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Good Food Starts with the Seed

Good Food Starts with the Seed

Every seed has a story to tell. One tomato seed sown in your garden may reveal the rich ancestry of an heirloom and another seed the narrative of 20th century commercial agriculture.
Heirloom seeds have been passed down from generation to generation.

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Quilts That Care

Quilts That Care

Quilts That Care is a Waterbury, CT, based non-profit that has been “wrapping cancer patients and their families in comfort and hope, once quilt at a time” since 2012. Deborah Van Steenbergen founded the group when her late husband Robert was undergoing cancer treatment. In accompanying him to treatments at Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center, Deborah was struck by witnessing other patients going through similar experiences alone and wanted to help them. She wanted to make quilts for them.

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Recipes

Cheesy Broccoli Baked Potatoes

Cheesy Broccoli Baked Potatoes

Our family-style cheesy broccoli baked potatoes are a winning solution for families divided by dietary differences. Starting with naturally gluten-free russet potatoes baked to perfection, each person can top their potato based on what they like! The easy cheesy sauce is vegan, and carnivorous eaters can add crispy bacon. For a full meal, serve with your favorite pre-made soup (we love Amy’s Organic Chunky Vegetable!).

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Spinach Shakshuka with Feta

Spinach Shakshuka with Feta

Traditionally tomato-based, this shakshuka calls for spinach instead. Designed to turn out a delicious dinner from pantry staples—eggs, frozen greens, garlic, onion, and bread—the recipe can be tailored to what you have on hand. No spinach? Substitute Swiss chard or any green, really. No feta? Used crumbled cotija or even finely grated cheddar. The bread, however, is essential for mopping up the saucy mixture of eggs and greens. Shakshuka is usually served with pita, but we’ve opted for multigrain gluten-free toast. Try it with warm corn tortillas or crusty bread. We find it suitable for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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Blistered Shishito Peppers with Yuzo Mayo

Blistered Shishito Peppers with Yuzo Mayo

These blistered shishito peppers are restaurant-fancy. Smoky, oily, crispy, salty, irresistible. A dish this good seems difficult to make, but it is actually unbelievably easy. Like turn-on- a-pan-and-toss-some-peppers-in easy. Add some salt and you’re ready to impress. Want next level goodness? We recommend a sprinkle of shichimi togarashi—a traditional spice blend of red chili, dried mandarin orange, Sichuan peppercorns, sesame and poppy seeds, and ground ginger.

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Local Stories

Local Story: Pure Love Gluten-Free Bakery

Local Story: Pure Love Gluten-Free Bakery

Customers at Pure Love Gluten-Free Bakery in Avon, CT, are greeted with a robust offering of savory and sweet baked goods. Each day the front tables are laden with English muffins (by far their best seller), pizza crust, and loaves of sliced bread—think pumpernickel, seed, rye, cinnamon raisin, and sourdough.

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Local Story: Cato Corner Farm

Local Story: Cato Corner Farm

Through the age-old alchemy of cheesemaking, the mother and son team behind Cato Corner Farm transform the flavors of their Colchester, CT, pasture into delicious farmstead cheeses.

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Local Story: Sepe Farm

Local Story: Sepe Farm

On three acres of meticulously managed pasture in Sandy Hook, Pete and Carol Sepe raise 200 sheep each year. Behind their farmhouse and tidy gardens, the “mother flock” of sheep rests in the shade when not foraging for fresh grass or socializing with the Sepes.

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Health + Wellness

A Season for Self-Care

A Season for Self-Care

With winter in full swing and the bustling holiday season behind us, February is the perfect time to pause and check in with yourself. Just because long commitment-laden days are the norm doesn’t mean you can’t sneak in some time just for you! Here are some of our tried and true tips for self-care this season.

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Our Shopping List for A Happy Gut!

Our Shopping List for A Happy Gut!

Looking for a healthy belly boost? Here’s a list of our Wellness team’s favorite gut health products to help you absorb nutrients, digest regularly and comfortably, and balance your digestive system.  Vibrant Health Digestive Vibrance Full of insoluble fiber,...

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Our Top Moisturizing Picks!

Our Top Moisturizing Picks!

The weather outside and heaters inside can leave you feeling dry and uncomfortable in the winter. To stay moisturized, while enhancing your natural glow, check out our Wellness staff’s favorite moisturizing products: Shikai Borage Therapy Dry Skin Lotion Looking for...

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New Morning News

Good Food Starts with the Seed

Good Food Starts with the Seed

Every seed has a story to tell. One tomato seed sown in your garden may reveal the rich ancestry of an heirloom and another seed the narrative of 20th century commercial agriculture.
Heirloom seeds have been passed down from generation to generation.

read more
Quilts That Care

Quilts That Care

Quilts That Care is a Waterbury, CT, based non-profit that has been “wrapping cancer patients and their families in comfort and hope, once quilt at a time” since 2012. Deborah Van Steenbergen founded the group when her late husband Robert was undergoing cancer treatment. In accompanying him to treatments at Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center, Deborah was struck by witnessing other patients going through similar experiences alone and wanted to help them. She wanted to make quilts for them.

read more