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Monthly Archives: August 2011

Word of the Day: Chiffonade

Chiffonade Pronounced: Shihf uh NAHD Literally translated, this French phrase means “made of rags.” Culinarily it refers to thin strips or shreds of vegetables (classically sorrel and lettuce), either lightly sautéed or used raw to garnish soups, salads, and other dishes.   WestchesterEats highly recommends Food Lover’s Companion by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst […]

Panzanella: The ultimate summer salad

Panzanella This is a delicious Italian bread salad which can be modified to your liking based on seasonal ingredients and vinegar preferences. Panzanella captures the essence of summer and the incredible tomatoes just off the vine. Its genesis is the idea of not wasting food and finding a purpose for your day-old bread which took […]

Birdsall House – - a lunch retreat

Looking for a place to eat where they care about eating local food that is in season and drinking good beer?Birdsall House becomes the destination. The menu is quite diverse and interesting. A varied selection of house-made charcuterie will not disappoint and they have different levels of tasting (quantity and pricing). They make their own […]

Recipe Repost: Fast Blueberry Jam

Mark Bittman, has done it again… a quick “Minimalist” recipe with excellent results. His NY Times recipe is below as well as the link here. No reason to ever purchase jam when you can do so much better yourself. Cooled, in the jar and ready to enjoy. Fast Blueberry Jam Yield About 1 to 1 1/4 […]