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Rhubarb and strawberries: An early summer combo

June 23, 2016 Rhubarb and strawberries make the perfect pair. Strawberries and rhubarb are a harmonious duet. Strawberries come late in June — or early July for our region. more »»

Three things to feast on in June

June 16, 2016 Three things I am feasting on in June: Spinach, radishes, and arugula. Also scallions or chives. Yes, I know, that makes four … or even fiv. more »»

Farmers markets are here

June 9, 2016 Summer has arrived — along with warm weather, swimming, and pesky insect pests. One of the hallmarks of the season is the opening of farmers’ markets and roadside stands throughout our region. more »»

Garlic mustard: Can’t beat it? Eat it!

June 2, 2016 Garlic mustard is avery invasive plant, but it is edible, and can be quite tasty! This plant is so prolific that when pulling it up, only a little can be consumed… the rest must end up at the... more »»

Memorial Day brings on the summer cookouts

May 26, 2016 May started out colder than average, with a couple fleeting snowfalls - not uncommon here in the Adirondack. more »»

Go wild with ramps

May 19, 2016 Yes, it snowed last week. But daffodils are blooming. The grass is green; the trees are leafing out, shadbush is in bloom and flowers adorn gardens. Spring is in full swing even in the North Countr. more »»

Parsley and chives: spring duet

May 5, 2016 “An herb is the friend of physicians and the praise of cooks. more »»

Kraut salad is a wonderful probiotic superfood

March 31, 2016 It will be some time before fresh local greens like spinach and lettuce arrive at farmers markets and gardens. For salads, we still rely on root vegetables and sauerkraut. more »»

Apples and pears — fall duo

October 22, 2015 It’s fall. Lake swimming is over till next year. There is a chill wind and the leaves are in a blaze of full color. Fall is apple season. more »»

Glorious summer romano beans

September 17, 2015 Most Americans buy green beans that are cut in 2-inch lengths from the frozen food section, or from a can. Many are even unfamiliar with wax beans, green beans yellow cousin. more »»

Fresh, glorious summer snap beans

August 13, 2015 Fresh beans, a popular crop among home gardeners, are glorious proof that summer is truly in full swing. They come in many varieties, colors, and sizes; green and wax, bush and pole. more »»

Summer is time for salads

July 23, 2015 Salads of fresh garden greens are a special treat this time of year. Eat them as fresh as possible. Harvest lettuce, spinach, arugula and other fresh greens as close to mealtime as possible. more »»

June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month

June 18, 2015 It’s June. School will be out soon, and summer’s just around the corner. The Saranac Lake Farmers Market opened for the summer season on June 6 — the first Saturday in June. more »»

Parsnips: An undiscovered spring treat

May 14, 2015 Generally we think of root vegetables as a fall crop. In our area, they're dug up in October or November, before the ground freezes. 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 »»



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