Month: July 2020

New Novel by Liv Constantine… The Best Selling Author of The Last Mrs. Parrish

It was such a pleasant surprise the other afternoon to walk into Elm Street Books and see that the iconic Liv Constantine has published a new novel, The Wife Stalker. Did you know that Liv Constantine is actually the pen name for the sister duo, Lynne and Valerie Constantine? How fabulous is that? *Ina Garten …

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the story of BBTP

Have I ever explained the origin of BBTP? Like yes, I know on our website’s “About” page, there is a general overview about how I wanted to blend my love for books and food… but I have never actually shared the exact time and place that the concept was born. Until now.

Toasts Three Ways

I love the idea of serving toasts with various toppers, as it makes a beautiful presentation AND guests are able to sample a variety of flavor palettes without committing to one. In Kevin Kwan’s masterpiece, Sex & Vanity, Kwan expertly takes us on an adventure from Capri, to Manhattan, to the Hamptons, and so on. …

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Basil Mint Pesto

One of the best parts about having a garden is becoming inspired by the assortment of produce that grows. At the moment, we are seeing an ample amount of summer squash, herbs, and cucumbers in ours in Connecticut. In the delicious novel, A Taste of Sage by Yaffa S. Santos, one of the main characters, …

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