Get to know the deliciously darker side of cardamom


If delicate green cardamom pods are the queen of spices, black cardamom might be Maleficent.

Dress up spring asparagus with an easy brown butter sauce

Remember the days when you knew spring was coming by the arrival of asparagus at the grocer?

In battle for coffee pod market, it’s Keurig vs. recyclables

One measure of how heated the environmental battle has become over coffee giant Keurig Green Mountain's $5 billion-a-year plastic pods is how often the company's opponents use galactic comparisons.

Want to love salads a little more? Check out “Salad Love”

For most of us, salads are mainly unplanned affairs.

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Postcards from Hawk Highway

The beauty was all around me. It had snowed the day before, making my drive into Glastonbury an especially scenic one.

Hail to the hellebore

Connecticut gardeners have been missing out on one of the most iconic of spring plants, thanks to the perpetual snow. But not to worry, because the showy sepals of the hellebore are probably already out and happy, and they will be around...

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BIG TICKET

A look at upcoming concerts and shows

Juanes - Aug. 21 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale now; $35-$76

Meghan Trainor - July 4 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. March 20; $45

UB40 - Oct. 30 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. March 20; $35-$55

The Eagles - July 15 at XL Center, Hartford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. March 21; $49.50-$179.50

Flogging Molly, Gogol Bordello - June 18 at Toyota Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford; tickets on sale now; $32.50, $42.50

Steve Miller Band - June 20 at Toyota Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford; tickets on sale now; $45-$75

Let's Hang On - May 21 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale now; $34.95

Falling In Reverse - May 13 at The Dome at Oakdale, Wallingford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. March 20; $23