Fresh from the farm

Want to pick your own? Find a friend and a farm and stock up on seasonal fruits and vegetables. With four young and hungry helpers, The Cookery  gathered enough Hudson Valley peaches to keep the cobbler coming long after Labor Day. If you’re in the area, pick your own at Ochs Orchard in Warwick. With the high volume of picking they welcomed over the weekend, best bets would be to try the farm late in the week for peaches and berries. Call ahead for prime picking prospects.

Not in New York’s Hudson Valley? Find a farm near you. Pick your spot at

Once you’ve gathered those peaches, try our recipe for Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler.




Chowder for the Wolf at the Door

When 10 pounds of potatoes and a couple dozen ears of corn show up unannounced, welcome them home to the chowder pot. After transforming our

Apple Soup Sendoff

Farewells bring on mingled emotions. Some signal “goodbyes” and others “so longs,” with hopes to stay connected even over long distances. When the time came

Peppered Corn Meal

Preparing the perfect polenta sounds easy enough, but around my kitchen, it takes added patience to work with the grainy flour ground from white or