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Month: November 2016

How to Beat the Drought this Winter

Half of Connecticut is in an extreme drought this winter. The National Drought Monitor website shows that 44.5 percent of CT state falls into the extreme drought category, 24.8 percent considered in “severe drought,” and 30.7 percent in “moderate” drought.

The Hartford Courant stated, “Late last month, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy requested that all Connecticut residents and businesses voluntarily restrict water use and state officials issued their first-ever “drought watch” for counties in the western and central portions of Connecticut.”

 

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John Woike / Hartford Courant A panorama view of Wassel Reservoir in Southington is way below it’s normal levels as many cities and counties in the state of Connecticut are facing severe drought conditions as reservoirs and wells are drained of their natural resource, water. This reservoir feeds New Britain who announced today that city officials are preparing to buy water from the Metropolitan District Commission.

Thanksgiving Dishes from the Garden

With the Holiday’s coming up, we wanted to share some recipes with you from Cooking Light! Its a great time to use up any of your root veggies from your garden!

The recipes are a great twist on classic holiday dishes, and on the healthier side as well.

We hope you try them out!

Pan Roasted Veggies

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Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound peeled cubed butternut squash (about 3 cups)
  • 1 pound parsnips, peeled and cut into 1-in. pieces (about 2 1/4 cups)
  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • 8 ounces small Yukon Gold potatoes, halved
  • Cooking spray