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Monthly Archives: December 2010

Tarry Lodge offers new lunch menu

Tarry Lodge, in Port Chester, continues to reach out to their faithful followers and bestow very reasonable deals. There is a lunch special Monday – Friday from noon to 3pm. On the weekends, they offer a brunch special during the same hours. Most of main selection prices are around $15. This is quite a reasonable […]

Peekskill Brewery – a great place to hang and good eats

Writing in about a place in Peekskill where attitudes are left at the door. If you’ve never been to Peekskill Brewery, it is a nice spot to hang, watch a local team on the telly, and have pub snacks accompanied by their in-house craft beers. There are many places to go, but the unique beers […]

Italian Ribollita Soup

This “peasant” soup is fantastic in any season. Ribollita in Italian means “reboiled”. Very flavorful and simple to make. This is a vegetarian version of Ribollita. However, if you’d prefer, it can be made a bit smoky and not vegetarian with the addition of crisped pancetta or sliced Italian sausage. To make it in a […]

Justin Thyme freshens up the menu

Justin Thyme in Croton-on-Hudson has revamped its menu. Chef & Owner Scott Labis said that he is simply responding to customers’ tastes and is evolving the menu accordingly.  He indicated that initial feedback has been extremely positive. A new wine menu is available, too. If you are a regular, you need not to worry though. […]

Black Bean Soup with Cumin

This is a simple to prepare, delicious soup. Cooking the dried spices or fresh chilies before adding stock, helps to release its flavorful oils. A little work for a lot of flavor. Ingredients 4 tablespoons olive oil or 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 large onions, diced 2 teaspoons kosher salt Freshly ground pepper 8 garlic […]

Dessert for Breakfast? Try Tarjillas Castellanas!

It’s not exactly dessert, but it could be. This is a Spanish twist on French Toast. The outside reminds one of a Churro. However, one bite, and the inside screams custard. Some might like a drizzle of maple syrup, and what’s not to like about that; but it is not necessary. Try Tarjillas Castellanas, you […]

Baked by Susan – - freshly baked treats in Croton

Baked by Susan is a new bakery that just opened in Croton-on-Hudson. The former pizzeria has been transformed into a wonderful bakery full of buttery, sugary smells. Owner, Susan O’Keefe, has been baking since she was eight years old. It’s in her blood.  She tells us that her great grandfather came to this country from […]

Wasabi & Scallion Deviled Eggs

The wasabi lends a spicy tingle to the creamy yolks and the scallions give it a complementary brightness. Easy to do for an upcoming party. Usually I double this recipe because they go so fast and it’s just as easy to make twice as many. Ingredients 8 large eggs 1/3 cup mayonnaise 1 1/2 teaspoons […]