Maybe it was my recent visit to the famous NYC vegetarian restaurant, Dirt Candy, that influenced my decision to NOT doll these baby carrots up too much. They had been pulled from the winter ground the day before by organic farmer, Patti Popp, Sport Hill Farm, CT, and I like showing their roots and straggly tails. Continue reading
I closed my eyes and reveled in malty, citrusy notes, savoring creamy bites of Tea-rrific Ice Cream on yet another steamy day in CT. Mario Leite methodically pulled one pint at a time from his cooler bag. Slightly sweet, distinctively herbaceous, frozen ambrosia bathed my taste buds as I savored more nuanced subtleties of ginger and matcha green tea.
WHOA! I opened my eyes with a start, remembering that I was in a public place and maybe I was looking, ummmm, a bit too private. Continue reading
I tried to avoid this. Really, I did.
I wracked my brain, rustled through my ever expanding kosher cookbook collection and finally through up my hands and yielded to Melissa Roberts, my go-to recipe writer, for a traditional Rosh Hashanah recipe with a twist.
Like you, I was thinking, aren’t there enough honey cake recipes out there, already?
Maybe so, but I’m feeling sentimental about honey cake and here’s why.
I clearly remember the first time I fell for it. D. brought S. home from Boston to share Rosh Hashanah with us. I could see that their love was deep and for real.
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 honey, beeswax candles, and honey based skin care products.
Farm fresh eggs have been getting a lot of press lately. And all the buzz is not for naught.
The simple pleasure of eating a fresh egg is distinctly different from eating one from a store. The charmingly bumpy shapes, the pleasing range of hues from lavender to pale blue to snow white, all point to a more, well, organic experience. Continue reading