One of our favorite spots in Fairfield County for organic salads and cold-pressed juices is Green & Tonic. We’re glad to announce Green & Tonic has opened a fourth location in downtown New Canaan located at 5 Burtis Avenue. Green & Tonic will offer their unique brand of organic cold-pressed juices, nutritional cleanse programs, meal plans, superfood smoothies, as well as a full menu of prepared foods including salads, side salads, wraps and soups all made fresh daily. The New Canaan store will also debut the new expanded breakfast menu, healthy kid-friendly snacks and a new store design. Green & Tonic hopes to engage the community in discussions about health & wellness “healthy happy hours”, bringing in health professionals to address topics like nutrition strategies, natural remedies, sports nutrition, children’s health, and integrative health therapies.Read More »
We were invited by Kusmi Tea to enjoy afternoon tea at Mari Vanna Restaurant in the Flatiron District of NYC. We had a chance to get a first sip of Kusmi’s latest limited edition blend, Tsarevna, while we learned about the history of the brand and the tea.
The story behind the Tsarevna blendRead More »
Once upon a time…
The tsarevnas, daughters of the tsars, used to journey to the heart of the Imperial Russia for Christmas celebrations. They would go to the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg – the birthplace of Kusmi Tea – where an immense tree would be hung with Christmas decorations. Tsarevna is a Russian blend that takes its inspiration from that time.
For nights where I don’t feel like standing and cooking on the stovetop, I often bake chicken legs or thighs. My typical recipe is putting the chicken on a rack and seasoning them with salt, pepper and paprika then roasting them. Then the recipe got played out, especially since I’ve been busy with work and the family (and because I’ve been too lazy to cook other creative things). I decided to try the sampler jars of Sensational Sauces sent to me by their creator, Chef Duane Ward. I tried the Mango Chili Honey BBQ (made with mango, fresh ancho chili, hand harvested varietal honey, and warm blend of spices) and Asian Sesame sauces. Both were delicious, flavorful, and great on chicken. They can also be used on beef, pork and seafood. The Mango Chili sauce was my favorite – a perfect harmony of sweet and spicy. The Asian Sesame sauce was also good, and best of all, was not salty unlike other Asian sauces I’ve got in my pantry.Read More »
The French Cheese Board will be hosting three pop-up events in conjunction with The Cheeses of Europe this year.
Dates of Pop-up Events:
- Friday, October 10 (11a-7p)
- Friday, November 21 (11a-7p)
- Friday, December 12 (11a-7p)
** All three events are FREE and are open to the general public.Read More »
No…No…Notorious… (Listen to this, and you’ll know what I mean)
That was playing in our heads when we saw The Notorious P.I.G. on the menu at Walrus + Carpenter, a fine BBQ joint in the Black Rock section of Bridgeport, CT. The Notorious P.I.G. is a three course meal that can fill the bellies of four people. Priced at $128, it’s an awesome deal.
So what does it look like?Read More »