Tag: Dinner

Pizza Night at the Farm

Pizza Night at the Farm

Sunday is often "Pizza Night" at our house, usually because we are out and about doing chores and such and the last thing I want to think about after a busy week with 2 farmers markets in a row (Friday in Goshen, Saturday in Ringwood) is planning a big meal. So, I don't. This Sunday, however, we did not get take-out from our favorite place (Village Pizza, Goshen.... Sal is the sweetest man and loves our swiss chard!).  Fletch and I delivered some produce to Adams Fairacre Farms in Newburgh and we kinda shopped around.  I saw some pizza dough...Read More

Sorry, Charlie

Sometimes tuna just doesn't cut it.  I mean, sure... it was great when your mom made you a tuna salad sandwich on white toast when you were home {faking being} sick and were cuddled up on the couch drinking tea and watching Phil Donohue. What?  You didn't fake being sick?  I had a cot with my name on it in the nurse's office at school.  Gym class was to be avoided at all costs. That one episode of Little House on the Prairie when Walnut Grove had an outbreak of typhoid?  I started checking my temperature hourly.   And when...Read More
Baby, It’s COLD Outside!

Baby, It’s COLD Outside!

So warm up that kitchen with a simmering pot of classic beef stew... Says the girl who, up until about a year ago, didn't eat beef.  Occasionally I'd eat pork, rarely chicken, always bacon (does that count?).  Then something clicked.  Perhaps it was having a very persuasive man sitting across from me at a restaurant table holding up a fork with a hopeful glimmer in his eye.  "Don't you want to try some?  It's DELICIOUS!" (more…)
Back to Basics: Chicken Stock

Back to Basics: Chicken Stock

We all know how badly Hurricane Sandy devastated our area. For once I was glad the media  hyped it to death. Many communities were close to 100% evacuated and countless lives were saved because of it.  Having survived Hurricane Irene and tropical storm Lee and the resulting power outages and floods, I know that advance warning and preparation take some of the pain and suffering out of an event like that. My first thought after hearing that Sandy would impact the Northeast was, "Oh, dear GOD, no.  Not another flood." Then, I cried. Then, I gathered supplies.  I shopped for...Read More
Summer Comfort Food

Summer Comfort Food

We had a CSA pick-up yesterday.   Shell peas were a major component of the share box this week and each time I greeted a customer I stood there snacking on a few raw ones, encouraging them to do the same.  Most were polite and ate one or two... I, on the other hand, had nearly a pound's worth of empty pea pods by the time we were done with our distribution. And yet I still wanted peas for dinner. Talitha and Dan (Edgwick Farm) gave me some goat's milk ricotta after our Saturday market in Ringwood, NJ.  I had...Read More
All I Wanted for My Birthday was Virus Protection

All I Wanted for My Birthday was Virus Protection

Happy 2012 everyone! I'm sorry I've been out of commission lately.  It appears as though some little cyberbeast decided to take up residence in my computer and now that it's fixed, I can get back to business.  Luckily, I only have to trade foodstuffs for top-notch tech work and with lots of time on my hands right now, I can cook up a storm (thank you Fletch)! Oh yeah, and I also celebrated my 29th birthday! Yes, again.  Shut up.  We had a wonderful night and Thomas got to experience 'hibachi' for the first time.   If you could have seen his eyes...Read More