Hoshigaki – dried persimmons

On my first and only visit to Japan, I’ll never forget seeing several dozen  persimmons swinging gently outside – hanging from  thatched straw roof eaves.  I didn’t get…

Warrups Farm in Redding CT

Pumpkin Picking at Warrup’s Farm

Last year I fell in love with Warrup’s Farm in Redding, Connecticut. It’s a bit of a trip up north of the Merritt Parkway, but on a beautiful Fall…

Purple Carrot - Vietnamese soup

Meal delivery kit review: Purple Carrot

On weekdays I find it hard to get dinner on the table – and forget about trying new recipes. Here’s how my week of meal planning usually goes: browse…

Block Island, Rhode Island

Postcard from Block Island

For my most of my childhood I grew up spending summers far away with my dad, so I never vacationed on the shorelines of Rhode Island or Massachusetts. Through…

Captiva, Florida

Postcard from Captiva, Florida

Obviously, this blog has been on vacation for quite a while. In the meantime, we have also taken on the occasional vacation. I’m going to get things rolling by sharing our most recent trip…

Dark + Stormy Cupcakes

The Institute Library’s 2015 Flying Pig Roast

Who could resist a name like the Flying Pig Roast? Last Sunday was the 3rd annual fundraiser for the Institute Library in New Haven. Headlining dinner was an…

Apple Picking at Bishops in Guilford, CT

Apple Picking at Bishop’s Orchard in Guilford

The last time I went apple picking it was 87 degrees out. There was a line to get into the parking lot and a long line to pay….


Community Table, revisited

We first met Marcell Davidsen at his ambitious Ny Haven pop-up dinner in 2014. I vividly remember arriving quite late thanks to a last-minute trip to the pediatrician. I…


Neon Museum in Las Vegas

I’m always rattling on about how I’m not a fan of Las Vegas, but that’s not exactly true. Last summer, we had a great family vacation in Summerlin  and even on…


Dinner at Eddy Farm in Newington

Welcome to Eddy Farm – the only working farm in the town of Newington, Connecticut. This land has been with same family for multiple generations and that very connection brought me north for…