{local link love} Thank You “Smallbany”

I’m not the only one who has been thinking about how our community of Albany, NY, jokingly referred to locally as “Smallbany”, is pretty fantastic. A popular local food-blooger, Leah the Nosher, just wrote a piece for All Over Albany extolling the virtues of the wide net of friends and family that came to her…

{recipe link love} Cookies Cookies Cookies!

{Albany Food Swap: Lavender cookies by Swapper Nicole} To celebrate our December Food Swaps, which will be traditional cookie & recipe swaps, I am doing a little recipe link love to some absolutely fabulous cookie recipes I’m seeing all over the interwebs these days! +++ First up, Our friend Kate Payne has a Gluten-Free Sugar…

{weekend reading} rhubarb recipe edition

Here’s reason #2498 why having a blog is awesome. You experiment with new foods. Case in point; Rhubarb. I have had lots of rhubarb strawberry pie but I have never personally made anything with it. N-O-T-H-I-N-G. As of today, I’ve made freezer pureed rhubarb w/ vanilla (for later use with strawberries), Rhubarb, Apple & Ginger…

{St. Patrick’s Day} Recipe Link Love

Two days until the official holiday is upon us… Erica started us off on the right foot with her maternal grandmother’s Irish Soda Bread I took on a 7-day project of brining my own brisket for corned beef and made Molly Steven’s braised cabbage dish. Oh, and made a mustard that knocked my socks off….

{weekend reading} NATIONAL EDITION

NEWS I’m gonna start with the only really “big” food story of the week; the UN report that I mentioned yesterday that states that the myth that only Big AG can feed the world is bullocks. The UN Right to Food Report in PDF format. Grist has a commentary. Bittman concentrated on the subject this…

{recipe link love} SUPER BOWL PARTY 2011

will be this Sunday night…. {yes, Miles chewed off the tip…not a dog. sigh} Not for me! Hurray! Luckily my husband will be heading to the bar with his dude friends so I don’t have to deal. If you are not so lucky (full disclosure, I’m a super sports fan but I don’t wanna deal…

{Holiday Food} Recipe Link-Love Round Up

I didn’t add a recipe section to {weekend reading} National Edition because frankly, there was just too much to talk about in the news. Here’s a short recipe round up for all your cooking and baking needs this week and the during the holidays. – Christina LA Times did a great photo gallery, with recipes,…

{weekend reading} LOCAL EDITION

PLEASE NOTE: There are THREE local-crafter holiday sales this weekend, read below and don’t miss out! I will be running a “best of” {weekend reading} NATIONAL EDITION so I can take a mini-blog vacation. See you back here on Monday and of course Weekend Reading, Local & National, will be fresh next Saturday & Sunday…

{thanksgiving} recipe link love

In case you’re still in need of some main, side dish or desert inspiration, I’ve trolled the blogs and newspapers to find the ultimate Thanksgiving recipe link love list. Enjoy! -Christina Mark Bittman’s 101 Thanksgiving Ideas on NYTimes Mark has more on his own website NYTimes’ WELL SECTION Vegetarian Thanksgiving Meatless Monday has a Thanksgiving…

{weekend reading} LOCAL EDITION

Fairs, Festival, Harvest Fests, Conferences, Charity Events. This weekend is Saratoga Springs’ {massive} Fall Harvest Festival. There is so much to do, I have linked to the full two-day schedule. Spooky trolley rides, pumpkin carving, apple baseball, zombie brunch, cupcake decorating, petting zoo & pony rides, and much more. The festival ends with a kid’s…

Chinese Cabbage: Korean Pancakes

I made this recipe many, many times before and they are a big hit with Miles. I haven’t made them with cabbage, but are perfect for it. And honestly, the recipe calls for cabbage, I’ve just always ignored it. I have many korean pancake recipes (we have a few korean cookbooks) but I really like…