Tidbits: Summertime Drinks

Believe it or not, I really am supposed to surf the web for my job. And I came across two drink recipes that just tickled my fancy, so I thought I'd share them. Smoking lemons The...
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Tidbits: Farm Fresh Cocktails

If all the lovely veggies now showing up at local farmers' markets don't do it for you (??), I found a Philadelphia Daily News article that highlights some delectable drinks you can make with local...

Finding the right crunch

By guest blogger Susan Sprague Yeske, Jack Baker was a man with a mission. A retiree who likes to cook, he wanted to create the perfect pickle: one that was fresh and flavorful with just the...

Canal House Cooking

By guest blogger Susan Sprague Yeske, As partners in a business that transforms chefs’ cookbook dreams into reality, it’s good to share a common vision. It’s also good to like the same kinds of food. Shared...
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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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A summer Italian feast

by guest blogger Rich Baringer, I've been doing cooking demonstrations this summer at the Blooming Glen Farm, a local community supported agriculture farm, in Blooming Glen. Last week I put together this delicious Italian-themed meal for...
Butternut Squash Soup at the Golden Pheasant Inn

Recipes for the season: Southwestern Butternut Squash Soup

by guest blogger Rich Baringer The warmth of this soup is in the temperature - and the chiles. Perfect for a brisk, autumn day. Updated: October 14, 2016.  One year, Blooming Glen Farm held a Fall Festival...
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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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