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Hummock Island oyster farm tour

On morning walks in our neighborhood, we’ll often see boats checking in on the oyster beds right off Morningside. I always wish they would sell those oysters right here…

Get Back Inc

Get Back Inc – Open Showroom 6/17/17

To this day,  Get Back Inc remains one of my favorite Connecticut businesses I’ve photographed for this blog.  I love the vintage American industrial furniture. Most of what you’ll…

Trout Lily Farm in Guilford, CT

Trout Lily Farm

Somehow, somewhere… I discovered Trout Lily Farm on Facebook. I fell in love with the beautiful blooms from this North Guilford farm (about 10 minutes north of 1-95) and…

Hoshigaki

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….