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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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I remember when I first learned that salt potatoes are a regional dish. I was shocked that the rest of the country is oblivious...

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I have a fond memories of relish trays. My grandmother always set out a divided crystal platter loaded with olives, pickles and carrots at...

Secrets to Surviving the Winter With Chickens From The Chicken Coop

If you’ve kept chickens during the cold winter months before you know just how challenging this can be. Here in the Finger Lakes it...

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It is no secret I love indulgent appetizers. In fact, I have shared two of my favorite appetizer recipes here, Neiman Marcus Cheese Dip...

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