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Adirondack Winery's 6th Anniversary Celebration

Last week I was invited to celebrate the 6th anniversary of the Adirondack Winery.  I’ve attended their anniversary celebrations in the past, but this one was different. Instead of several nights of small parties and tasting held at their store. It was one big celebration at The Georgian overlooking a fozen, but beautiful Lake George. … Continue reading Adirondack Winery's 6th Anniversary Celebration

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Summer Fancy Food Show: Food Trends, Products & Displays

Last weekend I headed into Manhattan to attend the Fancy Food Show. It wasn’t my first time, but it was certainly the first time I had enough actual time to see almost everything, and even then, I missed some things.  The show is huge! Bu it is a great place to see new products, look… Continue reading Summer Fancy Food Show: Food Trends, Products & Displays

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A Sugary, Wine-Filled Time at the Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival

Me and Vikki at the roof-top party. A few weeks ago my fabulous foodie friend, and Disney travel agent extraordinaire, Vikki, was nice enough to invite me to the Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival with her. Our sponsor for the two-day event was the  House of Cupcakes. Yup, that House of Cupcakes – the… Continue reading A Sugary, Wine-Filled Time at the Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival

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Food Makes Family at Old Forge Library

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to participate in a panel about cooking in the Adirondacks at the Old Forge Library. It was moderated by Hallie Bond and included myself, as well as authors Nancy Best and Louise Gaylord. Nancy wrote the book Learning to Cook Adirondack and Louise is the author of Camp… Continue reading Food Makes Family at Old Forge Library

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Americade Celebrates 30 Years of Motorcycle Rallys

Although I don’t ride a motorcycle, actually no one in my immediate family/friends does, I absolutely love Americade — the world’s largest motorcycle touring rally. It’s been taking place since I was a year old, so I guess it’s just natural that it has become a must-attend event. For those of you not in the… Continue reading Americade Celebrates 30 Years of Motorcycle Rallys

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Top Chef’s Ash Fulk Talks About His Love of Cooking

Last week I was invited to the press reception for the Cheeses of France pop-up shop in Manhattan, where Chef Ash Fulk, a contestant on Season 6 of Bravo’s “Top Chef,” was cooking up a creamy, cheesy mac n’ cheese.  Fulk, a California native who now works in Manhattan, was nice enough to talk with… Continue reading Top Chef’s Ash Fulk Talks About His Love of Cooking

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Bakers Gather in NY for Holiday Cookie Swap

What do you get when a bunch of people who don’t know each other, but love to bake get together in New York around the holidays? One really giant cookie swap! Hosted by Bloggers Without Borders, the annual cookies swap featured more than four long tables filled with every type of cookie you could imagine… Continue reading Bakers Gather in NY for Holiday Cookie Swap

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Oktoberfest 2011 at the Adirondack Pub & Brewery

Going to Oktoberfest at the Adirondack Pub and Brewery has become somewhat of a tradition since I bought my house. It’s close so we don’t have to drive, is always a fun time and there are usually some unique beers that are not on tap at your local bar. Me, Kelly and Roger (l to… Continue reading Oktoberfest 2011 at the Adirondack Pub & Brewery

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Chocolate World Expo – More Than Just Cocoa

Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate! Add in a little cheese, maple syrup, pickles and spicy jams, and that was the scene yesterday at the Chocolate World Expo in New Jersey. There were tons of vendors from the Northeast, with many based in New Jersey, the Hudson Valley, the Capital Region of New York and even… Continue reading Chocolate World Expo – More Than Just Cocoa