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Cinco De Mayo Celebration at The Beehive Restaurant in Armonk

Sometimes it is the least likely places that throw a great party. The Beehive Restaurant is best known for its hospitality. Run by 3 generations of the Modroukas family, this restaurant knows how to throw a party. This week they are celebrating Cinco de Mayo. Like their other fun themed celebrations, such as Tea parties, Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras and…

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Cinco De Mayo Celebration at The Beehive Restaurant in Armonk

Sometimes it is the least likely places that throw a great party. The Beehive Restaurant is best known for its hospitality. Run by 3 generations of the Modroukas family, this restaurant knows how to throw a party. This week they are celebrating Cinco de Mayo. Like their other fun themed celebrations, such as Tea parties, Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras and…

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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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Ecuadorian Ceviche

Fresh is always the name of the game, but in this season, la primavera, it seems especially so!  And for this reason, mis amigos, I am extra inspired to serve and enjoy fresh flavors that combine to delight. A few weeks ago I shared a recipe for a Roasted Jalapeño and Mango Margarita. Today I’m sharing a treat that pairs beautifully…


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Seasonal Chef: Easy Collards Salad

Collards, collard greens, or botanically acephala braccica oleracea, are a leafy green found predominately in Africa, Brazil, Portuguese and of course Southern dishes. Collards are extremely high in vitamins K and A, beta carotene and manganese. Their large flat leaf shape makes them easy to slice, blanch, puree, you name it. Smaller tender collards can cook up quickly into a…

Latin Twist
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Latin Twist: Plantain Stuffed French Toast

Sometimes it’s all about brunch. Yes, mis amigos, if you’re a brunch lover, you know exactly what I mean! As a little girl, I was lucky enough to have lots of French toast on my Sundays. In fact, though my Brighton Beach-based  grandma didn’t cook, she could make a mean French toast. And in Westchester, my mom continued the tradition (and…


I Eat Plants
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I Eat Plants: The Pantry Chllenge

I sadly found out a couple of weeks ago that I will need to vacate my apartment. Looks like I’m moving into a very nearby apartment with a much better a kitchen, which is a very good thing, but of course, it means that I have to move all of my stuff. Including all of the stuff in my kitchen.…

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: Nutella Truffles

Nutella is one of my family’s favorite foods.  We purchase it in bulk and consume it at an embarrassingly rapid pace.  Spread on toast and served with a large glass of milk, it is our favorite snack before bed, what we affectionately refer to as our ‘good night snack.’  Given my family’s obsession with this spread, it is somewhat surprising…

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…