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Premium Content Everything’s coming up Rosie’s in Old Lyme

 July 31, 2014; Updated: 12:57 pm

You'd think the Old Lyme Ice Cream Shoppe would be satisfied with its stellar lineup of homemade frozen treats, sold in an adorable building on beautiful Lyme Street.

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Celebrate the season with a triple-tomato salad

 July 30, 2014; Updated: 4:54 pm

At the peak of ripeness, an in-season tomato is one of the things that makes life worth living. Happily, that season is upon us. And this recipe is my ode to that summer tomato.

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New high-end products distill essence of vodka

 July 30, 2014; Updated: 4:55 pm

We've had cream-flavored vodka, candy-flavored vodka, even breakfast cereal-flavored vodka. Now, producers are betting on something different, vodka that tastes like ... vodka.

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Premium Content State Street Saloon is Ace high

 July 24, 2014

While on vacation, I read an excellent Western (see page 7) and I just started binge watching "Deadwood," both of which put me in the mood for the State Street Saloon.

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You too can bake artisanal quality bread at home

 July 23, 2014

Homemade bread really is the difference between a good sandwich and a great one. This is especially important when contemplating back-to-school lunches. A brown bag lunch should be something to look forward to. And even a peanut butter...

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Jams increasingly strutting their savory side

 July 23, 2014

When Chicago chef Gregory Ellis makes a pork belly sandwich, he doesn't stop at the belly. In addition to a fried egg and kumquat chow-chow, he adds a mystery ingredient - bacon jam.

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Premium Content The food is as good as the view at Swooner

 July 17, 2014

Skippers Dock on Stonington Harbor was beloved by some, if not for its food and dining room atmosphere, then certainly for its deck and its glorious view, each enhanced by the bewitching tug of nostalgia felt by so many who had made the...

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10 tasty ways to use fresh blueberries

 July 16, 2014

There are muffins, of course. And pancakes. And the obligatory fruit salad. But then what? After all the usual suspects, how do you handle a seasonal abundance of blueberries?

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Premium Content Good food and good company at Muddy Waters

 July 10, 2014

For a small city, New London has its share of restaurants-as-town-hall-meeting-spots. Both the Bean and Leaf and Washington Street Coffee House seem to attract the young, hip and caffeinated, while regulars at Mr. G's gather for all...

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Premium Content Nina Planck brings 'Real Food' cookbook to Mystic

 July 9, 2014

For Nina Planck, keeping it simple when it comes to food doesn't mean boring or unimaginative - but it does mean getting back to healthy basics and bucking what she sees as food fads masquerading as healthy - namely low-fat,...

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Premium Content Roll on up to the Food Truck Festival

 July 9, 2014

If you've been to an outdoor concert, a fundraiser, or even a popular park in the past few years, chances are you've noticed the explosion of food trucks around the region. As they serve up everything from tacos to cannolis, cupcakes to...

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Premium Content Mamma Mia, this place is good!

 July 3, 2014

There's a sign outside Mia's Prime Time Cafe in Pawcatuck these days that reads "Same as it never was." And the description is apt. Formerly Prime Time Cafe, Mia's opened up under new ownership in April with a new menu and a lot to...

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July Fourth celebrations didn’t always include pie

 July 2, 2014

Apple pie may be as American as the Fourth of July, but it probably wasn't on the table when the holiday first began.

"There wouldn't have been a whole lot of apples around this time of year," says Mary Thompson, research historian at Mount...

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See summer through rose-colored glasses of wine

 July 2, 2014

Pink wines are white hot right now, and there's never been more to choose from.

"It's really amazing how people are drinking rose so much," says Michael Madrigale, head sommelier at New York's Bar Boulud and Boulud Sud restaurants. "Before,...

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