Archive for the "Upstate NY" category

Village of Fayetteville (New York) Bird Preserve (Gramlich Bird Sanctuary)

by Beth Shepherd
( February 21st, 2013 )

When my parents purchased the home where I grew up in Fayetteville, New York, one of the selling factors was that the property backed up to a bird preserve. My father reasoned that because the land was protected, no one would build on it and …

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Peppermint Affagato: When espresso and ice cream get friendly

by Beth Shepherd
( December 18th, 2012 )

Peppermint stick ice creamWhen I was growing up, Friendly’s Ice Cream was the bomb. Friendly’s was a great place to meet friends, hang out and eat ice cream. I always ordered one of two flavors: ...

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Say cheese

by Beth Shepherd
( June 1st, 2011 )

Finger Lakes Farmstead Bier Meck cheeseOne of my fondest food memories growing up in upstate New York is the cheese. And my favorite cheeses, even as a child, were those with a good kick. Place a sliver of sharp, aged cheddar …

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