Fall

NYC’s Upper East Side

October 9, 2015

Today I was meeting a chef friend for lunch on the Upper East Side and passed this nice autumn display on 2nd Avenue. What a lovely day in the city today. “Work With What You Got!” © Victoria Hart Glavin Tiny New York Kitchen © 2015 All Rights Reserved

Apples

October 3, 2015

Apples are available year-round with peak season September through November. When choosing apples, look for firm apples, free from bruises or soft spots. Apples are sold ready for eating. Select variety according to intended use. Refrigerate for up to 6 weeks. Store bulk apples in a cool, moist place. “Work...

Fruit Painting

November 2, 2014

I love to collect oil paintings to hang on the walls of my house. Last weekend I picked up this fruit & plate paiting at an antique gallery in Stamford, CT.  

A Beautiful Sunday Fall Morning!

November 2, 2014

Such A Beautiful Sunday Fall Morning!

Don’t Forget The Seeds

October 15, 2014

Don’t Forget The Seeds! Just like pumpkins, the seeds of butternut and other hard winter squashes can be tossed with a splash of olive oil and a pinch of kosher salt, then toasted for a crunchy every occasion snack. 

Keep Squash Fresh

October 13, 2014

Keep Squash Fresh A whole squash can be stored in a cool, dry place for up to a month. Once peeled and cubed, it will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to one week in an airtight container. Once peeled and cubed, don’t keep it any longer than a...

Be Careful Prepping That Squash!

October 10, 2014

Be Careful Prepping! Squash can be pretty darned slippery when sliced raw, so if you’re apprehensive about removing the skin, prick the skin and roast whole. Otherwise, you can slice the squash in half and scoop out the seeds before cooking. To cube raw squash, cut a slice off the bottom...

Fall & Winter Squash

October 9, 2014

As zucchini and summer squash take a seasonal retreat, hardy winter squash take the spotlight for the cooler months. Fresh and flavorful squash stand out with their firm and dull (not glossy) skin without mushy patches. The squash should feel heavy and full, indicating the moisture in the crop’s flesh....

First Day of Fall

September 23, 2014

Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the Fall. -F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Not Sure How Many Apples You Need?

September 12, 2014

Not sure how many apples you need to make an apple pie? One pound of apples is roughly 4 small, 3 medium, or 2 large apples. When you're making a 10 inch apple pie and the recipe calls for 2 1/2 pounds, then you will need 9 small, 7 medium,...

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