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Monthly Archives: July 2010

Local produce adds to Mexican inspired fare…

Tomatillo, a little eatery in Dobbs Ferry, does not feature authentic Mexican cuisine overall; but local produce and the inspiration for fresh innovative fare serve it well. Many of their seasonal ingredients come right from the Hudson Valley including organic produce from the impressive Stone Barns Center. The restaurant is small in square footage and […]

A lighter more modern approach to Indian fare…

The French doors were open onto the sidewalk and the lovely little tables outside just seemed so refreshing. The sign on the door also referred to it as a wine bar. The colors of Orissa are fun, a mix of soft yet deep tones, and can put a smile on your face. They are relaxing. […]

Mid-week farmers market opens in Mamaroneck

A mid-week farmers market opens in Mamaroneck Buying locally produced food directly from farmers and bakers is about to become a year ’round affair for Mamaroneck residents. On Tuesday, July 20th an array of local growers and food producers will set up their tents off Route 1 in Harbor Island Park for the opening day […]

Homemade sun (oven) dried tomatoes

I had an abundance of tomatoes from the garden and wasn’t sure what to do with them before they lost their freshness. I decided to make “sun dried” tomatoes but using the oven. The procedure is so easy but just requires many hours in a low oven until they have concentrated their flavors. Here is […]

From Larry’s Garden: Garlic means scapes!

At this time of year, your garden may be providing fresh garlic to you.  My friend Larry, an avid gardener, just harvested some young fresh garlic from his property this week. If you aren’t growing your own this year, hit the farmers markets as this is the time! The additional benefit of the fresh garlic […]

St. George Winery – final weekend event

This is our final opportunity to have a tasting at the beautiful winery in Mohegan Lake.  Make it a weekend destination this week! Final Weekend at the Winery (until September): Friday July 9th & Saturday July 10th 2010 4PM – 2AM Main Feature: EBERLE Estates Winery 2006 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles, California Select & […]

L’Insalata Caprese (Caprese Salad)

I posted this idea about three years ago around this time and felt that it was worth a re-post. Simple, elegant and delicious. This individualized “mini” salad looks beautiful on the plate and will most likely bring a smile to your guests’ faces. Tomatoes sliced into 1/4 inch rounds (use two different colors.  For example, red and […]