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Gluten Free Spinach Ricotta Muffins with locally sourced ingredients
Spinach Ricotta and Dill Zucchini Muffins

About Ellen

I have been cooking since I was 13 years old. In 2005, I started a B&B, Harmony Hill of Clermont. I like to joke that I did so because I didn't have enough people to cook for. One of my guests told me, "Forget the B&B! Open a restaurant!"  Gluten-Free Dessert Kitchen was born and morphed into Ellen's Country Kitchen where we sell our food at Farmers Markets...


I am passionate about cooking for people who like to eat good food. I started out baking gluten-free in 2008 but never liked to encourage people to eat sweets. In early 2016, I became a health coach and have funneled my passion into cooking nutrient-dense, locally sourced high-quality food for others. 


Our menu and food are thoughtfully created and prepared to assure eating well in a way that complements good health. Local meats and a variety of beans and grains are utilized to provide good, healthy sources of protein.We focus on colorful veggies to assure varied antioxidants which are vital to good health. Good quality olive oil provides good fats. 

Beef veggie soup using locally sourced ingredients
Black Barn Farmers Market in Rosendale, NY, Hudson Valley, 2015
Black Barn Farmers Market in Rosendale 2015
Beautiful start to a Beef Veggie Soup


"Ellen, my friends LOVED the apple berry crumble and I still got to keep half of it for myself.  :)  Also the cookie was yummy but the spinach ricotta muffin - amazing! So nice to finally meet you." June A. Westchester County, NY

"So, my son has a new favorite:  the black bean sweet potato chili.  Just loves its!" 
  Jane M., Kingston, NY
"This dessert was excellent.  That is the best gluten-free crust I have ever had." Robb S., Tivoli, NY

"I have tried everything you create Ellen and it is ALL delicious!  My daughter's favorite is the lemon pound cake.  We are so lucky to have you at the Copake-Hillsdale Farmers Market." Nicole Friedrich, Hillsdale, NY

“Food just doesn't get any better than this!  Especially the scones!"  Paul R.  Hillsdale, NY Paul R., Hudson, NY

potato casserole using locally sourced ingredients
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