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Summer Fest: Cucumber and Mint Lemonade

A trip to my mom’s house in Westchester, N.Y., means stocking up on all of the great produce she grows in my childhood backyard. When I arrived this past weekend she was waiting to let me pick one of her prized Asian cucumbers. The variety is very long and sweet with a thin skin. Inspired by [...]

Kentucky Derby Watch 2011: Mint Julep Madness

Don’t put away your big hats just yet — The Kentucky Derby takes place this weekend and is sure to draw out plenty unique toppers. In honor of the race, we’re serving up our best mint julep recipes. Don’t worry, there’s still plenty of time to do a taste test and find your favorite.

Missing: A Harbor Bar Summer

Over the weekend, during an unusually hot fall Saturday, I dug into my freezer and unearthed a single, lonely Harbor Bar.  This last vestige of a long, bountiful summer served as a lonely indicator that the party was indeed over… 

Picking: Blueberries and Raspberries

You can pick your friends. You can pick your berries. But you can’t pick your friends’ berries. Unless you have a friend named Patty who owns a huge u-pick berry farm on the North Fork of Long Island. Or a friend like her.

Spice Goddess — 7 Things To Know

Beginning in July, Cooking Channel will be rocking a brand-new Spice Girl.  Her name is Bal Arneson and she is our Spice Goddess…

Cooking the Channel: Chicken Burgers

We’re blazing our way through Cooking Channel recipes, one show at a time. Hope you’re cooking along! Leave links to your blogs and post pictures to Facebook.

Craving: Radishes; Some of Yours, Some of Ours

Welcome late-spring, a time when you can rip your dinner out of the ground, rinse it, and eat it raw. Or you can roast it, dress it with olive oil and mint, bake it in a gratin, or pile it on a sandwich.

Picking: Strawberries

It’s strawberry season! Last weekend I discovered an early patch of local strawberries, visiting Johnson’s Corner Farm in Medford, NJ. But over the next few weeks, berry farms across the country will be opening for business, fresh fruit ripe and ready in the fields.

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