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The Village TeaRoom Restaurant & Bake Shop has been catering weddings for over 8 years. Many couples who choose the Hudson Valley for their wedding do so because they are drawn to the beauty of our area and the abundance of farm fresh, local and seasonal food. Our food philosophy of carefully prepared, sophisticated comfort food using local and organic ingredients is a great fit for a Hudson Valley wedding and many of the weddings we cater are... Read More

Eggs & Chickens & Friends

  Recently we paid a visit to our friend Heidi Gogins and her husband Mike at their farmhouse in Delaware County. Heidi brings us many dozen of her gorgeous eggs weekly. If you’ve eaten a Madeleine, a Cream Puff or a slice of Honey Bee cake you’ve experienced Heidi’s extraordinary eggs.                 Her home is a sweetly situated farmhouse, down a hill and over a bridge at the end... Read More

Peach Pie

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Almost seventeen years ago I took a trip to Amish country, Lancaster Pennsylvania with my husband and my niece who was about 14 at the time. My head was filled with images from Witness, that dreamy movie with Harrison Ford. I imagined a pretty, bucolic interlude and plain but tasty home cooked fare. We arrived at Mrs. Hood’s B&B establishment expectant and excited to begin our mini vacation. She gave us quite the frosty and forbidding reception.... Read More

Squash Soup with Summer Herbs

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Last winter I was asked to provide a dish for a four course meal on July 30th at  Phillies Bridge Farm Project. It’s a pleasant exercise in February to imagine a summer evening dinner in the field, inspired by the harvest of the farm. I tore myself away from Valentine’s Day menu planning, browsed through our summer menus and decided that a Chilled Organic Squash Soup with Goat Cheese Feta and an Olive Oil Bread stick would be our contribution.... Read More

Blueberry Muffins

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A muffin is a type of quick bread that uses baking powder (or soda) for leavening. Its charms are a delicate texture and open even crumb. With less fat than cake they dry out quickly and are best eaten the day they are baked. This recipe ended my search for the perfect blueberry muffin. It uses sour cream which I use in baking frequently. Many muffins are just overly sweet and the personality of the fresh fruit is beaten into submission by a whole... Read More


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The Village TeaRoom

10 Plattekill Ave, New Paltz, NY 12561