Apparently ramps are all the rage but fortunately not too many Central New Yorkers know this, as they’ve been plentiful in the place where we harvest them. Friends ours even reported seeing a fellow mowing them somewhere near the Erie Canal. They were alerted to this fact by the unmistakable smell of onions. What’s really funny is that these ramps that he was mowing would sell for twenty bucks a pound in New-York-the-city. [Continue reading]
We love sushi. It’s one of the highest expressions of seafood artistry and flavor. Asahi is fairly new to Westcott St., and we really liked their sushi!
The urbane sushi merry-go-round thing is just so hip and great fun – the choices move past you on a conveyor belt for your viewing pleasure, and if one looks good, you simply take it. Each item has a color-coded dish to indicate the price. Very right-brained, and I find it a fun alternative to a regular menu. Some elementary math is required if you don’t want to over-spend. Still, this particular time we ordered off the menu instead.
Did I ever happen to mention that I love my farmer? Everyone should have their very own farmer to love. Mine is Della, of Happy Hooves Farm, and she brings into our area the most wonderful beef, pork, sausages, roasts, chickens of all types and eggs. … [Continue reading]
Tech and Food Services Hello food lovers everywhere! Now most of you are expecting to read a post on a restaurant, cafe, or food item located in the Syracuse area. This post is slightly different than a typically Chus on Chow entry, but I hope … [Continue reading]
Pardon me while I embarrass the heck out of my tall, slender, attractive, brilliant, affable brother-in-law who can also cook really well. We went to Buffalo to visit him this past weekend and were treated to a pea soup so incredibly delicious on a … [Continue reading]
Yesterday was my birthday, and in a moment of brilliance I went online to seek out a free birthday dinner. Sure enough, amidst all the free desserts, Gordon Biersch was offering a free dinner. So I signed up to get emails and a free appetizer and God … [Continue reading]
The day after Thanksgiving, Dave and I escaped town to go all the way down the road to Rochester. We whizzed by Waterloo Premium Outlets, noting that the place was so full on "Black Friday" (why is it black?), cars were parked on the grass. In an … [Continue reading]
"We’re talking about the provenance of food...," said Alice Waters in this NY Times column. We're talking about knowing where your food comes from, what's in it and how it's been altered from its natural state. While countries around the world, … [Continue reading]
Some of our most treasured moments are spent watching the sun set over Oneida Lake from the park or beach at Sylvan Beach. We love walking around this great old amusement park, too, and eating at a couple of the restaurants. This time of year, most … [Continue reading]
Dave and I just did a little taste test on three brands of whole organic milk. All three can be bought at the Price Chopper on Erie Blvd. Dave didn't know which brand he was tasting, and although I did, I formed my opinion about each one before he … [Continue reading]
It's been awhile since we last ate at Papá Gallo in Fayetteville, and now I'm sorry we waited so long. We just took Dave's folks to lunch there and came away very happy that we did. … [Continue reading]
Dave and I have a yogurt habit that easily costs us $16/week. We typically buy Stonyfield's plain full-fat organic yogurt, and sometimes the French vanilla. It goes over whatever fruit is in season, preferably organic, then we add organic raw mixed … [Continue reading]
Following the advice of other online reviewers, we had dinner at Himalaya Restaurant in the heart of downtown Plattsburgh, NY, last week while on vacation. We arrived at about 5:30 and nobody was there. But the decor was so inviting, we decided to … [Continue reading]
Dave and I just got back from a vacation in the High Peaks area of the Adirondacks. We stayed at this "airbnb" bed and breakfast, the best value in that area of the Adirondacks that we can imagine. This is the review I put in the AirBnB site: … [Continue reading]
Lonnie and I wanted to go out on the town last night, and she had the great idea of going to Bittersweet. We decided to get a little dressed up for the occasion, as recent days of sweltering heat had enforced many days of sweaty casual attire. … [Continue reading]