“Think foods high in vinegar, high in acids. High acid reduces bacterial growth. So, use vinaigrettes instead of dressings.”
The motto of McFoxlin’s in New Paltz is: “Fancy beer, fancy coffee, no fancy people.”
“We get flowers delivered. Why not a cake?” mused Rigdzin Drolma, the proprietor of Me3 Bakery, an online business providing gourmet, elaborately decorated cakes to Woodstock and the surrounding region.
The Saugerties Farmers’ Market opened its season on a nearly perfect day, sunny and warm but not hot. The opening day drew a large crowd, and several new vendors provided a mixture of meats, vegetables and many non-food items. The market this year has a new manager, Beth Troxell.
Farmers’ market season has returned to the Hudson Valley. All the markets listed below will be open as of this posting, unless otherwise noted, with most ending in October and November. Many carry on with less frequent indoor markets over the winter, but we’ll leave those listings for another time.
“Lis” is Polish for “fox,” a nod to the location on Foxhall Avenue.
Festa at Italian Center Thursday, May 16-Sunday, May 19: One doesn’t have to stroll far along the streets of Poughkeepsie’s Mount Carmel district to come across a bakery or restaurant that reaches back into the century-old culinary traditions brought to the Hudson Valley by Italian emigrants. The story goes that Eleanor Roosevelt’s limousine driver would pull up to Caffe Aurora and fetch her a box of pastries to take home to Hyde Park.
Saturday, May 18: There will be more than 10,000 cupcakes on hand as well as live bands, bouncy houses, wagon rides and the Gardiner Cupcake Classic 5K Run through the orchards.
Saturday-Sunday, May 18-19: Receive a souvenir wineglass at your starting winery and enjoy delicious wine-tastings paired with a mouthwatering food bite – cheeses, meats, salads, pastas or desserts – at some or all of the 15 member wineries.
The operation started as a pop-up, appearing only at festivals, events, and farmer’s markets and the bakery quickly gained a strong following.