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Rebecca Haynes

Patio Heaven

New designs to keep you outdoors all season By Deborah DiSesa Hirsch Thinking of redoing your patio? The sky’s the limit, say area landscape designers, as homeowners are using all types of stone and concrete pavers in a variety of colors and bringing living spaces outdside. The hottest patios this summer will have outdoor kitchens, […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Blood Orange and Apple Crisp

Recipe Courtesy of Debra Ponzek and Greg Addonizio (serves 8-10) ingredients 8 Honeycrisp or Rome apples 8 small blood oranges 1/3 cup flour 3/4 cup sugar [Read More]

Broccoli Rabe with Lemon and Pine Nuts

Recipe Courtesy of Debra Ponzek and Greg Addonizio (Serves 6 as a side dish) ingredients 2 bunches broccoli rabe 3 tablespoons olive oil 4 cloves of garlic, peeled and thinly sliced Zest of 1/2 lemon 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts method Remove about 1 inch from the base of the broccoli rabe. Blanch the broccoli […] [Read More]

Whole-Wheat Pizza

Recipe Courtesy of Debra Ponzek and Greg Addonizio (makes 6 7-inch pizzas) ingredients One 1/4-ounce envelope dry yeast 3 tablespoons honey 1/2 cup warm water 1 1/2 cups warm skim milk 2 teaspoons sea salt [Read More]

Turkey Meatballs

Recipe Courtesy of Debra Ponzek and Greg Addonizio (makes about 24) ingredients 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano [Read More]

Chef’s Delight: Meet the pair behind Aux Delices

Family comes first for Ponzek, Addonizio By Valerie Foster Debra Ponzek and Greg Addonizio have been building a culinary empire in lower Fairfield County since 1995. When their first gourmet food shop, Aux Délices, opened in Riverside, customers soon learned this casual place to meet and eat also elevated take-out to an epicurean art form. […] [Read More]

Spring Garden Repair: Tips for undoing winter’s damage

By Daryl Beyers Winters in Southwestern Connecticut are typically manageable affairs, with a dusting of snow before the December holidays, a cold snap or two in January and February, and several storms scattered throughout — all with nice 40-plus-degree thaws in between. The past winter, however, was a different animal. With snowstorm after snowstorm, compounded […] [Read More]

Asian Art… Works in a Variety of Decors

By Andrea Valluzzo From blue and white porcelain to beautifully carved jade and ivory, Asian art has long enchanted Western audiences. “We Americans have always been fine collectors of Asian porcelain … museums (here) are filled with it,” says longtime antiques dealer Sally B. Kaltmann, owner of Sallea Antiques in New Canaan. Although the shop […] [Read More]

Living Her Dream

Entrepreneur takes her mom’s granola recipe and runs with it By Valerie Foster Dina Houser and her seven siblings grew up eating — and loving — their mom’s granola. In fact, Houser loved it so much that once on her own she began making batches, tweaking mom’s recipe, and giving packages as presents to friends […] [Read More]

Luxurious Hideaways

Taking ‘man’ spaces to new heights [Read More]
Categories: General, Interior Decor