Kim's Kitchen
Around the first of the month, I saw eight robins hanging out in my backyard—always a welcome sign for me that spring isn’t far away. Yes, I admit that I feed birds year-round, having …
Simple Fare
One of the favorite questions in our household is “Do you have any thoughts for dinner?” Generally, the answer lies in what might be leftover in the fridge that can be reconstructed, as …

I admit I’m drawn to kitchen gadgets. I don’t mean machines like pasta makers, food processors, bread bakers, crock pots and the like. I’m talking about the strange little gizmos …

A perfect treat for St. Patrick’s Day

Wednesday, February 26
I’ve been active in the competitive Cake World for more than 10 years now, but there is one confection that just seems to bring more …
Chicken Marbella

Mise en place

Wednesday, January 22
When I was a teenager, I always enjoyed being invited to my best friend’s home for dinner. Kate’s mom was an innovative …
Jude Waterson swears by this congee rice porridge whenever you or a loved one is feeling under the weather.

Under the weather

Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Is your body all achy? Do you feel fatigued to the point where simply standing up feels like a chore? And when you are upright, is …
Stracciatella soup

Rituals revised

Monday, December 23, 2019
The holidays are a time of rituals. Relatives who live far apart travel to be with family, gifts are given, hours are spent planning …
Raw spiced cranberry, orange, and  mango relish, mango chutney and fig sauce and  sliced seared duck breast

Thanksgiving pajama party

Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Usually pajama parties take place at night with young girls staying up late, giggling, whispering, discussing boys and eating junk …
By ANNEMARIE SCHUETZ For 30 years of his adult life, my father got the same present from his aunt: long thermal underwear. It wasn’t a huge need in Phoenix, but Dad was a good sport and …
KAUNEONGA LAKE, NY — Back in May, James Loney took over a small ice cream parlor. The summer flew by so quickly he didn’t find the time to host an official opening to welcome the new …
Many years ago, my sister, Janet, and I were amazed when in Italy to see businessmen at a nearby table luxuriating over an abundance of courses and many bottles of wine during a well over two-hour …
NARROWSBURG, NY — Charles Wilkin and Martin Higgins, the artisan duo that is 2 Queens, has brought the buzz down the hill and into the plaza. From its humble beginnings in 2008 at …
At five years of age, I walked into my kindergarten class and made my way directly to a corner of the room where a child-sized kitchen stood. The miniature stove, sink and refrigerator were made of …
Here are some tips on cheese and wine pairings, and a few suggestions for where to grab your Swiss and sauvignon blanc locally.
The grill of my dreams

For me, country living led to the exploration of pursuits I never explored as a city dweller.

RECIPE: Orzo salad with fragrant dressing

Click here to read about how Jude Waterston made do in her tiny NYC apartment. Ingredients ½ pound orzo¾ cup raisins1 small yellow, red, or orange bell pepper (or a combo), cored, …

In the early 1980s, I was in an odd phase of my work life and found myself secretary to the head of the art department at New York University. Sometimes we were busy, but when we weren’t, I …
Recently, my sister, Janet, and I were having lunch at the Pickled Owl in Hurleyville. We were surprised to find a short stack of cards on the table, held together with a diminutive clothespin. On …
The thing I can say best in Spanish is “Mi Espanol es muy mal,” which means, “My Spanish is very bad.” I have practiced saying it so many times that I pronounce it perfectly …
I’ve heard some people say they adore lobster, but they’ve never actually eaten one—not really. These people have been served a lobster tail in a restaurant, sometimes alongside a …