Category Archives: Farmer’s Market

The End of The Northern Spy

Bundled up I head to Montgomery Place Orchards in Duchess County.  Each week endless assortments of apples keep arriving and changing as the season passes by. I was a bit concerned I might miss the last of the apples due to the … Continue reading

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A few Easy summer recipes for all to try.

Montgomery Farm here I come.  The apricots are  now in season. Their snap peas are out if this word as well. Thinking apricot compote: To go with it   a lemon cake, whipped cream and my dinner for my client is complete. … Continue reading

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A Holiday date at the CIA

On these short winter days with gardens sleeping and farmers markets closed it’s time to build fires from all that wood the electric company Central Hudson left floating around after the power outage. A fire is even more soothing when … Continue reading

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A fight with black walnuts

Off to an apple tasting tour these  past 2 weeks. I buy an apple here an apple there at various farmers markets. Montgomery farm still my favorite on the edge of Rhinebeck  has 60 apple varieties.  Most often I go there for my tastings. Out of 60 … Continue reading

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Guess who’s coming to dinner?

In the rain at Montgomery farm where there always seem to be sunny faces reality kicks in.  It is almost fall in the Hudson Valley.  Pumpkins incredulously big are now displayed in the beds where the basil used to be. Due to the relentless … Continue reading

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Today’s secret ingredient is…

 You must be waiting for the chimmichuri puzzle to fall into place and if not here’s another piece of it anyway. I regret to inform you that the chimmichuri has not yet arrived at its finishing stages. The search for a load of parsley … Continue reading

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Chanterelles search for dummies

Ever wake up in the morning thinking about what’s for dinner? I do all the time.  My new obsession is finding wild chanterelle’s for a  chanterelle ragout with “fresh corn mascarpone polenta”  which I plan to make for dinner. Of I went early … Continue reading

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