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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…

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…

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…

My Lunch with Bob McClure of McClure’s Pickles

Stephanie Ehrlich, Wave Hill’s Special Projects & Events Producer, lets us in on some of the behind-the-scenes conversations with food purveyors at Sunset Wednesdays this summer.  I learned about Bob through my friend Tom Mylan, the butcher at Marlow & Daughters, blogger and all-around…

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…

Bridals for the Fair

I truly believe Wave Hill has magic on top of being such a beautiful place. What I try to create for weddings at Wave Hill is a sense of comfort and ease to match the surroundings and venue. Top that…