From the garden to the table

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 studio to tell me that my herbs would be taken care of and …
Kim's Kitchen
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 my house growing up (more on this later). No, I’m …
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 …
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 …
Rice with hot dogs

What to do with rice 

Tuesday, June 25
  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 …

A picnic for Farm Show friends

Wednesday, June 12
LEBANON VALLEY, PA — Sunny skies ushered in the recent annual picnic of the Friends of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Foundation …

Show off your baking

Wednesday, June 12
HONESDALE, PA — Entries are now being accepted for the 2024 Wayne County Fair baking contests. Bakers can enter the Homemade …

[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 …

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 …
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. …
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 …
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 …
Make this chocolate sombrero piece

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 …

Alice at Tiffany

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 …
EQUINUNK, PA — Bring your friends and family to Delaware Valley Ramps to celebrate the arrival of spring by harvesting your own bounty of ramps. Ramps are the first edible green plant of …
ELDRED, NY — The Chiocchi family has always loved its seafood. And they are all about sharing that love. With the grand opening on Saturday, March 30, of Nikki C’s Seafood and Catering, …
They say everyone is a little bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Whether you agree with that adage or not, I’ve yet to meet someone who can’t appreciate a well executed piece of corned …
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. …

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 …
the food out here

Stuffed venison loin roast

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 …
kim’s kitchen

Make these musical instrument cake toppers

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 …
jude’s culinary journey

Hot stuff

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 …

Roscoe Beer Co. draws visitors from all over with its refreshing beer and delicious food offerings. The brewery celebrated its tenth anniversary over Labor Day Weekend with house brews, live music, …

HONESDALE, PA — Those who volunteer to prepare large quantities of food for the public may want to attend a Penn State Extension  workshop titled “Cooking for Crowds: A …
HONESDALE, PA — The D&H Brewing Company has announced its grand opening events for August to celebrate the debut of the brand-new Runaway Train Brewery. It begins the weekend of August …