Meet Your Farmer: Let’s talk more than turkey

If the local food movement is all about knowing where your food comes from, then you’ve got to go to Bolton’s. “How cool is it to come to the farm and buy right from it?”...

Pierogi heaven

Updated 12/9/16 There is something universal about a good dumpling. It is most definitely comfort food of the highest order. Filling, tasty and versatile. Think of ravioli, pot stickers, kreplach and samosas. In fact a...
Black Bass Hotel Bar Downstairs

Sit down, have a beer…

I first encountered Jean Childs Buzgo through one of her paintings, naturally. It was a painting of a table at the Café at Rosemont, the charming restaurant north of Stockton that recently closed. It...

A Bucks County mill is reborn

There are over four dozen roads and streets in Bucks County with the word “mill” in their names: Mill Creek, Mill Pond, Mill Valley, Millbrook and Mill Road (over two dozen alone) to name...
Holiday table setting; Pixabay

Holiday memories: the good, the bad and the ugly

Think Thanksgiving. Think Christmas or Hanukkah. What foods and memories come to mind? What do you really love and miss if it's not on the table? Be honest, now. For me, Thanksgiving is one of...

Here’s to good coffee

My coffee is roasted on a small Bucks County country road not half an hour from my house. I think that’s pretty cool. “We’d go out on a Sunday afternoon and couldn’t find a decent...

A feast for the eyes and the tummy

Just got the latest installment of Canal House Cooking, the seasonal cookbook series by Melissa Hamilton and Christopher Hirsheimer. Yum. A feast indeed for both the eyes and the stomach. Beautiful, luscious photography and...
Grass-fed cattle at Tussock Sedge Farm in Blooming Glen, Bucks County

Meet Your Farmer: Tussock Sedge Farm

The sky was dubious and the National Weather Service had issued a tornado warning, but over 80 people came out last night (Wednesday, June 1) for the first Summer Farm Tour, hosted by the...

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...

Tidbit: The facts about food and farming

I really liked this intelligent and thoughtful piece by Russ Parsons in the LA Times today on the continuing public discussion of where our food comes from, who produces it and how both "sides"...

Serving up breakfast in Riegelsville

Updated 8/18/17 I grew up in Philadelphia where firefighters are municipal employees. In fact, our nearest fire house was right across the street from my junior high school. Every Wednesday at noon, the air raid...

Last Farm Tour and Potluck at Manoff Market Gardens

The Bucks County Foodshed Alliance is hosting its final summer evening farm tour this Wednesday, September 2nd at the Manoff Market Gardens in Solebury. The potluck supper begins at 6:30pm and is followed at 7:30pm...

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...

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...
Zucchini flowers Pixabay_photo credit Barbara Bonanno

Why Sharon Decided to ‘Go Organic’

Last month we talked with Sharon Schwartz about her evolution into a fine home chef. This month, we offer part two. Sharon talks about why she decided to "go organic," and her favorite sources for...
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