Connecticut Cottages & Gardens - June 2013

The French connection

The American Friends of Versailles will be hosting their sixth Grand Gala Extraordinaire. This year's funds will help to preserve the frescos and architectural details of the Queen's Guard Room. Many of the group's events will contribute to restoring and preserving a piece of Versailles history.

A deep blue sea

A recent trip to Paris reveals the color blue's worldwide allure. From fabrics and wallpapers to porcelain and crystal, shades of blue from navy to lagoon appeared at both Paris shows Maison & Objet and Paris Deco Off.

Mocha Chocolate Icebox Cake

  mocha chocolate icebox cake Serves 8 Almost everyone has fond memories of that old-fashioned dessert made with chocolate wafers and whipped cream. I decided to update that icebox cake with really good chocolate chip cookies and mocha whipped cream.…

Thyme-roasted Marcona Almonds

  thyme-roasted marcona almonds Serves 6 to 8 1 pound roasted, salted Marcona almonds 2 teaspoons good olive oil 2 tablespoons minced fresh thyme leaves 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon fleur de sel Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.…