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Mary Anne Erickson
October 29, 2016

Marissa and Ethan's June Wedding at Shadowlawn

Now that the warm weather wedding season is winding down, I thought it would be fun to highlight some of our favorite weddings from 2016. June is always the most exciting month for celebrations in the Hudson Valley, as everyone cheers the return of warmth, budding leaves, greenery and flowers.

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Mary Anne Erickson
September 12, 2016

Late Summer Farm Stand Dinner

Late summer is the most delicious time of year for local produce. A visit to any farm stand is sure to inspire a wonderful new meal. Check out this vegetarian dish I made with zucchini "spiralized" into a "pasta" and all locally farm-grown produce.

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Mary Anne Erickson
August 1, 2016

Southern Tomato Pie Recipe 2.0

Looking for a recipe for a Southern Tomato Pie? You'll most likely find that most of the recipes are full of mayo and cheese. With this in mind, Chef Erickson invented this recipe that's a cross between a Provencal-style tomato tart and a classic deep dish tomato pie. It's healthy, delicious, and colorful! Enjoy it all summer long when tomatoes are at their best.

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Mary Anne Erickson
January 15, 2016

Back to the Future - Bringing Back the Vintage Sign

Artist/owner of Bistro-to-Go Mary Anne Erickson has designed the store and cafe's new sign as a tribute to all her favorite vintage neons signs from the past. This beacon of Feel Good Food shines 24/7 welcoming travelers and locals to their eatery for delicious, nourishing food to eat-in or take-out.

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Mary Anne Erickson
December 19, 2015

Great Appetizer Recipes: Tapenade and Goat Cheese Bruschetta

"Bruschetta" (oil rubbed and toasted baguette slices) are great finger foods and a perfect appetizer for a cocktail party or a cocktail hour at a larger celebration. There are many different toppings you can use to make this perfect bite-size appetizer, and we think this combination of olive tapenade and goat cheese is a real winner! Tapenade is a tasty olive spread which takes its name from the Provencal dialect for capers "tapeno". Everyone makes his or her own version, varying the proportions but the basic ingredients seldom change.

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Mary Anne Erickson
December 19, 2015

Great Appetizer Recipes: Smoked Salmon Canapes

Here's another one of our favorite cocktail party appetizers: Smoked Salmon Canapes

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Mary Anne Erickson
December 15, 2015

Great Appetizer Recipes: Asian Tuna Tartare on Cucumber Rounds

Over the course of the next few days building up to New Year's Eve, we'll be sharing some of our favorite appetizer recipes with you. This Tuna Tartare is always a hit for weddings and cocktail parties!

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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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