Jessie’s Monthly Recipe

March 2021 Recipe – Best Ever Pound Cake

Pound cake is not the sexiest of treats, I’ll give you that, but it is one of the most comforting and satisfying. Moreover, it is the perfect blank canvas and takes beautifully to being zhuzhed up with a dollop of whipped cream and a handful of berries or a scoop of your favorite ice cream. This particular pound cake calls for buttermilk, which adds a lovely tenderness to the cake, and reminds me of the Sara Lee version with which I grew up – and […]

February 22nd, 2021|Jessie’s Monthly Recipe|


Wine for the In-Between

We’re in that delicious in-between period, where it can feel like summer one minute and early spring the next.

It’s the perfect time for a wine that’s not too light and not too heavy.

In other words, a Pinot Noir. And not just any Pinot Noir. A Hudson Valley Pinot Noir, because the climate here yields a more delicate and less berry-forward note than a California Pinot.

Millbrook Winery has a fabulous Pinot, which they describe this way: “This wine exhibits deep aromas of dark berry fruits such […]

By |May 13th, 2021|Wine of the Week|


Let’s Talk about Savona’s: When Taste Exceeds Expectations

As not only a writer here at Main Street Magazine, but also a proud deliverer of this esteemed publication, I find myself traveling the Hudson Valley each month leaving stacks of the latest issue here and there. Inevitably, while I’m poking in and out of the various towns and villages of Columbia and Dutchess County, I find myself scouting and rubber-necking each eatery that happens to catch my eye. Given the gap between myself and foodie hall-of-famers like Jonathan Gold, my laws of […]

October 7th, 2020|Main Street, Restaurant Review|
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