Monthly Archives: August 2010

On Aprons and the Cooks of Kitchens Past

Post by: Aleda Last week my mom gave me something incredible – my great-grandmother’s apron.  Now, I know this isn’t a post about markets, recipes or food news, but this fourth generation heirloom of my namesake, Aleda Mary Agnes, got … Continue reading

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Making the Best of a Bad Melon

Post by: Kim All innuendos and teenage humor aside, I want to discuss bad melons.  The cantaloupes I’ve encountered this summer have left me craving the sweet Chanterais melon we picked up at an outdoor market in Paris on our … Continue reading

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Recipe: Rib-Eye Steaks with Garbanzo & Green Bean Salad and Coleslaw with Radishes

Post by: Aleda Hello dear readers, welcome to my very first recipe post.  I’ve been putting this off for weeks, insecure and shy to show the world how generally ill-prepared I am to complete any recipe in entirety in my … Continue reading

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Market Watch: Queens County Farm Museum

Post by: Aleda The Queens County Farm Museum is one of my favorite urban oases in all of New York City.  Nestled in Floral Park right on the Little Neck Parkway, the Queens County Farm is so many wonderful things … Continue reading

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Heat, Hyperbole, and Pasta Salad

Post by: Kim I don’t do well in summer heat.  There are few experiences more unpleasant in this city than that hot breath of stagnant air pushed out of the subway tunnel by an oncoming train.  If left in the … Continue reading

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Market Watch: Golden Farm

Post by: Kim Affectionately abbreviated “G Farm” by my husband and I, Golden Farm is a neighborhood legend and the kind of store that fits comfortably into our shopping routine.  While Golden Farm could arguably be classified as both a … Continue reading

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Market Watch: Joy Fruit

Post by: Aleda Beyond just good selection of fruits & veggies, they have a pretty decent cheese and hummus selection for a small store and a good selection of harder to find organic brands of processed foods from cookies to … Continue reading

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