Polly Tafrate

Cleaning house

Spring seems to be the time that most homeowners really start cleaning house, and that often begins with the vacuum. Fairfield County Vacuums, located at 11 ...

A class act

“Cut the peppers thinner,” Chef tells me.   I nod. “And use a mandoline for the carrots.” He reaches into shelves filled with utensils, some of which I’v...

Feeding the birds

A cardinal feeds at this wooden bird feeder. Photo courtesy of Wild Birds Unlimited. My son gives me a bird feeder for Christmas and installs it outside my ...