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Destination: The Winter Stonington Village Farmers’ Market at The Velvet Mill

By |February 7th, 2014|

“Platform 9 ¾? But, Hagrid, there must be a mistake.
This says Platform 9 ¾. There’s no such thing. Is there?”
A visit to the Velvet Mill in Stonington is an adventure: Climb a set of stairs to find an art gallery in a soaring space… turn down a hallway and walk by an Asian-inspired clothing shop […]

Maple Pepper Pulled Pork with Spicy Slaw

By |January 17th, 2014|

Sunday is farmers’ market day in Coventry and a week of January thaw means the sap has been running and Fabyan Sugar Shack will have the first of the 2014 maple syrup! This calls for a slow cooker Maple Pepper Pulled Pork celebration!
At the Coventry WinterFresh Farmers’ Market, you’ll find not only beautiful garlic, onions, […]

Peruvian Chicken with Slow Roasted Onions and Purple Potatoes

By |January 14th, 2014|

When buying local farm-raised chicken, the only option, usually, is to get a whole frozen bird and thaw before cooking. If we want chicken pieces, we tell ourselves “Suck it up, Buttercup… cut a whole bird.” We can and do… but on busy days, all those convenient and glamorous chicken cuts at the supermarket taunt […]

Cranberry-Orange Scones ~ Hartford Baking Co.

By |January 11th, 2014|

Ever taste something miraculous at an eatery and wish you could recreate it? Connecticut Food & Farm’s “Favorite Restaurant Recipes” are a gift from the state’s best chefs and bakers to the home cook!

Hartford Baking Co. got its start at the city’s West End and Billings Forge farmers’ markets and it’s not uncommon to see […]

CT F&F says: Full Steam Ahead to Engine Room!!!

By |January 10th, 2014|

“I swear I tasted my Aunt Ruth’s fried chicken last night, from the family farm in PA… scratching for grain in the morning, killed and cleaned by my Uncle Benny by noon, and fried and heaped onto plates that night for a well-earned haying season supper. Tasting the fried GourmAvian Farms chicken at Engine Room […]

Roasted Cauliflower, Leek & Garlic Soup

By |January 7th, 2014|

On a frigid weeknight in January, these things spell ALL IS WELL: the aroma of roasting vegetables, an oven-warmed kitchen, and a hot bowl of delicious soup.

This creamy, toasty, garlicky, silky, soup is just the boost of nutrition needed to keep one’s immune system strong.

We shopped the Coventry WinterFresh Farmers’ Market for the leeks, garlic, […]

Melville & Pear Crème Brûlée

By |December 26th, 2013|

This recipe was originally created for The Mystic Cheese Company Blog, December, 2012. You can find Melville this week at the Coventry WinterFresh Farmers’ Market on Sunday and in the case at The Farmers’ Cow Calfe in Mansfield Center.

As deep winter sets in, we crave warm, rich, and satisfying foods. In this recipe, Chef Carrie […]

Bourbon, Chocolate and Sea Salt Spoon Fudge

By |December 13th, 2013|

What is spoon fudge?  Rich, creamy and decadent semi-soft fudge poured into tiny pots and meant to be eaten with a spoon. This recipe is supremely easy, perfect as a gift from your kitchen, and is THERE FOR YOU if you need a chocolate fix.

Use the spirit of your choice!

Bourbon, Chocolate and Sea Salt Spoon […]

Apple Cider Caramels

By |December 1st, 2013|

Last Sunday, the Coventry Regional Farmers’ Market’s WinterFresh series kicked off. This weekly farmers’ market through the winter months features wonderful classes and workshops the first of which was a cider caramels class led by Christine Wendel Farrugia.
Christine used the recipe from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook to create buttery caramels with a beguiling apple-cinnamon finish […]