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From The Shop–Jenah’s Notes: Summer Alfresco Dining

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Jenah Barry, Retail Manager of The Shop at Wave Hill, brings to the position the sensibilities of artist and floral designer.  One of my delights is carefree dining outdoors, barefoot on a summer night….Savoring ripe tomatoes, fresh herbs and sweet…

Cooking with an Orchid!

Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Horticultural Interpreter. Prized by the Totonacs and Aztecs of ancient Mexico and craved by their Spanish conquerors, Vanilla planifolia, the star of this weekend’s cooking demonstration, is a unique flavoring. It is…

In The Shop: Summer Hostess Gifts

The Shop at Wave Hill prides itself on its gracious, attentive staff. Shop clerk Aldina Kennedy’s  creative sensibilities are at home here at Wave Hill. Enjoy her musings and favorite “staff picks” for summer. Celebrate life this summer. Enjoy good food and…

Lavender in the Garden Day!

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  Lavender in the Garden Day was such a special one that we couldn’t resist hearing from a number of staff involved in the programs offered over the course of the day: Ilse Murdock, Family Art Project Leader; Justine Spilotros,…

Cool Herbal Drinks

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Laurel Rimmer, Assistant Director of Public Programs, shares recipes from herbal drinks served during Welcome Home Weekend in early July.  With the temperatures in the mid 90’s, these refreshing herbal drinks were a huge hit with visitors at Welcome Home…

Fig Fancies

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Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Horticulture Interpreter Charles Day, fruit expert and fig fancier, led the cooking demonstration October 13. These demonstrations, keyed to the seasons, happen occasionally each year. Cooking demos at Wave Hill are always enjoyable occasions. This…

From Pest to Pesto! A Garlic Mustard Delight

This post was contributed by Armina Del Toro, Wave Hill’s School Programs Manager. The third year of the Wave Hill-Bronx Institute Salamander Project came to a close on Saturday, May 22, 2010. Salamander Project teens―25 students from MS280-Mosholu Parkway and MS…

Stollen Holiday Pleasures

Laurel Rimmer is the Assistant Director of Public Programs at Wave Hill. Pastry Chef Newton Pryce of Great Performances, Wave Hill’s exclusive caterer, kicked off our Warming Winter Spices Cooking Series last weekend with stollen, a traditional German sweet bread…

Cooking with Mushrooms

Charles Day is the Ruth Rea Howell Horticultural Interpreter at Wave Hill. Our popular woodland cooking series continued this spring when we were joined by Gary Lincoff of the New York Mycological Society. Gary introduced us to the world of wild mushrooms and…

Cooking with Maple Syrup

Great Performances chef Marc Spooner was here in late March to kick off our springtime Woodland Cooking series with a marvelous demonstration of how to cook with maple syrup. (Great Performances is Wave Hill’s exclusive caterer.) I always appreciate the…