Matt Maley has hit the big time: He’s about to appear on national TV, as a contestant in Food Network’s Holiday Baking Championship Gingerbread Showdown.
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Dining-out options for vegans and vegetarians in the mid-Hudson are expanding, with several entrepreneurs now pushing the envelope of what
I do my best to utilize the local produce from farmers’ markets as much as possible. The groceries in the Hudson Valley are stocked with a wonderful selection of meats processed by our local butchers. One of the fall dishes I like to prepare is called Mechado, a beef ’n’potato stew fortified with veggies galore.
Just as peas are the vegetable of spring and tomatoes are the vegetable of summer, so Brussels sprouts are the vegetable of fall. They need a long season to grow, starting life in early spring, growing through the summer, and then flourishing in cool weather, ideally with a few frosts. This seasonality brings out the best in them, flavor-wise.
Rosendale’s Red Brick Tavern has reopened as Santa Fe Burger Bar, under the day-to-day operational leadership of Roxana Guerra, a longtime manager at the Santa Fe Kingston branch. New owners, Annie and Jimmy Demosthenes and David Weiss, have put their own brand on the place. It’s not the same Mexican food as the Santa Fe chain, the menu features craft burgers, craft beers and fancy milkshakes.
The Gardiner Library will be participating in the Ulster County Food Fight! The Great Give Back 2021 from Wednesday, September 1 through October 17. As part of New York State’s “Great Give Back,” Ulster County libraries are “competing” to see who can get the most donations.
List of local farm stands/markets.
Krishna Kitchen, located in a Church St. spot that has hosted many restaurants in recent years, offers vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free meals.
Enjoy a beer or hard cider while being regaled with macabre tales from the past.
Ulster County in the summer is full of plenty of chances to work up an appetite. At various junctures for most of my 43 years, I have pursued either very healthy or exceedingly unhealthy lifestyles. Now on the path of virtue in a tourism season intensified by people released from lockdown, I want to promote a few local places that offer green-diet alternatives.