Anne Maxfield

Anne Maxfield was brought up in the early days of Julia Child, but back then... read more

Ricotta Ice Cream Recipe

After being inspired by the ricotta ice cream at Junoon, the Accidental Locavore decided that the end of summer (sob, sob) deserved some homemade ice cream. Turns out that the ricotta version is much easier than making classic ice cream....more

Grilling Everything: What Works, What Doesn’t

Like bacon going with everything, there are people out there who believe that grilling is the answer to all food preparation....more

The Top 9 Things NOT to do at a Farmers' Market.

Because the Accidental Locavore was on vacation last week, and since it's getting to be peak Farmers' Market season, I thought it was a good time to re-run my farmers' favorite posting....more

Smoked Trout and Potato Salad Recipe

As things sometime turn out, the Accidental Locavore had just finished reading a recipe for smoked trout with potatoes from April Bloomfield’s A Girl and Her Pig when my husband started talking about how much he liked smoked trout, a factoid I filed away for future reference....more

Carrot Salad Recipe with Harissa, Feta and Mint

In sorting the recipes the Accidental Locavore had on the cloud, this salad sounded like the perfect accompaniment to steak tartare on a very hot evening.  Added bonus: our friend Jamila g...more

Recipe for Garlic Scape Pesto

Is pesto a summer staple for you?...more

Accidental Locavore Farm Box Week 1: Without a Box

Still in shock from the loss of the farm and my weekly box, the Accidental Locavore started to figure out a solution. First up, a trip to the Union Square Greenmarket, with a hugely optimistic idea that there would be cherries....more

If A Small Farm Fails, Does Anyone Notice?

This past week and especially the weekend were especially sad for the Accidental Locavore. The news was something I'd been hoping—desperately hoping—not to hear for almost six months now. When I finally got in touch with my farmer about continuing our arrangement for my weekly farm box, he said he wasn't farming anymore. The hurricane and subsequent storms from last August had wiped him out. And a farm that had been feeding people for generations is no more. ...more
It was the weather that did him in. It's the one thing no one can control. Thank you for the ...more

7 Reasons Why Memorial Day is a Great Holiday!

Memorial Day would be a lesser holiday except that the timing of it is just too perfect! Without it, how we would ever figure out (without a calendar) when summer starts? As you and the Accidental Locavore know, the weather certainly can't be trusted!...more

Roast Chicken With Ramps, Asparagus and Capers

Have you been taking the easy way out and picking up pre-roasted chickens? Well, the Accidental Locavore is going to change your mind about doing it yourself at home!...more