Tag: Food

Broken Symmetry in Bethel, CT

Part of the Greater Danbury area, Bethel has always been the quiet one. On the surface, that is. If you dig deeper, you will see it has a thriving restaurant scene, boutique shops, art studios and independent bookstores. …

Ridgefield Holiday Stroll 2017

If you had a list of New England town must-haves, three-century-old Ridgefield in Connecticut would tick every box. Located on the western fringe of Fairfield County, it’s the right amount of small. It’s upscale but not pretentious, has …

Hot Chocolate and Old Books in Kent

Have you ever bought a book because you liked how it smelled? Well, I just did. This is how it all began. We were in Kent, a town in Connecticut’s  Litchfield County, often described as “quaint.” For the …

All Things Autumn

Autumn in New England is not to be taken lightly. It’s when the green around us gets replaced by flaming oranges and bright reds and golden yellows, but not for long. Soon most of the color will disappear, …

Allergy Friendly Birthday Treat

Last time I did a post on allergy friendly snacks, it was about tahini on toast. This year I found a great alternative to cupcakes, when it came to the annual school birthday treat. With those frosted cupcakes, …

Sweet Summer Spots in Fairfield County

New England summers are all about the surf and sand, and of course, seafood. As someone who has been dutifully doing her rounds of beaches and eateries, I can tell you about a few places I tried recently. …

Famous Pizza

Every town has its pizzeria.The one place that’s always been there, a part of the town’s fabric. A place known as much for its slice of pie as for its people. Often a hangout for teens, local sports teams, it …

Desserts Done Right

Never much of a baker, I always kept my distance from measuring cups and hand-mixers. Until recently, when I realized that as parent to a 5 year old with food allergies, my best bet is homemade. So you have …

Note Kitchen and Bar

Off Interstate 84, is the town of Bethel, one of those New England towns where everyone knows everyone else. Its streets are lined with independently-owned toy and book shops, quirky coffee places, a drive-in (yes, you heard that right), a …

Woodstock Sanctuary

  Let me begin by stating that I am an omnivore. Contrary to common belief, all Indians are not vegetarians or even vegans. I fall into the non-vegetarian category, although lately, I have been wondering about dairy, and …