Kim's Kitchen
Summer is in full swing now, or at least in as full-a-swing as it can be in Phase Four. With the weather being warm, the sun shining brightly and COVID-19 cases waning (at least in New York), …
Simple Fare
Neither my mother nor my father has any recollection of a ham-custard-noodle casserole from my childhood. But I do. The dish was a simple one. It had thin egg noodles with shredded ham that was …
One of the favorite questions in our household is “Do you have any thoughts for dinner?” Generally, the answer lies in what might be leftover in the fridge that can be reconstructed, as …
7 historic dishes born from tough times that you can make at home

A month ago, I wrote a piece called “It’s a go for grilling” which appeared in the Our Country Home section of the River Reporter. I was, ostensibly, reporting on how to go about …

‘Regional Solutions: A Conversation on Transforming the Food System in NYS’

Thursday, June 25
ONLINE — Catskill Mountainkeeper is hosting an essential conversation with farmers and activists about regional solutions for …

Make this liberty eagle out of fondant

Thursday, June 25
I have always loved birds—raptors, in particular. When I see a hawk in flight, I know I’m going to have a good day. I have also …

In search of trout

Thursday, June 25
Suzanne, a friend at Las Mariposas, our hotel in Oaxaca, Mexico, suggested we take a trip to Etla one Wednesday. It was market day, …
Katie Corcoran, left, Sandy Rickard, Lisa Corcoran and Nicole Curtis help hand out groceries outside of the Lakeside Elementary School.

Food, relief, community

Tuesday, May 26
WAYNE COUNTY, PA — This past month, Wayne County banded together in an effort to keep its residents from going hungry during the …
Bethel Creamery produces minimally processed, kosher organic milk, rich “Icelandic skyr” yogurt and Greek yogurt at their growing dairy operation, Bethel Creamery, situated on their 135-acre farm in Swan Lake, NY.

Bethel Creamery joins Nourish New York Initiative and more

Tuesday, May 26
What's going on in food and farming May 28 to June 3
Since I got into the competitive cake world in 2010, I have been amazed at the technological advances that have been made in edible art. A wide variety of new, mind-blowing products have been …
I despise wagon wheel pasta and have no idea why children are drawn to it. Ziti, as opposed to penne, isn’t for me, either—no ridges to hold the sauce. And traditional elbow macaroni …
The restaurant business has never been easy. And now it is made more perilous as people are eating at home more. (A lot more.) In hope of inspiring our readers to support local restaurants and …
It’s safe to say that this past month has been a challenge. I hope everyone reading this is safe and making the best of the situation. If you’re one of those people who is considered …
On many occasions over the past three months in Oaxaca, Mexico, I thought of what I might write for The River Reporter when I returned home at the end of March. Would it be about the one-day cooking …
One of the many blessings of living in a rural area is the ability to purchase locally sourced meat and food products. For those looking to secure their meat supply locally, the best places to start …
Restaurants offering take-out and/or delivery

BARRYVILLE, NY B.V.H Sports Bar, curbside pick-up | 845/557-9903, www.facebook.com/bvhsportsbar  BEACH LAKE, PA Country Café & Pizzeria, take-out only | 570/729-0004, …

Gizmos and gadgets

I admit I’m drawn to kitchen gadgets. I don’t mean machines like pasta makers, food processors, bread bakers, crock pots and the like. I’m talking about the strange little gizmos …

I’ve been active in the competitive Cake World for more than 10 years now, but there is one confection that just seems to bring more joy to people than anything else: the cookie. It makes …
When I was a teenager, I always enjoyed being invited to my best friend’s home for dinner. Kate’s mom was an innovative cook, and it was in her dining room, in 1979, that I first had …
Is your body all achy? Do you feel fatigued to the point where simply standing up feels like a chore? And when you are upright, is your head pounding mercilessly? Are you feverish and find yourself …
The holidays are a time of rituals. Relatives who live far apart travel to be with family, gifts are given, hours are spent planning and preparing special food, and toasts and blessings are made …

Cheese, stop wine-ing

Here are some tips on cheese and wine pairings, and a few suggestions for where to grab your Swiss and sauvignon blanc locally.

The grill of my dreams

For me, country living led to the exploration of pursuits I never explored as a city dweller.

RECIPE: Orzo salad with fragrant dressing

Click here to read about how Jude Waterston made do in her tiny NYC apartment. Ingredients ½ pound orzo¾ cup raisins1 small yellow, red, or orange bell pepper (or a combo), cored, …