Archive for October, 2009

potpies and cheese

I know that most go to the Sheep and Wool festival for yarn and knitting/crocheting/spinning demonstrations, but I also go for the food!  Ignore the fair food stalls and search out the one that sells potpies.  There will be a line.  Stand in it.

There are also some great local cheeses available.

  • Sheep and Wool Festival
  • Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck NY
  • Saturday 10/17 9am-6pm and Sunday 10/18 10am-5pm

hudson whiskeys – tuthilltown spirits

Hudson whiskey

Notice that these bottles are not full…

It’s chilly out – and I’m starting to think of curling up and being cozy inside with a book and a drink.  Don’t forget to bring in those pots of herbs that you nurtured all summer first.

A great article appeared recently in Edible Manhattan about the Tuthilltown Spirits distillery.  While Hudson (the town) is not actually involved, I like to think of these spirits as our hometown whiskeys.  With cold weather approaching it’s time to stock up on this warming agent.  You can visit the store and even take a tour on the weekend (reservation only). 

Field trip!

If you can’t make it there, a fair selection is available (along with other local spirits) at Fairview Wines & Spirits out on, you guessed it, Fairview.

Gourmet magazine – no more

The November issue of Gourmet magazine will be the last.

A little glossy and fabulous, but I learned to cook anything in these pages.  I need new food porn.


happenings: farm festival and a chili cook-off


A friend just reminded me about the Farm Festival at Hawthorne Valley Farm on Saturday the 10th – besides the guided farm tours and farmers market, there will be cheese- and sauerkraut-making workshops!
   pre-registration ($15) recommended (10:30 and 12:00)

I think I should learn to make cheese…


Also happening on Saturday: the Hudson Valley Chili Cook-off and Riverfront Farm Fest – besides chili there will be other food vendors for an afternoon of eating.

  • Hudson Waterfront
  • Saturday October 10th, 12noon – 4pm

Happy eating!