Just Food For Thought

Friday, July 31, 2015

This month's seasonal recipe for Grilled Corn on the Cob with Smoked Paprika-Lemon Butter comes from The Lemon Cookbook by Ellen Jackson. Lemons add tanginess to desserts and brightness to help ingredients shine in savory dishes. Jackson celebrates the zest of lemons in every dish.

Serves 6 

• ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
• 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
• 1 clove garlic, finely grated
• 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice...

Friday, July 31, 2015

Cindy Nibbelink-Worley first planted seeds at The Joseph Daniel Wilson Memorial Garden aka Project Harmony in 1985. With help from a crew of high school volunteers from City Volunteer Corps, Cindy transformed the Harlem garden from an abandoned parking lot. Since then, Project Harmony has grown into an urban oasis complete with a CSA pick-up site and a now, a brand-new community-run farmers’ market.

“I’ve always wanted to have a market here, but last spring I realized more and more...

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

For lifelong Queens resident Abby Burke, working as Community Outreach and Pantry Coordinator for Hour Children Food Pantry in Long Island City has enabled her to give back to her community. Abby joined Hour Children in November of 2011 as a part-time team member and went on to manage the pantry full-time in 2013. 

The pantry is situated near the Queensbridge housing projects in Long Island City and is associated with Hour Children, a nonprofit organization helping formerly...

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