WASHINGTON — Abdo Ballester always has a twinkle in his eye and a smile on his face. When he greets you, you feel as if you are his best friend. And he means it. And he loves his community. Chef Phil Weinberger’s class learned how to make 3G’s babka muffins at Gateway Community College in 2010. Chef Phil Weinberger’s class learned how to make 3G’s babka muffins at Gateway Community College in 2010. FOUND: Phil Goldstein of Bethany wrote, “Is it possible to get the recipe for Lender’s salmon chowder you wrote about in 2008?” His wife grew up in New Haven and the Lender’s chowder was a favorite childhood memory. He also requested the “Babkaman’s” babka recipe. Phil, you mentioned when we spoke that your wife found the recipe tucked in a drawer; however, I thought others who missed that column or are new to the area might enjoy the recipe. Lender’s Bakery Restaurant might be gone, but one of their recipes lives on. As for the babka recipe, another column from way back came to mind. Phil Weinberger, aka “Babkaman,” who owned the Westville Kosher Bakery, was featured in that column. Although not his recipe, he prepared the Babka Muffins with the baking class he taught at Gateway Com...