Bucks County Kitchen: Peanut Butter Maple Cookies

by guest blogger Kelly Madey, Last week I had a June Cleaver moment, And the children were greeted With fresh baked cookies After school; And there was ice cold milk, The kind that comes in a glass jar; And excitement was in...

Recipes for the season: Summer corn chowder

by guest blogger Kelly Madey, It was a classic case Of my eyes Being much bigger Than my belly. The first sweet corn of the season, And I just couldn’t resist Bringing home an insane amount of corn For a mere family...

Recipes for the season: Simple Saturday Supper

This week was our first pick-up at our CSA, Anchor Run Farm, in Wrightstown. It's spring, so the main theme is greens: bok choy, spinach, Swiss chard, escarole, Romaine lettuce, spring mix and arugula,...

Easter Traditions

by guest blogger Rich Baringer, Like most holidays, many Easter traditions are centered on the food we eat while celebrating. Although it is the most holy day on the Christian calendar, many Easter traditions come...

Apples and the New Year

The Jewish New Year is fast approaching. We'll celebrate with our friends and family, both in synagogue and outside. It's a special time of year for Jews, and brings back memories of crisp fall...

Recipes for the season: Tomatillos and pork loin

By Chef Rich Baringer, An item that I’ve noticed more and more at many farmers’ markets over the last couple years is the tomatillo. You’ve seen them—they look like small green tomatoes wrapped in a...

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...

Recipes for the season: Springtime Spears

by guest blogger Rich Baringer, Even thought the weather hasn't been reminding us, it is springtime.  And that means fresh, local veggies are starting to appear.  How long we've waited. One of my favorite spring vegetables...

Bucks Food Calendar: March 11, 2011

Spring, spring, spring! At the risk of bringing on a March snowstorm, I am thrilled to welcome signs of spring. What are they - in food terms? Read on. Spring holidays. Lenten Fish Fry suppers...

Recipes for the season: A simple winter salad

The interesting thing about eating seasonally and locally is that once you start listening to your body, you realize you don’t really want vegetables only growing in Chile this time of year. The bagged salads...

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...

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...

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,...

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...
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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...
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