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Sunday Kitchen

Upsetting the Apple Cart

’Tis the season you’re planning to bake that sky-high pie, put together a sugary crumble or frost an apple cake. But don’t short-change our beloved fruit by keeping it only on the dessert menu. It’s got savory possibilities well worth exploring.

Flat Green Beans

This good cooking bean looks humble, but goes haute quickly with a little help from companionable friends.

Egg Tofu Toss

Something new, served with wise recommendations, proves inspiring. Quick, healthy, economical, versatile and, ultimately, rousingly flavorful. Who could ask for anything more?

Ratatouille & Melon Salad

What? You were too busy enjoying the last lazy, crazy days of summer to plan a menu for Labor Day? Pit-stop at your local farmstand or farmers’ market to get the seasonal essentials for a winning holiday supper.


Today we take a crack at solving the mysteries of the pointedly intimidating vegetable that tastes too good not to try to cook. When something’s in season, we can’t let ourselves be intimidated.

Green Bell Peppers

This is the story of a dreaded vegetable rising to the occasion of being a true team player when managed by a culinary coach whose palate is attuned to balance. The lesson learned? It’s not that you don’t like a certain food, it’s just that you haven’t had it prepared the way you like it.

Pole Beans

Jolly giants of vines at Two Barn Farm in Pittstown yield deeply flavorful green, yellow and purple beans that can be turned, quickly, into a seasonal supper that celebrates produce at its height.

A Step with Pep

Not that we’d ever tire of prime-season Jersey tomatoes and their high-summer mates, but there’s a simple way to give our favorites an extra pop of flavor.

Team Tomato

Peak season and time to partner our beloved Jersey love apples with not only the usual suspects, but a basket of familiar fruits. Follow the lead of the titans of the seasonal toss at Razza and bliss out – right now.

What to Do with Honeydew

Cool, calm and ever-so-collected, this favorite melon can become the centerpiece of a no-cook supper with the right hit of spice.

The Cucumber Cure

Hot and bothered? Nature’s very own remedy for high-heat days is being harvested in the Garden State right now.

Lemon Verbena

Look at it as aromatherapy in the kitchen, a thoroughly useful herb that comforts as it infuses everything from vinaigrettes to ice cream.


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