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

Relax the Healthy Way with Pure Via Spa Water Recipe

If you've tuned into Fork This with IntoxiKate (airing Monday through Friday from 12 to 1 p.m. on Newstalk 1230 WFAS) lately, you know we've been chatting about food companies labeling items as "all-natural" and "non-GMO." With the growing number of consumers actively searching out these products, and with the New York Times reporting about the government creating labeling standards, I thought it was time to look into a healthier option to sweeteners for the coffee and teas I drink on a daily basis. When Pure Via® sent samples my way and I tasted the sweetener—available in just stevia and [...]

By | 2015-06-03T19:43:59+00:00 June 3rd, 2015|recipe|0 Comments

Fork This: Hot Chocolate Recipe + MTK Tavern

Shortly after launching IntoxiKate, restaurants approached me to start hosting events for my followers, who I lovingly call the Westchester #FoodieNation. We've sipped cocktails together at The Castle in Tarrytown, we've dined on steak at Benjamin Steakhouse in White Plains, and we kicked off the holidays in the VIP Lounge and Alley 810 at the Empire City Casino in Yonkers. And that's just to name a few. So how can you stay in the loop on the next IntoxiKate event AND reviews, news and more? Well, you can obviously tune in to my new show, Fork This with IntoxiKate, every [...]

By | 2015-01-11T14:03:54+00:00 January 9th, 2015|recipe, westchester|0 Comments

Holiday Cocktail Recipes {Plus! Win Dinner for Two}

‘Tis the season of giving, and the City of Yonkers has once again rounded up their restaurants, offering holiday cocktail recipes and a chance to eat, drink and be merry… {Someone must be on the 'nice" list because here's your chance to win dinner for two!} Check out the full list of holiday cocktail recipes here (or better yet, visit the eatery to have one shaken up for you), but in the meantime, tempt those taste buds with the Candy Mint Crush, courtesy of Dolphin Restaurant, Bar & Lounge: Candy Mint Crush 3 oz 3 Olives Vanilla Vodka 1.5 oz [...]

By | 2014-12-23T01:04:49+00:00 December 23rd, 2014|recipe|0 Comments

Warm Up With City Limits Diner’s Hot Chocolate Recipe

After battling the chilly temperatures for those outdoor tasks—shoveling the walk, battling for a parking spot at the mall, stringing up those holiday lights—we tend to crave something hot. Feed your soul with something on the sweeter side, like a generous cup of hot cocoa. City Limits has the perfect concoction ($5.95), crafted with Valrhona chocolate and Pastry Chef Tracy Kamperdyk Assue’s homemade marshmallows. If the weather outside is truly frightful and you can’t make it to the White Plains diner, try making their delicious version at home (click on the magazine to read the hot chocolate recipe full screen). [...]

By | 2014-12-17T23:04:02+00:00 December 18th, 2014|recipe|0 Comments

The IntoxiKate Holiday Guide

HAPPY HOLIDAYS The 12 days of Christmas are quickly counting down, and Hanukkah kicked off yesterday... Is it just me or is this month flying by?!? With the IntoxiKate Holiday Guide, I’ve saved you some time, selecting the best places to shop {check out Social Love} and scouring the county for great gift ideas in the IntoxiKate Gift Guide. Hosting the holiday? I’ve got a great hot chocolate recipe for the kiddos thanks to City Limits Diner, as well as some more adult beverages and cocktail recipes for you. Last but not least, check out the “Cold as Ice Cream” [...]

By | 2014-12-17T01:23:17+00:00 December 17th, 2014|recipe, westchester|0 Comments

Scavenger Hunt Recipe: Pasta with Jam Sauce

A friend of mine is participating in an international scavenger hunt, and when she asked me to help cross an item off her list, I was certainly game. My task? To review  West Collins' "Pasta with Jame Sauce." Not familiar with the "chef" I was working with, the wind quickly fell out of my sails after watching the video below. While quite fun to make (although NOT an easy recipe to follow...), the reward of making this recipe definitely remains in the process and not the finished product! (Although he is too cute...) Review of Pasta with Jam Sauce First [...]

By | 2014-08-14T17:26:20+00:00 August 8th, 2014|recipe|0 Comments

Radish and Scallion Fritters Recipe {Spices & Seasons}

Local blogger Rinku Bhattacharya has been busy—her second cookbook, Spices & Seasons: Simple, Sustainable Indian Flavors, hits store shelves next week, featuring over 150 recipes that encourage the use of ingredients from local farmer's markets. With a focus the growing demands on the modern family, Bhattacharya offers easy ways to introduce children to Indian spices via quick and simple recipes, like the one below for radish and scallion fritters. Buy the Book! Spices & Seasons goes on sale May 15 for $35. For more information, visit Radish and Scallion Fritters Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 25 minutes | [...]

By | 2014-05-04T20:11:48+00:00 May 9th, 2014|farm to table, recipe|0 Comments

{IntoxiKate Obsession} Suerte Tequila

When choosing a cocktail, it usually depends on my mood—a glass of wine pairs well with finishing a good book, a dirty martini (extra olives please!) toasts dinner with friends. But with the warmer temps we've had recently, I've been reaching for the Suerte Tequila. While I can picture some of you grimacing in horror while you're immediately haunted by spring break gone wrong in Cancun (everything in moderation!), I suggest you read further. One look at the funky rabbit artwork tattooed on the bottle, and you'll notice that this edgy, artisanal tequila is different. Although there are certainly nods [...]

By | 2014-05-04T17:27:19+00:00 May 5th, 2014|recipe|0 Comments