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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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...

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...

Blizzard Stew

Well, that's not the official name but it might as well be. As the snow came down fast and furious yesterday, Mark and I cooked up a batch of BIGOS, or Hunter's Stew. It's a...

Traditions past and present

by guest blogger Rich Baringer I always find it interesting to reach into the past to illuminate the present. Rich Baringer, our blogging personal chef, has done just that, sharing how the Pennsylvania Dutch have influenced...

A festival of lights and warmth

It's cold and dark. This is why so many religions and cultures have mid-winter holidays. Warmth, light, good food and good people around you. Tonight begins our mid-winter festival, Hanukkah. A somewhat minor holiday in...

Thanksgiving: Been there, done that

We're a week ahead of all of you. Since my sister and brother were visiting last week, and the whole Goldman clan was in one time zone, we had Thanksgiving last Friday. It was...

Canal House Cooking for the winter

by guest blogger Susan Sprague Yeske Just in time for the holidays, and with plenty of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s recipes, local cookbook authors Melissa Hamilton and Christopher Hirsheimer have produced the second volume...
Apple Pie

Bucks County apples: Juicy, crunchy and sweet

by guest blogger Susan Sprague Yeske, Autumn means more than pumpkins at Bucks County farms and farm markets; it also means a parade of apples that change weekly, each with its own personality and flavor. With...
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