Local Author Launches The Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook

In Westchester and Fairfield counties, we have so many delicious resources at our fingertips. Our area is full of knowledgeable, talented experts, and Toby Amidor is a prime example of that. The Westchester-based nutritionist has a long roster of accolades—her ten-year writing relationship with FoodNetwork.com, contributor on MensFitness.com and Today's Dietitian Magazine, and the success of her first cookbook, The Greek Yogurt Kitchen. Toby popped on Fork This with IntoxiKate this week (interview below) to offer her expertise and chat about her new cookbook, The Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook, a collection of recipes and tips to help you prep and [...]

Egg Whites + Instagram: What’s Shaking with Eli Brazell of Harper’s Bar

When I first tasted Eli Brazell's cocktails, I didn't know the man behind the mixology at Harper's Restaurant & Bar. I just new craft cocktails were at the finest at the Dobbs Ferry eatery. But recently, I became obsessed with @The-Alcoholist on Instagram, and realized the connection. And I knew in an instant—those tantalizing, high-end photos of bar fare were just as good as they looked. The likes averaging in the hundreds on each photo, looks like I'm not the only one who knows what's good. Eli, who says he is relatively new to the mobile app, is already #instafamous, building a virtual [...]

Cocktail Recipe: Basil Lemonade

COCKTAIL RECIPE Basil Lemonade INGREDIENTS 2 oz Tito's Vodka 1 oz Lemon Juice 1 oz Simple Syrup 2 oz Water 4 Leaves of Basil (shake, do not muddle) DIRECTIONS 1. Add all ingredients to mixing glass. 2. Shake 30 times. 3. Pour over ice. 4. Garnish with lemon wedge. Recipe courtesy of Vintage 1891 Kitchen Interview with Amy Negri Photo Gallery

Cocktail Recipe: The Elderberry Fizz with Slovenia Vodka

COCKTAIL RECIPE The Elderberry Fizz INGREDIENTS Fresh Lime Sugar Slovenia Vodka Elderberry Liqueur Prosecco DIRECTIONS 1. Grate the lime peel and combine with the sugar. 2. Using fresh lime, line the martini glass with the lime juice. Then rim with the sugar/lime peel mix. 3. Combine fresh lime juice, elderberry liqueur, and Slovenia Vodka with ice. Shake. 4. Pour into the martini glass. Add your favorite prosecco. Recipe courtesy of Slovenia Vodka Catch Chef Peter Kelly and Maya Laurincova in action as they host a Mixology Session at Siegel Bros. Wine [...]

Butternut Squash and Cranberry Borlotti Risotto Recipe

Cranberries always remind me of the holiday season—I bake acorn squash stuffed with cranberries and apples for Thanksgiving; Prosecco with Candied Cranberries for Christmas; and this amazing Pinterest-pinned Baked Goat Cheese Roasted Cranberry appetizer for holiday cocktail parties. These ruby red fruit are also fantastic superfoods, boasting a whole host of health benefits. That's why I am a fan of Paradise Meadow Cooking & Baking Cranberries. Newly release to the market, these dried cranberries are prepared with those holiday recipes in mind, allowing them to withstand cooking high temperatures. They are available in two varieties—Julienne and Whole—for a bigger, bolder cranberry flavor. I [...]

By | 2016-12-27T22:16:16+00:00 December 27th, 2016|eat + drink, entertaining, for the kitchen, recipe, savory|0 Comments

IntoxiKate’s Edible Holiday Gift Guide: La Tienda Paella Making Kit

{La Tienda Paella Making Kit: For the Authentic Chef}   La Tienda’s Mini Paella Kit includes all of the essential ingredients for making an authentic Spanish dish. It includes the proper pan and all the ingredients you need, all housed in a box perfect for gifting. Give it to the cook in your family or make it to share with a loved one (the included recipe feeds two!). Upgrade the dish by adding fresh chicken, fish, or vegetables. Jonathan Harris, owner of La Tienda, shares his love for Spanish cuisine. For more great edible gift ideas, check out the IntoxiKate [...]

By | 2016-12-19T00:32:04+00:00 December 19th, 2016|eat + drink, for the kitchen, recipe, savory|0 Comments

Feed a Family with Cheftini Tina DiLeo and Friends

Local food blogger Tina DiLeo (aka. Cheftini) teamed up with fellow food lovers and friends to host Feed a Family, an event benefiting the Food Bank for Westchester, tomorrow (Saturday, December 10th) at 11 a.m. at the Athleta Scarsdale. Tina will be providing a special cooking demonstration and also launching an online holiday recipe book, hoping to raise money to feed 1,000 families for the holiday season.   The Details Saturday, December 10th | 11 a.m. Athleta Scarsdale: 700 Post Rd., Scarsdale Event Website The Food Bank for Westchester helps feed over 200,000 people in Westchester. The organization serves as the [...]

By | 2016-12-09T15:44:00+00:00 December 9th, 2016|experience, recipe, westchester|0 Comments

Italian Thanksgiving with Cheftini

This is Tina, a.k.a Cheftini! I am a cooking show host and recipe blogger who loves to cook, I’m thrilled and honored to be contributing some of my favorites here with IntoxiKate. It’s hard to believe we are just days away from our most Thankful Holiday … Thanksgiving! I love Thanksgiving for so many reasons, but mostly because it is the one special time of year when we all gather together to celebrate all our blessings. I for one feel blessed to have been handed down so many family recipes and traditions.Growing up in an old fashioned Italian family food was always the center [...]

By | 2016-11-23T18:51:45+00:00 November 23rd, 2016|eat + drink, entertaining, recipe, savory, westchester|0 Comments

Celebrate Season 6 with Game of Thrones Cocktails

Season 6 of the HBO hit series Game of Thrones kicks off tonight at 9 p.m. EST, and I, for one, am looking for a lot of answers. (Say it isn't so, Jon Snow!) Whether you are gathering friends around the TV for a viewing party or if you just need a little liquid courage to make it through the potential lost of your favorite face, I've got some character-inspired craft cocktails created for the occasion. "The Crows' Old-Fashioned" by Tad Carducci, bartender, mixologist and co-founder of Tippling Bros. Highlighting a rustic, old-world brandy from Chateau du Tariquet, the Crows' [...]

By | 2016-04-24T17:42:17+00:00 April 24th, 2016|cocktails, recipe|0 Comments

Westchester St. Patrick’s Day Guide

[av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] When it comes to St. Patrick’s Day, the county has no shortage of ways you can celebrate your inner Irish. Below are just is a quick roundup of ideas, recipes, and events, serving as your Westchester St. Patrick’s Day Guide. […]

By | 2016-03-15T23:15:00+00:00 March 15th, 2016|craft beer, recipe, westchester|0 Comments