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EST. 2011 BY LIZ RUEVEN
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Local Carrots and How to Elicit Nature’s Sweetness

Local Carrots and How to Elicit Nature’s Sweetness

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...



Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Thrill Your Palate with Tea-rrific Local Ice Cream

Thrill Your Palate with Tea-rrific Local Ice Cream

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 nuan...



Thursday, September 13, 2012

Impossible to Resist Honey Cake

Impossible to Resist Honey Cake

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 eno...



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 31, 2012

Show Off Those Farm Fresh Eggs in these Egg Nests

Show Off Those Farm Fresh Eggs in these Egg Nests

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 mor...