“…this Apple Pie has a crisp, buttery crust and delicious filling…” This is what awaits you if you follow the amazing recipe from Red Lion Inn Executive Chef, Brian Alberg for the holidays. Perfect time of year to roll this one out for the whole family, making a special occasion happen in your very own kitchen!
During the summer months many families In Western MA are lucky to have an abundance of basil and peas practically at their fingertips, either growing in their own gardens are available at a local farmers’ market. In “Oak & Acorn,” there is great advice on how to make something uniquely tasty from a plentiful bounty. A recipe for basil pesto with shelled peas is featured, along with a nice basil seltzer water with simple syrup and sour cherries… Give it a go for a unique basil-icious treat!
It’s strawberry season in Western Massachusetts and as the harvest approaches, everybody seems to either grow, pick or buy lots strawberries. They can be frozen and used throughout the year, and there is nothing better than coming up with a broad range of delicious strawberry recipes. In the “Oak and Acorn” this month, Leslie share her strawberry smoothie recipe- something that is tasty, cool and easy to make with your kids! Freeze into popsicles and have a frosty treat during the dog days of summer!
Get ready for Rhubarb! Whether it’s grown in your own garden or purchased at the farmers’ market, this perennial vegetable is one of the first harvests and make a delicious dessert! This month in “Oak & Acorn” Forage, Farm and Feast with the Family,” Leslie Lynn shares her favorite recipe for Rhubarb Crumble! Print it out and head to the kitchen after gathers several beautiful red stalks!
As winter transitions towards spring, the last of our winter squashes and root vegetables are being prepared for family dinner time. This month in “Oak & Acorn,” Leslie Lynn shares one of her favorite cold season recipe: Maple Glazed Squash Rings!
Brian Alberg, Executive Chef at The Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, shares his recipe for Rosemary Popovers, a pastry that is rich in history and delicious at any meal. Read about the history of the popover, and it’s predecessor, Yorkshire pudding, and print out Brian’s recipe to cook up for your family dinner tonight!
Colder months call for comfort foods! This month, Leslie Lynn shares a healthy version of a kid favorite… macaroni & cheese! The star seasonal ingredient in the comfort dish… butternut squash!
Have you tried kale chips yet? This month in “Oak & Acorn,” Leslie share a recipe for Cheesy Kale Chips kids (and their adults) will love! A delicious way to dish out your locally harvested kale…
Tasting the Evergreens Life in Western MA has its many pleasures. So many times I feel really lucky to live where I do and to be surrounded by so much beauty. The mountains, the rivers, the farmland, the flora and the fauna are just some of the things I appreciate. I live in the Pioneer Valley and I am always trying to find ways to connect with my surroundings. I have a… Read More