• Please Excuse Santa For Being Late

    You can breathe easy, Verona: Santa is back. No, not the big guy. We still have to wait until December 25 for him to appear. We’re talking about Verona’s Santa, the bowing Santa that has been in...

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  • Slow Cooker Supper: Emergency Pork Chops

    I shouldn’t have been surprised when Thanksgiving arrived on the third Thursday of November; it always does. Every year. Same time. What I had trouble with was efficient dinner planning that also involved avoiding poultry. Enter: my...

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  • Let’s Be Thankful: Adventures In Tofurky

    I am not a vegan or a vegetarian. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.) I DO have serious protein-based allergies. I know there are plenty of people with egg allergies, but I have only encountered one...

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  • Zaferon Grill Closes

    Zaferon Grill has closed. The Mediterranean-style bistro near the corner of Bloomfield and Grove avenues opened in early 2017, and had announced a new chef in September after participating in Verona Restaurant Week. A note on Zaferon’s website...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Slow Cooker Supper: Mushroom Leek Risotto

    I love risotto. What I don’t love is constant stirring. Aside from being lazy, the probability of me actually being able to stand at the stove, stirring constantly, without a major disaster involving a permanent marker is...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Slow Cooker Supper: Beef Burgundy

    Any recipe that involves a full bottle of wine and relatively easy prep-work is going to get my attention. So in a world where plans changed and we unexpectedly didn’t get home from gymnastics until after 5...

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  • SCA Food Truck Fundraiser This Sunday

    The Verona Conference of SCAs will hold its second annual Food Truck Festival this Sunday, October 7, from 1 to 6 p.m. in the parking lot at Verona High School. Organizers say there will be 14 food...

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  • Fish & Chips Dinner Coming To First Presbyterian

    The First Presbyterian Church of Verona located at 10 Fairview Avenue will host a Fish & Chips Dinner on Friday, October 19. Tickets are only $15. Dinner will be served between 6 and 8 p.m., and includes...

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  • Get Ready For Verona Fights Hunger Week

    The Junior Woman’s Club of Verona will kick-off this year’s Verona Fights Hunger Week on Sunday, October 14. The town-wide food drive will run through Saturday, October 20. Verona Fights Hunger Week is a town wide super-sized...

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  • Slow Cooker Supper: Chicken Provencal

    I needed an easy chicken dinner for one of those days where I knew that the only opportunity I was going to have to make dinner was at 10 a.m. I went to a reliable source: The...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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