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Apple Cinnamon Butter



7:45am is one of my favorite times of the day. There is a quiet in my apartment that is palpable. The sun glows over the buildings on Broadway, and I can hear the whispered hum of my refrigerator. In only an hour, I'll be on the subway headed for the tangled wilderness of midtown Manhattan, but for now I have the world to myself.



Apple Cinnamon Butter

Makes 12 4-once jars…



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Added by Jay Geneske on March 8, 2012 at 9:27am — 4 Comments

Fort Tryon Tatin



A couple weeks ago, I received a tweet from Chez Us proclaiming that I'd won their cookbook giveaway. A couple days ago, Plenty arrived in the mail, and I'm enthralled.



Of the many vibrant…

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Added by Jay Geneske on February 21, 2012 at 9:39am — No Comments

Two Winter Pear Preserves

I spent the midnight hour a few nights ago working magic with some pears.  

Butternut Squash and Pear Preserves
Pear Cinnamon Jam

Enjoy!

Added by Jay Geneske on January 31, 2012 at 9:33am — 9 Comments

Cranberry Apple Chutney


This is a winner. Tart, sweet, savory, chewy, and sour. All at the same time. Will wonders never cease?

Cranberry Apple Chutney

Adapted from a few sources
Makes about two pints for about $5

Full recipe at Local Me.

Added by Jay Geneske on January 1, 2012 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

Sunchoke, Apple, Beet, and Fennel Salad

I'm in love with sunchokes. I just came up with a recipe for a side dish that pairs their whispered nutty flavor with the licorice nip of fennel, and the smack of apple. I'm thinking I'll remake this for a unique Thanksgiving side.


Added by Jay Geneske on November 12, 2011 at 7:28pm — 1 Comment

Buttercup Squash

Greetings! I recently made a dynamite soup with buttercup squash (recipe here). I definitely struggled with peeling its really tough skin. Any recommendations?

Added by Jay Geneske on November 9, 2011 at 9:09am — 3 Comments

Homegrown Fair Submission: Sweet Potato Enchiladas

I've spent the year trying to eat as locally as possible (blog: Local Me). I read about sweet potato enchiladas in Farmer John's cookbook. My recipe goes in a different direction, especially with the spices. 



Sweet Potato Enchiladas



10 corn tortillas

3-4 sweet potatoes, prepared for mashing (baked in oven, stove or microwave)

2-3 tablespoons of butter

1 onion, diced

4…

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Added by Jay Geneske on November 7, 2011 at 9:14am — No Comments

A pumpkin carving feast!

Cross-posted on Local Me.

Autumn rustles through the maples of Manhattan, sweeping away the tomatoes, corn, zucchinis, and berries of our Indian summer. I focused on the hearty, auburn, and waxy season-transition vegetables at my farmers' market class last weekend. Indeed, this is the time for roasting, stewing, and…

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Added by Jay Geneske on October 24, 2011 at 12:39pm — 5 Comments

Getting Canned - first attempt at canning

Cross-posted from Local Me.



No local food journey would be complete without preserving the harvest. Freezing, drying, pickling, and...canning. I grew up with dusty glass jars shelved like aged books below the basement steps, each lid personally labeled by my mom or an aunt.



I recently ordered canning equipment through Amazon.com and set aside time on a Saturday to can…

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Added by Jay Geneske on October 18, 2011 at 10:00pm — 6 Comments

Infinite Varieties and $5 Challenge

Added a new blog post over at Local Me (http://localme.tumblr.com) talking about my Farmers Market class, Slow Food's $5 Challenge, and an amazing recipe for Tomato Cobbler.

My goal is to make local food accessible and exciting for the average person. I'd appreciate your thoughts and comments on the content, format, etc.

Added by Jay Geneske on September 19, 2011 at 11:21am — 1 Comment

Urban Terrace Gardening recommendations

I'm about to sign a lease on a new apartment which has a significant terrace. (Such a luxury for NYC!) I'd love your recommendations on books, sites, etc. about planning a perfect terrace garden. Thanks!

Added by Jay Geneske on May 29, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Local Food / Farmers' Market Class in NYC

I'll be teaching an informal class on the basics of local food, including a guided trip through a NYC farmers' market. (Class info is here.) I'd love for the class and tour to be a success, and hope it encourages people to eat more sustainably.

 

Any tips or recommendations on what to cover, activities, etc.?

 

Added by Jay Geneske on May 4, 2011 at 9:56am — 1 Comment

Earth Day Splendor

Reblogged by Local Me.



Happy Earth Day! How are you celebrating? I'm having some friends over for a mostly-local dinner. Just returned from a trip to Union Square greenmarket to pick up some last-minute ingredients.



Here's what's on the menu:…

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Added by Jay Geneske on April 22, 2011 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

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