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Connecticut’s Breathtaking Autumn Foliage Continues Into November

Posted on November 2, 2014

  Write-up by Jacqueline Bennett Photos by Michelle Larned & Jacqueline Bennett     New England is known for the brilliance of its autumn foliage. In Connecticut, breathtaking views have been bountiful this season. Some tree crowns began turning in the latter part of August – by October, the landscapes awash in rich colors, have rendered vistas so beautiful there is joy simply in being alive to drink it all in.   Good news for Nutmeggers and other leaf peepers, areas in Connecticut are predicted to hold their color for two more weeks through to November 15, according to the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.   From orchards and pastures in the “Quiet Corner” to hills of the City of Village…

Mom’s Recipe Box: “Michelle’s Masterpiece” Cold Broccoli/Cauliflower Salad

Posted on September 12, 2014

                  “Michelle’s Masterpiece” – Cold Broccoli/Cauliflower Salad   Eating healthy and living on a Gluten Free diet, I am always experimenting with fresh vegetables. I volunteer to bring a salad to gatherings, not mentioning Broccoli/Cauliflower Salad. I love receiving compliments as people try it for the first time, everyone wants the recipe. It’s easy to make, very healthy and very delicious . . .  I hope you enjoy it. – Michelle Larned       INGREDIENTS: 2 cups broccoli florets; 2 cups cauliflower florets; 8 slices bacon – fried crisp and crumbled; one half cup sunflower seeds; one half cup raisins; one half cup craisins; one half cup red onion – finely chopped.     SAUCE:…