Category Archives: The Home Kitchen

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A-Maized By Heirloom Corn: A Barbecue Grill Experiment

Your are not mistaken if you recall me posting an article last year that blasts today’s corn for its extreme genetic modification (it’s now regulated as a pesticide rather than a food. Remember?). Well, somewhere in the center of that … Continue reading

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Coleslaw’s Savory Side: Reinventing This Classic Cabbage Salad

Like most Americans, I LOVE good coleslaw! Often, however, I’m disappointed by this classic side dish. I realized it’s because some versions can be mayonnaise-heavy. Mayo-drowned slaw is higher in calories than it needs to be, is unappetizing on a … Continue reading

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Eggplant Parm 2.0: A Tomato-Inspired Mid-Summer Delight

Ah! First of the season LOCAL beefsteak tomatoes! I can speak for most of my neighbors when I proclaim that we’re so excited for tomato season arriving in the Hudson Valley. This is when we begin to actually eat tomatoes. … Continue reading

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Risotto “On The Grill”: Creating An Al Fresco Summer Delight

We all tend to think about risotto as a fall/winter recipe. As the chicken stock simmers, the shallot and pancetta scents intertwine, and the aromas fill the kitchen, preparing this dish also serves the function of warming up the home. … Continue reading

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What’s At Steak: My Reasons For Sticking With Grass-Fed Beef

If you’re a card-carrying carnivore like I am, but you still want to remain vigilant about eating healthfully and ecologically-responsibly, beef is triumphantly within bounds. However, the modern beef paradigm seems to have confined this wonderful source of vitamins and … Continue reading

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The Moment Has Arrived: 2 More Great Recipes from Summer Sippers!

I couldn’t resist getting these recipes posted a bit earlier than promised. For one, it’s cruel and unusual punishment to make everyone wait to revisit such deliciousness, as enjoyed passionately at this month’s Spring & Summer Sippin’ wine and food … Continue reading

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A View To A Grill: Our Springtime Repurposing Of The Barbecue

In early April, a short vacation found me in a place and predicament where a temporarily odd diet was in order. You see, my recent departure from consuming seafood (the result of a strange intolerance to one of my favorite … Continue reading

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Quick & Healthy: Avocado-Baked Eggs!

The web might seem saturated with recipes for this simple-to-prepare, nutrient-filled snack. Nevertheless, I’m here to offer my own version, with a decadent little twist. The Avocado-Baked Egg combines the genius of using one ingredient to cradle the other, and … Continue reading

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Foodie Spring Fever? Massaged Kale Is Your Cure!

With spring more than 2 weeks off, and actual spring weather closer to 8 weeks away in the northeast, the seasonal vegetable harvest might seem like a bleak prospect. Here in the Hudson Valley, the ground has been in a … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Dining: Don’t Be A Dummy

Back in the days of my restaurant, Goldie’s by the Bridge, we used to brand some holidays as “dummies’ day-out”. Valentine’s Day was the queen of them all. These are occasions when people who don’t usually dine out suddenly do. … Continue reading

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