09/10/18 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Ruth Stout planted her first garden in 1930.

COURTESY PHOTO
Ruth Stout planted her first garden in 1930.

The weather has been so abysmal that I’ve been driven indoors for most of the last few weeks, which is both a plus and a minus; the plus is that it gives one time both to review and reassess. (more…)

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06/14/15 11:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Ruth E. Robbins

COURTESY PHOTO Ruth E. Robbins

Ruth E. Robbins
Ruth E. Robbins passed away in New York City on June 3, 2015 at the age of 88.

She was born in 1927 and raised in Saratoga Springs, New York, the daughter of Spencer B. Eddy and Esther Hubbell Eddy, who died in 1934, when Ruth was seven. (more…)

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11/25/14 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | PENELOPE MOORE

REPORTER FILE PHOTO |
Penelope Moore

Each Thanksgiving for many years, when I lived in Greenwich Village, my family spent weeks preparing for the holiday dinner. We bought turkey from Balducci’s, sausage meat from Faicco’s Pork Store, bread from Zito’s Bakery on Bleecker Street, vegetables and herbs from the Greenmarket on Union Square and perfectly proportioned chestnuts from a market nearby. (more…)