Tag: Connecticut

Would the real cupcake please step forward?


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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Going the way of Templeton… Southington Apple Harvest Festival

Southington Apple Harvest


I managed to avoid the numerous fairs this season. You know, Connecticut has at least one during every weekend from late August until late October, and we’re not far from the Big E either. I love the idea of fairs–but the reality is often frustrating. Congested parking (sometimes with exorbitant fees), high admission …

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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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