Summer Fun

More Ways To Make S’mores

June 27, 2020

Build A S’Mores Tray
Here’s a great way to take everything from your kitchen to the campfire. Get all your ingredients together on one tray. It also lets everyone pick and choose what they want and makes cleanup easy.

Add a flavor to the classic s’more or invent a new combination with these ingredients.

Choose A Base: Graham crackers, wafers, cookies, or plain crackers.

Add A Flavor: Jams, fresh fruit, nut butters, spreads, or a dash of cinnamon.

Add A Chocolate: White chocolate morsels, milk chocolate bars, peanut butter cups or caramel filled chocolate squares.

Top It Off: Finish with a toasted marshmallow and another cracker or cookie.

“Work With What You Got!”

©Tiny New York Kitchen © 2020 All Rights Reserved

Making Coffee Ice Cream

July 19, 2015

For those of you who prefer an electric model ice cream machine, there are machines that can be had for under $50 that make a quart. The drum will need to be frozen before starting a batch. Larger machines range from $125 to $300. Cuisinart makes a model that produces two quarts in about 30 minutes, which is the ice cream maker that I used in this video.

Stores such as Williams-Sonoma sell ice cream starters that require a few simple added ingredients put into the machine to create ice cream. Personally, I don’t think that you need these starters.

There are endless combinations of ingredients that can be added to a batch of your homemade ice cream. Have fun experimenting with different flavors and add-ins. Enjoy summer with homemade ice cream that fits your personality.

“Work With What You Got!”

© Victoria Hart Glavin Tiny New York Kitchen © 2015 All Rights Reserved

Rib Eye Steaks On The Grill

July 12, 2015

A Couple Of Flintstone Steaks On The Grill This Fine Sunday Evening

Fairfield County & Surrounding Areas Farmers’ Markets

July 10, 2013

Farm Market 2Fairfield County (& Surrounding Areas) Farmers’ Markets

Summer is officially here and Farmers’ Markets are in full glory!  Here is a list of a good number of Fairfield County Farmers’ Markets.  No doubt I may have missed a few, but here is a good guide for some farm to fork eating.

Bethel Farmers’ Market: Saturdays 9am to 1pm, From June 29th to November 2nd, Location is Fairfield County Extension Center, 67 Stony Hill Road (Route 6), Bethel, CT. For more information go to www.bethelfarmersmarket.org.

City Center Danbury Farmers’ Market: Fridays 11:30am to 5:30pm, From June 28th to October 25th, Location is at Kennedy Park on Main Street (across from the bus station), Danbury, CT.  For more information go to www.citycenterdanbury.com.

City Seed Farmers’ Markets: Multiple New Haven Locations: Wooster Square, Saturdays 9am to 1pm, From May 4th to December 21st, Location is at  Russo Park (Corner of Chapel Street & DePalma Court), New Haven, CT.  Edgewood Park, Sundays 10am to 2pm, From May 5th to December 22nd, Location is at Corner of Whalley & West Rock Avenues, New Haven, CT. Downtown, Wednesdays 11am to 3pm, From June 19th to November 27th, Location is at New Haven Green at Temple & Chapel Streets, New Haven, CT.  Fair Haven, Thursdays 2pm to 6pm, From July 11th to October 31st, Location is at Corner of Grand Ave & Poplar Street, New Haven, CT.  The Hill, Fridays 11am to 2pm, From July 12th to October 25th, Location is at Connecticut Mental Health Center (Corner of Park & South Streets, New Haven, CT.  For more information go to www.cityseed.org.

Darien Farmers’ Markets: Wednesdays 11am to 4pm, From May 29th to Christmas, Location is in the Municipal Parking Lot off of Mechanic Street which is behind the firehouse on Boston Post Road, Darien, CT. For more information go to www.darienfarmersmarket.net.

