EAT AND BE MERRY … WHILE EATING LOCAL FOOD
Jessie’s Monthly Recipe
There are few things I love more than cinnamon-sugar toast. Toasted white bread, spread with softened butter and sprinkled with a sweet-spicy blend of cinnamon and granulated sugar is that which all of my best childhood breakfast memories are made. The bread was Pepperidge Farm and the butter Land O’Lakes (or maybe even Fleischman’s Margarine) and it was all just too good to be true.
As an adult, I indulge in cinnamon-sugar toast far too infrequently, but I […]
You might think of a galette as the lazy-baker’s pie, and you might not be wrong. For those of us who love the combination of buttery pastry and lightly sweetened fruit, but don’t totally love the time spent rolling out a perfectly round circle of dough, that is the perfect 1/8-inch thickness; and then transferring said circle (without ripping it, mind you) to a pie plate; and then delicately and decoratively crimping its edges; and then praying […]
WINE OF THE WEEK
Thankfully it’s still consistently getting up into the 70s during the day this month (September), but it’s getting dark earlier and earlier, and it’s as low as the 40s in the morning. As the hibernation instinct kicks in, so does the desire to sink into a glass of really full-bodied dry red wine when the sun starts to set. One of our favorites is a Chilean wine, Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon from Vina Montes. We had the great pleasure to visit Chile’s Colchagua Valley many […]
As the promotion promises, the Hudson Valley Wine & Food Festival is always “the Saturday after Labor Day!” It’s a huge event held at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, and it draws wineries from all over New York State, not just the Hudson Valley. However, it’s the Hudson Valley that’s showcased at the festival. Every year an esteemed panel of wine writers and professionals is invited to judge wines made exclusively in the Hudson Valley by the wineries here (and their numbers are growing). […]
OK, so it’s summer and everyone is drinking white wine or rosé. We get it, and that’s wonderful. Summer is definitely white wine/rosé time. But some of us just have red wine in our veins, and no matter how nice the whites, we need our reds. With the variety of grapes out there in the world, it’s easy enough to find some that are deliciously drinkable even in the heat of the height of summer. Pinot Noir is one of them – especially local Pinot […]
Look for a “Wine of the Week” review by Dominique and Carlo DeVito of Hudson-Chatham Winery. Besides owning the winery, both have backgrounds in food and wine publishing. Carlo writes a blog called “East Coast Wines.” Their winery and vineyard are based in Ghent, NY. Cheers!
REVIEWING LOCAL RESTAURANTS IN OUR REGION:
MORGAN’S RESTAURANT AT THE INTERLAKEN IN LAKEVILLE, CT
Morgan’s is a little hide-away on the outskirts of Lakeville, CT, at the Interlaken Inn. They have recently renovated their restaurant and it’s a great little place to go for meetings, dates, and family dinners.
We went there on a beautiful summer Sunday evening, with kids and in-laws in tow. There were a handful of folks at the bar, with about half of the tables occupied in the restaurant – we’re early birds. The atmosphere is … well, […]
THE MARKETPLACE KITCHEN TABLE IN GREAT BARRINGTON, MA
The Marketplace is located across the bridge from the Main Street area of Great Barrington MA. For those of us with a longer memory, it’s located where Friendly’s used to be. How they’ve transformed the once chain restaurant location is amazing. I had driven by a few times, even checked out their website and had meant to go. So on a Tuesday, my mother’s birthday, we had a girls’ day and headed over to Barrington and made Marketplace our lunch destination – not really knowing […]