Tag Archives: Jane Rushmore

How Sweet It Is

Cupcakes at Sugar Bakery

When you’re in the food business and the Food Network calls, you answer. In June 2010, Carol Vollono and Brenda DePonte, the mother/daughter team behind Sugar Bakery in East Haven, received a call out of the…

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Mouth to Mouth

“We have a favorite saying here: ‘You’re not famous until your head is on a PEZ dispenser,’” says Shawn Peterson, manager of the PEZ Visitor Center in Orange.

Of course, PEZ itself is a cultural icon, and the center has …

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Aiming to Cheese

Deli at Liuzzi Gourmet Food Market

A favorite among Daily Nutmeg’s early stories was this visit to a legendarily cheesy spot on December 6, 2012. Enjoy!

“Aw, forget about it!” says cheese section manager Bob Derrico when asked how…

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A Look Before We Leap

Daily Nutmeg Photo Collage

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?

That opening question of the nostalgia-riddled Scottish folk song “Auld Lang Syne,”…

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Plants and Raves

Marsh Botanical Garden

The flora bordering the corner of Prospect Street and Hillside Place does its job a little too well. But determined guests on this Friday evening in early May don’t seem to mind taking a few wrong turns before finding Yale’s …

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From the Ground Up

A boy and a chicken at Common Ground Urban Farm

It’s hard work catching a chicken. Kids squat and chase in pursuit, feathers fly, parents look on equally amused and alert. “I don’t think I have ever touched a chicken before in my life,” says one mother. Changing that sort …

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Artists’ Palate

Black Paella at Ola

Hidden amidst chain establishments in a plaza on the Boston Post Road, Ola Restaurant sparkles like a jewel.

You could easily miss the small doorway, which opens from the parking lot to a descending staircase. Upon reaching the below-street-level bar …

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Mouth to Mouth

PEZ Visitor Center Main Floor

“We have a favorite saying here: ‘You’re not famous until your head is on a PEZ dispenser,’” says Shawn Peterson, manager of the PEZ Visitor Center in Orange.

Of course, PEZ itself is a cultural icon, and the center has …

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Wherefore Eat Thou?

View from the Counter at Café Romeo

“East Rock is really spoiled,” says Chris Mordecai, owner of Café Romeo on Orange Street. “We have so many delis, cafés and restaurants.” But that feeling of abundance retreats in the winter months, as most of the cafés only offer …

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Orange’s Slice of France

Yolande's Bistro & Creperie dining room

In the 1950s, Yolande Lacan’s parents emigrated from France to Canada, ultimately winding up in Whitefield, New Hampshire, running the Playhouse Inn. Her father Noel Lacan was the chef, but her mother Lucienne might have had the better palate.…

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