Smoked food is everywhere this season, and North Fork chefs told us how to do it at home

A selection of smoked meats from 8 Hands Farm and smoked fish from Hook & Net. (Photo Credit: David Benthal: Food Styling: Alice Falcone)

I feel in control in my kitchen, but the grill has always intimidated me a little. High heat? Low heat? How do I know when something is done? Turns out, all I needed to learn was how to turn my grill into a smoker. It’s easy, hard to mess up and there’s plenty of control. Once you get it down, you can smoke just about anything you can eat. And chefs on the North Fork do.

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Vegetarian Meals That Bring Home the Best of the Market

This time of year, my diet turns almost completely plant-based.

I suppose it’s only natural: Height-of-season summer produce is seductive, with tantalizing shapes and colors, and the kind of sweetness that comes from being freshly picked. This is the magic moment when melons, berries, stone fruit, peppers, tomatoes, corn, beans and squashes collide.

This menu celebrates that moment. It’s not difficult to execute, but it makes great use of a market basket that is full to the brim.

For an extremely simple yet spectacularly refreshing salad, grab a melon, a cucumber and a handful of cherry tomatoes. With truly ripe

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Monsoon recipes: 3 delicious coffee drinks you can prepare at home

The monsoons have already made their presence felt and and wouldn’t it be perfect if you could have a cup of freshly brewed hot coffee to accompany you while it rains outside? Indeed!

While sometimes a coffee shot can give you that kick when the cool monsoon breeze forces you to lay back a little while more. There are moments when a cup of Java is the perfect accompaniment to spicy, crunchy snacks on a lazy monsoon evening.

So go ahead, and prepare these simple yet delicious coffee recipes at home and enjoy the weather, courtesy of Rage Coffee.


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Cara’s Cravings: Iced coffee at home | Local News

For most of the year, I identify very strongly as a hot tea drinker.

I usually start my day with a cup of breakfast tea, then follow up later in the day with either an afternoon (caffeinated) tea, or an herbal tea with flavors like ginger, echinacea, turmeric, et cetera. My electric kettle is my favorite kitchen appliance.

But North Country summers can get pretty hot and muggy so, unfortunately, drinking hot tea makes me feel hot and muggy.

I’ll freely admit to being too lazy most of the time to brew iced tea. Plus, that has always felt like

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Leestown Coffee takes home 1st place as best cold brew coffee

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) After being cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic, the Cold Brew Coffee Festival returned for its 3rd showing.

Approximately 3,000 people were out to sample coffee from 17 local coffee shops and roasters. Lexington Farmers Market Manager, Josh England says they are happy to have everyone back.

“The Cold Brew Coffee Festival is one of our most important yearly events. We’re glad we could bring it back from its year hiatus last year. We’re really happy that we were able to have people come out and enjoy and see all the coffee

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Whip Up A Romantic Dinner Date At Your Home With These 7 Delicious Meals

Ever since the pandemic has struck us down, we all have been stuck in our homes. Our daily activities of exploring new places, going out to restaurants, having food from street vendors and going on dates with our partners have come to a stall. While we miss those times of getting all excited and ready for a date, we sit at our homes and wonder about the good old times. But even if it’s advisable not to eat from outside, we can always set a romantic and fancy date with our partners at home! All you need to do is

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