Fairfield-Greenfield Hill Farmers’ Market: Saturdays 11am to 4pm (Rain or Shine), From May to October, Location is at 75 Hillside Road (Between Hillside & Bronson), Fairfield, CT. For more information call: 203-259-8786

Georgetown Farmers' Market: Sundays 10am to 2pm, From June to October, Location is in the Village of Georgetown, 4 Old Mill Road, Georgetown, CT.  For more information go to www.georgetownctfarmersmarket.com.

Greenwich Farmers’ Market: Saturdays 9:30am to 1pm, From May 18th to the Saturday before Thanksgiving, Location is at the Commuter Parking Lot (Corner of Arch Street & Horseneck Lane), Greenwich, CT.

John Jay Homestead Farm Market: Saturdays 9am to 1pm, From June 22nd to October 12th, Location is at 400 Jay Street, Katonah, New York.  For more information go to www.johnjayhomestead.org.

New Canaan Farmers’ Market: Saturdays 10am to 2pm, From May 11th to November 23rd, Location is at Old Center School parking lot at South Avenue (Maple Street & Main Street), New Canaan, CT. For more information go to www.newcanaanfarmersmarket.net.

Old Greenwich Farmers’ Market:  Wednesdays 3pm to 6pm, From May 29th to TBD, Location is at Presbyterian Church in Old Greenwich at 38 West End Avenue, Old Greenwich, CT.  For more information go to www.oldgreenwichfarmersmarket.com.

Rowayton Farmers’ Market: Fridays 12pm to 5pm, From May 31st to TBD, Location is at Pinkney Park, 177 Rowayton Avenue, Rowayton, CT.  For more information go to www.rowaytonct.com/farmersmarket.

Stamford Farmers’ Market (French Market), Saturdays 9am to 3pm, From June to October.  Location is at Bedford Street at Forest Street, Stamford, CT.

The Farmers’ Market at Fairfield Hills: Tuesdays 2pm to 6pm, From June 18th to Oct 22nd, Location is at Fairfield Hills Campus @ Wasserman Way, Newtown, CT.  For more information contact Mary Fellows at 203-313-9908.

Village of Devon Farmers’ Market: Sundays 10am to 2pm, From July through October, Location is at 120 Bridgeport Ave (Route 1), Milford, CT. For more information check their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Village-of-Devon-Farmers-Market/308864369173448

Weston Farmers’ Market: Saturdays 9am to 12pm, From Mid-June through October, Location is at the Weston Historical Society at Weston Road (Route 57) & High Acre Road, Weston, CT.

Wilton Farmers’ Market: Wednesdays 12:30pm to 5pm, From June 5th to September 25th.  Location is at the Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road (Route 7), Wilton, CT.  For more information go to www.wiltonfarmersmarket.com.

Farmers’ Market at Gossett’s Nursery: Saturdays 9am to 1pm, Location is at Gossett’s Nursery, 1202 Old Post Road (Route 35), South Salem, New York.  For more information call 914-763-3001.

Sunday Farmers’ & Bakers’ Market & Second Sunday Antiques Market: Sundays 11am to 4pm.  Location is at Antiques & Tools of Business & Kitchen, 65 Westchester Avenue, Pound Ridge, New York.  For more information call: 914-764-0015 or 914-764-5122.

**Make Sure To Check Listings Before Heading Out As Things Are Subject To Change!

Wilton Farmers' Market 1

 

Pasta Salad Ideas

June 25, 2013

VegetablesPasta Salad Ideas

Here are some super easy, but versatile Pasta Salad Ideas from Tiny New York Kitchen.  All you need to do is add 3 cups of cooked & chilled pasta (of your choice) and 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil to one of these inspiring combinations.  Try them all throughout the summer for a whole treasure trove of side salads.  If you want to make any of these a main dish then add 1 pound of protein such as grilled chicken breasts, grilled flank steak, grilled shrimp, grilled tuna (or canned tuna) or tofu.  All recipes below serve 4.

For the Pasta: Cook 3 Cups of Pasta, Toss With 1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Then Chill Until Ready To Use.  Add the Pasta to One of the Salad Combinations Below.

