Catering by Linda

Layering Depth of Flavor

January 19th, 2018

You may have heard the term “one note” on your favorite cooking show. The term refers to foods that have one flavor that masks all the other flavors in that dish. Building a “well-rounded” dish that contains equal and various flavors is an art! Recently, a friend and I went to Flora, in West Hartford’s […]

Monkey See, Monkey Do

February 5th, 2016

  So it’s not like I didn’t know how to make Paella; in fact, I have made it many times before, but seeing it made with great authenticity and with the freshest of ingredients excited me all over again. The staff at the Cancun resort gave a lesson as they cooked, announcing to the onlookers the many additions: chicken, […]

2016: A Year to Try Something New!

December 31st, 2015

Come every new year, we are encouraged to better ourselves physically, mentally, and emotionally. We are surrounded by “Top 10” tips for everything from getting in shape and being mindful to saving energy and starting a new hobby. Just thinking about adding a host of new activities and tasks to my already-overflowing “to do” list […]

Playing with Granola Bars

April 11th, 2015

I’ve been experimenting with making my own granola bars. In these days of “gotta-grab-something-quick-and-get-to-the-next-practice/game/class/event,” I am wishing I had bought stock in granola bars and bananas. It goes without saying that the granola bars we like to eat are the chocolate-covered ones that taste like candy bars, and the ones that are healthiest for us […]

Reviving Our Parents’ Dinner Party

January 29th, 2015

Forty years ago on a typical Saturday night, you would find me at the top of the stairs in the house where I grew up, face pressed up between the spindles in the banister. Straining to hear bits and pieces of my parents’ conversations with their friends as the noise lofted up from the dining […]


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