The mercury takes a dip this weekend, sending us all back to our ovens to start roasting again. A visit to the Berry Brook Farm tent will yield plenty of root vegetables and varieties of squash to toss into a roasting pan, guaranteed to fill your home with tantalizing aromas. Roasting root vegetables in large quantities is exactly what Tamar Adler calls “striding ahead” in her cookbook, “An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace.” She suggests spending an afternoon roasting and cooking a week’s worth of vegetables to hedge against mid-week takeout impulses. By having all the vegetables pre-cooked, you can throw a dinner together in minutes. So, this Sunday, pick up some delicata squash, carrots, turnips, and cauliflower. Peel, rough-chop and toss them with a sizeable amount of olive oil and sea salt and roast them in the oven for 45 minutes to an hour. By Sunday evening, you’ll have a healthy reserve for weekday meals made on the fly.
When Dutch Desserts founder and baker Marjan Beebe first came from the Netherlands to Kinderhook, N.Y. to visit her brother, she fell madly in love with a local college professor. The professor, Keith, had a thing for classic apple pie. But then Marjan baked him a Dutch-style, open-face apple tart with a rich buttery crust using a secret family recipe. He was hooked in more ways than one. They married soon after that and Dutch Desserts was born. Pick up an apple tart this Sunday and swoon for yourself!
In preparation for all of the upcoming holiday cooking, ensure your carving knives and poultry scissors are ready for action. Matt, of Ready Set Sharp, makes his final visit of the season this Sunday. His services are affordable – and quick. Matt can usually get your blades done by the time your Market shopping is done. This Sunday might be busy with everyone prepping for the holidays, so please make sure to drop your shears and knives off early.
Friendly reminder: Don’t forget to turn back your clocks!
In the Community Tent: Ardsley Curling Club and Moms Demand Action, Westchester Group. The Clocktower Players will be giving us a “sneak peek” of their upcoming performance of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night around noon.
In the Music Tent: Milton performs from 11 – 1 p.m.