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…

Dear EscapeMakers — Dutchess County offers 800 square miles of breathtaking vistas; fascinating historic and cultural sites; family-friendly activities; artisanal food and wine offerings; and colorful fairs and festivals. Dutchess Dragon Boat Race & Festival July 22: Hudson River Rowing Association dock, Poughkeepsie An extraordinary day of exhilarating dragon boat races, good food, music, games, and fun along the Hudson River. Harlem Valley Rail Ride July 30: Harlem Valley Rail Trail, Millerton Horse & dairy…

Dear EscapeMakers — Dutchess County offers 800 square miles of breathtaking vistas; fascinating historic and cultural sites; family-friendly activities; artisanal food and wine offerings; and colorful fairs and festivals. Beacon Open Studios Weekend, May 13 – 14, Beacon, NY More than 70 Beacon-based artists display their creations for self-guided tours of their private studios. This free citywide event kicks off Friday, May 12th, at Oak Vino Wine Bar on Main Street, with an opening party…