IntoxiKate’s Edible Holiday Gift Guide: Nudo Adopt Olive Oil

{Nudo Adopt Olive Oil: For the Environmentally-Conscious Home Cook} To say it simply, Nudo Adopt is a subscription olive oil service—you adopt an olive oil tree from one of seven Italian groves, and then receive shipments of cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil that tastes anything but simple. The bonus? Your adoption scores you discounts on the online store, plus helps to preserve traditional farming practices in the beautiful Italian countryside. Hello, #giftsthatgiveback! Just like wine, climate and soil conditions affect the taste of the final product (in this case, olive oil). Nudo Adopt not only provides information on each of [...]

By | 2016-12-09T17:28:30+00:00 December 9th, 2016|eat + drink, farm to table, for the kitchen, holiday, organic|0 Comments

IntoxiKate’s Edible Holiday Gift Guide: Pulp Pantry

{Pulp Pantry: For the Health Nut Looking for a Granola Alternative} From food festival to food festival—and everything in between—sustainability is on the tip of every chef’s tongue. It’s an extension of the farm to table movement, using every bit of local goodness from root to stem. I love every single second of it—and when I heard about Pulp Pantry, I was ecstatic to see the movement extending to the food product world. In Los Angeles, juiceries throw out up to 75% of the whole fresh fruits and vegetables used to make juices. Pulp Pantry’s mission is to change that. [...]

By | 2016-12-06T20:01:10+00:00 December 6th, 2016|eat + drink, enjoy, farm to table, for the kitchen, health, organic|0 Comments

IntoxiKate Dim Sum Party at WUJI

[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] If you haven’t heard of WUJI yet, you need to get your finger on the foodie pulse in Westchester. The newbie on the Scarsdale scene has quickly expanded—Rye opened a a few months ago, and another spot in Greenwich, CT, is set to open in late spring. It’s no wonder owner  Jody Pennette, founder of cb5 Hospitality Consulting, is expanding so quickly. The brand, focused on offering fresh, organic Chinese food, has an extensive (delicious) menu paired with some serious style, providing a winning combination for sharing great food with friends. I know a good meal when I see [...]

By | 2016-04-18T22:40:41+00:00 April 18th, 2016|farm to table, westchester|0 Comments

Thanksgiving Side Dish: Wild Mushroom Quinoa Recipe

Chef Leslie Lampert of Love Hospitality Group is well-known for her locally-sourced menu—everything from those amazing roasted truffle chickpeas to her homemade soups and flavorful flatbreads. At the Give Back, Give Thanks Chef series at Leiberts Royal Green Appliance Center last month, she shared a little of her love via a cooking demonstration of a wild mushroom quinoa recipe. This dish is not only easy and delicious, but also adds a lighter side dish to the sea of mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy and hearty Thanksgiving favorites. This year, wow guests with this dish… […]

By | 2015-11-21T16:34:13+00:00 November 24th, 2015|farm to table, recipe, westchester|0 Comments

Plan the Best Thanksgiving

I love hosting and I get especially excited about Turkey Day. It’s one of my favorite holidays—family, friends, and food are always the focus (and pair that with your favorite wine/beer/cocktail). If you feel prepping for one of the biggest meals of the year can be challenging, don’t worry. I’ve created a guide of recipes, resources, and more you’ll have at your fingertips so you can plan the best Thanksgiving. […]

By | 2015-11-18T23:27:31+00:00 November 19th, 2015|entertaining, farm to table, farmers market, westchester|0 Comments

Photo Recap: Give Thanks, Give Back Chef Series

Leiberts Royal Green Appliance Center and IntoxiKate hosted the Give Thanks, Give Back Chef Series last week, featuring Love Hospitality Group’s Leslie Lampert cooking on Viking’s new Tuscany Line. Benefits from the evening’s raffle and silent auction went to the Food Bank for Westchester. Thank you to Leiberts Royal Green, Vino 100 White Plains, Cafe or Love and Viking for an INCREDIBLE end to this year’s chef series. I also want to thank the Empire City Casino and Yonkers Brewing Company for their donations. And a big thank you to those who attended the event. Thanks to you, we raised over to $1300 [...]

By | 2015-10-22T00:37:07+00:00 October 22nd, 2015|farm to table, recipe, westchester|0 Comments

Farm-to-Wok at WUJI Restaurant in Scarsdale

When’s the last time you ordered Chinese food? I’m willing to bet what happened next: you made a crack about the meat, inhaled your food anyways, immediately felt drowsy, and then served as a “bloatation” device, floating your way through your post-meal MSG hangover. You’re smiling because you know I’m right. Why do we go back for more, fighting with the chopsticks to pick up those final, soy-sauce drenched pieces of white rice? We can’t get enough of the beef and broccoli, slurping up the egg drop soup, and the grand finale—a small piece of paper detailing our fortune popping [...]

By | 2015-08-24T15:53:12+00:00 August 24th, 2015|farm to table, westchester|1 Comment

The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook Recipe: Low Country Bouillabaisse

If you’ve tuned into Fork This with IntoxiKate or if you are a member of the #FoodieNation, you know there are a few things that are near and dear to my heart: supporting local business; farms; and trying new seasonal recipes. When a cookbook came across my desk featuring all three, I couldn’t wait to talk The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook with co-author Christy Colasurdo (Tracey Medeiros completes the duo). Colasurdo swung by the WGCH studio yesterday to discuss the 150 seasonal recipes from the state’s top chefs and farmers. The stunning photography showcases the food and the recipes are paired with profiles [...]

By | 2015-07-12T19:50:22+00:00 July 8th, 2015|fairfield, farm to table, recipe|0 Comments

The IntoxiKate Guide to Fall

The IntoxiKate Guides take a long time to put together, but I just can't stop doing them—they're my labor of love. Between editing photos, designing the pages, and writing content, I get a chance to relive my dining experiences and present them to you in a more interactive way. (Keep in mind, all those links in blue are live and ready for clicking.) This year's Fall Guide is no different. From the interactive guide to Halloween in Sleepy Hollow to the roundup of some of my favorite squash dishes from around the county, to the recap of my delicious visit [...]

By | 2014-10-15T23:57:59+00:00 October 15th, 2014|farm to table, westchester|2 Comments