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A Famous Tree Grows In Connecticut

We call it a Chestnut Tree but it’s really a Castanea Crenata (Fagaceae). Yep that’s the scientific name for this 1876 luscious monster, a Japanese Chestnut tree,  growing in the front yard of the Bee and Thistle Inn in Old Lyme, Connecticut. It’s one of just two in the state. They’re monitored routinely by  experts Read more…

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Baking Up Something Sweet

When I was growing up in South Bend, Indiana a very similar place that my family went to was called The Dainty Maid and it was family owned and all the birthday cakes that we didn’t make came from there. At the Cozy Corner Bake Shop in Killingworth, they have one of those wonderful cake Read more…

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