The Simple Spatula

Category: Farm

Fried Green Tomatoes

Oh, excuse me; is this a food blog? I seem to have forgotten. Chris, Katherine and I tried fried green tomatoes for the first time at a farm-stand near Red Hook last weekend and they were so good I decided to replicate them at home. Fried Green Tomatoes I made 1 enormous tomato for 3 [...]

You may find yourself wondering.

When you’re standing in a walk-in refrigerator surrounded by crates of tomatoes, two crates full seem like nothing. When they are taking up the entire trunk of your not-so-tiny car you may begin to realize 2 crates full of tomatoes is a lot. When you get home and can’t lift them by yourself and have [...]

On Farming

I joke from time to time that I belong in the country somewhere with trees and grass and cows and chickens. Living in a big farmhouse with lots of light and space. Usually the comment is immediately following some frustration of big city life and muttered under my breath accompanied by an exasperated declaration that [...]

Roasted Lola Duck

Last Saturday a woman walked up to my stand at this market and shyly said exactly this “I’ve never roasted a duck before”. The words tumbled off ┬áher tongue in a rush like a confession that she could no longer keep to herself and then smiled as if she accidentally let out a secret. It [...]

Of Celery, Soup and Lola Ducks.

I won’t even pretend I have recipe for you in this post. I originally intended to write one but honestly I couldn’t even begin to guess on the quantities of what ultimately went into this soup. It was almost a disaster and certainly could have turned out better – another reason why I won’t bother [...]

Market Day 10.17.2010

Last week’s market pictures here.

Sauteed Purple Cabbage with Apples and Red Wine

Have you ever wondered why a cabbage is so heavy? Its because that homely crucifer has far more layers tightly wound inside than you could ever imagine. Seriously, I cut up a medium-sized purple cabbage on sunday, sauteed it, served it to several guests and ate it every day for 3 to follow. I STILL [...]

Happy Fall!

My kind of people.

My first day of work was an orientation of sorts. We learned the layout, what we should wear, how to properly build the tables each morning. We learned the specifics of what we would do each Sunday and, of course, we learned each others names. We played one of those ice breaker introduction games; you [...]

Market Pictures – September 19th

Long overdue pictures from last Sunday’s Market More over here.