Grilled Peach Caprese — perfect summer treat

Grilled Peach Caprese.

It was a perfect summer day for a trip to some of our favorite family farms, a warm summer morning, hazy, hot and very humid. We headed up to South Glastonbury and found five family farms, all different but all very beautiful. Judy and I decided to stroll into the orchards and fields to seek... ...

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Bergman’s ‘Nora’ at Westport Country Playhouse is not Ibsen’s

Liv Rooth and Lucas Hall in “Nora,” Ingmar Bergman’s adaption of Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House,” directed by David Kennedy, at Westport Country Playhouse, playing through Aug. 2. —Photo by Carol Rosegg

The Westport Country Playhouse production of Nora is an interesting “spin” on Ibsen’s A Doll House (oops — I mean adaptation) by Ingmar Bergman. Nora deserves its new title. It’s a different play with a lot of references to Ibsen’s masterpiece. Since Bergman cut one third of Ibsen’s work and ...

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From a creek to a peak in the Catskills wilderness

The Catskill Mountains from Panther Mountain.

Even on the map, the trail from Fox Hollow to Panther Mountain looks like a marginal place. It doesn’t intersect with other trails, or run over a string of big-name peaks. Nor does it have a poetic title like the Devil’s Path across the valley. And New York’s “Long Path” from Fort Lee to ...

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Office kitchens — who cleans up? Sticky situations require tact

Thanks!

Q. We have a small kitchenette at my office that usually is disgusting because no one takes care of it. Fortunately, we have a one-cup-at-a-time coffee maker so there isn’t a problem with who makes coffee or who cleans up, but the rest of it is awful. The sign somebody posted, “Your mother ...

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2014 Hyundai Equus Signature: Can Hyundai sell luxury?

2014 Hyundai Equus Signature

2014 Hyundai Equus Signature: Can Hyundai sell luxury? Like American Motors Corp. with the Ambassador and Volkswagen with the Phaeton, Hyundai is tempting fate by building a very fine automobile profoundly out of step with the company’s more prosaic reputation. Meet the Equus, which is taking ...

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Berry, berry good!! Going for the blue

“Blueberries as big as the end of your your thumb, Real sky-blue, and heavy, and ready to drum In the cavernous pail of the first one to come!” —Robert Frost Freshly picked blueberries are so perfectly luscious, filled with a unique blend of slightly tart to sublimely sweet flavor. New England ...

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Bonnie & Clyde: the human side of the outlaws

Marilyn Hart as Bonnie Parker and Adam Stordy as Clyde Barrow. —Richard Pettibone

Adam Peck’s one-act play Bonnie & Clyde attempts to show the human side of the two murdering criminals whose dastardly deeds evolved from headline news stories to a full blown myth. Peck, an Englishman, put his own spin on this notorious American couple who were willing to cut their lives ...

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