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Sunday, April 26 at 2 p.m. From Farm To Table

(Rochester, NY) From Farm to Table, a 13-part series, encourages viewers to discover the bounty of New York's Capital Region. From the fields to the dinner table, it explores local farms and highlights New York state products. From Farm To Table premieres Sunday, April 26 at 2 p.m. on WXXI-TV 21 (cable 11) and WXXI-HD (cable 1011 and DT 21.1).        

Host and nutrition educator Kim Sopczyk offers valuable cooking ideas and tips on how to stretch food dollars while also introducing viewers to local farmers and experts with culinary and agricultural knowledge to share.

Season one episodes include:

Wholesome Whole Grains airs Sunday, April 26 at 2 p.m.
On the broadcast premiere of From Farm to Table, we'll explore the many benefits of wholesome whole grains and get a taste of how honey is produced at Heather Ridge Farm in Preston Hollow, NY. Also, host Kim Sopczyk serves up whole grain buttermilk pancakes topped with honey and fresh berries, granola bars for snack time, and a slow-cooked garden barley soup perfect for busy weeknights.

Cooking With Herbs and Spices airs Sunday, May 3 at 2 p.m.
Using an array of herbs and spices, host and nutrition educator Kim Sopczyk serves up applesauce drop cookies spiced with cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg, a fresh summer squash salad that is perfect for potluck dinners, and a simple but elegant roasted beet salad with honey dijon vinaigrette and feta cheese. Also, master gardener Cathie Gifford drops by to show you how easy it is to grow herbs in containers.

Beans, Beans and More Beans airs Sunday, May 10 at 2 p.m.
Rich in protein and inexpensive, beans deserve a place on your plate. This week, we start off with a tasty black bean and corn salad. Then, Kim Sopczyk shares a recipe for a great, corny chili that is quick and easy to make. And for dinner, she makes a bean enchiladas with fresh tomato salsa.

Just Desserts airs Sunday, May 17 at 2 p.m.
Kim Sopczyk serves up desserts sure to please your family. You will see how homemade applesauce can provide a quick, easy, and delicious dessert, while chocolate chip zucchini bread gets a heart-healthy makeover, and a simple box mix is transformed into a scrumptious pumpkin cake. Also, we discuss apple production and apple tips with Peter Ten Eyck of Indian Ladder Farms in Altamont, NY.

Harvest Vegetables airs Sunday, May 24 at 2 p.m.
This week, Kim Sopczyk serves up dishes that celebrate the fall harvest. Cabbage and ramen noodle salad makes a quick and easy vegetarian lunch or dinner. For a side dish, how about apple-filled squash with a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg? She'll also demonstrate how to make a restaurant favorite--quesadillas--at home. And, we'll explore the many benefits of eating local, seasonal produce with visits to the Troy Farmer's Market, Golden Harvest Farms in Valatie, and Liberty Ridge Farm in Schaghticoke.

The Wonderful World of Berries airs Sunday, May 31 at 2 p.m.
Join Kim Sopczyk for delicious, healthy, and nutritious berry recipes, starting with a luscious spinach, strawberry, and walnut salad. A quick and easy blueberry cobbler is next on the agenda, followed by fruit and yogurt parfaits that can be made in kid-friendly cones or dished up as an elegant dessert. Also, we'll get some tips for picking fresh strawberries at Bohringer's Fruit Farm in Middleburgh.

Sizzling Stir-Fries airs Sunday, June 7 at 2 p.m.
See how easy and fun a sizzling stir-fry can be with fresh and delicious sesame snow peas and stir-fried beef with asparagus and scallions. Host and nutritionist Kim Sopczyk finishes with fried rice and vegetables. Also, we'll take a trip to Roxbury Farm in Columbia County to learn more about community-supported agriculture.

Cooking With Gadgets and the Microwave airs Sunday, June 14 at 2 p.m.
This week, Kim Sopczyk is serving up one of her family's favorite meals, Italian beef on rolls with microwave corn on the cob on the side. For dessert, she'll demonstrate how to make delicious baked apples in the microwave. Also, chef David Robinson of Bezalel Gables Fine Catering & Events will join Kim in the kitchen to offer some practical advice on knives and cutting.

Grilling Year 'Round airs Sunday, June 21 at 2 p.m.
This week, Kim Sopczyk shares a cherished recipe for a barbecue sauce that is terrific on chicken. Whether you grill inside or outside, versatile kabobs make a quick weekday meal that is perfect for when you are entertaining guests. For dessert, how about grilled peaches carmelized in a balsamic molasses glaze? Also, you'll learn about the many benefits of pasture-raised meats when we take a trip to Sap Bush Hollow Farm in Schoharie County. You'll also hear from Shannon Hayes, author of The Farmer and the Grill: A Guide to Grilling, Barbecuing and Spit-Roasting Grassfed Meat.

Home Garden Produce airs Sunday, June 28 at 2 p.m.
This week, Kim celebrates produce fresh from the garden. Discover how simple and refreshing a chilled gazpacho can be. For an appetizer, how about a healthy tzatziki dip? Also, don't miss recipes for delicious, no-cook, fresh tomato sauce and zucchini corn boats. Plus, Albany Master Gardener Cathie Gifford shows you how to grow tomatoes in containers.

The Other Sugars: Maple Sugar and Honey airs Sunday, July 5 at 2 p.m.
Join Kim Sopczyk to learn new and wonderful ways to utilize two sweet New York State products, maple sugar and honey. Your family will love baby carrots glazed with maple syrup. For a snack, try no-bake maple peanut butter cookies, the perfect treat to make with the kids. Also, add some flavor to your classic French toast with honey apple syrup. We'll even show you how maple syrup is produced at Valley Road Maple Farm in Warren County.

One Dish Wonders airs Sunday, July 12 at 2 p.m.
When it's delicious, one dish can be all you need for a fantastic meal. This week, Kim Sopczyk serves up a potato shell quiche that is perfect for brunch or dinner and a macaroni and cheese that's satisfying and good for you, too. Plus, have you ever wondered what to do with those scraps of produce left over from other recipes? Have we got a salad for you! Also, we'll learn about New York State potatoes with Area Vegetable IPM Educator John Mishanec, and we'll explore Staron's Farm Stand in Columbia County.

Delicious Dairy Delights
airs Sunday, July 19 at 2 p.m.
On the next From Farm to Table, learn about the challenges and rewards of milk production at the Battenkill Valley Creamery, a local dairy farm in Salem, N.Y. In the kitchen, host and nutrition educator Kim Sopczyk serves up a delicious strawberry banana smoothie, the perfect way to start your day. Also, kids will go nuts for Kim's peanut butter yogurt dip as an afternoon snack. And for dinner, Kim cooks a comforting bowl of potato cheddar cheese soup.

For more information, visit http://www.wmht.org/index.php?s=1&b=10&p=36

Pictured: Host and nutrition educator Kim Sopczyk
Photo Credit: WMHT


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