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There are potatoes under there. No, really. Topped with an egg, white cheddar cheese from Bishop’s in Guilford, cilantro, and Maldon sea salt and freshly ground Tellicherry pepper, served with a dollop of roasted red tomato pesto from Dondero Orchards, which is available at the Chester Sunday Market. Photo by Pem McNerney/Harbor News

How You Like Them Potatoes?

Usually, before I eat a potato, it is offered a choice of several kinds of salt (truffle salt? Maldon? a bit of...

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You want tacos? They have tacos. Photo courtesy of Los Charros Cantina

New Cantina Opens in Essex

Los Charros Cantina, 30 Main Street, Essex recently celebrated its grand opening and the food looks amazing....

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Rose Orchards recently added to its farm market, and now is planning to add a vineyard due to open in June. Photo courtesy of Rose Orchards

New Vineyard in the Works

I was talking with Bethany Rose of Rose Orchards, 33 Branford Road, North Branford recently and asked how it was...

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A pear cranberry financier

Photo courtesy of Hen & Heifer

Almondy, Autumn-Spiced Goodness

I always look forward to hearing what’s new at area restaurants that change their menus seasonally. And Hen...

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Already known for its Italian cuisine, Grano Arso is also developing a reputation for its Vietnamese pop ups. Photo courtesy of Grano Arso

Vietnamese Pop Up

Grano Arso in downtown Chester is known for its seasonally inspired Italian food, including its handmade pasta,...

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Congrats Robin, Sharon, and O.R.Ganics Farmstand! Photo courtesy of O.R.Ganics Farmstand

Sweet Honey

Robin Matterflis and Sharon Timek from O.R.Ganics Farmstand have been working hard tending to their bees, and were...

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Three Girls Vegan Creamery is opening up a new spot in Guilford, with a grand opening planned for early November. Photo courtesy of Three Girls Vegan Creamery

More Three Girls

If a little bit of Three Girls Vegan Creamery is good, a little bit more is better. And so I was thrilled to learn...

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Cait’s for Quality Over Quantity

During one of Chester’s recent First Friday events, a friend and I wandered into Sprouted Coffee & Tea...

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Chocolate, Wine, Bourbon

Essex Chocolatier & Coffee Bar, 124 Westbrook Road, Essex is hosting its first Bean-to-Bar Dark Chocolate...

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Truffle Flavor, Four Ways

While shopping at Perfect Pear, 51 Main Street, in Chester recently, I nearly swooned near one of the store shelves. ...

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Get in on the Secret

Johanna Torres of Branford, better known far and wide as the Flan Lady, is once again offering us the chance to get...

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Congrats Sankow’s!

I’ve long been a huge fan of Sankow’s Beaver Brook Farm’s Feta Pesto Sheep’s Cheese,...

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Getting Granola Just Right

When it comes to granola, I can be a bit like Goldilocks. That one is too sweet. This one is two dry. It’s a...

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Two Restaurants, Better Than One

Congrats to The Essex, 30 Main Street, Centerbrook, for celebrating its one-year anniversary. The folks there...

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Bottle Your Own on Wine Thursdays

If you’ve ever wanted to try making your own wine, Royalty Wine Making Group, 311 Washington Ave., North...

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Tuesday Tacos

Chef Tom Prue at Aspen Restaurant & Bar, 2 Main Street, Old Saybrook is offering a Tuesday Taco special, with...

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Staff Suggestion: Truffle Hero

The recent menu changes at Shoreline Diner, 345 Boston Post Road, Guilford, continue to delight me. The other day,...

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Getting to Know the Ginger Gold

While shopping recently at Bishop’s Orchards Farm Market, 1355 Boston Post Road, Guilford, I picked up...

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She Overdid It

Priscilla Martel, the chef and cookbook author who lives in Chester, visited Liuzzi Cheese in North Haven recently....

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Presidio by Randy Kennedy

In this polished and unpredictable debut, two brothers in 1970s Texas steal a car and head to Mexico to recover some ...

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The Connecticut River from the Air by Jerry Roberts photography by Tom Walsh

You have never seen the Connecticut River until you have seen it through the lens of aerial photographer Tom Walsh....

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Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith

With thrillers so popular right now, consider reading this one by a master. This story became a movie by Alfred...

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Our Little Racket by Angelica Baker

When Wall Street titan Bob D’Amico’s wildly successful investment bank tanks amid investigations of...

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Twig by Aura Parker

Finding your place on the first day of school can be tough, especially if you are a stick insect who blends in a...

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Ghosted by Rosie Walsh

Just when you think this novel is getting predictable, it doesn’t. Rosie Walsh knows how to hold space and...

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