By Seth Fera-Schanes I put this dish together to use one of my favorite ingredients: ramps. Ingredients: 1.5 cups of prepared Cannellini Beans. (Or 1 15oz can Cannellini beans – rinsed) 3 fresh ramps, grilled or cooked in a cast iron skillet and chopped. If ramps are not […]
By Seth Fera-Schanes Tis the season: Spring that is and fresh ingredients are in full supply. Everything from pheasant, turkey and goose eggs at the local farmers markets to fresh NYC honey (yes, there are apiaries in the city!) It is also the much anticipated start to ramp […]
Fiddlehead ferns are a versatile ingredient, well suited for a range of dishes. They require minimal preparation and offer a fresh taste with a nice crunchy texture.
I put this dish together which first appeared on The Refined Chef website. It is a simple pasta preparation consisting of a light sauce made with blanched fiddleheads and lightly sauteed cherry tomatoes. Lemon zest is added to brighten the dish and grated parmesan rounds everything out.
By Seth Fera-Schanes An early Saturday morning is the perfect time to wander around the city and snap a few pics. The caveat being the season is Fall or Spring. Summer might work but you had better get out early because starting around 9am it is going to […]
By Seth Fera-Schanes Spring in New York City and all the trees are in full bloom. The cherry trees are in bloom, the city smells and feels good; people are happy. This is one of the best times during the year to come to New York. When you […]
By Seth Fera-Schanes Throughout the year an individual can pick up flowers and small apartment plants at their local bodegas (corner all purpose stores.) The flower varieties change throughout the year but typically the quality is good and the prices are right. One can also head over to […]
By Seth Fera-Schanes Better late than never, Spring has come to New York City. The jacket threat level has been downgraded to fleece or wind breaker with an occasional need for an umbrella. Book your flights, train tickets and buses and come on over to the city. The […]
By Seth Fera-Schanes The 2013-2014 winter doesn’t seem to want to end. It “technically” did end when we “officially” ushered in “Spring” on March 20th and we actually did have some nice days around that time but nothing has quite stuck. Most New Yorker’s are grinding their teeth […]
By Seth Fera-Schanes Attention readers: It is 52 degrees in New York City right now. That is about 25 degrees warmer than it has been for the past few months. As a result, the residents of this city have peeled off a few outer layers and are out […]
Spring is in the air and the tulips are popping up all around this city!