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Dandelion Green and Wild Garlic Hummus

Without any notice, we suddenly have summer right in our midst, well at least that is what you might gleam from these high temperatures that we have been having – warm, toasty and full of bright sunshine. They do not quite keep up with fact that we are just beginning to harvest our first asparagus of the year. Along with…

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Dandelion Green and Wild Garlic Hummus

Without any notice, we suddenly have summer right in our midst, well at least that is what you might gleam from these high temperatures that we have been having – warm, toasty and full of bright sunshine. They do not quite keep up with fact that we are just beginning to harvest our first asparagus of the year. Along with…

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Seasonal Chef Recipe: Soft Koulourakia

Koulourakia, a Greek Easter cookie comes in many shapes and varying degrees of texture and taste. Essentially though, its a delicious sweet cookie made anytime of year, but in particular for the Easter dinner table. This recipe  is from my mother, plump and soft. Click this link to read more about my inspiration for making koulourakia. [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:678] Mom’s Soft Koulourakia Makes…

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Spinach, Quinoa and Shrimp Bowl: Seasonal Chef Recipe

Lent begins today, and many people abstain from eating meat during this period. Whether or not you are such a person, this quick recipe using spinach, quinoa and shrimp is perfect for a Lenten lunch. It can be easily made vegetarian/vegan by simply leaving out the fish. [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:683] One year ago: Millet Two years ago: Versatile Salmon Spinach, Quinoa and Shrimp…

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Classic Matzo Ball Soup Recipe

A classic matzo ball soup often has few ingredients beyond a delicious broth and a deliciously large and tender matzo ball. But we wanted to turn this staple of Passover into a full and satisfying meal. To do this, we added a careful selection of vegetables — enough to flavor the broth and provide substance, yet not compete with the…

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Dandelion Green and Wild Garlic Hummus

Without any notice, we suddenly have summer right in our midst, well at least that is what you might gleam from these high temperatures that we have been having – warm, toasty and full of bright sunshine. They do not quite keep up with fact that we are just beginning to harvest our first asparagus of the year. Along with…


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Seasonal Chef: Red Veined Sorrel

On my recent visit to the Larchmont Farmers Market I picked up a bunch of red veined sorrel. I wasn’t really sure what I would do with it, but it was just so pretty, I could not resist. Sorrel is an interesting leafy green. When buying sorrel you want to make sure the leaves are fresh and firm. Once home store…

Latin Twist
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Latin Twist: Cinco de Mayo Margaritas!

                                         Roasted Jalapeño Mango Margarita and a Spanish Margarita Mis amigos, margaritas are fun any time, but 5 de Mayo gives us the special “excuse” to honor our southern neighbor, and to play with our tequila!  Whether your going out, or celebrating at…


I Eat Plants
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9 Ideas to Use the Vegan Pantry

I’m still working on eating out of my pantry (and freezer)!  I am actually eating so much better than I had been.  I’m eating lots of beans, eating my frozen and fermented veggies, eating a variety of grains. I need to eat like this more often. I usually have the best of intentions, which is why I have a whole…

Spices and Seasons
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Spices and Seasons – Samosa Meanderings – Part One

I An Assortment of Samosas, at Mughal Palace in Valhalla, Ny Right alongside questions for where to find good spices in Westchester, are questions about my favorite Indian restaurant in the county. This one is a little difficult for me, because I have to confess we do not really eat out a lot, and when we do it often is…


Suburban Sweets
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Suburban Sweets: Crumb Cake

I feel lucky when a friend shares a coveted family recipe with me; even luckier when she permits me to share it with lohud-food readers! This crumb cake recipe comes from my neighbor and friend, Eileen, whose mom is known for her outrageous, buttery crumb cake. An old-fashioned recipe, it calls for common ingredients and is prepared using a couple…

Chef's Tip
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Make a Flavorful Gravy: Thanksgiving Tips from Our Pros

This post is part of our series on Thanksgiving Tips from Our Pros. To see more tips, click here: Thanksgiving Tips from the Pros. Have a question of your own? Ask our experts in our live chat at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6. We might feature your question (and its answer) in print. Tip: Make a flavorful gravy. Roast root…


House of Bedlam
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House of Bedlam: Winning Super Bowl Snack

In preparation for the Super Bowl we test a lot of recipes during the season. My kids have a strong opinion about what we will be cooking on Super Bowl Sunday.  Although our favorite team didn’t make it to the big game we’re still excited to watch and eat!  The winner this year, hands down, at House of Bedlam was our Miso Ginger chicken wings.[amd-zlrecipe-recipe:678] Ingredients 3 Tbsp…

Dishing Well
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“Little Cooks and Gardeners” Class at Stone Barns

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to sit in on a “Little Cooks and Gardeners” class at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture. “The family program invites 3-5 year olds and their caregivers to the farm each week for 8 weeks to learn about growing food, to discover cooking techniques and tools, to gain confidence in the…