| Mar 15, 2012
One million dollars--that's the grand prize up for grabs at this year's 45th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest on March 25-27, 2012, in Orlando, Florida. Several contestants participating to win all of that "dough" are from our area.
Three of them will showcase...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 3:00 AM
1 Tablespoon butter
1 Tablespoon extra-¿virgin olive oil
2 medium fennel bulbs, finely diced
¼ yellow onion, minced
2 pinches of salt, divided
Pinch of sugar
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar (optional)
10-12 strawberries, hulled and finely...
| Apr 2, 2012
Chef Kharyn Rusell joined us live with delicious and creative sandwiches from the Pnut Butter Bar truck.
National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day!
Pnut Butter Bar Truck:
| Apr 22, 2012
Here are some of my favorite agri-adventures from a recent visit.
Pomaikai "Lucky" Farm B&B: Set on an old Japanese family farm, Lucky Farm has plenty of chickens (and roosters) and farm cats sharing several acres thickly planted with...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 8:48 AM
Boo Williams' elite basketball teams will play in tournaments from Virginia to Texas to California this summer.
The girls team begins its season this weekend with the state 16-under tournament at the Boo Williams Sportsplex in Hampton. The team returns...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 4:31 PM
The timing of Connecticut Restaurant Week couldn't be better for Stephen Rosini, owner of the Black Rose Tavern in Newington.
His 200-seat venue in the middle of town had a "soft opening" for a few weeks, then a grand opening two weeks ago. Now it's part...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 2:57 PM
Editor's note: This is part of an occasional series of profiles of local restaurant chefs.
Kelly Fitzgerald has a pretty impressive chef's resume. He's worked at upscale hotel restaurants in Washington, D.C., and New York City and prepared food for...
| Oct 26, 2012
St. Mary of the Mills' Christmas bazaar is Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 114 St. Mary's Place. Shop at Granny's Attic from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Highlights include Kelley's Jellies and home-baked goods table. Enter a raffle or auction or...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 5:34 AM
Two guys walk into a bar. Sounds like the start of a cheesy joke, right?
Not when the two guys are Dan Bazis and Kevin Pyles, who bellied up to the bar at Union Jacks in Columbia last winter to discuss one of those existential questions men on bar stools...
| Oct 31, 2012
To purchase a copy of the book:
In a tall glass with ice, add:
1 1/2 ounces Southern Comfort
4 ounces orange juice
Drizzle of Grenadine
Add a black straw for sipping.
Southern Scream Alcohol-Free
| Apr 30, 2012
| 8:47 AM
Live music will be part of the draw of the Blueberry Jam outdoor festival set to take place in June on a blueberry farm near Wakefield. Bobby "BlackHat" Walters, Susan Greenbaum and Galaxy Dynamite are set to perform.
According to a poster for the event,...