Seasonal Notes

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...

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Getting Back to the Past

Did you know that the Kittle House’s history spans for more than 200 years, but began as a humble barn on Ivy Hill Farm in 1790? Through the mindful use of ecological materials and thoughtful attention to detail, the Kittle House has transformed into a landmark for Northern Westchester where countless memories have been made!...

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Good Food Farmers CSA Pickup at the Kittle House

Every Wednesday, starting June 10th 5pm-7pm Who doesn’t love farm fresh veggies, cheese, eggs, and meat? We can never get enough! And now we’re making it even easier for you to get it all! We are partnering with the Good Food Farmers Network which works to close the gap between people and farmers. This organization...

Helder-Herdwyck Farm
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The Introduction of a New Breed into the US

We are proud to be the only restaurant in the United States where you can enjoy the delicate, luscious flavors of the sustainably raised Herdwyck Lamb! Have you ever heard of Herdwyck Sheep? These beautiful creatures have been traditionally bred and raised in the fells and pastures of the Lake District in Cumbria, England. Now...