Time for Hamentashen!

Yessiree, it's that time again. Purim is here! Purim is a fun, almost carnival-like holiday, celebrating the Jews narrow escape from extermination in long ago Persia. (What can I say? It's been thousands of years of...
Fish at Indian Ridge Provisions; photo credit Lynne Goldman

Fresh seafood in Stockton…and Bucks

While you are perusing this week's Bucks County Herald, make sure you also read Diana Cercone's piece about Metropolitan Seafood, the fish monger at the Stockton Market. Diana interviewed owner Mark Drabich of Metropolitan Seafood, and...

Passover approaches

The kitchen is ready — or as ready as it's going to be considering that I am still nursing this cold. I've cleaned out the refrigerator, brought up the Passover dishes and food, and we're now in...

Tidbits: Sprig & Vine, local markets

Make sure you catch two articles in particular in this week's Bucks County Herald (only online for two weeks). Susan Yeske's feature on the new vegetarian restaurant in New Hope, Spring & Vine, and...

Seeing Green(s)

Personal Chef Rich Baringer tells us what to do with all these lovely greens showing up at farmers' markets this time of year. I've added one more recipe I tried over the weekend for...

Grilling it up

by guest blogger Rich Baringer, Jake is a carnivore.  He will eat pretty much any kind of meat—often pretending that he's a lion eating a gazelle.  So whenever he sees the grill out, he gets...

Recipes for the season: Blueberry Buckle

Yee-ha. It's blueberry season. We got some lovely ones from Solebury Orchard yesterday. Some are going into Mark's homemade ice cream (made from Birchwood Farms sweet cream), some went into the freezer for cold...

A few of my favorite things

With corn season upon us, my mouth begins to water at the thought of some of my favorite corn recipes. There's Mexican-style Grilled Corn (courtesy of Cook's Illustrated) - which, by the way, gets...

Spit it out!

by guest blogger Rich Baringer It’s just about time for watermelons to start appearing in our local farm markets. In many ways, watermelon seems like the all-American fruit—a staple at our summer picnics.  It actually...
Berry Peach Cobbler

A circus in your mouth

July, 2018 By guest blogger, Rich Baringer, Remember this Seinfeld episode? Kramer: Well, they’re in… Jerry: What’s in? Kramer: The Macanaw peaches, Jerry!  The Macanaw peaches! Jerry: Ah, right.  The ones from Oregon that are only ripe for two weeks...
Basil_700x339_photo credit Lynne Goldman

Pasta on a cool summer evening

We had planned for salad caprese. Fresh mozzarella - check. Basil - check. Beautiful, multi-colored heirloom tomatoes from the farm - check. But then the weather turned cool and rainy and I just wanted...

Canal House Cooking: A local voice

Cookbooks have changed in many ways over the years. There were tomes like Joy of Cooking, and even more recently, How To Cook Everything, that you could turn to for any recipe or cooking technique. My...

Not just for carving

by guest blogger Rich Baringer When I was a kid, my grandfather, who was quite the farmer, would always make personalized pumpkins for me, my sister and our cousins. When the pumpkin was very small,...

Getting fresh with turkeys

Tomorrow is cooking day. Hopefully I will be able to fit everything in the fridge including a 12-15 lb. turkey which I'll pick up tonight. This is all my way of saying you may...

What a Crock!

by guest blogger Rich Baringer, This time of year is perfect for cooking in a Crock Pot—stews, soups, tender meats, even desserts—with minimum effort.  You come in from the cold to a house full of...
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