Seasonal Eating

A New Twist On a Summer Favorite

Last weekend Andy and I rented a house in the Catskills with some friends of ours. Lucky for us, the house had a vegetable garden out back that we were able to use. We found multiple types of lettuce, mint, Alpine strawberries (so tiny and so sweet!), and some gigantic cucumbers. We had seriously never seen cucumbers this size before, and there were a lot of them! In addition to the bounty of produce from their garden, we had brought the veggies from our CSA, including heirloom tomatoes. I decided that to g… read more »

Dinner at Blue Hill Stone Barns

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I am seriously into seasonal eating. Another love of mine is dining out. Put the two together and you get Blue Hill at Stone Barns. This is a great restaurant in upper Westchester County that serves fresh-from-the-farm foods put together in interesting, creative ways. It’s not cheap, so it’s quite a treat to go there, but well worth it for a great dining experience. Last night Andy and I went with another couple who had never been there before. Andy and I have b… read more »

Morning Fuel

You’ve heard it before: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Despite this being a familiar saying, breakfast is the most skipped meal. It’s such a shame because not only are breakfast foods delicious (why do you think diners serve breakfast all day long?!), but eating breakfast is very nutritious and helps you maintain your weight. Just like a fire won’t burn without wood, your body won’t metabolize (“burn”) food unless there’s food (“wood”) inside. So the end resul… read more »

City Farming

I am a huge fan of seasonal ingredients, and summer is by far my favorite time of year for fresh produce.  To me, there is nothing better than biting into a juicy, ripe nectarine and enjoying fresh berries at breakfast first thing in the morning.  When I lived in Murray Hill (for 7 years!), I used to go down to the Union Square Farmers Market multiple times a week to pick up my fruit and veggies.  It was definitely one of my favorite activities, especially on the weekends when there was the greatest selec… read more »