Monthly Archives: August 2011

Fennel and Tomato Salad

With the rain and winds of Irene coming down around my house and my family still away thanks to the storm, I was in the mood for a little mood brightening. What better way than to combine the colors of [...]

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Sunday Photo No. 2 – Green

I love the clean, anise flavor and crispness of fresh fennel. This was purchased from Denison Farm at the Saratoga Farmers Market and epitomizes to me the flavor of green. I sliced it thin on a mandoline and added some [...]

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Sunday Photo – Red

It’s late August and tomatoes are at their peak here in the northeastern United States. This means it’s a great time for a BLT, tomato salads and all sorts of wonderful dishes. It’s even a good time to eat them  just [...]

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A Craving for Hattie’s Fried Chicken

The fad for fried chicken may not be as torrid as it was a year or two ago, but when done well, it is still one of the world’s great dishes. When done well, fried chicken is crispy, moist and [...]

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It’s Berry Season at Gardenworks

The peak of the local raspberry season is right now and there are none better than at Gardenworks Farm in Salem, New York, literally just up the road from The Battenkill Creamery.
This Tuesday, August 30th,  Slow Food Saratoga Region and [...]

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Roasted Oysters (Mushrooms That Is)

The first place I ever had whole, roasted, clumped mushrooms was at the restaurant Hearth in NYC. Chef Marco Canora had taken the technique with him from Tom Collichio’s Craft and with good reason. The roasted hen-of-the-woods mushrooms were outrageously [...]

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A Celebration of Local at The Sheppard Mansion

Most times what is old is just old, but sometimes, things that are old are brought back and given new life. Such is the case at The Sheppard Mansion, a wonderful inn with a restaurant in Hanover, Pennsylvania. I had [...]

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The Dutch

After reading Sam Sifton’s bubbling review of The Dutch in the NYT, I knew that this would be a great restaurant to spice up my rather uninteresting summer. Waiting tables and working retail in my hometown is all well and [...]

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Sunday Photo – Raspberries

It is the height of raspberry season. These beauties were served at the end of an excellent meal one year ago at Jacob’s Bar & Kjøkken in Bergen, Norway.
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My 7 Links

I was recently nominated by my friend and fellow blogger Laissez Faire to participate in an interesting web project called My 7 Links organized by Tripbase. The goal is “to unite bloggers (from all sectors) in a joint endeavor to [...]

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