Food & Drink

by Arvolyn Hill

October 24 marks Food Day across the country a call to action to bring greater attention to how we grow the food we eat and what we decide to put on our plate. Across the country Food Day programs were hosted with hopes to inspire Americans to eat real food and improve food policies. This years Food Day theme was greener diets to inspire more plant based diets and less...

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The Art of the Tart
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Dear friend of tarts,

 

It feels as if — willy-nilly — we find ourselves enjoying rather autumnal weather.  One of the beauty parts of this is that it means apples!

It’s been several months since you’ve seen apple tarts on my table. And last season I discovered a new-ish variety of the species called Blondie, an apple that’s just as good eaten out of hand as it is in a...

Celebrities rubbed elbows with crunchies at the opening of a new health food store on Mechanic Street in Amenia.

At the ‘soft’ opening friends and fans were served wheat grass juice, spanokopita, local cheeses and watermelon and fruit concoctions.

Ann Marie Pallan gave us a tour of the store showing us “Wholey Oats” granola bars , a...

Kate Weiner's Blog

This weekend is the first batch of purple plums over the threshold of Tart Central.  I may  be able to lay my hands on golden Mirabelles for the Mirabelle aficionados amongst you. The cherry tomatoes are going strong. Last Saturday I believe everyone who wanted a Mercandetti Tribute Tart got one. I’ll make the same again this Saturday....

Kate Weiner's Blog

Dear friend of tarts,

Kate’s Blog

A week ago I came home with a mountain of peaches in preparation for the debut of the season’s peach tarts. I was full of pleasure at the prospect of first blanching, then slicing into eighths each juicy peach. I would then plunge the slices into hot, sweet Riesling in which I’d previously steeped a fat bunch of fresh spearmint. But I get ahead of myself:...