7 Films Every Locavore Needs to Watch

Take a look behind the scenes of food and farming initiatives around the world right from the comfort of your living room with these dynamic documentaries.

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: 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: 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 […]

Hot Bread Kitchen

Judith Hausman’s Blog – Hot Bread Kitchen – Urban Farm OnlineJudith Hausman, hot bread kitchen, apricot, hot bread, Union Square GreenmarketWhen I visited Union Square Greenmarket in mid-July, I discovered a visionary organization: Hot Bread Kitchen.When I visited Union Square Greenmarket in mid-July, I discovered a visionary organization: Hot Bread Kitchen.I was intrigued by the […]

A Slew of Slaws

Judith Hausman’s Blog – A Slew of Slaws – Urban Farm Onlinecole slaw, cole slaw recipe, Judith HausmanAfter volunteering to make cole slaw for a friend’s outdoor party, I had to come up with a cole slaw recipe that would withstand the summer heat.Cole slaw recipes have been on my mind lately because I’d volunteered […]

Winter Squash Stuffed with Lamb

It’s a pleasure to find that the winter squashes I hauled home from Vermont this fall are still sound—and delicious, as it turns out. They sat patiently in a corner of the kitchen counter, with no special care taken to store them, and were ready to become a special winter dinner. The recipe below for […]

Candied Orange Peels

Candying orange peels is fun and special. The thrifty process reminds us that oranges in the winter for the holidays were exotic and rare—no part of the precious citrus fruit could be thrown away. At the same time, the bitter-sweetness of this treat is adult and particular. It’s a sweet grandma would reach for; not […]