Essex chocolate truffle champs ready to take on world

The old adage “It’s what’s on the inside that counts” couldn’t be truer than it is for Sherri Athay. After winning the Americas competition in three categories for her patent-pending chocolate truffle shots, the Essex chocolatier was named world finalist going...

It’s time to get reacquainted with comforting tomato soup

Tomato soup remains one of the top sellers at the supermarket, right up there with good old chicken noodle. Clearly, plenty of people still see the appeal.

Turn a bonanza of brown bananas into a gingery bread

Because I find myself with overripe bananas pretty much every other week, our family eats a lots of banana bread.

DPNC hosts annual Wild Mushroom Festival

Fall is the season for apples, butternut squash and pumpkins — but it’s also high time for mushrooms.





The Colman Street mystery: Case closed

In August I wrote about Judah Colman who got in trouble in the 1750s for stealing a box of Spanish gold that he was supposed to be guarding.

Cancer: a winding path of uncertainty

When you’re going through cancer, or any personal challenge, it’s priceless to have others cheering you on. But the most helpful and comforting conversations tend to be with others who have traveled the path before you.



Upcoming concerts and shows

Amy Schumer — Nov. 5 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 9; $64.50, $84.50

Mike Epps — Dec. 19 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 2; $45-$65

Kenny Rogers — Dec. 12 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 2; $35

Harlem Globetrotters — Feb. 18 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 6; $20.50-$71.50

Clint Holmes — Nov. 21 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale now; $20

Plain White Ts — Oct. 28 at Toad's Place; tickets on sale now; $20

Il Volo — Feb. 12 at Toyota Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 9; $45-$75