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EST. 2011 BY LIZ RUEVEN
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Crisp Autumn Salad Loaded with Symbolism

Crisp Autumn Salad Loaded with Symbolism
I've been giving a lot of thought to how to incorporate as many seasonal vegetables and fruits as possible into my celebratory menus as I begin to cook for Rosh HaShanah, the Jewish new year. While brisket and chicken soup will always have a place at my table, I turn to my local farmers' market for inspira...
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Late Summer Corn Soup Spans the Seasons

Late Summer Corn Soup Spans the Seasons

What took me so long to make stock from all of those corn cobs we've been nibbling on all summer?

It's not too late now that you know you should be making this effortless vegetarian broth for your future soups, grains and curries. Here in the Northeast, you'll find stacks of just harvested corn at y...

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

No-Bake Dessert Solution for August: Peach & Basil Granita

No-Bake Dessert Solution for August: Peach & Basil Granita

We've got a perfect solution to that "What should I serve for dessert" question when it's so hot that you probably could fry an egg on your back porch. We love August but really, why add heat to the kitchen unless you've over-purchased at your farmers' market?

Instead, imagine this icy, dairy free, ...

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

How to Make Old Fashioned Peach Jam the Easy Way

How to Make Old Fashioned Peach Jam the Easy Way

At 9:00 on a steamy summer Friday that was so hot that I had already downed three iced teas, the owner of Watsonia Farms pulled his refrigerated Carolina Peach Truck, neatly stacked with cases of fragrant southern Freestones, into the lot at Gilbertie's.

I was already salivating in anticipation of ...

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Lighten Up with Grilled Branzino, Zoodles & Charred Tomatoes

Lighten Up with Grilled Branzino, Zoodles & Charred Tomatoes

Summer time and the grillin' is easy. Zucchini are starting to pop into local farmers' markets and tomatoes are on the verge.

If you're watching your carbs (or would rather nibble them off the cob, as I would) or gluten-free, you'll love this easy and healthy recipe for grilled branzino over zoodles...

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Creamy Blackberry Matcha Pops Cool the Day

Creamy Blackberry Matcha Pops Cool the Day

Remember those bright orange creamsicles we bought from the Good Humor ice cream delivery truck? There was something so great about that fruity/creamy combination on a steamy summer afternoon.

Nothing got us racing faster than hearing that jingle and imagining our choices as we scanned the photos o...

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Very Berry Coconut Goji Love Pops

Very Berry Coconut Goji Love Pops

Fruity ice pops at a sweltering hot July 4th picnic are as perfectly paired as chilled watermelon and a sharp knife, dontcha think?

But we often find fruity ice pops too cloyingly sweet, even when made with real fruit. That's why we were thrilled to hear that the creatives at Leaf & Ardor Tea Co. we...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Grilling Jamaican Jerk Eggplant

Grilling Jamaican Jerk Eggplant

Just as the summer season gets into high gear, long sunny days yield slim asparagus, rosy ruffled salad greens and succulent strawberries along with lots more that we've been waiting all year for.

Miss one week at your farmers' market and you'll be in for surprises as those sweet 3 inch baby bok cho...

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Even Kids Can Make this Fried Rice For Dad

Even Kids Can Make this Fried Rice For Dad

I've got cooking with kids on my brain after this weekend's first Southern CT Jewish Food Festival* in my hometown.

Now that we're on the verge of Father's Day, it's a perfect time to think about involving your kids in the meal prep and festivities as you celebrate your favorite Dads.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Breakfast Shortcakes with Smoked Salmon & Poached Eggs

Breakfast Shortcakes with Smoked Salmon & Poached Eggs

Breakfast in bed or on the porch for that special Dad would be a super way to start Father's Day. Really, any weekend would be special with these rich shortcakes layered with smoked salmon and poached eggs.

This recipe focuses on getting these flaky shortcakes just right. You've got a pass to use st...