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When You Don’t Have a Coeur, You Can Still Have La Creme

For a recent neighborhood dinner, my friend Deb was charged with bringing dessert. Around noon that day, she texted...

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If You Love a Good Love Story ...

When Regina was 16 years old, she got her first job, working at Petonito’s Pastry Shop in East Haven. Before...

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Connecticut Cheese, Milk, Cream, and Butter in the Spotlight

Field House Farm is doing something new with its next field-to-table dinner, and that is putting a sharp focus on...

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They Love Their Locals

One of my favorite things to do while shopping at Big Y in Guilford is to keep an eye out for the local goods it...

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Valentine’s Day? It’s Not Too Late!

Quick! What did you get your sweetie for Valentine’s Day! If you’re not the type to keep up with these ...

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Time to Fire Up That Old Crock Pot!

Who’s the best slow cooker on the shoreline this year? That title will be up for grabs on Sunday, Feb. 24...

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Welcome Wine Thief!

The Wine Thief, which has two locations in New Haven, is now open in Madison at 30 Wall Street. Karl Ronne, the...

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Winter Wine Trail Contest Underway

The Connecticut Wine trail is up and running and will be through Sunday, April 7. This year, there is a unified...

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Something for You and Your Love

If you and your sweetie are looking for a way to get a jump on Valentine’s Day, here are two great ideas, one ...

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Save the Date: Anginette Wars 2019

One of the most hotly contested food battles of 2019 will be the Anginette Wars 2019, hosted by the East Haven...

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An Invitation to Join in on the Fun

The Third Annual Taste of Italy fundraiser for Community Music School will once again include a boisterous game of...

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One World Roasters, Open for Business

One World Roasters, 967 North High Street in East Haven, recently held a grand opening for its One World Cafe &...

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For Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner

A weekend brunch should be a time for everybody—including the cook!—to relax and enjoy a leisurely...

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A little bit of trivia on a Tuesday at Los Charros (back door 30 Main Street in Centerbroko) can help get you a tasting menu at The Essex (front door 30 Main Street in Centerbrook). Photo courtesy of The Essex

Tacos, Tequila, and Trivial Tuesdays at Los Charros

Los Charros Cantina, 30 Main Street, Centerbrook (go through the back door) is hosting Trivial Tuesdays all winter...

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You can get the Salvadorian Scramble at the Paperback Café in Old Saybrook on Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., served with a side of jazz. Photo by Pem McNerney/The Source

Sunday Breakfast With a Side of Jazz

I had a wonderful breakfast at Paperback Café, 210 Main Street, Old Saybrook a few weeks ago. My favorite there ...

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Vegan soup will be on the menu during a free workshop on Saturday, Jan. 26. Photo courtesy of

Flavorful, Healthy Soup Demo

Vegan chef Mary Lawrence will be offering tips and strategies for making soup and how best to prepare it, balance...

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All that and blue ice cream in a bubblecone, too. Photo courtesy of Milkcraft

More Ice Cream is Always Better

Milkcraft, a small-batch creamery that says it’s “moving the ice cream business out of the dark ages,...

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BYO Branford is one of several organizations on the shoreline encouraging the use of reusable bags. Photo courtesy of BYO Branford

Big Y Says BYO Bag!

Big Y, which has several supermarkets on the Connecticut shoreline, has said it will eliminate single-use plastic...

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Raising the Bar on Basics: Hasselback Potatoes

As the cold settles in, one feels the need to reach for the extra pair of socks and sweater, and perhaps a nice warm,...

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Photo by Pem McNerney/The Source

Tofu. It’s Not That Bad!

In October, I wrote a short review of a cookbook called Bosh! The Cookbook by Henry Firth and Ian Theasby....

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Photo courtesy of the Guilford Mooring

Get Happy at Guilford Mooring

The Guilford Mooring, on the harbor at 505 Whitfield Street, Guilford, has announced its all-new Winter Happy Hour...

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Photo courtesy of Little House Brewing Co.

What’s New at LBHC?

Late last year, the Little House Brewing Co. in Chester took one of its Scottish Wee Heavy Ales and spiced it up a...

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Photo courtesy of Dorie Greenspan

Three Secret Ingredients

Ever since Dorie Greenspan, the world renowned cookbook author who has a home in Westbrook, released her Everyday...

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Photo courtesy of Saybrook Point Inn, Marina & Spa

Fire & Ice Adds Adults-Only Night at Saybrook Point Inn

The Fire & Ice celebration at Saybrook Point Inn, Marina & Spa, 2 Bridge Street, Old Saybrook runs Friday,...

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Photo courtesy of Sanctuary Kitchen

Soup & Salaam! Sanctuary Kitchen’s Winter Series

“The warm and nourishing power of soup” will be invoked during Sanctuary Kitchen’s winter...

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