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Mary Anne Erickson
January 23, 2014

Warming Winter Soups

The freezer at Bistro-to-Go is always stocked with the most delicious soups, made daily. Here's a sampling of what we have on hand most days - when demand hasn't wiped us out. You can also find Lasagna Bolognese and Vegetarian Lasagna and other specialty products in our freezer throughout the year.

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Mary Anne Erickson
October 5, 2013

Early Fall Wedding in Stone Ridge, NY

Some fun decorating ideas from the bride and groom of this classic Hudson Valley barn wedding.

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Mary Anne Erickson
August 9, 2013

Hudson Valley's Finest Weddings!

Ann and Wes had the perfect Hudson Valley summer wedding, featuring our famous BBQ Menu and lots of fun personal decoration ideas.

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Mary Anne Erickson
July 20, 2013

Late June Wedding in The Catskill Mountains

A recap of Kathryn and Michael's magical wedding in a remote valley of the Catskill Mountains.

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Mary Anne Erickson
June 28, 2013

Planning a great wedding - takes a village!

Creating a fabulous wedding can sometimes take a village. Here's our shout out to all the vendors and people who made this Woodstock Wedding a big success.

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Mary Anne Erickson
June 11, 2013

A Woodstock Wedding at the Historic Byrdcliffe Barn

Enjoy this recap of Katherine and Mark's June wedding at the historic Byrdcliffe Barn in Woodstock, New York.

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Mary Anne Erickson
June 11, 2013

Magical Wedding at The Belltower in Rosendale, NY

Enjoy this recap of Aimee and Matt's beautiful wedding at one of our favorite venues, The Belltower in Rosendale.

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Mary Anne Erickson
March 23, 2013

Testimonial from a Satisfied Bistro-to-Go Guest

We receive so many incredible acknowledgments from our fans, both verbal and written - we are truly blessed! Occasionally, we're inspired to share the most wonderful ones with you. So read on.

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Mary Anne Erickson
December 29, 2012

Great Appetizer Recipes: Mushroom Parmesan Risotto Cakes

This is another fabulous finger food that can be prepared in advance and easily reheated at the last minute for a passed appetizer. We also make a larger version of the same cakes and use it as the base for a vegetarian entree, served with assorted vegetables.

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Mary Anne Erickson
November 20, 2012

How to Brine a Turkey (or almost anything) for Thanksgiving

Dried out turkey breasts can be a thing of the past! Try this brining technique for a moist, delicious Thanksgiving turkey, or your next pork or chicken dinner.

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Mary Anne Erickson
September 26, 2012

Blue Mountain Bistro Catering Voted Best in The Hudson Valley

What a great honor to have received this huge vote of confidence from Hudson Valley Magazine readers. Followed by a thank you letter we received from a very happy customer and wedding host.

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Mary Anne Erickson
September 20, 2012

Feel Good Food - A Chef's Perspective on What Makes a Great Kitchen!

Chef Richard Erickson shares his love of the "kitchen way of life" and what makes it so satisfying in this post.

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Mary Anne Erickson
June 27, 2012

Hudson Valley Wedding & Event Catering With Artistic Flair & Love

A look behind the scenes at the preparation, planning, and execution of a perfect wedding day by co-owner of Blue Mountain Bistro-to-Go and fine artist, Mary Anne Erickson.

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Mary Anne Erickson
June 12, 2012

Crudite Centerpiece - Make Your Own Healthy Vegetable Appetizer

This DIY demonstration of how to make your own festive vegetable centerpiece (crudite) has accompanying photos to show you how easy and fun it is. Skip buying an expensive flower centerpiece for your next party and make an edible vegetable arrangement instead.

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Mary Anne Erickson
June 11, 2012

Perfect June Wedding at The Inn at West Settlement

Another wonderful wedding recap from the Inn at West Settlement in the Catskill Mountains of New York State.

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Mary Anne Erickson
June 10, 2012

Celebrating Marriage Equality

We created a wonderful fall wedding menu for Steve and Matt in Woodstock, New York.

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Mary Anne Erickson
April 6, 2012

Long Island Wines, A Tasting for White House Pre-selections

Chef Richard Erickson muses on the wonderful evening we were the hosts for this White House wine tasting. And enjoy the fabulous menu our chefs created to accompany each of the wines.

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Mary Anne Erickson
February 3, 2012

Turducken or Turkey Ballotine? It's Our Recipe!

Chef Richard Erickson muses on the distinction between the festive holiday dishes Turducken and Turkey Ballotine. And in the process of creating his own version of this, he discovered something truly delightful. Enjoy the photo compilation of the steps he went through to make this dish a real winner that will impress your guests.

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Mary Anne Erickson
January 27, 2012

The Beet Goes On! / The Health Benefits of Beets

Beets beets and more beets. Why you would want to make this delicious beet borscht recipe.

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Mary Anne Erickson
January 1, 2012

Our best desserts of 2011

Fabulous desserts are a hit all year round, especially here at Blue Mountain Bistro-to-Go. We are so proud of our fabulous baker, Melinda Champagne for her heroic efforts in putting out desserts of the highest quality. Enjoy these images from the sweetest year on record (and thanks to Roy Gumpel for the yummy shots of the chocolate cake and the chocolate cupcake).

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Mary Anne Erickson
September 18, 2011

Wild Mushroom Lasagna with black truffles recipe

Sometimes fate has it that all the perfect ingredients show up within hours of each other and a brand new dish is invented. That's the fun of being in the restaurant business - creating something delicious with what you have on hand. Try doing this at home sometime and you might be surprised at what you come up with!

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Mary Anne Erickson
August 18, 2011

Eggplant Okra Bhadji Recipe

This farm-to-table recipe for Eggplant Okra Bhadji was inspired by an Indian cooking class I took many years ago at the Siddha Yoga Ashram on Manhattan's Upper West Side with the personal chefs to Swami Muktananda. What an honor to create this homage with vegetables that were grown just down the road at our favorite Gill Farms.

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Mary Anne Erickson
August 12, 2011

Farm-to-table Gardiniera Recipe for Fall Coles

VISITvortex is one of our favorite local magazines. They asked us o provide them with a "farm-to-table" recipe for something using the fresh produce we get in every day from our one of our favorite local farms, which is by far, Gills Farm in Hurley, New York. I turned around to ask our chefs what they had in mind and Jonathan had just put out our plat du jour today, Fresh Trout with Olive Salad (inspired by Muffuletta Olive Salad Recipe from New Orleans). So here's a little inspiration for you today.

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Mary Anne Erickson
June 15, 2011

June Wedding, Mohonk Preserve

What can you say about such a beautiful spot to host a wedding as the Mohonk Preserve. The views to the west are superlative with stunning sunset views, and the site itself is so welcoming with an Adirondack-style pavillion for dancing, and rustic bathrooms so no other provisions are necessary. We just love this beautiful piece of the Hudson Valley for a romantic wedding venue.

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