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Premium Content Mystic Boathouse: A great spot with or without the kids

 April 24, 2014; Updated: 1:46 pm

With its location between Olde Mistick Village and the Mystic Aquarium, the Mystic Boathouse restaurant is ideally located to cash in on the region's tourism trade.
And when you enter, and see the...

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Moving asparagus to the center of your plate

 April 23, 2014; Updated: 4:31 pm

Asparagus has been a delicious symbol of spring since at least as far back as the Greeks, who called it asparagos - literally, "to spring up." But however it is spelled, it makes me happy.
Most grocers...

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Premium Content Welcome to town, Our Little Kitchen

 April 17, 2014; Updated: 9:44 am

In our New London neighborhood, we're a block away from almost all the essentials of life. (The only thing missing is the bar in the old Lighthouse Inn, which remains a significant loss to the charm and spirit of Life Itself in the Sixth...

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Give Easter side dishes a share of the spotlight

 April 16, 2014

If Thanksgiving is all about the sides, Easter is all about the main. While we agonize over styles of stuffings, whole or smooth cranberry sauces, sweet potatoes with or without marshmallows, and so many other Turkey Day dilemmas, we...

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Dieters move past calories, food makers follow

 April 16, 2014

Obsessing over calories alone has left dieters with an empty feeling.
The calorie counting that defined dieting for so long is giving way to other considerations, like the promise of more fiber or...

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Premium Content Pizza lovers, meet Otto

 April 10, 2014

One almost regrets devouring the steaming hot pizzas that emerge from the oven at Otto in Chester. Crafted with care, with careful consideration for each ingredient's role, they are edible works of art.

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Premium Content Food tip: Friends & Company

 April 10, 2014

11 Boston Post Road, Madison
A friend suggested Friends & Co. for a post-movie dinner, and the place looked so casual, I began to wonder about the quality of the food. No need to...

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A light and airy fruit pudding from America’s past

 April 9, 2014

Snow pudding is a great old American recipe that dates back to pioneer days, back when resourceful home cooks hankering for a treat had to rely on whatever they had - things like gelatin, lemons, sugar and eggs.

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Sweet success for cocktail bitters

 April 9, 2014

Cocktail expert Adam Lantheaume isn't afraid to tell the bitters truth. Making drinks without adding a dash or two of bitters is like cooking without seasoning.
"We think of cocktail bitters as the...

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Premium Content Restaurant review: Mystic's latest watering hole celebrates local history

 April 3, 2014

At the Engine Room, Mystic's trendy, new bar and restaurant on Holmes Street, it's really all about the space.
Opened New Year's Eve by the same folks that run the widely acclaimed Oyster Club on the...

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Premium Content Food tip: Four cheese pizza

 April 3, 2014

2 Wives Brick Oven Pizza
45 Huntington St., New London
I'm late to the party - the pizza party, that is. I've heard friends rave...

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A matzo ball soup fit for a weeknight dinner

 April 2, 2014

A classic matzo ball soup often has few ingredients beyond a delicious broth and a deliciously large and tender matzo ball. But we wanted to turn this staple of Passover into a full and satisfying meal.

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Egg whites work magic to make filling omelet for 2

 April 2, 2014

Leaving aside anything made with powdered eggs (which don't really count as eggs at all in my book), I've never met an egg dish I didn't like. But at the tippy top of my list of favorites is the edible magic trick known as the souffled...

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Premium Content Thyme to Cook sets another Table

 April 2, 2014

The International Caterers Association presented A Thyme To Cook of North Stonington with its Catered Arts Through Innovative Excellence Award on March 26 at the annual Catersource Convention in Las Vegas.

A Thyme To Cook was recognized as...

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Premium Content Big fun to be had at Little Man’s Diner

 March 27, 2014

Few of us ever stick with Plan A.
Indeed, if I were still on my Plan A, I'd be teaching Tai Chi to retirees in Naples right now instead of writing this review. Of course, the irony of an improvised...

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