RAFFL dinner is so ON

Our good friends at RAFFL and Roots the Restaurant are hosting a pair of dinners to help farmers affected by the flooding in Vermont. Dates are Thursdays, Sept. 15 and 22. 15 percent of proceeds and tips from the celebrity waiters are going to the cause. While you're at it, check out RAFFL's staff blog… Continue reading RAFFL dinner is so ON


Tour de Farms is ON

Jonathan Corcoran and the good folks up in Shoreham want to get the word out that the Tour de Farms is ON for this Sunday. Combining a spectacular bike ride with even more spectacular food, it's a chance to celebrate Vermont. Have you got an announcement about a business, nonprofit or organization that is reopening… Continue reading Tour de Farms is ON

The Farrell Vending Diet, or Why BMI Sucks

So I'm on one of those semiannual health kicks, lured by nice weather and an abundance of local food to get out, exercise and try to get into shape. But what shape? I'm a little over 5-foot-9 and weigh 175 (on my doctor's scale, which is five pounds heavy, but that's another tale). My BMI… Continue reading The Farrell Vending Diet, or Why BMI Sucks

Making Oreos look like health food

This just in from my pal Katye Munger's sharp eye: Chocolate chip cookies stuffed with Oreos. Yup, take a chocolate chip cookie's worth of dough, stick an Oreo on it and top it with another chocolate chip cookie's worth of dough, then bake. Still, it's nowhere near as bad as the latest state-fair-type junk food:… Continue reading Making Oreos look like health food