Recipes for the season: Asparagus Salad

By Chef Rich Baringer, Boy, I love asparagus, especially this time of year when you can find fresh, local spears that taste so good.  Asparagus is such a versatile ingredient — you can sauté it, steam...

Recipes for the season: Goat Cheese & Caramelized Ramp Crostini

by guest blogger, Chef Melissa Wieczorek, Zest Culinary Services, Spring has finally arrived!  Yes, the temperatures are warming up, the sun is shining and flowers are blooming. But it’s the appearance of ramps at local farmers...

Recipes for the season: The sweetness of Easter

By guest blogger Wendy Yurgosky, Certified Holistic Health Counselor, Easter is time for traditions and family. One of my favorite family traditions is to make kolache. The funny thing about growing up Czech is that foods...

Recipes for the season: Noodles! And mushrooms

By guest blogger Chef Kelly Unger, The Rooster & The Carrot, March is National Noodle Month! March is also a challenging month for finding local produce (other than root vegetables and some hardy greens). Luckily, Pennsylvania...

Recipes for the Season: Mashed Root Veggies

By Chef Rich Baringer, Not a root veggie lover? This dish will change your mind. Everyone likes mashed potatoes—a real comfort food this time of year. But greatly underused and underappreciated are the other sweet, nutritious and delicious root vegetables. I...
Butternut squash. Photo credit Lynne Goldman

Recipes for the season: Curried Butternut Squash Soup

By Chef Rich Baringer, Butternut squash has become a pretty trendy vegetable, showing up in lots of recipes. And for good reason. It's delicious and versatile. Butternut squash can be roasted and boiled and sautéed and steamed and mashed. You...

France here and there

Martine Bertin-Peterson has the best of both worlds. She organizes amazing culinary trips to France, focusing on food and wine, and she teaches how to make simple, Mediterranean-inspired dishes in her cooking classes here...

Recipes for the Season: Black Bean Pumpkin Soup

By Chef Rich Baringer, I know. The last thing you want to see now is another pumpkin recipe. But this isn't one of those "pumpkin spice" recipes that seem to be everywhere this time of year. This...

Recipes for the Season: Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

By Chef Rich Baringer, I see acorn squash as sort of the black sheep of the winter squash family. Butternut is sweeter. Delicata is less fibrous. Kabocha and pumpkins make better pies. But what acorn squash...

Recipes for the Season: Cauliflower Cuisine

by guest blogger Laura Brandt, How this unassuming, pale vegetable "dresses up" for dinner. Cauliflower may be a forgotten vegetable, but it really shouldn't be. This crunchy white crucifer packs a nutritional punch of vitamins and...

Recipes for the Season: Fried Green Tomatoes

By Chef Rich Baringer, Well, we've just about gotten to the end of tomato season—although with lots of sunshine this week, we should have some for a little while longer. But once they're finished, there's no need...
Tomatillos_Blooming Glen Farm. Photo credit Lynne Goldman

Recipes for the Season: What to do with tomatillos

By Chef Rich Baringer, We had a picnic at our place recently and as I was deciding on what to make, I remembered that I had a bunch of tomatillos in the fridge from Blooming Glen Farm. ...
Peach and tomato salad

Recipes for the Season: Peach-Tomato Salad

By Chef Rich Baringer, In my newsletter last month, I wrote an article about what I call the Summer Trinity—three foods that epitomize summer for me: sweet corn, peaches and tomatoes. Nothing makes me think of...

Recipes for the Season: Spicy-Sweet Grilled Cantaloupe Salad

By Chef Rich Baringer, I love combining flavors that don't always seem to go together—especially sweet and spicy.  If you've ever had chocolate with hot pepper you know what I'm talking about. There's just something about...
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Mexican-Style Grilled Corn

This recipe is one of the reasons my friends love me. Really. This recipe and my Macque Choux, another summertime corn favorite. I originally found this in the September 2009 issue of Cook's Illustrated, one...
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