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,...

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...

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: 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,...
Citrus, Fennel & Pomegranate Salad_frame; photo by H. Kirby

A vegan Thanksgiving…and then some.

Holly Kirby spent 12 years as chef at one of Bucks County’s best vegetarian restaurants. Here she shares her favorite holiday menu, and how to pull it off without going nuts. Full of seasonal...
Quinoa pilaf; photo by H. Kirby

Part two: A vegan Thanksgiving…and then some.

Holly Kirby spent 12 years as chef at one of Bucks County’s best vegetarian restaurants. Here she shares some of her favorite holiday dishes. Full of seasonal ingredients, many of the recipes could be...
Poached Apples; photo by K. Madey

A simple, elegant holiday dessert for one and all

Another delicious holiday recipe from guest blogger Kelly Madey, My mother-in-law has been on a perpetual diet since 1974; As you would expect, she looks fantastic, And I have no problem in making her an occasional dessert That...

Fresh Friday: Ham & Beans (and more)

In  this series, chef Rich Baringer gives great recipes, full of fresh, seasonal ingredients, just in time for the weekend. By guest blogger, Rich Baringer, In our house, I'm usually the one who tries out all...

Fresh Fridays: Balsamic Glazed Salmon over Swiss Chard

In  this series, local chefs give us their favorite recipes, full of fresh, seasonal ingredients, just in time for the weekend. By Chef Rich Baringer, This recipe is actually a combination of two recipes from America's Test Kitchen...

Recipes for the Season: Brussels Sprouts with Shallots and Walnuts

In this series, local chefs give us their favorite recipes, full of fresh, seasonal ingredients, just in time for the weekend. By Chef Jamie Hollander, Jamie Hollander Gourmet, It’s inevitable: as soon as there are a few...

Fresh Fridays: Creamy Chicken over Spaghetti Squash

In this series, local chefs give us their favorite recipes, full of fresh, seasonal ingredients, just in time for the weekend. By Chef Rich Baringer, It's the time of year that our farmers' markets and CSAs start providing...
Butternut Squash Soup at the Golden Pheasant Inn

Recipes for the season: Maple Butter Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

In this series, local chefs give us their favorite recipes, full of fresh, seasonal ingredients, just in time for the weekend. By Chefs Blake Faure & Jon Ramsey, The Golden Pheasant Inn, As the seasons turn, so...
Earl's Brussels Sprouts and Steak

Fresh Fridays: Brussels Sprouts with Crispy Applewood Bacon

In this series, local chefs give us their favorite recipes, full of fresh, seasonal ingredients. Here's a great one for your Thanksgiving table. By Executive Chef Bill Murphy, Earl’s Bucks County, Peddler’s Village The key to taking simple...

Why I love living in Bucks County

I had to get out of the house. That's what happens when you work from home. "I'm just running out to get a few things," I told Mark and the dogs. "I shouldn't be...
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...
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