Tag: Food

Peekskill Brewery by the Hudson

What is it about summer that makes us seek out oceans and rivers and lakes? The answer is rather obvious I guess. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

With that in mind, we took off for an afternoon in Peekskill, a city by the Hudson River. By and large artsy, but not without its sharp edges, this place had quite a few surprises up its sleeve.

A waterfront walkway with … Read the rest

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. All it needed was its very own brewery. Last Spring, the new kid on the block, Broken Symmetry, took care of that.

It’s located in the … Read the rest

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 museums and playhouses, and parks and lakes. The town’s generously tree-lined Main Street has rows of charming storefronts and a slew of Colonials and Capes, which made … Read the rest

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 better part of the 19th century, it was one of the leading iron-producers in the state. It has a lovely stretch of Main Street, cafes, covered bridges, … Read the rest

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, and slowly but surely, frosty white will take its place.

Amidst the maple pecan lattes, blushed cheeks, fall fashion, and seasonal delights, there’s a sense of time … Read the rest

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, sugar is already on the cards, so I decided to go for strawberries dipped in chocolate. No eggs. No nuts. And if you use vegan chocolate, … Read the rest

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.

The first one is Westfair Fish and Chips in Westport, Connecticut. A hole-in-the-wall place, Westfair is a seafood lover’s haven. Not many people know about this dive. … Read the rest

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 hosts birthday parties for kids and has ample seating. It’s one of those places where you can relax by the window with a pint and … Read the rest

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 a one-bowl vegan chocolate cake from the Minimalist Baker at the top.

To the right is a dessert that is more up my alley. Simple, fresh … Read the rest

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 pizza place, locally-owned cinema specializing in indie films, a diner or two, and a handful of fine restaurants. One such new entry is Note Kitchen … Read the rest