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DIY Wine Press

In my last post I talked about sourcing local grapes for making wine at home in the Adirondacks. After crushing and fermenting, it was time to press. So this week I wanted to show you how I pressed the grapes…
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Local Grapes, Local Wine

We’ve made some excellent wines with family in New Jersey at La Cantina Bongiovanni and we’re now going into our third year. We’ve made Sangiovese and Montepluciano blends that have amazed our friends and family. But all of the red wine…
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Sourdough Pasta Recipe

Can you make a good sourdough pasta at home? Yes you can and it’s much easier than you think. We’ve been making this sourdough pasta recipe lately with a pasta machine and it is simply delicious! A Sentimental Pasta Machine…
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Christmas Torrone Recipe

After hearing about this easy torrone recipe from Food52, especially as someone who has failed miserably before, I decided to give it a try for Christmas this year. About 5 years ago was the last time I tried to make…
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Food, Friends and Elephant Wine Bar

Bountiful ideas, bueno wine and bold tapas. While attending a farming class downstate, we spent an amazing weekend with our dear friends Dan and Sam. When we get together, Elephant Wine Bar in Kingston, NY (a Celtic/Galician-inspired gastro bar our friends…

Bringing Chefs and Farmers Together

I recently attended two meetings where chefs and farmers could meet up and sync-up their passions: high quality, local food. Both days set the stage for farmers to explore new markets and for chefs to discover new possibilities in getting…
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Cooking Grass-Fed Lamb

I recently bought some grass-fed lamb shoulder roast from Whitestone Farm and it was a good opportunity this time out to share a post on cooking grass-fed-lamb. My post on cooking grass-fed beef which garnered a nice response from friends and…

Cooking Grass-Fed Beef

So we’re starting a new Christmas tradition. From now on, it’s Christmas Osso Buco! Cooking grass-fed beef often makes people quite nervous, but once you go grass-fed, you may find it hard to go back! Yes, it does cost a…