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Out In The Community

Lavender Pond Farm

Lavender Pond Farm

 Here's this week’s Out in the Community from The Kitchen Store. On a quiet pandemic Sunday, we happened upon a place that checked all the boxes. A fun, yet safe outdoor activity for all ages, Lavender Pond Farm offers fields for strolling, shady spots for snacking, a sweet little train for kids to ride, and a quartet of busy beekeeping boxes that are perfect for socially-distanced viewing. Add to that a spa-like serenity from the pervasive scent of lavender that wafts over the landscape, and you’ve got an outing tailored made for today’s Covid circumstances. Indeed Lavender Pond Farm...

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Italian Specialty Store & Cannolis on the Run

Italian Specialty Store & Cannolis on the Run

Perfect for a cannoli pit stop! Here's this week’s Out in the Community from The Kitchen Store. We came for the cannoli but left with Brezzo brand Acacia honey, LaFabrica Della Pasta, a beautiful jar of plump peaches, and, yes, cannoli, too. That’s what happens at Italian Food Store, a seriously authentic place that sells stand out imported-Italian specialty foods and assorted wares. Opened this Spring, and located on the Guilford/Madison town line, we had often driven by the Italian Food Store, and each and every time we’d re-consider and tell ourselves, “we’ve got to check this place out!” And...

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Wentworth's Homemade Ice Cream

Wentworth's Homemade Ice Cream

Pistachio if you please! Here's the latest Out in the Community from The Kitchen Store We have nothing against fireworks or parades but this Independence Day we had a hankering for homemade ice cream. We weren’t going to churn our own, so we spent the afternoon in quest of an ice cream cone worthy of July 4th celebration. After short road trip to the town of Hamden we parked at Wentworth’s Homemade Ice Cream. This sweet shop, on the first floor of a quaint little house, dishes up scoops of superb ice cream. We like the bigger portions, and tasty line up...

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Ashlawn Farm Coffee Café

Ashlawn Farm Coffee Café

Here's this week’s out in the community from The Kitchen Store  Anytime is a good time for coffee! Sometimes a wrong turn lands you in the right place. That’s how we found ourselves off the main drag in Old Saybrook and in a parking lot with an Ashlawn Farm Coffee café.  In a flash we were inside this caffeine-centric shop, for a mid-morning pick me up cup of dark roast Nicaragua coffee and a strawberry rhubard muffin. A vast variety of ashlawn farm brand coffees are available for sale at the store, with many South and Central America specialties including...

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Guilford Dudley Farm Summer Farmer’s Market

Guilford Dudley Farm Summer Farmer’s Market

Here’s the latest Out in the Community from The Kitchen Store We're pickle crazy! It’s summer and its Saturday so off we go to the Dudley Farm Market. For years this has been one of our go-to spots for farm fresh goodies; Last year we got hooked on offerings from the Bitta-Blue Farmstand, in particular the goat cheese, strawberry rhubarb jam and eggs. Thinking of these treats as we wind our way north on RT 77 in Guilford, we make a beeline to see what Susan has brought from her Bitta-Blue Farmstand in Killingworth as soon as we arrive at...

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