Grass Rxoots recently opened in the lobby of Halo Studios in New Canaan. And, it couldn’t be a more perfect spot.
Halo Studios is a health and wellness facility dedicated to your physical well-being. From Tai Chi and Yoga to personal training and nutritional counseling, your body gets a workout. But sometimes that body needs to be nourished, too. That’s where Grass Rxoots, the brainchild of Dr. Steven Murphy and CEO and “creative strategist” Rhoby Schempp, comes in. It’s like one-stop shopping for a captive audience under the same roof.
Have you ever tasted a dog cookie? Until recently, I could honestly say no. That is no longer the case.
I had the privilege of meeting Paul and Lynn Gallant, owners of Paul’s Custom Pet Food in New Milford. As a parting gift, I received a package of pumpkin dog cookies. With an ingredient list of organic brown rice flour, organic pumpkin, organic eggs, dried goat’s milk, organic parsley, and sea salt, I gave one a try.
The rise in popularity of green, or sustainably made wine, has created new terminology -organic, organic grape, biodynamic, sustainable farming, natural/raw/minimal intervention/no addition – unique to wine grape growing (viticulture) and wine making (viniculture) practices. This class is aimed at clarifying each distinct method by taking you through the varietals, terroir and the rigorous process/guidelines each method follows in order to produce its categorized wine.
Ark of Taste Honeys: A Lecture and Educational Tasting
With Author and Honey Sommelier Marina Marchese
Culinary Demonstration and Tasting with Chef Silvia Baldini and
Heirloom and Ark of Taste Food Discussion with Analiese Paik
From 6:30-8:30 pm
$25 per person; RSVP online at CarriageBarn.org
It’s that time again, the magical season for maple sugaring that runs from the beginning of February until the end of March in New England. Since maple syrup is produced only in northeastern North America, this is a great opportunity to experience the uniqueness of winter farming. Events at farms and land trusts from Greenwich to Redding aim to educate, so choose the level of involvement that’s right for you.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Foods of Love, a culinary event centered on foods known to get us in the mood for love.
Join us to learn about everyday aphrodisiacs including strawberries, honey, figs, artichokes, chili peppers, edible flowers, chocolate and coffee, and how to incorporate them into an irresistible Valentine’s Day menu.
CT NOFA’s 33rd Annual Winter Conference will be held on Saturday, March 7th (snow date March 8th). Hear keynote speaker Dr. Kristine Nichols of the Rodale Institute discuss the future of sustainable farming, attend a wide variety of workshops and panel discussions, meet and shop from more than 60 exhibitors and vendors, network over lunch, celebrate local food, participate in the raffle, and more.
Each holiday season we look for special gifts under $25 for the teacher, babysitter, music instructor, tutor, coach, mother’s helper, massage therapist and anyone else who’s been especially kind, thoughtful, and helpful during the year. Everyone loves the gift of fine food and Olivette is a convenient destination for buying a wide selection of epicurean gifts under $25,
Heritage turkeys sold at retail – in stores and online – are raised in California by Bill Niman’s BN Ranch and Mary’s Free Range Turkey, and Frank Reese’s Good Shepard Poultry Ranch in Kansas. This year, I’m excited to share a source for local, organic heritage turkeys right here in Fairfield County.