Although Philip Hone became a symbol of upper class New York City, his life began in 1780 as the younger son of a poor carpenter. At the age of 16, he joined his brother’s auctioneering business. By the time he was 35, it had made him a very wealthy man, enabling him to retire at the age of 41.
BETHANY, PA — Cure your winter “blahs” with rich and hearty homemade soups, as Bethany hosts its fifth annual Soup-er Sunday soup sale on February 24 at 11 a.m.
DAMASCUS, PA — The annual Cookie Pick event will be held at The Dime Bank in Damascus on Friday, February 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m and Saturday, February 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon.
The day starts early for members of the Narrowsburg Fire Department as they prepare to light the barbeque-pit coals. By the time the evening rolls around, the last of the 500 chicken dinners will have been distributed at the firehouse.
It’s an annual tradition. And like many traditions, it involves a community of people.
NEWFOUNDLAND, PA — Every year the Wayne/Pike Farm Bureau participates in the Farmers Care program with the help of students in the Western Wayne National Honor Society. This year, over $2,000 worth of non-perishable food items were donated and split between Scranton’s Ronald McDonald House and the Newfoundland Community Pantry.
HAWLEY, PA — Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy for our its Foods of the Delaware Highlands wine and food pairing dinner on Saturday, April 28 at Silver Birches Waterfront. This highly anticipated annual dinner is the Conservancy’s primary benefit event, and your investment is integral to its success.
ROSCOE, NY — The Roscoe Beer Company’s second annual Wild Ramp Fest and Spring Fling Market will take place on Saturday, May 5. The festival will highlight wild ramps, with several local farmers and vendors set up to sell ramps and other local products. There will also be local chefs showing off dishes featuring ramps.
Go ahead, eat a second Thanksgiving. Heat everything up and enjoy your plate of desiccated turkey with flabby stuffing and watery Waldorf salad. Or double down on that mile-high sandwich crammed to the gills with mayonnaise and cranberry sauce. There’s no shame in it.
I sometimes measure the success of my summer by the number of tomato sandwiches I eat. Few things capture the essence of the season better. (Except perhaps a white peach. Or grilled, buttered corn. Or fresh blackberries with cream.) A really good tomato is like a vivid, voluptuous expression of the sun.
Among the first plants to flourish in my garden come spring is lovage (Levisticum officinale). Known to the French as céleri bâtarde, “fake celery,” this stalk-less leafy herb does have a very similar green, slightly salty flavor with a pleasant hint of bitter.