Judith Hausman
12 Ways To Reduce Food Waste

You don’t need to contribute to the nation’s food waste problem. Here are some tips to keep your food scraps out of the landfill.

Vegetable Walnut Quick Bread

Photo by Rachael Brugger In a world where once summer hits, zucchini bread seems to be the only logical use for the summer squash piling up on the counter, I love the way this vegetable quick bread turns the usual on its head. Quick breads are so often sweet, even when made with overgrown zucchini, […]

Basic Chowder Recipe

Photo by Judith Hausman Start with this basic chowder recipe and add ingredients as you go to change it up a bit. Chowder may have taken its name from the French word la chaudière, the heavy, black kettle that hung on a hook inside a fireplace. The culinary definition is basically potatoes, chunks of potatoes, […]

Locavore Recipe: Pesto Corn Bread Mini Muffins

Photo by Judith Hausman   Well, it’s happened again. Even though I made a distinct effort to eat, cook and give away my stockpile of garden goodness, I’m clipping the new spring chard and spinach before the packets I froze are all used up. I have net bags of garlic still “perfuming” my pantry, and […]

Recipe: Matzoh Brei

Photo by Judith Hausman Matzoh brei is essentially French toast. Passover is the time of year (same time as Easter) when Jews commemorate the flight from Egypt by eating only unleavened bread or baked goods. People have come up with ingenious ways to create recipes with potato starch, finely ground matzoh meal or ground walnuts […]

Recipe: Salade Lyonnaise

Photo by Judith Hausman The acidic vinaigrette in this salade lyonnaise balances the rich egg and fatty bacon. My garden-mate, Leslie de Noue, is indefatigable and knowledgeable about growing food and food itself … and is consistently cheery, to boot. Her French husband is also a chef, and together they garden a suburban lot in Ridgefield, […]

Recipe: Pear Custard Pie

I like to use small, not-too-ripe Seckel pears for this dessert but any pear will do. Italian plums, rhubarb or raspberries work well, too. The light custard binds together the ripe fruit. INGREDIENTS 3 eggs 3 tablespoons any weight of cream, sour cream or yogurt 3 tablespoons melted butter 3/4 cup sugar 3 tablespoons flour […]

Recipe: Pumpkin with Walnuts and Sage

Pumpkins will cook at different rates and will have variable sweetness. Any winter squash will work well in this dish, which can be amplified with cheese and bacon. INGREDIENTS 2 small pumpkins 1/3 cup walnuts, chopped but not finely 3 to 4 tablespoons sage, chopped 1/4 cup thin-sliced shallots, lightly browned, optional 3/4 cup grated […]

Recipe: Savory Pumpkin Pancakes

These are just like German-style potato pancakes and can be served as a side dish for roast chicken or pork tenderloin or as a vegetarian main course with rich dairy accompaniments or Asian-style condiments. Any winter squash can be substituted for the pumpkin. INGREDIENTS 2 cups raw pumpkin or winter squash (acorn, butternut), coarsely grated […]

Recipe: Hot Toddy With Brown-Sugar Apples

We now have a few local corn whiskies in the Hudson Valley, N.Y., that really warm you up from the inside. This recipe is adapted from local star chef, Peter Kelly, chef-owner of X20 Xaviars on the Hudson, Restaurant X and Xaviars, located in the Hudson Valley. INGREDIENTS 1 ounce corn whiskey 1 ounce apple […]