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Monthly Archives: November 2010

Stuffed mushrooms – - easy and party perfect

These stuffed mushrooms are always a hit at gatherings. The sweetness from the Marsala hits the palate first followed by a slight sharpness from the cheese. They won’t stay on the platter long. Serves 8 – 10 Ingredients 20 large white mushrooms 3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil Kosher salt 2 – 3 garlic cloves, finely […]

Not olives, rather OLOVES

On a flight back from Geneva, Switzerland into New York we were served this amazing snack which came in a very cool pouch. Attached to the pouch was a toothpick. Inside were these deliciously marinated olives. The company is called Oloves. I wrote to them asking where I could purchase them. A perfect snack during […]

Slow Cookers unite! Publish your favorites here.

A new addition to Westchester Eats is all about the use of slow cookers in our busy lives. I am a convert. I was professionally trained in French technique, and shunned the slow cooker, the microwave and most novelty kitchen gadgets. It took me a bit of time to realize that it is nothing more […]

Lentil Stew – - so easy yet satisfying

This is a modified recipe inspired by Ina Garten’s version for French Lentil Soup. I am calling this a “stew” as I cook it down to a thicker consistency and also use the slow cooker so I don’t have to attend the stove for long periods of time. A delicious result. Ingredients 1 pound  green […]

Joseph Bastianich takes us on a wine tour

Joseph Bastianich, winemaker and restaurateur, is about to release his newest book, Grandi Vini, which features eighty-nine of the world’s best Italian wines. The book’s cover refers to itself as, “An opinionated tour of Italy’s 89 finest wines.” Via this book, he educates us by taking us through the vineyards, and introducing the winemakers behind […]

Tarry Market opens in Port Chester – - Lucky us!

When you walk through the doors, you find yourself in a 6,000 sq. foot industrial space. The initial experience is a small-ish area with a few tables and some stools for enjoying a pastry and sipping an espresso, or thoroughly relishing a fresh gelato. As you pass into main gallery of the shop, you’ll notice […]