a couple of weeks back. I confess to heading out to Food Evolution when they had only been open for three weeks.
But with a scarcity of vegetarian cafes in these parts I just couldn’t resist. Considering my conversations and tastings with Berney and her chef, Rachel, CT is in for a solid and delightful outpost for tasty and thoughtfully prepared eats.
I picked up about a dozen tomatoes from one of my favorite farms here in CT as I was heading home from an early morning walk at the beach today. I am happy to go out of my way to see what’s being offered at Stahursky Farm.
Single words burnished into weathered plaques inform passersby about what has been picked from the field that morning.
Aspen Community Garden
Every spring we have the same conversation about any summer trip we have planned. “Why would we leave our beautiful spot at home just as the trees and gardens are blooming? What could be better than our very own farmers’ market? Why don’t we just stay put and enjoy listening to a hodgepodge of free summer music from our tattered lawn chairs? Let’s greet old friends and sip chilled Sancerre from paper cups!”
But off we go because we love a change of vibe and scenery. Continue reading