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Kristen Warfield

Pot Pie

ONE OF ONLY A HANDFUL of “universal” comfort foods, pot pies hold a special place on the plates of diners around the globe. Filling, flaky and adaptable, what this simple, savory

Winter Farmers’ Market Finds

COLD WEATHER IS PRIMETIME for eating. We’ve gathered some of our favorite locally made products to beat the winter chill—and to share with loved ones this holiday season. Ardent Homesteader Caramel

Jam In Print

Just a few jars of jam can open nearly endless possibilities for the culinary curious. That’s what Christopher Wilson, owner of the small-batch, Cuddebackville-based LunaGrown Jam company proves in his

Cocoa Connoisseurs

SPENDING A COLD WINTER DAY out in the snow and ice practically demands a steaming mug of hot cocoa. The common, store-bought packets may do for some in a pinch, but

5 Spoke, 5-Star Cheese

ALAN AND BARBARA GLUSTOFF of 5 Spoke Creamery are sure of one thing: Producing great cheese takes time. From their historic farm in Goshen (Orange County), the pair produces a unique line

Wine Meets Education at Marta’s Vineyard

MARTA MARCHETTI-KANDL, OWNER OF Marta’s Vineyard, Poughkeepsie’s newest wine and spirits shop, has a strictly “no-snob” philosophy about wine. She notes, “There’s a saying that we like to keep in

Cutting Boards for Charity

After crafting countless pieces of furniture, toys, jewelry boxes and cutting boards for family and friends over the years, local teacher, woodworker and Valley Table contributor John Roccanova was looking

Pumpkin Carving Made Easy

Whether you take hours carving intricate spooky scenes into your Halloween pumpkin or go for the classic, toothless jack-o-lantern look, there are two factors that will almost totally determine the

Top Farmers’ Market Finds This Fall

THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT THE COOL autumn air that makes a visit to the local farmers’ market that much more enjoyable (the re-emergence of warm, apple cider donuts and pumpkin-flavored everything

Granola, Like Mom Makes

WHEN SARA HIGGINS WAS RAISING three kids in the 1990s, most of the breakfast cereals on the market were loaded with sugar and artificial colors. Unimpressed by the commercial options, she

Asian Fusion Fires Up in Milton

ROBERT POLLOCK, OWNER OF Henry’s at the Farm, Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa and Frida’s Bakery & Café has added an Asian-fusion spot to his Village of Milton lineup. Blending

Town Meets Country at The Amsterdam

HOUSED IN A RESTORED 1798 Dutch colonial home in Rhinebeck’s historic village center, The Amsterdam brings a touch of north Holland to the Hudson Valley just in time for warm-weather

Yogurt—As the Greeks Do It

THE EVER-SO-PETITE sweet Greek yogurt jars from Argyle Cheese Farmer are redefining grocery store Greek. Hand-crafted at the Randles’ family dairy farm that dates back to the 1860s, the New York

William Grant & Sons Buys Tuthilltown Spirits

THE SCOTTISH DISTILLING FIRM William Grant & Sons has purchased Tuthilltown Spirits in Gardiner, marking the company’s first move into the American whiskey distilling sector. Citing the “authenticity” and quality

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is back this April 8-21!