Category Archives: Home Cooking

Spring Tonic: Cooking Up Ramps

By Kathryn Matthews “Do you want to come ramping with me?” Christopher asked.  It was a big deal for him to ask me, I knew, because my husband typically enjoys communing with nature—and this particular stealth pursuit—alone. Still. I found … Continue reading

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Hudson Valley Foraging: Ramps!

By Christopher Matthews Spring has been a halting, chilly affair in the Northeast this year. Come to think of it, this describes most of the recent springs in our part of the world. But despite the Mud Season’s lack of … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday Roast Chicken

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Feast on Happy Fowl (not Foul Chicken)

By Kathryn Matthews Early spring in New York can be wet and wild, fluctuating between cold and mild; snow and rain.  The weather is raw, biting, often accompanied by windy lashings. As my body struggles to adjust to a season … Continue reading

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Happy Cows Make Great Chili

By Kathryn Matthews On a raw, bone-chilling afternoon, hinting of yet another snowstorm to come, I suddenly found myself craving chili.  Not vegetarian chili.  Nope, mere cooked kidney beans wouldn’t do.  This kind of frigid cold sparked a primal hunger … Continue reading

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White Beans for a Snowy Evening

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American Pie (vs. Pi) Day

By  Kathryn Matthews There’s the movie.  The song.  Now, the holiday. NOT       Today, January 23rd, is National Pie Day—not to be confused with Pi (∏) Day—celebrated by math nerds (sorry…geniuses!) the world over—which falls on March 14th … Continue reading

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