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Category Archives: Farmers Markets

An amazing farro salad… thank you Charlie Bird’s in SOHO

Charlie Bird’s, a restaurant in SOHO (New York City) makes a delicious salad. It was published in the NY Times. We tried it and found the idea of cooking the farro in vinegar to be incredibly good. It added so much depth to the salad experience.  The original recipe calls for 1/2 cup of chopped […]

Italian Vinaigrette.. shhh it’s a secret!

Below is a “secret recipe” from a beloved restaurant source – – I cannot name the source, as I was sworn to secrecy; but I will share it here. Sometimes I blend it together (whisk) as is with the ingredients; but it is good put into a blender and used a “sauce” over grilled meats […]

Drink More Good!

A beverage you should know about, if you do not already! This is locally hand-crafted using only the best spices and aromatics. Drink More Good was founded in late 2012 by Jason Schuler, with one goal in mind – to make the world a better place. They use locally sourced and organic ingredients to create old-fashioned […]

Minestrone – – fall beckons

Minestra is an Italian word for “soup” similar to “zuppa.” MinestrONE refers to a BIG soup. Sometimes all vegetable, but in this case I incorporated pancetta. I also placed grilled pieces of ciabatta at the bottom of the bowl for extra texture. Perfect for fall and winter weather. Ingredients 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 large […]

Ramps! A very welcome perennial delight

When ramps arrive, it is almost a guarantee that we are truly locked into spring and that one can finally bid adieu to winter. Photo credit: Larry Buscher  Ramps have become increasingly popular over the last few years in upscale restaurants; and they are not easy to find in standard food stores. They can sometimes […]

Kitchawan FarmShare – – almost ready for a new season

Kitchawan Farm is Ossining readies for the new season with their CSA. They provide fresh, locally & sustainably grown produce all season long for members of our FarmShare community. Click here for more information and to support local agriculture. l  

Dough Nation – Chef David DiBari does it again!

Chef David DiBari of The Cookery in Dobbs Ferry has added another tally to his list of achievements. Dough Nation is a mobile pizza oven, built in Naples. The oven sits on top of a trailer and is currently mobilizing to various farmers market locations daily and to Captain Lawrence Brewery on Fridays from 4 […]

Bringing summer into winter…. Giardiniera

Just when you thought that winter is going to get the best of you, pause and have Giardiniera. This pickled southern Italian medley will help with the winter doldrums. Giardiniera Ingredients 4 serrano chiles, thinly sliced, with seeds removed (we keep them in as we love the heat they provide) 2 red sweet peppers, cut […]

Time to get yourself into a pickle!

The summer harvests are now yielding lots of squash and cucumbers. Time to pickle. This is a “quick pickle” method that will give you almost instant gratification (wait time = 24 hours). Pickles will be kept refrigerated and should be eaten within a week  or two to stay at their peak of crispness. They are […]

Canning demo at Croton Farmers’ Market

Croton-on-Hudson Farmers’ Market Wednesday, July 20th 2:30-4:40pm Instead of being asked to talk at the market, on July 20th, you’ll be asked to CAN IT! Check out a free Canning Demonstration! Learn how to put up tomatoes and tomato sauce. Photo courtesy of Community Markets Pick up aFREE copy of the Ball Beginner’s Guide to Canning & […]

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