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Get To Know Your Local Farmer: Cabot Open Farm Sunday

calf at Freund's Farm

Cabot Open Farm Sunday offers the public an opportunity to peek behind barn doors and discover what their neighbor farmers do every day.

Removing the veil of mystery, visitors learn a little something along the way. In Connecticut, we have several Cabot co-op farms, and I visited two of them during the October 9, 2016 …

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The New Normal: Women’s March on Hartford, Connecticut

Women's March on Washington sister rally in Hartford, Connecticut

The older I get, the harder it is to stick my head in the sand and pretend life can go on, status quo, and that everything is okay.

Because everything is not okay.

You’ve probably noticed by now that I haven’t posted a single recipe since late November. The one lonely post that was delivered …

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What’s Happenin’, Hot Stuff?

What kind of girls' weekend doesn't include cocktails? This is the Hemingway from Shell & Bones Oyster Bar and Grill in New Haven, Connecticut.

Just days away from my birthday–and with the celebration already in full swing–it doesn’t seem all that crazy to borrow a Long Duck Dong gem from Sixteen Candles for this post. Although there will be a lot more than 16 candles on my cake this year, and I am NOT sorry for that! I’ve moved …

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Connecticut: Shoppes at Farmington Valley, Canton

The Shoppes at Farmington Valley have something for everyone! Spend an evening in Canton, Connecticut and shop to your heart's desire! {sponsored post}

Disclosure: I was a guest of The Shoppes at Farmington Valley and A Little Bird Told Me for a complimentary blogger event they held recently, at which all attendees received a swag bag full of goodies and a gift card. All opinions–as always–remain my own.

I am a lucky girl. It’s easy to take for …

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Eating Connecticut: The Mobile Pub

The Mobile Pub is a party on wheels, taking care of all of your guests' beverage needs with their converted 1962 Shasta Caravan. photo by The Mobile Pub

My Eating Connecticut pieces typically involve restaurants, special events, and food trucks around the state where I’ve sampled the menu and decided to share the experience with you.

Today is a little bit different.

I’m taking a slightly different path this time because, a) The Mobile Pub doesn’t tool around town like an ice cream …

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Eating Connecticut: AmandaBakes

The AmandaBakes Airstream parked at South Farms for The Morris Marketplace

It started with a text…

I was in the middle of shooting photos for a client and knew I had made plans to leave the house. But the weekend didn’t go according to plan and I was way behind schedule. Lost in my project, I also lost track of time.

It took a full 10 …

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Connecticut: Ritz Crystal Room at Remember When

The Ritz Cafe is a more casual dining experience on the first floor of Remember When in Torrington, CT

In the heart of Torrington lies a secret hiding in plain sight. Those who are acquainted with it have been enjoying its bounty for years. Those who walk on by have no idea the gem they’ve overlooked. Today, I hope to illuminate you all, because sometimes secrets just aren’t meant to be kept.

Remember When

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Connecticut: Cookshop Plus and Hartford Baking Company

Cookshop Plus in West Hartford, Connecticut has just about everything you need to fully equip your kitchen--and make it beautiful, too! {sponsored post}

Dislosure: I was a guest of Cookshop Plus West Hartford and Hartford Baking Co. at a blogger event they held. I was not compensated for this post. All opinions remain my own.

Last Sunday, I ventured out to West Hartford, Connecticut, for a local blogger event at a relatively new kitchen store: Cookshop Plus West …

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Eating Connecticut: The Green Grunion Food Truck

The Green Grunion food truck, which can often be found in Danbury and Bethel, Connecticut, offers San Diego style burritos made with fresh, local ingredients.

A couple weeks ago, I packed my kids up in the car and headed down to Danbury, Connecticut on a mission. What would entice me to drive 50 miles one way on that bright but chilly Sunday afternoon? Burritos. But not just any burritos. The kind that are hand-made with loving care with fresh, local …

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Eating Connecticut: Spuds Your Way Food Truck

Spuds Your Way from Hamden, Connecticut is the place to go for a meal in a peel! More than just baked potatoes, you can find Spuds Your Way at local farmers markets and events, as well as available for catering.

Sometimes, your destiny finds you.

When Jared Cohen realized that there wasn’t a future in his job as a poker dealer at Mohegan Sun casino–little room for growth, and certainly no retirement to rely on–he started thinking outside the box, just like his father taught him. Ultimately drawing on fond memories of feasting upon those …

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