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A vatrushka is a Russian/Ukrainian open-faced pastry or tart. Made with various doughs and pastries and dozens of fillings, vatrushka are a traditional Russian/Ukrainian tea-time treat. After some reading, I learned it seems the most popular type is a...
I thought it might be fun to share some of our farming activities today. Believe it or not, my husband has already been out planting sweet corn, but today we are talking tomatoes! A few years ago the farm added a...
Make the classic coconut impossible pie with homemade baking mix.
With so much going on in the Finger Lakes during the summer and early fall months it can be difficult to decide which events are worth marking on your calendar. So I have rounded up my suggestions for 10...

Rochester Hot Sauce

A few months ago when I decided I wanted to recreate ALL of Upstate New York's regional foods, I sat down and made a list. And while making a Rochester Style Meat Hot Sauce in my kitchen did sound...



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Around the Farm Friday: Red Fox

Red Fox in the Cow Pasture Red foxes prefer to hunt in the early morning hours before sunrise and late evening, they often hunt small...
The Bridge Street Bridge in Seneca Falls, NY is a steel truss bridge that is a close match to the Bedford Falls Bridge that George Bailey jumped from to save Clarence, the angel.

Seneca Falls: George Bailey’s (It’s a Wonderful Life) Bridge

I wrote this article in the summer of 2013, but because watching It's a Wonderful Life is part of our Christmas tradition and with the...
Make sour cherry pie filling using canned, frozen or bottled sour cherries with this recipe - Home in the Finger Lakes

Sour Cherry Pie Filling

If I had to pick only one kind of pie to eat for the rest of my life I would not even hesitate, sour...
Lemon Pound Cake with Mint Berries and Cream

Lemon Pound Cake with Mint Berries and Cream

My family adores strawberries, they wait all year for the short 4 week season when we can get fresh local berries. Frozen and shipped...

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