Just Food For Thought

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...

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Yields 2 half pints

• 3 tablespoons olive oil
• 1 tablespoon butter
• 5 garlic cloves, gently smashed
• 2 large zucchini, cut into a 1/2 inch/5 cm cubes (about 2 pounds/910 g)
• 5-6 springs of thyme
• 1/2 teaspoon finely milled sea salt
• 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Place a large skillet over medium heat. Place the olive oil and butter and allow them to melt together. Roughly chop the smashed garlic and add it to the pan. Add the...

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Caring for chickens in her Crown Heights, Brooklyn neighborhood, has reconnected City Chickens trainer Lydia Schmidt with childhood memories of time spent on her great grandparents’ farm.

“I have childhood memories of visiting them, being away from the city, getting to drink raw milk and cream, and planting crops. Those are really the best memories of my childhood for me.

“After living in the city for a while, I really missed that connection,” she says.

Lydia first got...

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