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Published June 21, 2018 12:01 a.m.

I was making dinner for friends and decided to make chicken scampi like they do at one of my favorite restaurants....

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Nibbles: Boar’s Head Chicken

Published June 14, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Just writing this, I laughed at the headline, “Boar’s Head Chicken.”

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Nibbles: Dunkin Donut’s Non-disposables

Published June 07, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Have you been frantic about the high number of plastic straws, which will be the only thing humankind will have left ...

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Nibbles: Clam Castle

Published May 24, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Mother’s Day often makes me a little sad, because my bio daughter, Darcy, and my steps live far away. So,...

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Nibbles: Modesto’s

Published May 03, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Recently I had lunch with one of my best friend, Kirsten, who lives in Storrs. We decided to meet about half way and ...

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Nibbles: Coffee Break

Published April 26, 2018 12:01 a.m.

I had an appointment that turned into a broken appointment in Middletown last week. Because I live almost an hour...

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Caesar Salad at Bridge Restaurant

Published April 12, 2018 12:01 a.m.

The morning after my long drive to and from Pennsylvania, I slept until almost 9 a.m. For me, nine in the morning is ...

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Nibbles: Sheetz

Published April 05, 2018 12:01 a.m.

On our way to Pittsburgh, Katrina and I made a few pit stops for the ladies room, to gas up the car, and for cups of ...

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Nibbles: Chip in a Bottle

Published March 29, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Recently I judged Chocolate to the Rescue in Middletown, a fundraiser run by the Columbus House. I have done this...

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Nibbles: Hideaway

Published March 22, 2018 12:01 a.m.

I ate dinner too early the night of the last snowstorm. What else was there to do beside reading and television? The ...

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Nibbles: Dairy Queen

Published March 08, 2018 12:01 a.m.

My husband could never figure out, with all of the incredible ice cream available in Connecticut shoreline shops, in ...

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Nibbles: Fiore

Published Feb. 08, 2018 12:01 a.m.

A few weeks I listened to some authors read from a book they named So a Bunch of Us Sat Down to Write... at the Old...

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Nibbles: A Reference Book That Reads Like a Novel

Published Feb. 01, 2018 12:01 a.m.

When I moved to my condo, almost four years ago, I got rid of about 90 percent of my books.

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She’s in Love

Published Jan. 18, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Okay, here I go: I am loving my Instant Pot. It is a rice cooker, a slow cooker, and a pressure cooker that can also make yogurt, porridge (like oatmeal), cheesecake or crème brulee, and, what most chefs feel is the most perfect thing of all, make a perfect egg.

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Nibbles: Hash House A Go Go

Published Jan. 04, 2018 12:01 a.m.

A few weeks ago, eight of us went to Mohegan Sun to watch the UConn women’s basketball game against Oklahoma.

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Nibbles: How to Slice a Cheesecake

Published Dec. 21, 2017 12:01 a.m.

At a glorious Christmas party hosted at my friend’s house this year, I sat while others plated desserts in the kitchen.

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Nibbles: Ghiradelli Cocoa

Published Dec. 14, 2017 12:01 a.m.

I pulled out my recipes for biscotti, getting ready to make batches for the holidays. Then I realized I was out of...

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Nibbles: Aspen

Published Nov. 30, 2017 12:01 a.m.

It had been a long week, although that sounds pretty silly, since all weeks are pretty much the same. But when...

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Nibbles: Maple Breeze Farm

Published Nov. 23, 2017 12:01 a.m.

When my editor, Pem McNerney, wrote about Maple Breeze Farm in Westbrook, I asked her if they might have lard, also...

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Nibbles: Pittsfield Rye Bread

Published Nov. 16, 2017 12:01 a.m.

There are so many great new products these a days in the supermarket. There are so many types of lettuces other than iceberg.

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Nibbles: Breyer’s Delights

Published Nov. 09, 2017 12:01 a.m.

I like ice cream, but I can buy it, toss into the freezer, and pretty much forget that it is there. Half a cup is...

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Nibbles: Hughie’s Love Salad

Published Oct. 19, 2017 12:01 a.m.

Hugh Devlin died at age Monday, Oct. 9, at the age of 87.I don’t remember the first time we went to...

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Nibbles: Too Many Tomatoes?

Published Oct. 12, 2017 12:01 a.m.

As I was visiting my friend Joan Gordon in the hospital, we started kibitzing about cooking.

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Nibbles: Rustic Café

Published Sep. 28, 2017 12:01 a.m.

Phew! It is almost Columbus Day weekend and that means we locals can pretty much count on the fact that I-95 is almost tourist-free. Of course, that doesn’t count the closed lanes and insane traffic, but I remain hopeful.

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Nibbles: Ready-to-go Garlic

Published Sep. 21, 2017 12:01 a.m.

Yesterday I wanted eggs with onions, garlic, and tomatoes. I was very hungry and didn’t want to go to the trouble of peeling all of that garlic.

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Nibbles: Garlic Bread with Eggs, Tomato

Published Sep. 14, 2017 12:01 a.m.

Here is one more meal to make with fresh local tomatoes:Cut a loaf of very good bread into 1-inch thick...

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Nibbles: Everything but the Bagel

Published Sep. 07, 2017 12:01 a.m.

I went to Trader Joe’s with a friend a couple of weeks ago. She was willing to wander through the aisles, so...

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Nibbles: Zyliss 3-Piece Knife Sets

Published Aug. 10, 2017 12:01 a.m.

In less than two years, I have lost two paring knives. One went into the sink disposal with fruit peelings; the...

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Nibbles: Sweet Corn = Gold

Published Aug. 03, 2017 12:01 a.m.

Sweet corn is here.

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Nibbles: Stuffed Squash Blossoms at Alforno

Published July 27, 2017 12:01 a.m.

There are certain dishes you rarely see on restaurant menus. I remember when I ate my first stuffed artichoke at a...

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