reading and eating

Officially it’s Spring but it’s still cold outside, and I haven’t seen the self-serve spinach stand pop up at Eger Brothers (corner of 23rd/9/10 just outside of Hudson).  However, it feels like things are really heating up, at least online.

This weekend the thing to do is go to Verdigris Tea & Chocolate Bar for their latest chocolate tasting – and this is a chocolate and chocolate tea tasting!  Hmmm….  curious.  The tasting is Saturday 3/30 at 5pm at Verdigris, 135 Warren Street.  Call ahead, just in case – I would hate to steer you wrong.

If you haven’t yet bought your Easter candy, head now to Vasilow’s Confectionery, who recently had a nice feature in the Daily Freeman.  I’m always torn between the malt balls and the great variety of licorice…

Haven’t you been curious about Verdigris’ former space at South 3rd?  Michael Davis of 3FortySeven gives us the scoop on what’s been happening inside the future Fish & Game.

And while Zak Pelaccio and Lady Jayne are working out the details on Fish & Game restaurant, he wrote a great guide to eating and doing in Hudson.

The Crimson Sparrow has gotten a couple of great mentions lately, in the Times Union and in Chronogram.  And they’re involved in a friendly face-off with Berkshire chefs in the ChefX Dinners, happening April 7 at Crimson Sparrow with Berkshire chefs, and April 29 in Great Barrington featuring Hudson restuarants The Crimson Sparrow, Helsinki Hudson, Grazin Diner, Swoon Kitchenbar and Local 111 (from Philmont and YAY for a female chef!!!).

***matzos 1

matzo brittle 1

I’ve eaten my matzo brie and matzo crack, and it’s about time for hot cross buns and way too much Easter candy…

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Glenda Berman on March 30, 2013 at 8:02 am

    Spring is here albeit with a touch of frost on the ground. The Cornell Master Gardeners are hosting Spring Gardening Day again on April 20th at Columbia Greene College. The charge is $10 for a 90 minute fabulous class – there is no better deal around. Visit this website to see the class descriptions and to get a registration form. “The summer is a coming” and I am looking forward to eating from my garden – see “Vegetable Gardening”. Always wanted to have chickens? join the fabulous Mick Bessire for “Chickens in the backyard” Have you always thought about having a small farm? Farm guru Steve Hadock can steer you on your way. Visit this site.
    http://www.ccecolumbiagreene.org

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    • Posted by hungryinhudsonny on March 30, 2013 at 8:23 am

      I love it! While I have not yet become a mad-seed-orderer, I am dreaming of what I might plant once the ground thaws for good. And I’m taking another patch of green weeds (aka “lawn”) and switching it to edible plantings – perhaps a potager. More than, say, the dandelions that I will soon be harvesting…
      I could definitely use the hand of a master gardener!!! 🙂

      Reply

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