The Conscious Cook: In praise of spring

“The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created Spring.” — Bern Williams The mercurial days of spring are here — one moment beaming rays of sunshine are melting snow banks initiating a slow, sweet, thawing of the soil. The very next day howling winds and errant snowflakes flutter in the sturdy breeze. How grateful I … read more

Twins Judy and Joy: Thanks, Nana!

With the temperatures almost reaching 60 degrees the past few days, Judy and I are so hopeful that spring is just about here. For some reason this year I cannot wait and yet we really can’t complain; we have had a mild winter here in the Northeast. The warm sun, the birds chirping, my garden, outdoor dining … hurry please! … read more

The Conscious Cook: Get your green on

“March, when days are getting long, Let thy growing hours be strong, To set right some wintry wrong.”  — Caroline May March is an intriguing month for conscious cooks. The weather is completely unpredictable, with bone-chilling days when nothing but steaming hot soup will satisfy, to moments when there is a seductive, warm whiff of spring in the air. Nature … read more

Taste of Ridgefield: wine, appetizers, and desserts this Sunday

The Rotary of Ridgefield will be hosting its 18th annual Taste of Ridgefield on Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Ridgefield Community Center. Among the restaurants and caterers will be Sarah’s Wine Bar, Southwest Café, Luna Rossa, Stonehenge, The Blazer, The Little Pub,Baileys Backyard, Bareburger,  Piccolo’s Pizza, Tiger’s Den Sports Bar and Grill, Lombardi’s Pizza e Ristorante and Odeen’s BBQ. The first time participants … read more

Twins Judy and Joy: What’s new? Healthier food

Happy New Year everyone! It’s a new year with new beginnings and resolutions filled with new promises. That’s a lot of new-ness going on! Don’t you think? Some of us want to lose weight, eat healthier, start exercising, or all of this, but it can be a bit overwhelming sometimes. We know from our own experience when choosing healthier ingredients, … read more

Conscious Cook: Start the new year with clean eating

Another fresh new year is here… Another year to live! To banish worry, doubt and fear, To love and laugh and give! — William Arthur Ward There is something so wonderfully rehabilitating about a new year. Suddenly there is a joyous opportunity to begin anew, to rewind after a hectic holiday season, and refocus on preparing a delicious life. The … read more

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