Judith Hausman
Fresh Berry Pie

Courtesy Tracy Benjamin This morning, at the end of my work on community-supported agriculture farm, I picked a precious half-pint of raspberries. It took not only a little searching, but also avoiding the bees, which love the fragile, sweet berries nearly as much as I do. Over the weekend, I’ll gather some wild briar berries, […]

Walnut Red Pepper Spread
Walnut Red Pepper Spread

Use those shiny peppers from your CSA or farmers’ market to make this tasty dip.

Rice, Ham and English Peas

Photo by Judith Hausman “So, what do you call this,” a dinner guest recently asked me upon serving up a side of rice, ham and peas. “Un-risotto?” You could say this dish is sort of like risotto. Peas are indeed a classic risotto ingredient, but instead of making this dish with the traditional Arborio rice, […]

Chicken Liver Pâté

Wednesday, July 2, 2014Chicken Liver PâtéThe Hungry Locavore: Chicken Liver Pâté – Urban Farm OnlinePractice some beak-to-tail eating by making a French delicacy with livers leftover from your roasted chickens. Photo by Judith Hausman/UrbanFarmOnline.com Confession: Despite the controversy surrounding foie gras, I love the stuff. Richer and smoother than cream-filled chocolate mousse, more unctuous and […]

Jam-Swirled Cheesecake with Saltine Crust

Judith Hausman As a long-time freelance food writer, Judith Hausman has written about every aspect of food, but local producers and artisanal traditions remain closest to her heart. Eating close to home takes this seasonal eater through a journey of delights and dilemmas, one tiny deck garden, farmers’ market discovery and easy-as-pie recipe at a […]

Grits and Leeks

Wednesday, June 11, 2014Recipe: Grits and Leeks – Hobby FarmsGrits and Leeks Judith Hausman As a long-time freelance food writer, Judith Hausman has written about every aspect of food, but local producers and artisanal traditions remain closest to her heart. Eating close to home takes this seasonal eater through a journey of delights and dilemmas, […]

Cioppino (San Fran Fish Stew)

Photo by Judith Hausman My family and I all fell in love with cioppino during a recent family trip to Northern California. A recent blustery, rainy night back home on the East Coast reminded me of this rough and hardy, red wine and tomato-based fish stew.  A tribute to the Italian and Portuguese fishermen of […]

Carrot Salad with Cilantro-Pistachio Pesto

Photo by Judith Hausman This no-raisin, no-mayo carrot salad is easy to make and uses spring’s plentiful cilantro, pistachios and cumin. Maybe you still have some overwintered carrots available or are lucky enough to be able to already harvest small, tender new ones.  This recipe can be done in a jiffy, if you use a […]

Stracciatella

Photo by Judith Hausman Spring soup? Well, yes, it has finally started to warm up in New York’s Hudson Valley, but a light, healthful soup, made quickly with a garden’s first offerings, can still tempt me. After a perfect Mothers Day morning of getting this year’s petunias in place and finally moving the overwintered geraniums […]

Green Peppercorn Sauce

Photo by Judith Hausman This is a classic, French-style pan sauce, usually made from the fat and browned bits left from searing meat. However, this version doesn’t depend on having just cooked meat, so it’s great for bringing leftover beef, pork, chicken or even salmon to the next level. For my own meal, it sauced […]