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EST. 2011 BY LIZ RUEVEN
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Carrot Cake: A Winter Classic Worth Revisiting

Carrot Cake: A Winter Classic Worth Revisiting
I had forgotten how much I love carrot cake until I tasted the one baked by Chef Genee Habansky, owner of Herbaceous Catering Co. in CT. Carrot cake has been a dairy-free, seasonal favorite for kosher keepers since the 1970's when it popped up on menus and was promoted as a healthy dessert. Sure, this reci...


Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Lion’s Mane Mushroom “Crab” Cakes

Lion’s Mane Mushroom “Crab” Cakes
Is it off-putting to see the word CRAB in this title? I debated whether to use it but I simply have to. I've been hankering to make these vegetarian and kosher faux crab cakes with Lion's Mane mushrooms since I first saw them at Westport Farmers' Market in CT. My curiosity was peaked when I read that when ...


Wednesday, January 9, 2019

These Trumpet Mushrooms Beg for Linguini

These Trumpet Mushrooms Beg for Linguini
I love to experiment with all varieties of mushrooms, especially in the winter when green markets can be short on enticing ingredients to spark new creations in my kosher kitchen. Since Seacoast Mushrooms became a weekly vendor at the Westport Farmers' Market, I've joined the throngs of 'shroom enthusiasts ...


Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Summer Plums with Minty Cardamom Dressing

Summer Plums with Minty Cardamom Dressing
When C. asked me if I would like her to bake her irresistible dark chocolate cake for dessert on a recent Shabbat we were hosting, I jumped at her offer. Then I wandered through my farmers' market in CT  imagining which summer fruit would be a little unpredictable alongside a generous slice of her rich and d...


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Sizzling Brussels Sprouts with a Side of Bourbon/Mustard

Sizzling Brussels Sprouts with a Side of Bourbon/Mustard
I only deep fry during Chanukah and even then, it always feel slightly unfamiliar and guilt provoking. This season, I'm paying close attention to my local vegetables so I can re-imagine frying latkes (vegetable pancakes) with some new combinations of flavors, ingredients and a little more skill. When I att...


Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Autumn Baking: Roasted Pumpkin & Ricotta Galette

Autumn Baking: Roasted Pumpkin & Ricotta Galette

Christine Cote, chef and owner of Huckleberries Artisan Pastries in CT, walks the seasonal baking route with conviction, fervor and plenty of butter. At my local farmers' market she's the go-to baker for handmade sweets and savories for the hardcore locavores among us.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Stuffed Squash Blossoms Crown Summer Starters

Stuffed Squash Blossoms Crown Summer Starters

If you've been to Italy in the summer you've probably tasted luxuriant, delicate stuffed squash blossoms.You probably haven't forgotten how glorious Fiori di Zucca are either. What could be more beautiful than vibrant velvety blossoms cloaking creamy, cheese filling?

This is one of those dishes yo...



Monday, July 18, 2016

3 DIY Toppings for your Favorite Ice Creams

3 DIY Toppings for your Favorite Ice Creams

Katy Morris Top-notch ice cream flavors can certainly stand on their own, but sometimes ice cream screams for a playful textural contrast or a melt-in-your-mouth gooeyness. Ice cream toppings like these bump our favorite frozen indulgences over the top. And the fact that they're dairy-free and vegan make...



Wednesday, May 28, 2014

What’s Up at the Farmers’ Market?

What’s Up at the Farmers’ Market?

Contributed by Katy Morris There are so many things to love about the Westport Farmers’ Market and with the summer market opening last Thursday we were lucky to snatch a little time with Lori Cochran Dougall, Market Director, so she could TELL US MORE about this thriving local shopping and dining exper...



Sunday, September 15, 2013

Tell Me More… about Where your Baby’s Food is Grown

Tell Me More… about Where your Baby’s Food is Grown

I was at the Westport Farmers’ Market when I was offered a sample of  bright orange baby food and I'll admit that I did not eagerly reach for that puree. But when I learned that those sweet, bright carrots came from an organic farm less than an hour away, I wanted to know more.  Local, seasonal, organic j...