This time of year, I run into two cooking woes. 1) What to make when I’m too tired and lazy to chop and prep and use every one of my pots and pants, and 2) what’s a quick and easy bite to make/bring to one of the many holiday parties popping up on my calendar? This quick, easy, farm-fresh dish is the perfect solution to both! It takes 10 minutes, makes very little mess, and…

It always feels like there is a very short period after that Thanksgiving feast where you can rest and fill up on detoxifying veggies and wholesome foods in preparation for the the onslaught of holiday cookies, cocktail hours, treats and sweets that descends upon you each December. I try to take advantage of the wintry assortment of vegetables the NYC Greenmarkets have to offer this time of year. My go-to dish is roasted root vegetables….

The holiday season has arrived and it’s time for giving, joy and festivities! There are tons of festivals and celebrations taking place just outside NYC this season. Spend a little extra quality time with your loved ones this year sipping cider and spirits, participating in icy competitions, shopping for local gifts, and more! Check out some of the featured events coming up in December and have yourself a merry little weekend getaway. Taste fresh Wassail…

I don’t know about you, but with the holidays creeping closer and closer, I’ve got dessert on the brain! After my plentiful and autumnal shopping trip to the Union Square Greenmarket last week (check out the Overnight Oats post for all the details), my pantry and fridge were still spilling over with Breezy Hill Orchard apples and cranberries and Greenmarket Grains Project rolled oats. So I created a “part 2 recipe” from those leftover ingredients. A…

Hey, EscapeMakers! These past few summer/fall seasons, our team has had the privilege of posting up in the Greenmarkets across NYC and chatting with all of you about farm escapes, green travel, weekend getaways and more. We absolutely love hearing from you and getting your feedback on what you’re searching for when it comes to the perfect escape. After having several people come to us with specific inquiries about local destinations that were wheelchair accessible…

Welcome back to the second edition of Plate & Escape! The autumn markets are absolutely bustling right now, so I was in my ultimate happy place spending a morning at the Wednesday Union Square Greenmarket to indulge in the seasonal beauty and pick up a few things for this week’s recipe, which celebrates the connection between you and your food. If you guys are anything like us, your fall has been utterly bursting with apples….

Hey there, EscapeMakers! Welcome to the very first edition of Plate & Escape! We are thrilled to share this new digital cooking series with you, which will aim to connect the dots between shopping locally, cooking seasonally, forming relationships with your local farmers, and ultimately taking a trip to see for yourself where your food comes from. Follow along as we shop for fresh ingredients from NYC Greenmarkets, cook and share simple and delicious recipes,…

The Halloween season is upon us and that means it’s time to pick pumpkins, carve jack o’ lanterns, devise creative costumes, visit haunted houses and celebrate all the warm harvest feelings that emerge this time of year. What to do, where to go, and how to get there? We’ve got some ideas for you! For all you thrill-seekers, New York is your oyster when it comes to haunted experiences. The Haunted History Trail of New York…

Fall in the New York is unlike any other season. The air turns crisp, the residents return from their summer sanctuaries, and the vibrant yellows, oranges and reds drape across the endless trees throughout the northeast. So for this Columbus Day Weekend, take advantage of scenic train trips, outdoor adventures and opportunities to ogle at the fiery palette of fall foliage! Need some weekend getaway inspiration? We’ve got you covered. Take a day trip to…

We’re in the thick of county fair season, EscapeMakers! Go take a ride on the ferris wheel, peruse antiques and artisanal goods, listen to live music, say hello to some four-legged friends, and get your deep fried everything just outside New York City! Take a look at the fairs near you (below) and plan your escape today. ESCAPE TO A LOCAL COUNTY OR STATE FAIR via ESCAPEMAKER.COM Booneville Oneida County Fair, NY 7/25 – 7/30 …