All posts by Ann Hutton

Saugerties hosts Caribbean Carnival at Cantine Field

Saugerties hosts Caribbean Carnival at Cantine Field

Sunday, August 11: Last year, Martin and Tamika Dunkley threw a party, expecting a few hundred people to show up and enjoy some good food and music. Thousands arrived. This Sunday, the Dunkleys invite the greater community to come get a sense of what island culture is all about.

Explore Wethersfield Estate and Gardens

Explore Wethersfield Estate and Gardens

It could be one of Dutchess County’s best kept secrets. The Wethersfield Estate and Gardens is off the beaten path — well, gravel road — near the village of Amenia. Just the right amount of privacy and bucolic splendor make it the perfect getaway for an early 20th century industrialist, particularly one who enjoyed horse riding and generally communing with glorious nature.

Compassionate Cuisine book signing at bluecashew

Compassionate Cuisine book signing at bluecashew

Both Chef Linda Soper-Kolton and Chef Sara Boan graduated from the Natural Gourmet Institute in Manhattan before landing their dream jobs at the Catskill Animal Sanctuary, tucked away between Saugerties and Lake Katrine, where they teach the vegan way of compassionate cooking. Now the dynamic duo is making the rounds at bookstores and other venues to launch a cookbook, Compassionate Cuisine: 125 Plant-Based Recipes from Our Vegan Kitchen.