Author Archives: Lynda Rego

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First exhibit of the new year opens at Bristol Art Museum

The Bristol Art Museum is hosting its first exhibit in 2015, “Sculptural Explorations: Resource Consumption, Creation & Trade,” from March 6 to April 19 in the museum at 10 Wardwell St., Bristol (off Hope Street, Route 114). It features ceramic installations by Allison Newsome and Nancy Selvage. The exhibit is being held in conjunction with

Spur of the moment, easy winter comfort food

By Lynda Rego Sometimes recipes are mothers of invention. On a whim, I picked up mushrooms at the market thinking veal and mushrooms would be a nice, comforting meal for the weekend. But, the meat department didn’t have any veal. So, I bought some chicken thighs thinking chicken cacciatore would be a good replacement (mostly

This is a hearty chowder for winter, but also has a hint of summer with corn and fresh thyme.

A creamy chowder chock full of shrimp and corn

There’s nothing like a creamy chowder to fight off the winter chill. I like clam, crab and corn chowders and wanted to try a shrimp/corn version when I came across this recipe in a magazine last summer. I changed it a little. In the late summer, I used fresh corn cut off the cob. This

Shrimp and Grits from America’s Test Kitchens is an easy, fast recipe, with a pretty presentation and high comfort food factor for winter.

Cooking show TV gurus really deliver

I’m always looking for new dishes to make. Which is why I’m not a fan of the “Chopped”-type cooking show. I suppose they can be entertaining, but what do I get out of it? I want a recipe for something remotely accessible to the average person (or avid foodie), not dishes with ingredients you either

The website for the 5th Regiment Re-enactors in New York provided valuable information on a Revolutionary War ancestor, who also fought in the War of 1812.

Should you join a lineage society? Yes, definitely

I went to a Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, Bristol Chapter, meeting that covered joining lineage societies and I’ve heard speakers at other conferences discuss how to join groups such at the Mayflower Society, Daughters of the American Revolution and Sons of the American Revolution. Initially, I wasn’t interested, but I think it’s important to keep