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Basic Knife Skills for Beginner Chefs

Anyone can cook, but it’s a skill that takes time to perfect. If you are new to the kitchen or need to hone your abilities, a great place to start is with your kitchen tools. After all, if you don’t know how to properly use utensils and appliances, you risk injury. Knives are one of…

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5 Food Trends to Try This Fall

Autumn has arrived in New England and with it comes sugar, spice and everything nice! As the weather grows colder and leaves start to fall, what foods are on the rise? The trends of this season highlight sustainability and responsibility. More consumers are looking to buy fresh from the farm and reduce waste. We explore…

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5 Reasons to Take a Cooking Class

Whether you’re looking to save money, lose weight or spend more time with family, you can accomplish many goals by cooking at home. Yet, how good are your kitchen skills? Not everyone can be Ina Garten or Gordon Ramsey, but basic cooking knowledge is required to be a successful at-home chef. How do you know…

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What Foods Are In Season For Fall?

Fall is right around the corner! Time for shorter days, cooler temperatures and new foods in season. Autumn brings a diverse selection of healthy and delicious produce that can be used to create some terrific meals. Looking to expand your recipe collection? We highlight 9 of the best foods to cook with this fall! Apples…

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5 Summer Foods That Don’t Cause Bloating

Summer is beach and bathing suit season! When snacking at the beach or a pool party, the last thing you want to experience is bloating. Abdominal bloating occurs when excess air gets trapped in the intestines. It can be the result of the foods we eat, overeating or an underlying medical condition. Rather than feeling…

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How Do You Know If Food Is Cooked?

Food safety is extremely important to prevent foodborne illness. The last thing anyone wants is to be sick from food poisoning, whether it’s from a restaurant or your own homecooked meal. Yet, this can often happen when we are not educated about safe internal temperatures for poultry, red meat and fish. What should you know…

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5 Tips to Host the Best Backyard BBQ

Nothing says “summer” quite like an outdoor party. During the warmer months, it seems like someone is hosting a barbeque every weekend! When it’s your turn to host, you can’t go wrong with these 5 tips for the best summer backyard BBQ. Plan Ahead Many people plan their gatherings in advance, so everyone on the…

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Celebrate Fourth of July at Colony Diner

It’s America’s 241st birthday! Celebrate our country’s independence and those who fight for our freedom every day this July 4th at Colony Diner. Beat the middle-of-the-week blues with a homestyle meal at our Wallingford restaurant. We serve breakfast all day, plus daily specials for lunch and dinner – and don’t forget about dessert! Enjoy your…

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How Long Do Leftovers Last?

It’s happened to all of us – you cook a delicious dinner and store leftovers in the fridge. Days later, you remember the food but are left wondering if it’s still safe to eat. According to the Mayo Clinic, the risk of food poisoning increases after food has been left in the refrigerator for more…

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Celebrate Father’s Day at Colony Diner!

Father’s Day 2018 will be here before we know it! Once a year, we dedicate a day to the men who have raised us, to show our appreciation for the sacrifices they have made to improve our lives. What better way to say “thank you” than with a delicious meal? Our family-friendly restaurant serves breakfast…

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