Nutty Beans & Greens

1 Cup Trimmed & Steamed Haricot Verts

1 Cup Baby Arugula

3 Tablespoons Toasted & Chopped Walnuts

1 Ounce Shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese

 

Snow Peas & Carrots

1/2 Cup Grated Carrot

1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce

1/2 Cup Thinly Sliced Snow Peas

1/2 Cup Shredded Red Cabbage

1/4 Cup Dry Roasted Peanuts

 

Cheesy Chickpea & Pesto

1/2 Cup Cooked Chickpeas

1 1/2 Ounces Crumbled Feta Cheese

1 Cup Halved Grape Tomatoes

1 Tablespoon Prepared Pesto

 

Mediterranean Medley

1/3 Cup Chopped Fresh Basil

1/2 Cup Thinly Sliced Cucumber

1 Cup Halved Cherry Tomatoes

1 1/2 Ounces Crumbled Feta Cheese

1 1/2 Ounces Sliced Kalamata Olives

 

Peppery & Nutty

1 Cup Arugula

2/3 Cup Thinly Sliced Radishes

3 Tablespoons Toasted & Chopped Walnuts

2 Ounces Crumbled Goat Cheese

 

Melon, Mint & Parm

1/2 Cup Fresh Cubed Cantaloupe

2 Tablespoons Fresh Mint Leaves

2 Ounces Thinly Sliced Prosciutto

1 1/2 Ounces Shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese

Freshly Ground Pepper

 

Cherry Almond Crunch

3/4 Cup Pitted Halved Fresh Cherries

1/4 Cup Toasted & Thinly Sliced Almonds

2 Tablespoons Chopped Fresh Basil

1 1/2 Ounces Crumbled Goat Cheese

 

Picnic Superstar

1/3 Cup Sliced Avocado

1/4 Cup Red Bell Pepper Strips

1/4 Cup Fresh Corn Kernels

2 Cooked Crumbled Center Cut Bacon Slices

2 Ounces Quartered Fresh Baby Mozzarella Balls

 

All-American Hot Dogs

June 10, 2013

Hot DogsAll-American Hot Dogs

Summer is here and why pay top dollar going out when you can make delicious hot dogs at home?  Here is a guide to the different ways Americans make their frankfurters around the country.  I had the Sonoran style hot dogs while I was in Tucson in February and absolutely loved them.

 

New York Style

Served with brown or German mustard and sauerkraut or onions cooked in tomato paste.

 

Chicago Style

Served on a poppy seed bun with mustard, pickle relish, sport peppers, onions, tomatoes, dill pickles and celery salt.  Pepperoncini can be substituted for sport peppers.

 

Kansas City Style

Served on a sesame seed bun with brown or German mustard, sauerkraut and Swiss cheese.

 

Atlanta “Dragged Through The Garden” Style

Serve topped with coleslaw.

 

Detroit “Coney” Style

Served with chili, onions, mustard and cheddar cheese.

 

Seattle Style

Served with cream cheese and grilled onions.

 

Phoenix/Tucson “Sonoran” Style

Served as a bacon-wrapped hot dog with pinto beans, onions, tomatoes, mustard, mayo, jalapeno peppers and cheese.

 

Austin “Tex-Mex” Style

Served with queso, guacamole and crushed tortilla chips.

 

San Francisco “Wine Country” Style

Served with red wine caramelized onions and goat cheese.

 

Miami “Cuban” Style

Served with mustard, pickles and Swiss cheese.

 

Sonoran Hot Dogs Wrapped In Bacon On The GrillSonoran Hot Dogs Ready To Eat

Packing A Picnic & Serving Food Outdoors

September 3, 2012

Packing A Picnic & Serving Food Outdoors

Packing A Picnic

*Pack lots of extra drinks in a cooler.  When it’s hot outside picnickers get thirsty.

*Pack sweet treats.  Bring fresh fruit such as berries and melon or cookies instead of ice cream.

*Keep prepared foods in the refrigerator until it is time to pack them up. 

