Category Archives: Hudson Valley Farms

Locavore Passion at Murray’s in Tivoli

By Kathryn Matthews Eating real food that nourishes the body is important to us.  And when we learned that there was a newly installed chef—Amy Lawton—at Murray’s in Tivoli, Dutchess County, we were thrilled. We’ve often found that women in … Continue reading

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Off the Beaten Foodie Path: Another Fork in the Road

By Kathryn Matthews Surprise parties?  Cringe.  Surprise visits (as in “I’m downstairs in the lobby!”)?  Uh-uh. Don’t you dare.  Surprise gifts?  Unless you know my taste and size—I’d rather you didn’t… Obviously, I’m not big on surprises—unless they’re delicious. Our … Continue reading

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Turkey on a Road Trip

By Kathryn Matthews There’s something romantic about a road trip.  It sparks my spirit of adventure.  So, this year, not only did we drive 8-1/2 hours to Pittsburgh to spend Thanksgiving with family…we also volunteered to cook the entire Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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Cheap Thrills: Produce. Produce. Produce.

UpstateDowntown’s favorite Hudson Valley farm market and NYC farm stand Continue reading

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Growing Organic, Against Odds

UpstateDowntown discovers new Breezy Hill Orchard farm market in Rhinebeck. Continue reading

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Simple Sunday Roast Chicken

An easy-to-make and healthy roast chicken Continue reading

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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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