Green Bean Casserole Your Way!

Green Bean Casserole Your Way! Recipe

2 table spoons olive oil

3 tablespoons unsalted butter

2 shallots, chopped

3 cloves garlic, chopped

8 oz bella mushroom, chopped

Salt and Pepper to taste

2 teaspoons fresh sage, chopped (or 1 teaspoon dried)

6 cups kale, roughly

Charity Dinner for Rachael Ray

A week from today will be Thanksgiving. I would like to encourage everyone giving thanks next week, to not overlook the farmers who work year round to provide food for our tables. Today I would like to highlight the farms that provided the cheese, milk, spirits, and apples for my

Riverview Cafe, The Farmers Table

Betsy and I had a wonderful time at the Riverview Cafe in Stuyvesant last month. They have summer tasting series that features local farms, orchards, vendors and all the hard working people behind them! It was a great event and the food was delicious! The next one is on

A Summer Dinner Party

What a wonderful dinner with good friends last night. As you can see we had a salad of kale and arugula with red and orange peppers and sweet onions. What you can’t see, because we devoured them, were racks of lamb and a sweet potato, carrot gratin with thyme. Oh


Pork Tomahawk Chop and the longest string bean I’ve ever seen at Bestia in LA!!! (It’s a Chinese long bean). Also pictured is a delicious Chicken Liver Crostini.


The tasting menu was divine!!


David and I enjoyed two of Mario Batali’s restaurants while in NYC, Del Posto and Esca. This photo is from Esca. I highly recommend both!



Grandma Ida’s Latkes

Grandma Ida with Ami, Jason, and Grandpa Mort. Grandma Ida with Ami, Jason, and Papa Morton.

This weekend while visiting with family, my daughter Ami recounted a story about Hanukkah and her Grandma Ida’s latkes.  She remembers going to her grandparents’ house

Columbia County Fair Pie Contest – Judged by ME!!!


Looking for a perfect way to end your summer in The Hudson Valley? Don’t miss the Columbia County Fair! This year they are celebrating 175 years of festivities with rides galore, exhibitions, and competitions. Most importantly, The Bounty Cooking Contest ..

TASTE NY comes to the Hudson Valley

My good friend Todd Erling, whose daughter Sophia is my biggest fan…
Working tirelessly to keep farming viable and fresh food to our friends
and neighbors near and far and for our families.
Thank you Todd!

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo