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About Binky’s Culinary Carnival

Crafting delicious recipes with sustainable ingredients! 

Hi! I’m Beth Neels, affectionately known as Binky. Let me give you a little information about Binky’s Culinary Carnival. Firstly, Welcome! Thanks for stopping by!

We live on a 30-acre farm in rural Upstate NY, which includes my husband, son, and three dogs. We’re nestled in the heart of apple country, surrounded by the lush beauty of the countryside. This location means we always have fresh fruits and vegetables, seasonally, just down the road.

Farm To Table – From Garden to Plate

Tomato juice in tall glasses with a stalk of celery.
Tomato Juice

I have a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in Ornamental Horticulture. I use my knowledge of plants to grow many great fruits and vegetables in the summer. I begin planning my garden for the year in January and then start planting the seeds in February and March, which will end up in my garden in May.

If you want to plant your own garden, take advantage of my How to Plant a Vegetable Garden Series. There are five detailed guides to help you with planning, planting, maintaining, and even harvesting your garden! The first part is Planning Your Vegetable Garden.

From my garden, I create all sorts of delicious recipes. There’s a large canning section on BCC where I preserve the season’s bounty. Making special treats, like dessertspicklesmain dishes, or appetizers, is so rewarding when you know all your produce is homegrown and organic.

I also craft most of our weekly dinners using ingredients from my garden, including 30-minute meals. We also have lots of Summer picnics on the patio, so the grilling and smoking recipes come in handy, too. They are all made with local ingredients. They will be convenient when planning a summer get-together with friends and family.

Field To Table – Hunting and Fishing Adventures

Sliced sausage on a wooden slab with crackers.
Venison Summer Sausage

My boys, husband, and two sons love to hunt. We all share a passion for fishing, and I can even outfish the guys on a good day! For this reason, I also have an entire section of the blog that focuses on “Field To Table” Recipes made with fresh, sustainable ingredients that we hunt and fish for. We enjoy healthy foods that are organic, delicious, and low-cost all year long.

I’ve provided a detailed guide if you’re interested in cooking venison. You’ll find information on cooking all the different cuts of venison, where to source venison, proper venison handling techniques, and more.

If you would like to clean your fish or butcher your venison, we can help with that, too. Our YouTube videos on fileting fish are a big hit. Plus, we have a detailed article that will teach you all the animal’s different parts.

Featured in Various Publications

Binky’s Culinary Carnival has had the privilege of being featured in various online publications, including; MSN.com, Associate Press, Reader’s Digest, Parade, Buzzfeed, Honest Cooking Magazine, Taste of Home Magazine, Foodgawker, Tastespotting, Yummly, Bloglovin’, Shutterstock, Foodista, and Dishing with Delishes podcast, among many others. Our work has been syndicated on hundreds of news outlets.

The Mission – What’s for Dinner?

I’m here to help you answer the age-old question, “What’s for dinner?” with unique, fresh recipes. You’ll find useful tips that will save you time and money. Also, I put a fresh, healthier spin on some of the old favorites and, of course, many original creations.

Step-by-step process photographs will guide you to make every recipe perfectly, the first time and every time! Whether from our garden or harvested in the field, each recipe is a testament to my love for creating unforgettable culinary experiences.

Thank you for joining me on this culinary journey. Let’s connect, explore, and savor the flavors of life together!

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Binky’s Culinary Carnival has had the privilege of being featured in various online publications, including; MSN.com, Associated Press, Buzzfeed, Honest Cooking Magazine, Taste of Home Magazine, Foodgawker, Tastespotting, Yummly, Bloglovin’, Shutterstock, Foodista and Dishing with Delishes podcast, among many others.

Work with Binky’s Culinary Carnival

It has been our pleasure to work with lots of great clients. Highlighting a quality product and developing a unique recipe to showcase that product has become a great love. Some of these high-quality brands include Fleischmann’s® Yeast, Argo® Corn Starch, PAM® Cooking Spray, Mazola® Corn Oil, FoodSaver® Vacuum Sealing System, Silk® Almond Milk, and Gorton’s® Fish Sticks.

Interested in working with Binky’s Culinary Carnival? Head over to the Media Kit or Portfolio, and then drop a note on our Contact Page. You can also drop an email to beth@binkysculinarycarnival.com

Jar of lemons with fresh lemon and gray checked tea towel.
Fermented Lemons

Contacting Binky’s Culinary Carnival

If you have any comments or suggestions, I would love to hear them. Drop me a comment in the Contact box.

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Thank you for stopping by my little corner of the world! Have fun cooking!

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