Our own Seasonal Chef Maria Reina chatted with Orlando from Orlando in the Morning on WFAS-AM about our Throwdown this week! Check out the clip.
This week on WFAS, I talk about our upcoming Throwdown at the Hastings Farmers Market. Go, bloggers, go!
Check out the peach recipes our Small Bites bloggers have come up with and cast your vote for our winner. We hope you came to see all three of us—Maria Reina, Arlen Gargagliano and me, Liz Johnson—demoing the recipes at the Hastings Farmers Market. Now it’s time to vote! You… Read More →
Each fruit and vegetable has its moment in the seasonal sun, from ramps in spring to squash in fall. But there’s nothing more glorious than a summer peach. After all, eating a juicy peach is like tasting a summer’s day. And they’re hardly sweeter or more beautiful than when plucked… Read More →
Seasonal chef Maria Reina says she was inspired by her time in Italy, when she’d go out to little neighborhood bars that would serve nibbles. “Not just tiny bowls of pretzels and nuts,” she says. “The bites could range from slices of cheese and olives to foccacia topped with all… Read More →
Latin Twist blogger Arlen Gargagliano is going into our Small Bites Throwdown with her peach salsa recipe. “I’m always looking for a balance of flavors and textures — and a feast for the eyes as well as the palate,” she says “This salsa, part grilled and part fresh, combines some… Read More →
This salsa screams summer, says Latin Twist blogger Arlen Gargagliano. “It’s perfect for eating with chips, spooning atop your favorite grilled fish and shrimp, or some sautéed fresh greens! AND it’s so versatile: you can adapt it depending on your yearning for more heat (more jalapeño, for example) or the… Read More →
What could be more Italian that a tramezzino? These delicious two-bite sandwiches are considered bar food all over Italy. They can be made with a myriad of fillings, but mine has a great twist: seasonal peaches come alive alongside a slightly spicy bell pepper and onion spread, in this Caramelized… Read More →
Cue the Charlie Brown music, and let’s talk about pumpkins. Unlike Linus’ ongoing vigil in the pumpkin patch waiting on the Great Pumpkin, we do in fact have this glorious fruit (yes, it is botanically a fruit) appear every year in the Fall. Pumpkins are loaded with all kinds of… Read More →
Maria Reina with her Chipotle Black Bean Burger! The Small Bites Throwdown challenged two of our food bloggers, JL Fields and Maria Reina, to create recipes that showcased summer onions from Amawalk Farm in Katonah. Fields, who writes the “I Eat Plants” column, created the a Cucumber-Onion-Quinoa salad, and Reina,... Read More →
In the height of summer, farmers markets are brimming with tomatoes, corn and melons. But did you know onions are also seasonal? They’re hardly sweeter or more beautiful than when plucked from the ground on a warm summer day. The challenge, though, is how to use the bumper crop. Sure,... Read More →
I am thrilled to be a part of the first Small Bites Throwdown! I created a quick and easy vegan dish that uses seasonal produce (thanks Amawalk Farm!) and an ancient grain for a light, cool summer meal that’s sure to please. I tell you all about it in this… Read More →
It’s been a very exciting couple of weeks for me. This coming Saturday I will be competing against fellow blogger JL Fields in a Farmers Market Throwdown. The evolution of this event was somewhat random and then took on a life of it’s own! A few weeks back I created… Read More →