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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Piermont Farmers Market Opens

The Piermont Farmers Market opens for its 7th season of delicious locally-grown food and vibrant locally-based atmosphere on Sunday, June 5, 2011, M & T Bank Parking Lot, Piermont Ave. & Ash St., 9:30am-3:00pm.  With many new vendors and increased variety, this summer’s market promises to offer shoppers a community gathering space to shop for high quality, local […]

Freeze those grapes!

Want to keep your beverages icy cold outdoors without diluting them? Place washed grapes on a sheet pan lined with parchment. Freeze the grapes. Store them in ziplocks in the freezer. The next time you’re outside just use the grapes instead of ice. Not only will they not dilute your drink, you’ll have something sweet […]

Hot weather begs for Gazpacho

Gazpacho comes in so many forms. Here is a basic recipe which you can modify. As is, delicious. 1 28 oz. can of good quality tomatoes and their juices (such as Rienzi) 1 medium cucumber, peeled and diced 2 or 3 slices bread, a day or two old, crusts removed, torn into small pieces 1/4 […]

Beer lovers unite! – - Eataly opens its Birreria

From the NY Times and Florence Fabricant: You could not have picked a better evening than last night to exhibit the allure of Birreria, the rooftop beer garden at Eataly. At a preview party  for journalists and other invited guests,  Birreria’s retractable roof, rimmed with greenery, was open on a clear warm night to a […]

Dylan’s Wine Cellar in Peekskill – - vintage yet fresh

On April 30th 2011, Steven Zwick and Maribel Almonte-Zwick opened the doors of their new wine shop in Peekskill. It is located in the beautiful and historic Standard House just across from the Peekskill Train Station. The layout of the store is warm, welcoming, and evokes a light contemporary feeling yet retains a vintage note. […]

James Beard Award winners announced

Another fantastic evening celebrating the best of the best…. “Envelope please… And the winners are… Click here to download the complete list of winners!

Wine: Falanghina… an Italian gift

Campania, a region in Italy, south of Rome… (think Naples) which is coastal and rich with volcanic soil thanks mainly to Vesuvius. Despite the long ago tragedy, this volcanic soil produces wines with a great minerality. Falanghina is one of those whites. It is often aged in steel which keeps a “crisp” element, and has […]

Best Margaritas: easy to make for Cinco de Mayo or anytime

It’s almost Cinco de Mayo, which celebrates Mexico’s victory over Napoleon’s army in 1862. The margarita, a cocktail which is widely consumed on this day, has a history that depending upon the person asked, is varied. Regardless, many celebrate this holiday with a margarita in hand. Below is a straightforward and delicious recipe for your […]