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Home Baked Rich Muffins a Great Way to Start November!

Posted on November 1, 2016

By Jacqueline Bennett   With Thanksgiving just around the corner it is time to pull out the cornucopia of family recipes. Readers of newsandviewsjb may be familiar with my “Mom’s Recipe Box” series – a seven month series which featured old and new family favorites, including Rich Muffins.   Growing up one of the best surprises in the Bennett Household was to awaken to the aroma of my mother baking Rich Muffins downstairs in her RED & WHITE kitchen – a recipe that has been carried on to the next generations. I can’t think of a better way to start the month of November than with a batch of rich muffins. Put in the oven at 5:10 a.m. this morning and ready at…

Belltown Hill Orchards Old World Vista, Farm Fresh Fruit in South Glastonbury Connecticut

Posted on October 26, 2012

Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb A vista reminiscent of Old World Italy can be found in Connecticut standing atop the vast acreage of Belltown Hills Orchards in South Glastonbury. Begun in the early 1900’s by Louis Preli, an Italian immigrant, it is now a third generation family business spanning some 150 acres. The beautiful valley of fruit trees include the popular pick-your-own apple orchards, as well as, strawberries, peaches and the Perelli Vineyards. ┬áThere is also a Farm Market and Bakery. The ride through winding back roads to reach Belltown Hill Orchards is well worth it and this time of year the autumn foliage is a bonus. Once there, the view is simply gorgeous! A respite from the hustle and bustle of…