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Pick your own strawberries at Jones Farm in Shelton, CT

‘Pick Your Own’ Strawberries at Jones Family Farm

When Father’s Day approaches, it’s also my reminder that strawberry season is near. It’s been a few year since I’ve gone to pick berries, but last week we got…

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Postcard from Charleston

Ahh the Ashley River, from the banks of Lowndes Plantation. I often find myself daydreaming about Charleston, South Carolina. Its historic homes, its Southern charm – plus I can never get…

Kawa Ni in Westport

Lunch at Kawa Ni in Westport

Have you been to Kawa Ni in Westport? It’s the latest sibling in the Westport le Farm and Whelk restaurant family. Kawa Ni appeared on the scene in August and…

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Postcard from Portland, Maine

We visit Portland in search of good food. While sorting through shots from our short visit to Maine, I found there isn’t much to share. Turns out, I…

Sport Hill Farm revisited

Connecticut farm dinners have really grown in popularity and abundance the past 10 years, but a long-time favorite is my second Souterrain at Sport Hill Farm. It was an…

Madison Farmers’ Market

August is amazing time when it comes to buying local in Connecticut. Summer serendipity is finding a farmers’ market setting up right in front of your previously scheduled…

Eventide in Portland, ME

When I think of Maine, my thoughts first veer to lobster. But on our most recent trip to Portland, we spent more of our time eating oysters. That’s…

Postcard from Las Vegas

So we went to Las Vegas. In August. With a 17 month old. I’m not a gambler, which means I wasn’t convinced about the up-side of vacationing in…

Miya’s Farm Dinner

It is a lovely summer evening in a backyard in Woodbridge. This is a farm dinner organized by the New Haven Arts + Ideas festival, but unlike a typical outdoor…

Volturno Pizza in Worcester, MA

I get a lot of raised eyebrows when I mention we stopped in Worcester on a recent trip up north to New Hampshire and Maine. But I had…