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Got any…cheese? Carol Lake sure does and she’ll teach you to DIY!

2 Dec

Cheese.  That word makes us quiver and fall to our knees in weakness.  Cheese.  It’s what’s for dinner, lunch, breakfast, and even snacktime.  Cheese.  Are you sensing a theme here?  Cheese.

But, it’s hard to find someone that knows more about cheese and the art of making it than Carol Lake, owner of Simple Cheesemaking.  She made some amazing cheese at Dancing Dog Farm in New Hampshire and held classes, showing people how to make all different kinds of cheeses and homestead products.  Some of the classes that she has to offer are Beginner Cheesemaking; Parent & Child Cheesemaking; Simple Soft Cheeses of Italy (mooz, straciatella, bocconcini, and burrata); Simply Mozzarella; Jazz, Cheese & Wine; a Full Day Beginner Workshop; Yogurt, Butter & Kefir; and more.  

DSC_3062Although Carol has previously worked at Dancing Dog Farm, she is now in Fairfield County and offers more of a personal service.  In other words, if you want a class or want to learn how to make something, she’ll come to you.  She has already held a class at Wakeman Town Farm and will hold a class at Farah’s Farm in Wilton soon, too.  Her classes just might be the perfect present for the cheeselover in your life or just a great experience.  Think of it:  pure, handmade cheese that doesn’t have all those preservatives and artificial ingredients in them.  

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Stew Leonard’s Voted Best New England Shopping Spot

8 Apr

When you want to find out about gardening, you go to about.com.
When you want to find out about the birds in your backyard, you go to about.com.
And, when you want to find out what everybody’s favorite shopping spot in New England is, you go to…Stew Leonard’s!

That’s right, about.com readers picked Stew’s over other amazing places such as The Yankee Candle Village, the L.L.. Bean Flagship Store, Settlers’ Green Outlet Village, and Vermont Country Store to win Best New England Shopping Spot. If you’ve ever been to Stew’s, you know why. They are the world’s largest dairy store, they have great produce, excellent prepared food, a stunning selection, and they have animated figurines that greet you throughout the store.  Really, who else does that and can pull it off?  It’s like an adventure every time you go to Stew’s!

We’d like to congratulate Stew Leonard’s on this awesome win.  It’s a testament to their hard work, their commitment, their devotion to charity, and their love of community.

Stew Leonard’s is in Norwalk, Danbury, Newington, and in Yonkers.

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