Monthly Archives: August 2011

A Secret Ingredient

A year ago I attended a cooking class taught by Adam Halberg the executive chef of Barcelona restaurants.  The dish of the day was Paella.   And one of the ingredients he used was spanish smoked paprika.    I was immediately struck by … Continue reading

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Parmesan Crisps

Looking for a great accompaniment for your wine, or an unusual  garnish for your salads and soups?  Then look no further.  I found a neat little recipe….really simple to implement with lots of flavor….Parmesan Crisps!   Shred some parmesan cheese.  On … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Seafood!

My family and I like to eat seafood often.  We try to eat fish at least once a week.    Nothing like a fresh grilled salmon, or a good bowl of mussels fra diavolo!    Another one of my favorites is something called seafood … Continue reading


Not Quite Fairfield County … But Oh! So Close

A couple of weeks ago we were driving up to Kent, CT with some friends for the Litchfield Jazz festival.  Our friends are from Brooklyn with the best eateries around them, and Manhattan with everything it has to offer,  just … Continue reading

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A Perfect Setting To Enjoy The Freshest Seafood!

For me, the seafood eating experience has to be the total package ie:  great seafood enjoyed in a beautiful waterfront setting.  And living in Fairfield county – that is not asking for much, is it?   On that quest, I have been to … Continue reading

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Gelato Is The Way To Go!

Velvety smooth textures.  Perfect levels of sweetness.  Tons of flavors to choose from, including seasonal flavors along with the year-long favorites….I know a place that is to die for!   I have to confess that I am quite picky when it comes … Continue reading


A Surprising Summer Dessert!

A few years ago I saw a Barefoot Contessa TV segment and I picked up a recipe she demonstrated.  It has stuck with me for all this time.   As for my personal touch:  I add some Grand Mariner to turn up … Continue reading

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