Beef fizz

‘Twas the weeks past the Fourth/and all through the farm/there grew a great thirst/as we worked off our arms. As we sweat’ in the heat/and worked up this great thirst/there was but one …
Kim's Kitchen
The weather is hot as I sit down to write this. Very hot. And most everyone I know is grumbling about it. (Except my husband Fleck. He says he complained too much about the winter, so he refuses to …
Herbed cheese dip and hummus with crudite

In the heat of the night

Yesterday at 8:09 AM
Some years ago, with friends moving out of town and changes in relationships happening for one reason or another, I stopped having …

From the garden to the table

Sunday, June 30
In early April, a few days before we concluded our annual six-month stay in Oaxaca, Mexico, our hotel’s office manager came by our …
My mind has been on the letter S as of late. In between Sowing Seed Starts, we’ve been Snapping off Scapes to make Scrumptious Savory Sustenance.

Garlic scape mac salad

Tuesday, June 25
My mind has been on the letter S as of late. I’ve been asking friends and family if it’s still Spring, or if Summer has officially …
This fondant teddy bear is a fun kids' project. It marks Flag Day, Juneteenth and the Fourth of July. Grab your ingredients and make patriotic bears for the day!

Make this cute teddy bear out of fondant

Tuesday, June 25
As I write this, I’m anticipating June 14 in a big way. Not because June 14 is Flag Day, although that was always a big deal in …
The family at Le Zie

Pigging out

Tuesday, June 25
A few days after our return from Mexico this past April, my sister Janet and I took part in a small family reunion. There were nine of …

  By JEFF ALAN  If you really love rice like I do, your theme song could be “Rice Is Nice” from the 60s band The Lemon Pipers. But when it comes to eating white or brown …

Food stories from around the web

5 simple (but smart) kitchen upgrades to save you time this summer

(BPT) - Summer is here! The warm weather is the perfect excuse to spend time outdoors doing what you enjoy with the people you love. To maximize your time for relaxation and enjoyment, it’s a …
LEBANON VALLEY, PA — Sunny skies ushered in the recent annual picnic of the Friends of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Foundation (Foundation). The picnic celebrates friends, advertisers and …
HONESDALE, PA — Entries are now being accepted for the 2024 Wayne County Fair baking contests. Bakers can enter the Homemade Chocolate Cake contest, the Incredible Angel Food Cake contest, the …
[Editor’s note: Hunter’s taking a column week off, so here’s one from 2020, on his new lockdown hobby: growing and cooking mushrooms.] Many folks have taken to new hobbies as a …
Yes, my four-and-a-half-pound Maltese dog is named after Ozzy Osbourne. I can’t help myself. I love both Ozzies. The story of my Ozzy is a bittersweet one. My friends Yvonne and Jim …
I admit that when Janet and I were weekenders, there were often times when I resented having to cook all of our meals. It wasn’t that I wanted Janet to pitch in or to take a turn. She has no …
New York Barryville: Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. www.barryvillefarmersmarket.org 3405 Rte. 97 Callicoon: Sundays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. www.callicoonfarmersmarket.org Callicoon Creek Park, A. …
Tomatoey goodness

TOMATO WORLD — Scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) and Ohio State University (OSU) have been investigating the health benefits of …

Embracing lifestyle nutrition

Dealing with weight management feels like an ongoing battle for many of us. We're bombarded with messages about what we should eat, what we shouldn't, and constant advertisements pushing us to buy …

Spring has felt like a strange indecision between warm and cold weather this year. It started with an early maple-production window and quickly followed up with a bitter season after the abnormal …
My friends Joyce Salimeno-Gitlin and her late husband Mel were buzzing down Lake Louise Marie Road in Rock Hill, NY one day in 2018 when they noticed activity at the site of the old Dodge Inn …
Before moving full-time to Callicoon, my sister Janet and I drove back and forth from Manhattan each weekend to spend Friday night through Sunday afternoon at our little country house.  …
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Sullivan 180 has released the Farm to School Initiative grant application, which provides funding support to initiatives proposed by youth to enhance cafeteria …
Nine Cakes to launch jams

HUDSON, NY — Nine Cakes Bakery is launching a line of mouthwatering jams this spring. On March 10, Nine Cakes will hold a tasting event; save the date and watch the bakery’s page for a …

Cabbage board to meet

GENEVA, NY — In compliance with the Open Meetings Law, the Cabbage Research and Development Program Advisory Board gives notice that it will conduct a meeting on Monday, February 5 at 10 am. …

the food out here

Chicken Alfredo

My wife makes a lovely Alfredo sauce from scratch that is truly a delight whenever it graces our dinner table. That being said, for some reason we keep buying lots of jars of the stuff and have found …
Kim's Kitchen

Make this Hector’s Inn gummy beer

It’s late in July 1969 when farmer Max Yasgur, 49, agrees to allow the Aquarian Exposition—better known as the Woodstock Music and Art Fair—to happen on his property in Bethel, NY. …
Jude's Culinary Journey

Good eats, bad boyfriend

Good eats, bad boyfriend By JUDE WATERSTON Some years ago, I had a boyfriend named Gene. Once we were dating, I realized he was an odd bird: tense, awkward, and ill at ease in public. Before we …
The Food Out Here

Season for snickerdoodles

There’s a special cookie for any self-respecting baker out there. One that means a little more to them because of where they first learned to bake it or who they baked it with.  …
kim’s kitchen

Make this Pelkey’s Tavern Detroit-style pizza cake

“Hey! Would you consider doing a Sip and Paint class over at Pelkey’s Tavern?”  The question came from Shannon, a friend of mine who regularly attends my Sip and Paint …
jude’s culinary journey

Art and design 

I went to the High School of Art and Design, a few blocks from Central Park in mid-town Manhattan. It was the ‘70s, and some of the best years of my life.  As far as I’m …

Way back yonder in the month of October—you know, a century ago—my wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary.  As per natural courtship rituals, it was upon my shoulders as …

I’m pretty sure that everyone in the world loves music in some way, shape or form. I know I do. Early on in my life, I wanted to play the drums. But my father, being of a certain age from …
This coming fall will be our 10th visit to Mexico. My sister Janet and I have been to Mexico City, Puebla and Oaxaca; Oaxaca is our longest stay in one place.  We eat out a lot. Not all …

Thanksgiving is a cherished time when families come together and the kitchen becomes the heart of the home. Let's have a look at some traditions with these classic Thanksgiving foods that have stood …

I fondly remember my mom’s thick, juicy, bone-in pork chops. The bit of fat clinging to the edges would get crisp and crunchy. We always had her homemade applesauce with the chops. That meal …
By the time you read this, another Halloween will be lurking in the shadows right around the corner. And chances are, you’ll have some time and/or money invested in preparing for it, because, …

So if you read my outdoor article last month titled “Fundamental Foraging,” you would know my boys and I recently came into a good supply of mushrooms harvested from a tree near our …

HONESDALE, PA — Local home bakers recently competed in the baking contests at the Wayne County Fair. The winners of the Homemade Chocolate Cake Contest were: First place—Stephanie Powers …
CALLICOON, NY — Have you always wanted to know more about fermentation? On Sunday, September 24 at the Callicoon Farmers Market, you can visit the Farm Arts Collective tent to get a hands-on …