| Nov 3, 2012
Thousands of shimmering lanterns illuminate India's towns and villages in an otherworldly glow on Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights. Hindu households set out rows of diya, small clay lamps, to create a symbolic path for Lord Rama on his legendary...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 10:45 PM
It’s no secret that pumpkin is the ingredient du jour. You will find it everywhere. At popular coffee chains, pumpkin is in everything from lattes to muffins to breads.
One of the most popular uses of pure pumpkin, of course, is in pumpkin pie....
| Aug 24, 2012
For a couple of years before making South Florida home, I made frequent trips to Miami Beach. Somehow, a trip south was never complete until I'd had dinner at China Grill.
At the time, everything about China Grill was new, from the nightclub...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 10:26 AM
Mixing popular summer cocktails and cupcakes was the ingenious brainchild for one of the delicious desserts from Flavor Cupcakery in Bel Air.
Located near Harford Mall, the cupcakery is known for its unique flavors made with the finest ingredients....
| Aug 25, 2012
| 6:12 PM
The 2012 Somerset County Farmers' Market season brought in quite a few new faces and introduced several new products to tempt customers on Saturday mornings. Perhaps one of the most unique of these freshmen farmers' market vendors is Dn'D Farms.
| Aug 28, 2012
| 12:46 PM
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Abigail's American Bistro
493 Roger Williams Ave., Highland Park, 847-849-1009
Abigail's surrounds diners with a sophisticated setting of soothing earth tones with splashes of color and a menu of...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 3:45 PM
You have to get the temperature right, Celia Lerum says, as she sticks a thermometer in a pitcher of hot wax.
After mixing the wax slowly back and forth with a pitcher of essential oils, she slowly pours the mixture into small jars, the wicks held up...
| Sep 5, 2012
Review: Belly Q
1400 W. Randolph St. 312-563-1010
Rating: !!!! (out of four) Already hot
There’s only one person who mentions the word "belly" more often than a gossip magazine’s celebrity baby-watch section. That’s Bill Kim, a fine-...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 9:21 AM
When dining out, call the restaurant in advance, and when traveling, contact the airlines and hotel, to notify them of your food restrictions.
Have an emergency plan in place in case you have an...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 9:55 AM
Vientiane Thai Cuisine
231 High St., Torrington, (860) 489-0758
See Vientiane Thai Cuisine's Restaurant Page on CT.com Places
If you find yourself craving some pad Thai or satay, headdown to Vientiane Thai Cuisine, a new restaurant in Torrington....
| Jun 8, 2012
| 4:06 AM
Jeff Fitchett believes that a decent steak doesn't have to break the bank. At Poor Boy Steakhouse, he proves it.
Fitchett, working with Kyle Algaze, opened the Severna Park restaurant last fall in the space vacated by the duo's other spot, the...