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French onion soup will warm up your body and soul

February 26, 2015 Winter is the time to try new soups —?but also to take comfort in old classics like French Onion Soup. On a cold blustery winter day, a bowl of French onion soup is warming and filling. more »»

For Valentine’s Day, drink your chocolate

February 12, 2015 This Saturday is Valentine’s Day! But it’s also the day of the Winter Carnival Parade — and it promises to be a cold one! So my suggestion is: drink you chocolate — hot! Global warming aside, it ha... more »»

‘Groovy Sixties’ cuisine

February 5, 2015 The 1960s were an era of radical change and experimentation: drugs and free love, hippies, flower power and peace symbols. more »»

New Year’s brunch —?in the comfort of your PJs

December 31, 2014 An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves. more »»

Daikon, the Japanese radish

December 4, 2014 The Thanksgiving holiday is over, and the garden harvest is complete. One of the last vegetables we dug up before the ground was covered in white were our daikon radishe. more »»

Throwing Concord grapes into the mix

October 9, 2014 In October the grape harvest reaches its peak and a rich, punchy scent permeates the air at farmers’ market. more »»

Tsimmes: Special treat for a sweet Rosh Hashanah

September 25, 2014 The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, began on Wednesday and ends Friday. According to our calendar it is the year 2014, but according to the Hebrew calendar it’s the beginning of the year 5775. more »»

The sauce that makes your salad sing

August 28, 2014 Homemade dressings have great fresh flavors! This is why many four-star restaurants have begun mixing salad dressings right at the table. more »»

Beet greens: another summer superfood

July 24, 2014 Once upon a time, beets were lonely outcasts, humble and reviled. But times have changed. Beets are everywhere lately. They’ve experienced a revival. more »»

What’s new at our farmers market?

July 8, 2014 Have you been to our Farmers’ Market this summer? You can find me most Saturday mornings at our village Farmers’ Market in Saranac Lake’s Riverside Par. more »»

Radishes are great, both raw and cooked

June 26, 2014 Most Americans have only had radishes raw, stirred into a salad. Some love the crispy crunch. Others find their sharp zing too spicy. If that is you, try cooking them to mellow their flavor. more »»

Summer is jamming season

August 15, 2013 It’s summer. Strawberries are past peak, but blueberries, cherries, currants and raspberries are ripe for the picking. Peaches are available at farmers markets. more »»

Go clean for Earth Day

April 18, 2013 You may have heard the terms “clean food” and “clean eating.” Just what do they mean? More than 40 years ago, the ecology movement gave birth to Earth Day as a way to promote environmental awareness. more »»

Easter eggs

March 28, 2013 Easter is a harbinger of spring. Our mountains are still clad in their winter coat of white, but days are longer, snow is beginning to melt, and maple sap is running. more »»

Fight the cold with stews for Winter Carnival

February 7, 2013 It’s winter. It’s cold. After a day of busy outdoor carnival activity, a hearty stew will warm you up and nourish you. more »»

‘Under the Sea’ themed foods for Carnival

January 31, 2013 Under the Sea — this year’s Carnival theme — brings to mind submarine sandwiches, mermaids, starfish, octopus, coral reefs, all types of seafood and fis. more »»

Holiday parties

December 13, 2012 Christmas lights on homes and trees, plastic reindeer in the yard, and Christmas carols in the supermarket mean that the holiday season is in full swing. December is time to shop — and time to part. more »»

Cheese: a Hanukkah treat

December 6, 2012 When we think of Hanukkah food, the first thing that comes to mind is crispy, golden potato latkes. We’re told foods fried in oil remind us of the miracle of the oil that lasted for many days. Dec. more »»

World Food Day

October 11, 2012 We love the various flavors and ethnic variations of food. We celebrate food all year long. more »»

Stuffed patty pan

October 4, 2012 As summer drew to and end and frost required us to bring in the squash, a couple of large specimens of patty pan emerged from under the dense leaves. So I decided to stuff the. more »»

Too many tomatoes? Make sauce!

September 27, 2012 With recent frosts and ever colder fall weather, tomato season is rapidly approaching its end. more »»



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