Saturday, October 31, 2020

Nibbles

Life & Style • Published Oct. 22, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Nibbles: Tea Kettle

I have lived on the Connecticut shoreline for decades and food has been my wheelhouse since the mid-70s, but I still get thrilled about new things, even in this pandemic.One is the Tea...

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Life & Style • Published Oct. 15, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Nibbles: Milton’s Cauliflower Pizza

I rarely buy supermarket frozen pizza because I live in an area where terrific pizza is a few minutes’ drive, or even a phone (or text) away. Most frozen pizzas leave me cold.A $2-...

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Life & Style • Published Sep. 17, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Nibbles: The Apple Lover’s Cookbook

As I drive along our beautiful shoreline, my thoughts are sometimes drawn inland, particularly this time of year. Soon, apples will be everywhere, along with cider and cider donuts. I opened...

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Life & Style • Published Aug. 27, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Nibbles: Amy Schumer Learns to Cook

Oh man, this somewhat-Renaissance woman (comedian/actor/writer/director/producer/mom/wife/cousin of Senator Chuck Schumer of New York) really doesn’t know how to cook. Good thing Amy...

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Life & Style • Published Aug. 20, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Nibbles: Lindy’s Homemade Italian Ice

Last month, one day, I could not eat anything for more than a day due to a medical procedure. While is isn’t a big deal, I hate the fact that I can’t eat, so I was on the lookout for ...

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Life & Style • Published Aug. 13, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Nibbles: More Than One Way to Cook Corn

I am a purist when it comes to sweet corn. I only buy sweet corn from a farm stand when it is absolutely local and, ideally, harvested that day. I don’t husk it until the water is boiling....

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Life & Style • Published Aug. 06, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Nibbles: Kuchenprofi Tweezer Tongs

I love watching people using chopsticks when cooking in their kitchens. I guess I wasn’t alone. Sohla El-Waylly, associate food editor at Bon Appetit, has been using foot-long tweezer tongs ...

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Life & Style • Published July 23, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Nibbles: Goldbelly

I cook, I read, I watch television. After watching Somebody Feed Phil, he tasted Montreal bagels. I remembered having bagels in Montreal maybe two decades ago. They look like bagels because they...

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Life & Style • Published July 16, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Nibbles: Freshly Ground Beef, Shop-Rite

Many of us are in summer mode, grilling outside in yards, on patios, and in porches. My go-to favorites for grill season, even with all the fancy recipes in all the food magazines, are burgers and,...

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Life & Style • Published July 02, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Nibbles: Jack Rabbits, The Rabbit Hole

I had an appointment in Old Saybrook at 10 a.m., and I wasn’t ready for breakfast before I left the house. When my appointment was done, it was too late for breakfast and too early for...

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Life & Style • Published June 25, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Nibbles: Somebody Feed Phil

Am I the only one watching way too much television? Well, maybe not as much as my daughter and her husband, both of whom are working at home. We talk every day, usually, and usually about food,...

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Life & Style • Published May 21, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Nibbles: Whole Belly Clams

A Facebook note from Rhonda Depsey, co-owner of Sneekers, about a Friday-night special of whole belly clams, got me very excited. For me, spring isn’t spring until I have eaten whole belly...

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Life & Style • Published May 14, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Nibbles: Whisps

I have known Jerry Fischer for many, many years. He is my go-to person when our local school superintendent asks me for the dates of Jewish holidays so we don’t scheduled meetings on those...

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Life & Style • Published March 26, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Gefen Organic Red Beets

There are people who love beets and those who loathe them. This is just for those who, like me, adore them.I was invited to a very small dinner party at friends in Griswold. I was asked to...

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Life & Style • Published March 12, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Nibbles: Litaly Vanilla Wafer Rolls

As soon as I bake a batch of something sweet, I taste one, and decide whether it is good enough for a column. Then, out into the world they go; those sweet things leave my house. That is also true ...

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Life & Style • Published March 05, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Nibbles: Vue24

Back when I was a restaurant reviewer for The Day, I was invited to many dinners before the restaurants were open for business. I rarely went because restaurant critics should be anonymous. Now...

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Life & Style • Published Feb. 27, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Nibbles: Bradley & Wall

During a recent trip to Madison, my friend asked if we could stop at Bradley & Wall so she could pick up some prepared food for dinner for her husband and son. I had never heard of it, so she...

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Life & Style • Published Feb. 20, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Nibbles: Elizabeth’s Café

I have a friend Lisa who lives in Westchester County, New York, works in New York City, and comes to Madison most weekends. With a free Friday in Madison, she asked about having lunch somewhere....

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Life & Style • Published Feb. 06, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Nibbles: Lunch at Costco

It is never a good idea to shop when you are hungry, especially because I am on this intermittent fasting diet. I don’t eat before 11 a.m. or after 7 p.m. So, there I was at Costco at noon, ...

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Life & Style • Published Jan. 16, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Nibbles: Winter is Here

On a recent morning, I looked outside, saw it was snowing, and decided I would not be going out because I have a new car and I am treating it like a new puppy, kitten, or human baby. Once it hits...

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Life & Style • Published Jan. 09, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Nibbles: Pigs in a Blanket

I went to a New Year’s Eve party and the hosts, accomplished cooks who love food as much as I do, asked me to make pigs in a blanket.Really?For a group of guests that included ...

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Life & Style • Published Dec. 12, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Nibbles: Purple Sweet Potatoes

I made roasted vegetables for my daughter-in-law’s Thanksgiving dinner when I visited in Massachusetts, and, again, when I created an encore dinner two days later at my house. I tried to...

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Life & Style • Published Nov. 28, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Nibbles: Daddy’s Noodle Bar

On the way home from getting my Costco card in East Lyme recently, I stopped for takeout from the pretty new restaurant in the old location of Five Guys. Instead of burgers on the menu, there were ...

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Life & Style • Published Nov. 07, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Nibbles: The Deluxe Food Lover’s Companion

In many cookbooks and food magazines and newspapers, authors often assume a knowledge or jargon or technique many don’t understand. In a recent cookbook, I ran across these: “soubise,...

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Life & Style • Published Oct. 31, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Nibbles: Slicing Apples

This is my favorite season. I love to bake and I love apples and pears. I make pies and tarts and cakes and I am crazy about the way my house smells when they came out of the oven. But I cannot...

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