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Seasonal Notes

It’s Planting Season!

KITTLE GARDEN PLANTING SEASON! We’re gearing up for planting season and can’t wait to have our gardens overfilling with luscious vegetables and herbs. EDIBLE KITTLE INN Blauschokker Peas/Trellis Tom Thumb Pea Pansy Edible Fleur Red Cabbage Seedlings Assorted Red and Green Lettuce Head Seedings Petite Pois/Will be planted soon KITTLE GARDEN RAISED BEDS Parisian Market...

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Gorgeous Hudson Valley Fingerling Potatoes

Roasted, Mashed, or Broiled? Was that really snow this past weekend? It sure was, but even when the weather acts up, our farmers always come through with their fresh, Hudson Valley produce. These days, we’re looking forward to our next delivery of hudson valley heriloom potatoes, because with weather like this – sunny and warm,...

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Food Highlight: Venison

Spotlight on a local farm; HIGHLAND FARM, GERMANTOWN, NY I think we can all agree that Mother Nature has us constantly checking our weather app on our phones – will it be a balmy 60 degrees? Or perhaps a -2 degrees with that brutal wind chill. Despite those warmer days, the winter months can be...

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Hank’s X-tra Special Bean

Hudson Valley’s Farm-to-Table Commitment Throughout the Hudson Valley, ‘Farm-to-Table’ is one of the most inviting, and recently, ubiquitous phrases you will hear. Crabtree’s Kittle House is proud to be considered one of the pioneers that began this movement in the early 1980’s as a natural progression of their restaurant philosophy – to support local purveyors,...

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To Save an Endangered Species, Dine Out More Often

‘Preserving endangered species and the environment in the most delicious way possible’ To Eat or Not to Eat You may ask, can eating a specimen of a critically rare species actually help to ensure the survival of that species? It may seem counterintuitive, but the simple answer is, yes. It’s no secret that our planet’s...

Seasonal Notes Wine

The Perfect Holiday Pairing: Cliffton Dry Prosecco and Farm to Table Cuisine

Delicious, Gluten Free. Low Calorie, Low in Sugar Now that the holiday season is here, it’s simply inevitable that we’ll be surrounded by copious amounts of sugary treats, goodies, and all that rich food full of future regrets! This season, we’re looking to serve up some delicious alternatives to the usual lineup, and we’re excited...

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New York Magazine’s Locavore Alternative for Oil

Over a year ago, Chef Jay Lippin’s interest spiked when he discovered another oil which he never used before in his cooking experiences, butternut squash seed oil from Stony Brook WholeHeartedFoods. By drying the locally grown squash, roasting it, expelling the oil, and then bottling each product by hand, the quality of this oil is...

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Sometimes true flavor is in the smallest details

We all have our favorite meals, whether it is delicate, lightly seared halibut with roasted asparagus and lemon verbena, or something heartier like a steak from farm-raised grass-fed beef, with mashed potatoes and a nice red wine sauce. The protein of these dishes is generally considered the “rock star” of the plate, but these star...

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New Gardens to Kitchen Happenings – Kittle House Updates!

To say that we’ve been keeping busy would be a massive understatement with all that is happening at the Kittle House! From kitchen creations to building renovations to organic garden installation – No area of the Restaurant and Inn is being left untouched. In the Kitchen… In the kitchen, Chef Jay prides himself on our...

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A Mother, A Fighter, A Friend – Amy Marie Crabtree

A Daughter’s Perspective The moment you walk through the doors of the Kittle House, you are entering a truly remarkable place with a history that spans more than 200 years. However, what I am writing here is not a piece that reflects on the many celebrated politicians, singers, actors, artists or other famous entities that we...