Chill out this summer with refreshing flavored soda syrups


Have you ever noticed how tough it is to sweeten your favorite iced beverage using regular granulated white sugar?

Latest in food-track tech: Swipe a code, meet your fisherman

After eyeing a piece of haddock on the supermarket counter, a customer scans a code and finds out the fish was caught in the waters of Georges Bank and learns the name of the fishing boat.

Super sandwiches to be had at Misquamicut shop

The latest in a trend: earnest young people using quality ingredients to construct amazingly creative, if a tad pricey, sandwiches.

A soup suitable for a picnic? Cue the mango gazpacho

In this mango gazpacho recipe, swap mangos for the usual tomatoes and stretch the sugars by bulking up the soup with refreshing cucumber. For punches of flavor, add some heat from pepper flakes and red curry powder.

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John Ledyard, globetrotting college drop-out

In 1783 John Ledyard dedicated a book about his travels to Governor Trumbull, Connecticut’s Revolutionary War statesman.

Could you Be the Match?

Did you ever think a swab of your cheek has the information needed to save someone else’s life?

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Coming to a venue near you

Russell Peters — Oct. 2 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale now; $40-$65

Beres Hammond – Aug. 8 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale now; $48, $68

Of Monsters and Men – Sept. 26 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. June 5; $35

Changes in Latitudes: Jimmy Buffett Tribute — July 2 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $35

Bob Newhart — Oct. 23 at Bushnell, Hartford; tickets on sale now; $48.50-$68.50

Raekwon, Ghostface Killah — July 19 at Lupo's, Providence; tickets on sale now; $25, $30