Fresh from the Catskills
Fresh from the Catskills
What’s Fresh Now: February
Restaurants: With Valentine’s Day right around the corner treat the special someone in your life to a night out on the town. Make it a Valentine’s Day to remember with savory meals at 204 Main Bar & Bistro, Blue Mountain Bistro to Go, Ruby’s Hotel & Restaurant, Feather & Stone, The Heron, The Old Schoolhouse Inn & Restaurant, The Peekamoose Restaurant & Tap Room,The Bull & Garland, Rolling River Café, Gallery, Inn, Table on Ten, The North Branch Inn, Pickled Owl, or Zephyr Restaurant. For the restaurant options nearest you, head to the Pure Catskills restaurant directory!
Kale: Kale is a superfood which comes from the cabbage family and loaded with nutrients, fiber, and anti-oxidants. It also grows in an abundance here in the Catskills! Kale does have a bitter, peppery flavor which takes some getting used to, but here at some tips on how to make it taste better and help incorporate into your meals:
-Shake it up: Kale is a great veggie to add into your shake with some fresh fruit like bananas and
strawberries to make it taste better!
-Freeze it: You can de-rib it, rinse it and throw it right in the freezer. Just add some garlic and
pepper when you’re ready to sauté it as a side dish with dinner!
-Steam it: Steam or blanch kale, a light steam will help in breaking the taste down.
-Just eat it: Kale is one of the easiest leafy greens to prepare and easy to add to any garden salad.
Have a favorite kale recipe? Share it with us!
CSA: It’s that time of year again to join a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)! A CSA share is your next commitment to buying local and an increasingly popular way to build stronger connections between farms and consumers. Receive a weekly box of fresh vegetables, produce or eggs all summer long. Purchase a share from The 607 CSA, Foxtail Community Farm, Root ‘N Roost Farm, Rusty Plough Farm, Stoneledge Farm or Berry Brook Farm. Visit the Pure Catskills member directory to locate more farms offering CSAs!
Rabbit: Looking to switch up your dinner this month? Try to incorporate rabbit with this Foraged Herb & Rabbit Stew, from Its All Geek to Me. Rabbit meat contains less calories than other meats, is almost cholesterol-free, and has a high level of protein. Rabbit is great for those looking for leaner meats, and the flavor is said to be comparable to chicken (but not identical.) You can purchase rabbit from Pure Catskills member Black Willow Pond Farm, and find other great farm fresh recipes on our Pure Catskills Pinterest.