Recently I had the great good fortune to attend a very special event, in Copake, NY, hosted by FarmOn! called “Hootenanny!” Overlooking the beautiful Copake Lake, we dined on a stunning array cheeses, charcuterie and breads, wines and spirits, and a multi-course dinner created by ABC Kitchen and Jean-George Vongerichten. Every… Read More →
Every growing season, we tend to find a wildcard, which in our case refers to that one key produce that seems to fill our shelves and then some, two years ago it was the zucchini leading to recipes like my zucchini and lemon thyme flatbreads, last year it was… Read More →
Baby fennel is the delicious cousin of the typical fennel plant. Not only was the bulb tiny, but the fronds are soft and dense and make a perfect fennel frond pesto. If you can’t find the baby version look for a regular fennel with thick fronds on top. Click this… Read More →
Warm sunny weather brings beautiful leafy greens to the farmers market and your Community Supported Agricultural share. CSA’s are a great way to get regionally grown produce right to your doorstep, and help a local farmer. Mid-June is typically the kick-off for CSA deliveries in the northeast and the first… Read More →
Summer is here! Summer is here! And, I realized this last week when I chanced into the Croton Farmers market and spied my first batch of fresh and ripe strawberries. They were freshly picked shiny and waiting to be savored. I have mostly been enjoying them plain, in handfuls, have… Read More →
If you are a food person, nothing says spring like asparagus. This week, the asparagus finally made it’s appearance in our backyard. Our reward for waiting so long this year for the garden to emerge is that the asparagus has been very pretty and prolific. I caught these after… Read More →
This time of the year, while everyone is making the rounds for ramps, I am happy with green garlic and dandelion greens. Oh! I love ramps too, its just that green garlic and dandelion greens work well with the zero time mile idea of foraging. Right around this time of… Read More →
We have officially entered fall, yeah! My favorite season, I actually love the fact that I catch a lot of the rustling leaves, even in and out of my errands. Yesterday morning, as I looked out of the back porch, I was amazed to see the golden carpet of freshly… Read More →
For many of us the acronym CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) becomes a regular part of our summer vernacular with sentences such as, “I have my CSA pick up today” or “this came from my CSA, isn’t it beautiful”, “which CSA do you belong to?”. Supporting our local farms through CSA’s,... Read More →
This roasted beetroot chutney was one I discovered or rather created, when I was left with an assortment of beets, last fall. I was looking for something beyond my usual stir fries or roasted beetroot salads. I tried to mesh this up, in a South Indian style chutney. I have spent… Read More →
I would start this post with my usual weather refrain, but I guess you do not need me to tell you that it is summer, and seriously hot! A tad too hot for me, but our garden seems to be hopping and doing things in this weather. And the veggie… Read More →
This beautiful top to garlic has a great spicy punch; but I prefer to mellow them out a bit by doing a quick sauté before pureeing into a tasty Garlic Scape Pesto. If you’ve never tried them now is the time. Farmers markets all over are bursting with garlic scapes…. Read More →
Jimmy Fink, radio host extraordinaire, mentioned our show on his show on 107.1 The Peak radio yesterday and today. Check out the sound bite: MP3 LOADING…. (Photo by Steve Schmitt/TJN)
Watch all the webisodes in one video here!
The judges rate the Locally Grown recipes and we reveal the winner of the Locally Grown Recipe Contest.
The contestants finish their dishes.
Here’s the second part of the Locally Grown show, where chef Anthony Badagliacca critiques the contestants techniques. (Watch the first part here.)
Grub Street, New York magazine’s food blog, linked to today’s profile on Jeanne Geraci of Mount Vernon, a finalist in our Locally Grown Recipe Contest. As writer Linda Lombroso mentioned in the story, Jeanne had an e-mail conversation with Dan Barber before the contest, so thought it was pretty cool… Read More →
Meet Suzie Fromer of Tarrytown, Bob Madigan of Purdys, Jeanne Geraci of Mount Vernon and Vivian Utko of Armonk, and watch as they start the Locally Grown cook-off at the Blue Hill Kitchen at Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture. (Watch it on full screen if you can. Joe… Read More →
We’ll be annoucing the winner of our Locally Grown recipe contest at Harvest Fest at Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture on Saturday. (And it will be in the paper and here on the blog after that.) Here’s a little bit about the festival.
Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture is one of the partners in the Locally Grown recipe contest, and they have issued an Eat Local challenge: to get everything you eat in August from within 100 miles. They’ve got a month’s worth of programming to help you along. Here’s what’s… Read More →
Local granola, local blueberries, local milk. And a spot of coffee. What’s better than that?
I told you I got the pizza crust out of the freezer on Monday night. Well, we had to use it right? I’m not ashamed to admit: pizza for dinner two nights in a row. (Is a nutritionist reading this? How’m I doin’?) Here we have it before the oven…. Read More →
The last of the leftover chicken from Sunday. Tomatoes from the garden. Onion and olive focaccia from Bread Alone at the Piermont market. At my desk. So sad. Later for a snack I had a peach. Come on, guys! What are you eating local? I’m feelin’ a bit lonely over… Read More →
Â French sourdough toast from Bread Alone. Goat cheese from Rainbeau Ridge farm in Bedford. Blueberry jam from Beth’s Farm Kitchen. (I must have picked that up a farm market somewhere… it’s so delicious.) And coffee. With sugar. And at least it’s local milk. And I plucked these from the garden… Read More →
Wow. I did not think this through. I thought I’d be able to make pizza out of a local bread, or get a pizza crust from a local shop and use that. But, I didn’t get organized and the frozen pizza dough I had in the fridge did not thaw… Read More →
Tomatoes from my garden. Mozzarella from Panzanella at the Nyack farm market. Leftover Dines farm chicken. And as a snack? The most delicious blackberries I’ve had in several seasons. They came from Jamaica Dream Farm in Maryland, N.Y. and I got them at the Piermont farm market Sunday. Wow. Wow…. Read More →
Sue Fuirst of Chappaqua says she was inspired, after a trip to the Pleasantville Farmer’s market, to make this sandwich for a tailgate with friends. What do you think of the recipe? Vote below. The reader favorite will win a cookbook. Want to enter the contest yourself? Click here: LoHud.com/LocallyGrown…. Read More →
Blueberries from The Orchards of Concklin. I wish mine were still producing! What did you eat local for breakfast?
Good morning and happy Monday. It’s been so nice lately I hate to think that today is going to be hot and sticky. Well, it is August, even if we’ve been fooled the last couple weeks. Today begins the Eat Local Challenge week on Small Bites. As recommended by Stone… Read More →