Category: Food & Eating

Grateful for Our Local Bounty

This article was first published in 2015. This year’s Thanksgiving dinner was the first we’ve hosted at our home in Trumansburg, NY. Since moving here, my husband Marc and I have been blown away by our proximity to wonderful locally grown and crafted food and drink, so we thought it would be a fun and rewarding experience to source most of […]

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The Season for Pawpaws

The unusual and elusive pawpaw fruit is now available for $5.99 per pound at Cornell Orchards store on Route 366, as well as P&C Fresh. But the soft, tropical-tasting fruit ripens quickly and bruises easily, so they won’t be available for long. The homely pawpaw fruits are light green, with some large brown splotches. To eat […]

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Recipe from Emma Frisch: Skillet Bacony Brussels Sprouts with Pecans & Cranberries

From Emma Frisch: “A crowd-pleasing autumnal dish for indoors or out! It’s simple enough to make on a whim, and special enough to serve for Thanksgiving or the winter holidays. For a veggie option, bypass the bacon and begin with three tablespoons unsalted butter or olive oil as your cooking fat.” For the full Skillet […]

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Friendship Donations Network List of Food Pantries, Hot Meals, and Other Services

The Friendship Donations Network has released a new list of food pantries, hot meals, and other services in the Tompkins County area. You can find a PDF version of the list for easy printing here. The Friendship Donations Network is Ithaca’s local food rescue organization. They rescue fresh, nutritious food that would otherwise be thrown […]

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Recipe: Apple, Kale, and Celery Salad

From Early Morning Farm: Apple, Kale, and Celery Salad “…kale, massaged with vinegar and oil makes a perfect backdrop for the sweet, crunchy apples… Yes, I did say ‘massaged kale.’ Massaging the kale with just a bit of oil and vinegar before assembling your salad helps break down the leaves, and makes it easier for the […]

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Hoptoberfest at Ithaca Beer Company

The Ithaca Beer Company will be holding their second annual Hoptoberfest event on Saturday, October 21st, from 3:00 to 8:00 PM. The event features Bavarian style food, musical entertainment by Fritz’s Polka Band, and games, including the Masskrugstemmen, where participants compete to see who can hold a one liter stein of beer at shoulder level […]

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Class: Introduction to Permaculture Design

Announcement from CCE-Tompkins: Introduction to Permaculture Design Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 6:30pm to 8:30pm Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca, New York 14850-3555 Permaculture (permanent agriculture) is a popular and ancient system of growing food that minimizes labor by using perennial plants, which come back year after year. Join Sean […]

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Chocolate Event at Cornell Botanic Gardens

On October 29th, the Cornell Botanic Gardens will be hosting an event celebrating chocolate at the Nevin Welcome Center from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Attendees will learn about how chocolate is made, from the tree to the final product. There will also be chocolate tasting, learning about the history of chocolate, and Mexican Day […]

Cider Week
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Cider Week Finger Lakes begins September 29

The annual Cider Week Finger Lakes celebration begins on September 29th and runs through October 8th. Daily events include the 35th Annual Downtown Ithaca Apple Festival, lectures and workshops, and opportunities to meet local cider makers. In addition, over 50 locations in the Finger Lakes region will be holding tastings and cider-paired meals. Cider Week […]