A picnic for Farm Show friends

LEBANON VALLEY, PA — Sunny skies ushered in the recent annual picnic of the Friends of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Foundation (Foundation). The picnic celebrates friends, advertisers and …
Kim's Kitchen
Yes, my four-and-a-half-pound Maltese dog is named after Ozzy Osbourne. I can’t help myself. I love both Ozzies. The story of my Ozzy is a bittersweet one. My friends Yvonne and Jim …

Show off your baking

Wednesday, June 12
HONESDALE, PA — Entries are now being accepted for the 2024 Wayne County Fair baking contests. Bakers can enter the Homemade …
This oyster mushroom kit was not only fun to grow but only took a week and a half from start to finish.

Making mushrooms

Wednesday, May 22
[Editor’s note: Hunter’s taking a column week off, so here’s one from 2020, on his new lockdown hobby: growing and cooking …
Chicken thighs with sweet potatoes and dried fruit, shown on coconut rice.

Getting back into the swing of things

Wednesday, May 22
I admit that when Janet and I were weekenders, there were often times when I resented having to cook all of our meals. It wasn’t …

Eating local

Monday, May 20
New York Barryville: Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. www.barryvillefarmersmarket.org 3405 Rte. 97 Callicoon: Sundays, 11 a.m. …
Research is starting to show just how good tomatoes are for you. (The answer: very good.)

Tomatoey goodness

Wednesday, May 1
TOMATO WORLD — Scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) and Ohio State …

Dealing with weight management feels like an ongoing battle for many of us. We're bombarded with messages about what we should eat, what we shouldn't, and constant advertisements pushing us to buy …

Food stories from around the web

10 tips for the best potato salad of your life

(BPT) - With warmer days come picnics at the park and backyard barbecues — and that means it’s potato salad season! Here are 10 ways to make the best potato salad of your life.1. Start …
Spring has felt like a strange indecision between warm and cold weather this year. It started with an early maple-production window and quickly followed up with a bitter season after the abnormal …
My friends Joyce Salimeno-Gitlin and her late husband Mel were buzzing down Lake Louise Marie Road in Rock Hill, NY one day in 2018 when they noticed activity at the site of the old Dodge Inn …
Before moving full-time to Callicoon, my sister Janet and I drove back and forth from Manhattan each weekend to spend Friday night through Sunday afternoon at our little country house.  …
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Sullivan 180 has released the Farm to School Initiative grant application, which provides funding support to initiatives proposed by youth to enhance cafeteria …
EQUINUNK, PA — Bring your friends and family to Delaware Valley Ramps to celebrate the arrival of spring by harvesting your own bounty of ramps. Ramps are the first edible green plant of …
ELDRED, NY — The Chiocchi family has always loved its seafood. And they are all about sharing that love. With the grand opening on Saturday, March 30, of Nikki C’s Seafood and Catering, …
St. Pat’s past-rami

They say everyone is a little bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Whether you agree with that adage or not, I’ve yet to meet someone who can’t appreciate a well executed piece of corned …

How and why I made a life-sized deer cake

“Would you be interested in making a life-sized mounted deer cake for my hunting camp’s one-hundredth anniversary?” I’ve had many an offbeat conversation with my friend …

My sister Janet and I have found that we are the perfect traveling companions. This cannot be said of just anyone. My first trip to Europe was with my friend Katie, whom I had known since I was 10 …
Our family has been battling the sickness lately—influenza type B for those curious. Apparently it’s been going around lately and this just happened to be one of those times it got us …
HUDSON, NY — Nine Cakes Bakery is launching a line of mouthwatering jams this spring. On March 10, Nine Cakes will hold a tasting event; save the date and watch the bakery’s page for a …
GENEVA, NY — In compliance with the Open Meetings Law, the Cabbage Research and Development Program Advisory Board gives notice that it will conduct a meeting on Monday, February 5 at 10 am. …
Stuffed venison loin roast

Way back yonder in the month of October—you know, a century ago—my wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary.  As per natural courtship rituals, it was upon my shoulders as …

Make these musical instrument cake toppers

I’m pretty sure that everyone in the world loves music in some way, shape or form. I know I do. Early on in my life, I wanted to play the drums. But my father, being of a certain age from …

jude’s culinary journey

Hot stuff

This coming fall will be our 10th visit to Mexico. My sister Janet and I have been to Mexico City, Puebla and Oaxaca; Oaxaca is our longest stay in one place.  We eat out a lot. Not all …
Lake Huntington News

Thanksgiving is about the food, too

Thanksgiving is a cherished time when families come together and the kitchen becomes the heart of the home. Let's have a look at some traditions with these classic Thanksgiving foods that have stood …
Jude's Culinary Journey

Why I love pork

I fondly remember my mom’s thick, juicy, bone-in pork chops. The bit of fat clinging to the edges would get crisp and crunchy. We always had her homemade applesauce with the chops. That meal …
Kim's Kitchen

Make these chocolate leftover Halloween candy cookies

By the time you read this, another Halloween will be lurking in the shadows right around the corner. And chances are, you’ll have some time and/or money invested in preparing for it, because, …
the food out here

Sausage biscuits and gravy

So if you read my outdoor article last month titled “Fundamental Foraging,” you would know my boys and I recently came into a good supply of mushrooms harvested from a tree near our …
Press release

Baking triumphs in Wayne County

HONESDALE, PA — Local home bakers recently competed in the baking contests at the Wayne County Fair. The winners of the Homemade Chocolate Cake Contest were: First place—Stephanie Powers …

CALLICOON, NY — Have you always wanted to know more about fermentation? On Sunday, September 24 at the Callicoon Farmers Market, you can visit the Farm Arts Collective tent to get a hands-on …

Roscoe Beer Co. draws visitors from all over with its refreshing beer and delicious food offerings. The brewery celebrated its tenth anniversary over Labor Day Weekend with house brews, live music, …
HONESDALE, PA — Those who volunteer to prepare large quantities of food for the public may want to attend a Penn State Extension  workshop titled “Cooking for Crowds: A …

HONESDALE, PA — The D&H Brewing Company has announced its grand opening events for August to celebrate the debut of the brand-new Runaway Train Brewery. It begins the weekend of August …

ABRAHAMSVILLE, PA — Visit a local farm and hear the story of how the farmers got started on Sunday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at Good Find Farm.  The trip is sponsored by Farm …
GRAND FORKS, ND — Scientists have demonstrated that you could possibly have a healthy diet and eat ultra-processed food too. The researchers work for the USDA Agricultural Research …

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — June is National Dairy Month! We celebrate this month to honor all of the hard-working dairy farmers in the community, in the state and in the nation.  These …

HONESDALE, PA. — Penn State Extension will offer “Home Food Preservation: Hands-On Jams and Jellies Training” from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, July 10 at the Penn State Extension …
Given that we’re veggie farmers, it’s been on my mind to develop a greater appreciation for eating vegetables.  After all, who trusts a banker who doesn’t have a savings …