Nothing says holiday season gathering quite like a good charcuterie board! These are a great dish to bring to any party or for hosting one yourself because they’re easy to make and always a crowd pleaser. Here are a few tips to make sure your charcuterie board has all the right fixings and is just as decorative as it is delicious!
As the weather begins to get a bit chillier and Summer turns into Fall, our cocktails should change along with the season! Let’s face it, sipping on a hard seltzer just seems a little less appealing when you’re trying to stay warm and cozy. If your iced coffee has turned to a pumpkin spiced latte, it’s time for your cocktails to follow along! Here are a few easy recipes to try out if you’re looking for some fall-inspired libations.
Honey is tasty, healthy, and best yet, all natural! Fresh honey flavors change with the environment since honeybees typically travel no further than 3 miles from their hive. Rochester’s Pat Bono, manager of Rochester Beekeepers and owner and sole beekeeper of award-winning Seaway Trail Honey, keeps her bees along the shores of Lake Ontario, harvesting honey from them each week. She shares her insights on our region’s honey flavors.
When you think of local flavors in your hometown and in the Greater Rochester Area, what comes to mind? You may think of Rochester’s iconic garbage plate, Zweigle’s red or white hots, Boss Sauce, Guglielmo’s marinara sauce or one of the region’s internationally recognized Rieslings. But did you ever wonder what makes locally grown products taste so delicious? The answer may be right under your feet!
Nestled among the gently rolling hills of Brockport lies Robb Farms. For more than 100 years, the Robb family has produced delicious fruits and vegetables on this 300-acre property. “My husband’s great-grandfather, who owned a farm east of Robb Farms, saw this property come up for sale when he rode by it on a trolley in 1912,” shared Margery Robb. “We received the Century Farm Award from the New York State Agricultural Society in 2014, and now, we are celebrating fall and inviting people to come pick their own apples!”
Restaurants across Upstate New York, and in fact the nation, have been hit hard by COVID-19 shutdowns. Now, as many fine dining establishments have finally been able to reopen their doors to a mere 25-50% of their capacity, restaurateurs are facing a worrying nip in the air. From the Downtown areas of Greater Rochester to our historic small-town Main Streets, solutions are being sought for the upcoming fall and winter holidays, important seasons which could spell the difference between success and closed doors.