Category Archives: Connecticut

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

My son David had the idea to take a picture 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 … 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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The Week of Man: What Happens When Mom Goes Away?

While I was having adventures in Costa Rica, my husband and two teenage boys were at home. I turn my blog over to them today for a report on what was happening on the home front. —– From Daniel, age … Continue reading

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Radishes, scapes, and greens, oh my (CSA share)

During most trips to my grocery store, I buy vegetables from thousands of miles away, shipped unripe and picked long ago; they’ve lost their freshness and a lot of their nutrition sitting on trucks. But this weekend was filled with … Continue reading

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Beer Brewing

Does goofing off and drinking beer while someone else does all the work count as checking another item off my 101 list? I’ve been assured that this photo makes it legitimate. #54: Brew my own beer. 101 things in 1001 … Continue reading

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MCB on NYE

We brought in the new year with the Michael Cleary Band last night. Great show! We’ve been following Michael Cleary for 20 years, longer than that really because we followed him in his previous band, The Bus. We don’t get … Continue reading

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