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paella with chicken, shrimp and veggies

I remember the first time I had an authentic paella – the Valencian rice dish that’s flavored with saffron and made with chicken or rabbit or seafood or a mixture of them all. It happened when I was working as an English teacher at a summer camp in the Valencian countryside of Spain. It took [...]

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Callicoon Farmers’ Market + broiled carrots

Happy Wednesday y’all! With the summer season (and all of its lovely produce) winding down, you’ve really got to start planning: which farmers’ market am I going to hit, what should I buy and how am I going to cook it?! Let’s start by choosing a market to visit this weekend. In the Hudson Valley, [...]

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lobster boil

Hi folks! Writing to you from the Jersey Shore, where the weather and food have been superb all week. These are my favorite meals of the year: those nights when my whole family is together and we order takeout lobster dinners, replete with: a few bright red, boiled lobsters (with lemon and a tub or [...]

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Crab rolls

There are certain foods I associate with summer. Corn on the cob. Soft serve ice cream. Tomato and basil salads. My mom’s homemade huckleberry pie (with huckleberries picked in the woods around our house in Forestburgh – expect to see this guy on the Local Feast later this summer). And without a doubt, lobster rolls. [...]

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White Gazpacho

Didja’ hear? It’s gonna be in the seventies today! And next week: we might hit the eighties! It’s cold soup season, folks. Time to switch up those hearty stews for light, bright soups that highlight of all their ingredients. There’s no better place to look for inspiration than Spain – if you’ve ever traveled there [...]

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Peanut Butter Banana Bread with Dates

You can tell a lot about a person based on their banana bread recipe. Some like it straightforward, no nuts, no bells, no whistles (type A friend). Some like it nutty, but basically by the book (dependable friend with a little bit of chutzpah). Some like it with coconut and gooey chunks of chocolate (decadent [...]

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No-Bake Brownies with Raw Honey

Sometimes I think I’m a southerner at heart. Why? Because I like it sweet. My sister once told me about how her mother-in-law, a Texas-native, eats biscuits with a generous drizzle of honey on each bite. While some northerners might be taken aback, I thought to myself brilliant! Like I’ve always said “I’ve got more of [...]

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Celery Root Soup with Leeks, Tahini and Tarragon

celery root soup

Howdy! My name is Caitlin and I am from Sullivan County.  I’ve cooked in kitchens in France, Spain and New York City. I am now based in Brooklyn and I cook and write about food. As a food blogger and restaurant lover, I keep a pulse on what’s going on in the culinary world. Right now there [...]

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