Big on Beans
With his standard limit of one daily cup, Charles Day would rather skip coffee than drink it stale. The Cold Spring resident has tasted his way to faultless flavor not simply by sipping through a procession of espressos or lattes but by perfecting beans before the first pour. Day started home-roasting coffee beans soon after […]
Urgent coffee break – Serious in Syria
Coffee holds a place of honor in some cultures, and The Cookery appreciates a flavorful cup of Arabic coffee. Make this coffee on the stove top, tune out the day’s noise, and tune in to serious matters. There must be countless ways to brew the perfect cup of coffee, but this is not that cup. […]
Please don’t pack . . .
the coffee. We’re still making coffee around The Cookery, but that’s the extent of food and beverage preparation. It’s packing time, and nearly everything is boxed up and ready to move. It’s a load of work with the promise of unpacking in the near future. If I’ve learned anything about packing and moving over the years of […]
Breathe easy with edible gifts
Edible gifts may not work for everyone on your giving list, but if you’re looking for a modest present to share the spirit of giving with a friend, borrow one of these ideas from our friends and neighbors. We enjoy the gifts of fresh fruit, cookies, coffee, fudge, assorted cheeses and freshly baked bread, and our kids […]
Get stewed in the kitchen with Salon
Looking for a challenge to heat things up around the fireside? Meet the Salon Kitchen Challenge this week and blog your way through your worthiest stew. Blog your submissions with Salon by 10 a.m. January 18.
Grounds for Change-sample this fair trade organic coffee
The message came across clearly when I received this parcel of Fair Trade coffee from one among you. Thank you, friend! The Grounds for Change Fair Trade organic coffee helps support fair trade economics and wakes up the household with a bold selection of brews. Sample the Grounds for Change coffees for gift ideas, fundraising […]
Drink to Fair Trade Month in October
Supporting Fair Trade sounds simple, but picking up a convenient alternative takes me off track. October is Fair Trade Month, and I’m working my way back to stocking Fair Trade coffee. Want to join the cause? Take a look at these easy avenues to support Fair Trade . . . . starting with a cup […]
Bookmark the Foodie BlogRoll
The Foodie BlogRoll continues to roll with inspiration and energy. With a small bow to The Leftover Queen and The Foodie Blogroll, here’s a note of appreciation for this diverse collection of food blogs. Check out the site’s 5 Random Blogs. If you’re looking for ideas, answers, menus and more, this well of foodie resources serves it up on […]
Bookmark This Coffee Break: World Fair Trade Day
Here’s a day to count down to on your calendar: Saturday, May 10 . . . World Fair Trade Day. If you live anywhere near New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley, head on over to Women’s Work from 2-6:00 p.m. at 66 Main Street in Cold Spring. Cecilia and her Fair Trade fellows will be hosting a coffee break, helping to raise […]
Thirty thousand pounds . . .
of bananas. We’ve all heard the fruit cake and banana bread jokes, yet I still turn out my share of candied banana bread. What else to do with all of those bananas that ripen so quickly on the counter? Okay . . . so now that the word is out, and to those of you […]