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Monthly Archives: July 2011

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 […]

Eat outdoors (dine al fresco) … whatever you call it, we have another option

Justin Thyme in Croton-on-Hudson has added to the list the few places where we can eat outdoors. They have taken a portion of their parking area (don’t worry, there is still lots of parking available), and enclosed it with some whimsical planters and tables/chairs. Summer is often just too beautiful to eat indoors and now […]

Lunch at Birreria

Eataly, our new gastronomic Italian mecca on 23rd Street and Fifth Avenue has just opened Birreria. Eataly turns one-year-old on August 31st and they have completed their first year by creating another spectacular experience for us. Located on the 14th floor above the grocery/restaurant emporium, we are transported to another adventure. Just as you exit […]

Adobo Chicken… good anytime of the year

Ingredients 6 – 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs 1 large onion, sliced 8 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced thinly, or smashed 1 medium jalapeño sliced into 1/4-inch rings 1 1/2 cups white vinegar 3/4 cup organic low sodium soy sauce 3 bay leaves 10 black peppercorns 1 1/2 cup long-grain white rice (or whole grain such […]

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 & […]

St. Augustine’s Italian Festival

Step out of the kitchen one week each summer and mangia! Each year around this time, St. Augustine’s church in Ossining holds its Italian Festival.  There are rides for the kiddies and a Casino for the bigger kids (adults of course).  Music is loud and the sound of children screaming on the rides is magical.  […]