A kombucha comeback: An age old beverage is on trend

Kombucha is a new buzzword in the tea scene, but many wonder what it is and what makes it so popular. According to the American Nutrition Association, kombucha tea “is a sweet-sour, fermented, acidic, slightly carbonated beverage.” “If you have never tried kombucha before, I would describe it as effervescent, tart and slightly sweet,” explains … Read more

Substitute Day: Swap out processed snacks for healthier home-baked treats

Reading ingredient labels on snacks shouldn’t require reading glasses and a chemical dictionary, but that has become the case with additives, preservatives, fats, and unnecessary ingredients finding their way into our treats. As an alternative, baking your own snacks at home allows you to control the ingredients and be more health conscious. It may seem … Read more

Serve up a party at home

Homeowners flock to the outdoors as the weather turns warm, an impetus to entertain on decks, porches, and lawns. From graduations and birthdays to anniversaries and weddings, your home easily becomes the ideal destination for summer parties. “The trend this year is outdoors,” says John Vazzano, owner of Vazzano Four Seasons in Stratford and Vazzy’s … Read more

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