Category Archives: Tips

Just Like The Good ‘Ol Days – Only Better

Ah!  the good old days, when life was simple. Meats and vegetables came fresh from our neighborhood vendors and local farmers.  Our parents were friends with the local butcher and the butcher was always eager to save us that special … Continue reading

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A Coffee Idiot

Primarily a tea drinker, I occasionally get the urge for a nice hot cup of coffee or cappuccino.  And when I do, I love to order hazelnut flavored coffee and think myself to have fairly refined coffee palate as I … Continue reading

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Freshest Fish Freshly Fried

Last Friday was a gloomy rainy day and the gray mood outside was bringing me down.   I was in dire need for some comfort food to liven-up my spirits.   Should I have some bubbly hot Chowder?   Nope…I was feeling pretty … Continue reading

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An Italian Culinary Adventure With Our Favorite Italian!

Love, laughter and food!  These are the three words that came to my mind as I sat down for coffee with Chef Pietro Scotti and his charming wife, Janine.  They have these wonderful warm personalities that immediately put you at … Continue reading

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Eat Your Salmon – Thai Style!

My family and I LOVE salmon!  We make it a point to have salmon at least once a week.   It has so much of its own inherent flavor that I usually just cook it very simply…with salt, pepper (BTW: I … Continue reading


A Chocolate, Dessert & Wine Lover’s Evening!

Need I say more?!!!   It’s like all of my stars have been aligned.  Everything that could go right has gone right,,, and as a result the Annual Chocolate, Dessert & Wine Lover’s Evening is born!  Many vendors from Fairfield County … Continue reading


Paella Procrastination

My very first Paella experience was over 20 years ago, and it was “love at first bite”.  It was my first experience with something very unique and exotic.   I instantly responded to the depth of flavors this one dish had….and … Continue reading

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The Truffle Shuffle

Well!  ‘Tis the holiday season and those who know me well, know that it’s about the time I start making holiday treats for friends and family.   I did not feel like making cookies this year – so done!  And I … Continue reading

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Westport Farmers Market Moved to Gilberties For Winter

Some great minds have thought of the perfect solution to benefit one and all!  And I sincerely thank them.  So many towns in our area have farmers markets during summer and fall.  But, come Halloween, they are all wrapping up … Continue reading

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My Trader Joe Favorites

You know how once or twice in your life you may meet someone who instantly knows you and truly understands you?  Like a soul mate?   One who knows what makes you smile and what makes you happy.   And when you find … Continue reading

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