Welcome To My Website

Welcome to my home on the internet. I’m so glad you’ve stopped by and hope you’ll find some fun things you’ll enjoy.


Hi I am Jen!

Welcome to my home on the internet. I’m so glad you’ve stopped by and hope you’ll find some fun things you’ll enjoy.

I am an adventurous spirit who is constantly exploring and seeking new experiences. I’ve had a rapt curiosity about the history of the Finger Lakes region my entire life, whether it be the remarkable amount of U.S. history that took place here , or the unique foods found only in our home region. I’m fascinated by it and always seek the next adventure.

I hope you’ll settle in and stay while.

Recent Blog Posts

Utica Greens

Upstate Recipe Utica Greens 26 October 2016 A traditional Italian-American dish that originates from Utica in Upstate New York,  featuring escarole, prosciutto, pickeld hot peppers and garlic. About 60 miles east of Syracuse lies the smaller city, Utica. Utica has a...

read more

Taste of Western New York: Beef On Weck

FOOD & RECIPES Taste of Western New York: Making Beef On Weck at Home October 2016 A beef on weck (also known as beef on wick) is a sandwich found primarily in Western New York, specifically in the Buffalo region. What separates this hot roast beef sandwich from a...

read more

Concord Grape Pie

FOOD & RECIPES Concord Grape Pie September 2016 Nothing says fall in Upstate New York like a grape pie. This grapey Naples, NY confection is fairly new to the world of desserts, but it sure has made an impact. This annual treat is anticipated by many, and for some...

read more

The Perfect Sunday in Sodus Point

The Perfect Sunday in Sodus Point 04 July 2016 Local Wanderings Life Upstate New York Last week we decided to pack up the boat and kids and hit Lake Ontario for the day. It ended up being a perfect day at "The Point". Have you ever been to Sodus Point? It often feels...

read more

Smashed Salt Potatoes

Leftover Salt Potatoes So Memorial Day has come and gone, but you still have salt potatoes hanging around in the fridge. It happens... a lot at my house. You have a couple of options. Reheat those bad boys, add more butter, and serve them up again. Although, at my...

read more

Lovely Lilacs

Spring in Rochester It is no secret we love our lilacs here in Rochester! The city's collection of lilacs in Highland Park is world famous, even Martha Stewart has come to check out the blossoms during their peak in May. For myself, getting to the lilac festival is...

read more