Miraculous comfort in the kitchen

Miracle worker: garlic.

“When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.” —John Ruskin Whenever I am in the kitchen I realize there is no other place in the world that offers a more comforting, loving and cozy atmosphere. Here is where we can gather with family and friends and enjoy the great pleasures of ...

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Casting By: Entertaining behind-the-scenes movie tour

Tom Donahue, director of Casting By.

As we prepare for the end-of-year movie season — filled with big films with big stars — the Ridgefield Playhouse brings us a special documentary about how movies are cast. This presentation of the Ridgefield Playhouse Film Society will feature a conversation with the director, Tom Donahue, at ...

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Connecticut DEEP Fishing Report for Nov. 7

Stripers are still biting.

This is the final weekly fishing report for the season from Connecticut DEEP; periodic reports will be filed during the winter ice fishing season. INLAND REPORT ATLANTIC SALMON – Stocking Update - DEEP began spawning salmon at the Kensington Hatchery last week and approximately 100 ...

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Some guilty pleasures for a fall weekend

What’s on your family’s movie menu this weekend? In our family, we love to savor what we call guilty pleasures, films that overcome what they lack in quality with enough indulgence to wildly entertain. Take a look at what’s showing this weekend on cable television.   Steel Magnolias No ...

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All Is Bright: Engaging holiday comedy

Each week, the Reel Dad checks the nutritional value of a movie — new or classic — to help you choose what to watch. This week’s pick is a comedy about the holidays, All Is Bright, now available On Demand. Something about the holidays brings out the best and worst in people. No matter what... ...

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Pancotto — Italian Bread Soup, warm comfort

The Twice-Baked Twins, Judy Vig and Joy Paoletti, sample some Old World Olive Oil.

With Halloween last week, October has come and gone…how quickly it passed!  As Joy and I marked Breast Cancer Month, we wanted to share a healthy recipe that is comforting, deliciously hearty and good for you!  I  loved this traditional soup during the cold months of chemotherapy. [This ...

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Ownership and obsession at Yale Rep

Joby Earle, Brenda Meaney and Anthony Cochrane in Owners at Yale Rep. —Joan Marcus

There’s no doubt about it; when a marketing economy becomes a marketing society, ownership becomes more and more desirable. It also  becomes more and more elitist.  This is obvious in British playwright Caryl Churchill’s “Owners,” which is now playing at the Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven. ...

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