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Good morning. Chilly Monday, no? They’re warning of frost in some areas tonight, so if you’re like me and you still have tomatoes on the vine and blueberries on the bush, you might want to cover some things up.

This weekend I planted an apple tree that was a gift from friends and some Russian sage and a butterfly bush I got on sale (10 bucks!) at Rosedale in Hawthorne.On Saturday night I cooked out a new gorgeous cookbook called “Eat Feed Autumn Winter” by Anne Bramley. (Stewart, Tabori & Chang).

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Pork chops with apples, brandy and apple cider; wild rice and brown rice pilaf with dried cherries and pecans. Scrumptious. Absolutely scrumtious.

With that, here’s a look at what people have been talking about. Kind of a slow week. Maybe people were out apple picking?

 The first Carvel in the country shuts its doors. (TJN)
No review in the NYT this week. Instead, Emily asks restaurateurs how they’re managing in the bad economy. Answers from Sterling Smith of Sterling Cafe & Wine Bar, Anthony Goncalves of 42 and Peniche,Vincent Corso of Blue and Graziella’s and Peter Kelly of X20. (NYT)
Been wondering what to order at Sushi Nanase in White Plains? Here’s a couple of don’t-miss dishes. (CH)
NY Mag says root beer is a trend. So with Pumpernickle in Ardsley, which makes its own, we’ve been ahead of the curve, right? (NY Mag)

Anything I missed?

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Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and lohud.com, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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