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Kings Food Markets announces gourmet tasting event

Kings Food Markets announces gourmet tasting event

Beginning Friday, April 4, Kings Food Markets (Kings), 26 Arcadia Rd., Old Greenwich, Conn., will celebrate a weekend-long spring tasting event. Shoppers who attend the event will be welcomed to taste their way through the store as Kings offers three consecutive days of signature samplings and exclusive cooking demonstrations. In addition, Nutritionist Francine G. Blinten, CCN, CNS...
The Recipe Box: Signs of Spring

The Recipe Box: Signs of Spring

Our recipe category for next month:  “Let’s Get Bathing-Suit Ready!” Please email your favorite healthy main dish, side, salad and dessert recipes to home@acorn-online.com. Please include exact measurements and instructions, and a photo of your creation, if you have one. GARLIC-LEMON SHRIMP SKEWERS W/ZUCCHINI QUINOA (Serves 4 – 6) Janine Vairo, PartyStyle Box Stylishly themed...
The Recipe Box: Hearty Winter Soups, Stews & Chilis

The Recipe Box: Hearty Winter Soups, Stews & Chilis

Our recipe category for next month:  “Signs of Spring” Please email your favorite springtime recipes, including main dishes, sides, salads and desserts, to home@acorn-online.com. Please include exact measurements and instructions, and a photo of your creation, if you have one. PUMPKIN AND TURKEY CHILI (Makes one large pot of chili) Lucretia Delfino, Norwalk, CT Ingredients:...
Celebrate "Heart Health" month with a healthy diet

Celebrate “Heart Health” month with a healthy diet

In honor of Heart Health month, Kings Food Markets, 26 Arcadia Rd., Old Greenwich, has partnered with Atlantic Health System to create a “Stay Healthy” initiative and Mary Finckenor, registered dietitian for the Cardiac Health Center of Morristown Medical Center, has helped Kings identify three simple foods you might not expect to help you promote...
The Recipe Box: "I'm in Chocolate Heaven!"

The Recipe Box: “I’m in Chocolate Heaven!”

Our recipe category for next month:  “Hearty Winter Soups, Stews and Chilis.” Please email your recipes  to home@acorn-online.com. Please include exact measurements and instructions, and a photo of your creation, if you have one. VALENTINE’S DAY LOW-FAT CHOCOLATE TRIFLE (Serves 8 to 10) Joanna Leone, Trumbull, CT Ingredients: Use red velvet cake (from the box...
The Recipe Box: Pasta Night!

The Recipe Box: Pasta Night!

Our recipe category for next month: In honor of Valentine’s Day, it’s “I’m in Chocolate Heaven!” Please email your recipes for chocolate desserts, including cookies, brownies, bars, cakes, pies and candy, to home@acorn-online.com. Please include exact measurements and instructions, and a photo of your creation, if you have one. POTATO RICOTTA GNOCCHI Silvia Bianco, chef,...
The Recipe Box: Holiday Cookie Recipe Swap!

The Recipe Box: Holiday Cookie Recipe Swap!

Italian recipes wanted! Our recipe category for next month: “Pasta Night!” Please email your favorite Italian dishes, including baked and sauced pastas, meatballs, pizzas, other main dishes, sides, vegetables, and desserts to home@acorn-online.com. Please include exact measurements and instructions, and a photo of your creation, if you have one. PANPEPATO (Makes 8 loaves) The Cake...
The Recipe Box: Thanksgiving - Classic or Contemporary?

The Recipe Box: Thanksgiving – Classic or Contemporary?

Our recipe category for next month: “Holiday Cookie Recipe Swap!” Email your favorite holiday cookie and bar recipes, as well as recipes for your other favorite holiday desserts, to us at home@acorn-online.com. Please include exact measurements and instructions, and a photo of your creation, if you have one. A TURKEY OF A CAKE N.M. Popic,...
Tips for Quick and Convenient Healthy Holiday Eating 


Tips for Quick and Convenient Healthy Holiday Eating 


For many people, the holidays involve indulging in buffet tables loaded with lots of fattening, processed foods and sugary sweets. For those of us who strive the rest of the year to eat a healthy diet while leading busy lives, it can be a challenging time. Not only are we busier than ever, we know...
Cookbook author Patricia Wells to sign new book

Cookbook author Patricia Wells to sign new book

On Wednesday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m., cookbook author Patricia Wells will be at the Darien Library, 1441 Post Rd., Darien, to sign copies of her latest cookbook, The French Kitchen Cookbook: Recipes and Lessons from Paris and Provence. For more information, contact Andy Dodds, andy.dodds@harpercollins.com or call 212-207-7498. Seared Duck Breast with Fresh Figs and...
Brown-bagging it: The new way to cook chicken?

Brown-bagging it: The new way to cook chicken?

A friend of mine who is a gourmet cook keeps raving about how she roasts her Thanksgiving turkey in a brown grocery bag. She’s tried to convince me to do the same thing, but, well, it seems too risky when one is hosting the family feast. But the other day an online recipe source I...
The Recipe Box: "It's finally fall...now let's get cooking!"

The Recipe Box: “It’s finally fall…now let’s get cooking!”

Our recipe category for next month: “Thanksgiving!” Email your favorite classic and new Thanksgiving recipes  (variations on turkey, other main dish items, sides, breads, desserts, etc.) to us at home@acorn-online.com. Please include exact measurements and instructions, and a photo of your creation, if you have one. SEARED DUCK BREAST WITH FRESH FIGS AND BLACK CURRANT...