Bottomless Corn Pie – Another Way to Love Sweet Corn

I finally began to appreciate some of my Pennsylvania Dutch (technically German) heritage a few years ago through some culinary exploring. My favorite dive into this subculture of food quickly resulted in corn pie made with in-season, locally grown sweet corn, like the ears brought in to Wolff’s Apple House in August and September from nearby…

Beautifying Gardens in Winter & Prepping Ahead for Spring

Even though winter is just around the corner, that doesn’t mean gardens can’t have value during the cold season. In fact, several Wolff’s Apple House employees attended the Independent Garden Center Show East in Baltimore, Md., last year and heard Martha Stewart speak about this exact point and how a lot of people just don’t realize…

Making a Moon Garden

When the night sky shines bright light down into your backyard, it’s a wordless hint that a moon garden just might be a good fit for the space. Holly Cusumano of Phoenixville is the chairman of the Philadelphia Unit of the Herb Society of America and has designed moon gardens at both her old home in Coventryville and where…

Cultivating Greens and Making An Easy Arugula Salad

Despite chilly, rainy days in the recent weeks of early spring, May will soon be showing us the brighter and warmer days which are perfect for planting garden greens. When it comes to cultivating different kinds of leafy greens to join into your meals, Robyn Jasko of Kutztown has the perfect background to give great…

KITCHEN COPY: POMEGRANATE

Although most pomegranates are and have been cultivated throughout the Middle East, North Africa, and the Indian subcontinent for centuries, today the fruit can be found growing in California and Arizona. Besides being a wellspring of minerals, raw pomegranate seeds provide a whopping 12 percent of the daily value for vitamin C, and are an excellent…

Sage, Sausage & Apple Cornbread Stuffing

A fancy twist on traditional stuffing, this Thanksgiving recipe blends favorite flavors of the season. Print Sage, Sausage & Apple Cornbread Stuffing Author: Wolff’s Serves: 8-10   Ingredients 2 sticks plus 3 tablespoons butter, divided 2 cups water 2 large bags of your favorite cornbread stuffing crumbs 1 pound pork sausage (not links) 1 large onion, diced 3…

Cooking a Fresh Turkey

Never cooked a fresh turkey before? Never fear! Here’s our advice. Print Cooking a Fresh Turkey Author: Wolff’s   Ingredients 1 Fresh Turkey Instructions Fresh turkeys cook more quickly than frozen turkeys. Fresh turkeys have more moisture and therefore transfer heat more quickly than frozen birds do. You want to be careful not to overcook your fresh turkey. Remove the…

KITCHEN COPY:FRESH CRANBERRIES

I’ve been told that men tend to gain a lot of weight in their thirties. I keep hoping that will happen to me. I could stand to gain a pound or two. But all I’ve gotten so far is lactose intolerance, and a gluten allergy. I reluctantly confess this. It was only recently that I was a…

KITCHEN COPY:SWISS CHARD

Has it ever happened to you that two things enter your life at the same time, and forever after it’s nearly impossible to think of one without also thinking of the other? It happened to me about twelve years ago. It happened to me with Swiss chard, and my wife. I can’t cook Swiss chard without also…

KITCHEN COPY:A PRETTY PUMPKIN

Right about now the Mums begin rolling into Wolff’s and taking over the place like some kind of bizarre alien invasion. It seems like every day more cloudbursts of color are added to the expanding floral grid. Their arrival coincides with the onset of chilly mornings, corn shocks, and overwhelming swells of heirloom pumpkins. The pumpkin’s…