I picked up about a dozen tomatoes from one of my favorite farms here in CT as I was heading home from an early morning walk at the beach today. I am happy to go out of my way to see what’s being offered at Stahursky Farm.
Single words burnished into weathered plaques inform passersby about what has been picked from the field that morning.
photo courtesy of Marcia Selden Catering
Contributed by Marcia Selden Catering in Stamford, CT
Fish tacos are one of our favorites meals in the summertime. These super healthy, low calorie tacos are wrapped in a crisp lettuce leaf and go perfectly with an ice cold beer! Continue reading
Photo and recipe contributed by Marcia Selden Catering, CT.
Here’s a delicious, vegetarian and vegan, room temperature pasta dish that requires little cooking and is light, easy, and delicious. For a gluten- free version, check out this Shirataki pasta and seek out soy-free soy sauce at your local Whole Foods. Continue reading
There’s always a lot of buzz around Le Farm, Bill Taibe‘s farm to table restaurant in Westport, CT. Taibe is admirably and firmly committed to sourcing from many of my favorite farms within a short distance from his charming and very popular restaurant.
Truth is though, I’ve struggled to find enough vegetarian friendly fare to keep me going back as a regular. So imagine my surprise when Executive Chef, Arik Bensimon Continue reading
Remember when seedy was a bad thing? When you bite into Mary’s Gone Crackers you know that seeds are good. Very good. Mary’s Original Seed Cracker is loaded Continue reading
Molasses BBQ Glazed Chicken
If grilling is in your plan for Father’s Day this Sunday, you may want to treat your guy to this moist, smoky chicken with homemade BBQ sauce. It’s thick and spicy with classic flavors that match perfectly with well, almost any meat or chicken that you’re likely to throw on the grill. Continue reading
With Mom’s Day fast approaching the time is ripe to focus on simple and healthy spring salads. Local produce is finally appearing at farmers’ markets with earliest spring crops, asparagus, rhubarb and kale, leading the pack. For this tasty and nutritious Quinoa and Kale Salad we are highlighting a load of fresh green herbs and Lacinato kale. Continue reading
NY SHUK creators Ron and Leetal Arazi. Photo: Eunice Choi
Hankering for those complex Middle Eastern flavors? NY SHUK has created three jarred condiments that may end your search for those nuanced flavors that are difficult to achieve on your own.
Ron and Leetal Arazi’s harissa, tanzeya, and L’ekama, from their NY SHUK pantry, are so authentically Middle Eastern, so delicious, so flexible, that you may soon find yourselves counting on them as staples in your kitchen. And they make it easy to be creative by posting a wide array of recipes on their website for inspirations. Continue reading
I’m not interested in fooling our dinner guests into thinking I’ve slaved for days to cook for them. But I am interested in easy techniques that yield delicious results and even a little drama on the plate.
I should have learned this easy technique for cooking fish eons ago. The truth is that I didn’t learn it until I took a cooking class in my hometown in CT a few weeks back The theme was Deceptively Easy Recipes for Entertaining.
April showers bring May flowers and asparagus! While local farmers are gearing up for their spring harvest, we found one veg that is in peak season now…Green Asparagus.
Eaten raw, stir-fried, boiled, or steamed, as a side, in salads or soups, this versatile, tender veggie of the Lily Family has been highly prized for centuries. It is packed with anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant nutrients, provides digestive support, and is delicious.
What’s not to love? Continue reading