Sharon Gannon in the kitchen (photo by Will Dendis)

Yogini/restaurateur brings new vegan cookbook to Woodstock

For many people, “vegan” is a scary word. Even to the most dedicated vegetarians, the thought of making good food without any animal products can seem daunting. For Sharon Gannon, however, there’s nothing…

Rose Levy Beranbaum (photo by Ben Fink)

The doyenne of desserts brings Baking Bible to Rhinebeck

More than 26 years ago, Rose Levy Beranbaum was living in Manhattan and working on her first cookbook. She baked the cakes and carried them across Houston Street, one by one, to the photographer’s…

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Hudson Valley up-and-coming distilleries, microbreweries & cideries

  There has never been a more spirited time to get into local booze, brews and ciders: Backyard brewmasters with big dreams alchemize into purveyors of top-shelf tipples. Politicians are still-crazy, modifying Draconian…

Grenadilla’s AnneMarie Callan, Debbie Lan, Jim Dooley, Ike Shaw and Guthrie Lord.

Kids’ Almanac (November 6-13)

“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” – Maya Angelou   Habitat for Humanity of Dutchess County seeks volunteers How many ways can your family volunteer…

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week will feature more than 200 eateries, including Terrapin in Rhinebeck (above).

Try something new at Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

Have you been wanting to try that venerable-but-fancy restaurant down the road, or that trendy hotspot across the river, but feared the sticker shock when the check comes? Well, for the 11th time…

(Photo by Dion Ogust)

Favorite illusions: Halloween surprises

Trick or treat! It’s Halloween. In a way, the holiday never ends. Make-believe will remain after all the shaving cream is cleaned up. Ding-dong! It’s a world of illusion. Okay, fine – as long…

(Photo by Dion Ogust)

Kids’ Almanac (Oct. 30-Nov. 6)

“The farther we’ve gotten from the magic and mystery of our past, the more we’ve come to need Halloween.” – Paula Curan   Farewell to Daylight Savings As a reminder, you get extra…

(Photo by Jesslee Cuizon)

Red Hook & the Chocolate Festival

Roald Dahl published Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in 1964, making this year the 50th anniversary of the story that made Willy Wonka and the Oompa-Loompas household names. And just like virtuous Charlie…

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Colors in the sky

As the final fall colors fade, we can get a “refill” by looking up. And when it comes to the sky, we learn a lot from its colors. Start with a cloudless day….

Hoops readied in the vegetable garden. (photo by Lee Reich)

Getting the jump on winter

Much colder weather has been sneaking in and out of the garden but leaving traces of its presence with some blackened leaves on frost-sensitive plants and threatening to brazenly show itself in full…

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