Category: Local

Travel: Crossing State Lines for Donuts – Mrs. Murphy’s Donuts

box of donuts

Most Mondays around here are full of drudgery. Catching up on the housework that I let slack over the weekend while spending time with my family. Errands. Returning to the work week of a stay-at-home mom. Today, however, deviated from the usual course.

It started with a text message from my little sister asking what …

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Connecticut Wine Festival

Connecticut Wine Festival

The last weekend of July found 14 of Connecticut’s vineyards sharing their wares at the Connecticut Wine Festival. Patrons lined up at the gates of the Goshen Fairgrounds, eager to sample the finest wine Connecticut has to offer.

The Big Guy and I are certainly not wine connoisseurs, only dabbling in the $10 or less …

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Would the real cupcake please step forward?

cupcakes

A couple weeks ago, I had a brainstorm. It was brilliant! Well…to me, anyway. I was ready to dabble in the cupcake recipes in my copy of The Magnolia Bakery Cookbook: Old-Fashioned Recipes from New York’s Sweetest Bakery. But that wasn’t enough on its own…

Enter, the Poor & Pretty cupcake…soap.

I had seen these …

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Taking Advantage of Winter: Ski Sundown

Ski Sundown

Sorry to disappoint, but this is not a food story. Fair warning!

Saturday, I spent the afternoon photographing the mogul skiing competition at my home hill, Ski Sundown in New Hartford, CT. For a small hill, they’ve come a long way in the last few years and are now the leader in mogul skiing in …

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Food Inspired By Rocket Fuel

tortilla espanola

If you’ve been around here for a while, you know about my love affair with Rocket Fine Street Food. (Shhh! Don’t tell foodgawker!) I know what you’re thinking–it’s a roach coach; what could be so fabulous about that? This is different. Wholesome, homemade foods that tickle your tastebuds without killing them. No artificial junk here–it’s …

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Ugly Holiday Sweaters And Other Fun

Festively-attired artists gathered last night at Artwell in Torrington to raise money for relocation of the small gallery to Main Street. Delicious food, some wine, and an inspired musical performance by participants were shared by all, surrounded by twinkling Christmas lights and the current Illegitimate Offspring of Da Da show pieces.Those who were not able …

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What to do this weekend…

Twisted Nut

Wondering what to do this weekend? You could come out to Artwell’s Ugly Holiday Sweater Party on Friday night. $5 to help support their relocation to Main Street where they’ll be more visible and viable. It’s a potluck party with lots of food and wine. Sure to be a good time!

Saturday…well, I’ll be working …

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What To Do, What To Do?

The weekend edition, a little early.

Skiers in Connecticut can rejoice! Ski Sundown is planning on opening for the season on Friday at 9AM and rumor has it that Mohawk will be opening Saturday at 8:30AM. Sundown will have side-to-side coverage–no white ribbon of death here!–and if the weather cooperates, they may even have moguls …

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Eating Connecticut: Rocket Fine Street Food

I’m not the first blogger to wax poetic about how fantastic Rocket Fine Street Food is (CT Scenic and 60b Photography, for example, have both beaten me to the punch), but it’s worth repeating. If you haven’t checked them out yet, you should–you won’t regret it.

The idea is simple: homemade, fresh food …

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