*Bring a soccer ball, football, baseball & mitts or a Frisbee.  If you live close to the park either walk, rollerblade or ride your bikes. 

*Pack sunscreen!  Even when it is overcast or if you’re lying in the shade make sure to wear sunscreen.

Serving Food Outdoors

*When taking foods on a picnic make sure to keep perishables in the cooler with either ice or freezer packs until serving time.  Make sure that the food is cold BEFORE it goes into the cooler. 

*Pack just the right amount that you and your picnickers are going to eat.  You don’t want to bring leftovers back home.

*If you are driving to your picnic don’t put your cooler and picnic basket in the hot trunk.  Instead transport your picnic in the air-conditioned car.

*At you picnic site, keep the cooler and picnic basket in the shade.  Open the cooler as little as possible. 

*Never leave foods at room temperature for more than 2 hours.  If the temperature outside is over 90°F, perishable foods should be left out no longer than 1 hour.

*If you buy a lot of take-out foods, such as fried chicken or barbecued beef, make sure to eat the food within 2 hours of pickup.  Otherwise, buy the food in advance, refrigerate and reheat just before serving. 

*Keep desserts made with whipped cream, cream cheese or dairy products refrigerated until you are ready to serve.  Store any leftovers in a refrigerator or cooler. 

*When preparing food outdoors, away from home, make sure to bring a jug of water, soap and paper towels for hand washing.

My Birthday Picnic Basket

September 3, 2012

Birthday Picnic Basket

My Birthday Present! I have wanted a decked out picnic basket for years! One of my favorite things to do is travel around the U.S. and Europe packing little picnics. Now I can do it in style!

Today is Labor Day and I am going on a picnic with my new picnic basket.

The menu is:

Fried Chicken

https://www.tinynewyorkkitchen.com/olympic-fried-chicken/

 

Green Olives

Boston Baked Beans

https://www.tinynewyorkkitchen.com/boston-baked-beans/

 

Picnic Perfect Pasta Salad

https://www.tinynewyorkkitchen.com/picnic-perfect-pasta-salad/

 

Fresh Blueberry & Mango Cake

https://www.tinynewyorkkitchen.com/fresh-blueberry-mango-cake/

 

Newport, Rhode Island’s Aquidneck Farmers’ Market

August 29, 2012

Newport, Rhode Island’s Aquidneck Farmers’ Market

Last Wednesday I spent the afternoon at the Aquidneck Growers' Wednesday Farmers Market, in Newport, Rhode Island and had such a great time.  I was impressed at how nicely laid out the market was as well as having such a nice variety of vendors.  I had a wonderful slice of wood oven pizza.  Bravo Wood Fired Pizza actually brings an actual wood oven to the market and bakes pizzas all afternoon long.  Here is the link for Bravo Wood Fired Pizza http://www.bravowoodfiredpizza.com/Pages/default.aspx

What I was most impressed with, however, was Olga’s Cup & Saucer.  Olga had an amazing selection of baked goods that is better than most famous bakeries that I have visited.  Olga’s booth was constantly jammed with people buying bagfuls of delicious treats.  I had a chocolate cookie and a macaroon. Both were superb!  Olga’s Cup & Saucer is out of Providence and has her deliciousness in my favorite Providence restaurant, La Laiterie/Farmstead Cheese.  Here is where you can find Olga’s Cup & Saucer online http://olgascupandsaucer.blogspot.com/ and http://www.facebook.com/pages/Olgas-Cup-and-Saucer/200452426644338

If you find yourself in Newport on a Wednesday I highly suggest that you make a stop into the farmers’ market.  Parking is tight, but not impossible. http://www.farmfresh.org/food/farmersmarkets_details.php?market=2  Aquidneck Growers' Wednesday Farmers Market

Wednesday: 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

June 6 to October 31, 2012

Along the shaded walk

Memorial Blvd And Chapel St

Newport, RI

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August 12, 2012

I just picked these delicious tomatoes from my indoor tomato plant today. 

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