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    Pick a Peck of Peppers

    BY:Josh and Brent

    Any time we’re called upon to make a table centerpiece, we always make a dash out to the garden—both the flower and the vegetable gardens–to see what’s there to inspire us. An abundance of peppers in the vegetable garden led to these fiery creations. As you are putting your peppers into the vase, press them […]

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    Finale Recap

    BY:James Frey

    Dare to dream. When I was a little kid, I used to hear it all the time. Dare to dream. You can be a lawyer or a doctor or even the President of the United States. I dared to dream. And I became me. Hahahahahaha. Sometimes though, if you dare to dream, things can work […]

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    The Supporting Cast

    BY:Josh and Brent

    Recently Patricia Carlson, a long-time summer visitor to Sharon Springs and the Glimmerglass Opera, stopped into the Mercantile with a lovely verse.  It pretty much captures the entire season (and gives Doug and Garth their well-deserved props) The Supporting Cast Garth and Doug have long been known For rescuing the past. But now they and […]

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    What’s In Store

    BY:Dr. Brent

    When we started Beekman 1802, we never imagined opening a bricks and mortar store.  The  bricks and mortar of the farm were  all we would need to run our internet-based business.   But as fortune would have it, our little farm-based business continued to grow.  We added more artists from the community as we developed new […]

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    Champagne Mojito

    BY:Josh and Brent

    I had just picked a handful of mint from the patch on the side of the house and Josh was just opening a bottle of champagne to toast the official announcement of the second season of The Fabulous Beekman Boys, then, just like those old Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup commercials when chocolate accidentally got into […]

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    And the winner is…

    BY:Josh and Brent

    There were so many entries for our summer grilling contest that it took us a while to choose.  (yes, we cooked each and every one!) After much deliberation we chose Greg’s Chili Steak Recipe.  It had an interesting combination of flavors that we had never tried before, used ingredients found in most kitchens, and also […]

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    Cooking for Jean-Georges

    BY:Josh Kilmer-Purcell

    I think the very definition of “mixed emotions” is cooking for Jean-Georges. His restaurants have earned the highest possible honors from both Michelin and The New York Times. He’s a celebrity from Shanghai to London to New York to, well, most anywhere with a stove. When Brent told me that he’d “volunteered” me to create […]

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    Pairing Wine & Cheese


    Wine and cheese…ah, what else does one need in life except some good bread? Well, for starters, one needs the right wine with the right cheese, because there is such huge variety in both. So what goes with what?  There are a number of guidelines, but few rules.  Before getting into the details, I should […]

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    Americano and Negroni


    Now that we’ve talked about Campari and vermouth, let’s talk about the wonderful things that happen when they get put together…but first a bit more about Campari, since it is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. In the interest of full disclosure, I should mention that the agency I work for is one of several […]

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    So we were talking about Campari, which is an example of a whole family of drinks called “bitters” and which are a specialty of Italy. They have ancient history and where probably originally made for medicinal purposes by steeping herbs in wine.  There are many who swear by bitters (amari in Italian) as digestive aids […]

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