I Really Thought I Wasn’t That Hungry Tonight

…until I entered Mitchell’s Fish Market in Stamford.  My nostrils instantly registered the beckoning aroma of delectable seafood.   I had no choice but to go in and satisfy my other senses. 

It was our family night-out, and as always we were all debating where we should eat tonight.  Each person had their … Continue Reading ››

Spice Explosion!

Dominant and distinct flavors of spicy green and red chilies, basil, galangal, fish sauce,  kaffir, lemongrass, lime and coconut milk define what Thai cuisine means to me.   What a mind-boggling experience for the taste buds!  

Until my family moved to Connecticut from New Jersey a few years ago,  our only Thai food … Continue Reading ››

A Memorable Afternoon With Pietro Scotti

I laughed, I learned and I ate scrumptious food all in one afternoon.  

Today I attended a fabulous, intimate event organized by CT Bites and Da Pietro restaurant in Westport:  A cooking demo and lunch with Chef Scotti.   I found out about it through "CT Bites Invites" that I had signed up … 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 I truly admired its irresistible presentation.   The Paella came to our table … Continue Reading ››

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 did not feel like making my usual rum balls. Naah!  Truffles! I thought.  Let’s … Continue Reading ››

Let’s Do Lunch At Versailles

To enjoy an amazing French bistro, you don’t really have to fly to France.  Just get in the car and drive up to Versailles on Greenwich Ave. in Greenwich, CT. 

What a cozy little place it is….buzzing and hopping with activity.  As soon as you enter you get a sense that this … Continue Reading ››

Pie Pie Me Oh My…I Love Pie

  • National Pie Championship winner! 
  • Featured on Throwdown With Bobby Flay! 
  • Good Morning American called it the best slice of pie in the nation!
  • Best Of Gold Coast winner!

Hearing such high accolades for a local business made me proud.  Plus ‘tis the season for pies, right?  So, I just … Continue Reading ››

Chile AND Chocolate? YUM!

Sometimes I feel that I am the only person on the planet who loves the flavor combination of chocolate and chile.  To me there could be no better union.  The perfect Ying with its Yang.  Isn’t that a match made in heaven?

I have been baking chile chocolate cakes for ages, and … Continue Reading ››

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 their act and getting ready to hibernate for the winter. And it … Continue Reading ››

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 that person , you never want to let them go?  Well!  I feel … Continue Reading ››

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