Category Archives: Connecticut

Seagulls and the Temple of Trash

The other day I shared the trick to getting my teenage son to come along to the Pez Museum with me: Promise him a bucket of candy. Well, how did I get my husband to come along to the Trash … Continue reading

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Bling at the PEZ Factory

Question: How do you get a teenage boy to choose to come along to a museum with you? Answer: You promise him a bucket of candy. I can without a doubt say that I now know more about PEZ than … Continue reading

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Definitely Enough Snow: Snowshoeing After Nemo

#DPSWEATHER This is the final winter of my 101 things list, and a few weeks ago my husband talked me out of snowshoeing, which is on my list, because there were only a few inches of snow. “If you can … Continue reading

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Pork, Squid, and Milkfish: A Filipino Meal

The man explained the choices at the steam table, but hesitated at the second pork dish. “And this one is — I don’t know if I should tell you what it is.” He gave a nervous laugh as he stirred … Continue reading

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Oh, bring us a figgy pudding: We set a new caroling world record

{Celebrate your courage. Send me a postcard.} “Oh, bring us a figgy pudding and a cup of good cheer … We won’t go until we get some, so bring some out here.” We never did get that figgy pudding, but … Continue reading

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Apocalypse Soon: I Became a Zombie at the Doomsday Fair

Ah, autumn fairs in New England. The leaves are turning, the air is crisp, the zombies are searching for brains. We were at the Doomsday Fair, and the timing was eerie. Hurricane Sandy headed for Connecticut, and local news stations … Continue reading

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Art thou a loggerheaded, toad-spotted malt-worm?

Verily, I beseech thee, travel to the Renaissance Faire if thou durst. A fulsome feast awaits. Do not tarry. Or art thou a loggerheaded, toad-spotted malt-worm? Huzzah! The Connecticut Renaissance Faire Renaissance Insult Generator

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Connecticut Seasonal Produce: 10 CSA shares

Here are pictures of each of my CSA shares, June through October. We have enjoyed eating through the seasons and seeing the radishes and greens of spring change to the fruits and squashes of fall. More CSA posts: Summer of seasonal … Continue reading

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Just let go: Jump off a cliff

Some of us think holding on makes us strong but sometimes it is letting go.     — Hermann Hesse I hold onto things fiercely: movie ticket stubs, anger, prints of bad photos, grudges, logs of old exercise routines, worries, and, especially, … Continue reading

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Summer of seasonal produce and ratatouille too

It’s been great eating fresh, local produce this summer from my CSA share. Here’s a photographic recap of what ripened during June, July, and August in Connecticut. Scroll to the bottom to see a photo of what I received in … Continue reading

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