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Cheese Lovin’ Vegan: The Finger Lakes Cheese Trail (Ithaca Blog)

Cheese. Photo courtesy the Finger Lakes Cheese Tour
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Finger Lakes Cheese Trail Open House Take a Tour and Experience the Different Varieties on the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail I have a friend who swears that those with food “allergies” (the quotes are said friend’s, not mine), as well as vegans/vegetarians are just picky eaters who’ve now found an excuse for their high maintenance [...]

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Take a Bite Out of Autumn…it’s Apple Festival Time (Ithaca Blog)

Take a Bite out of Autumn. Photo by Jennifer B. Brown
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Take a Bite Out of Autumn…it’s Apple Festival Time (Ithaca Blog) The Apple Harvest Festival and Other Good Stuff in the Ithaca Area An apple a day keeps the doctor away. If this was true, I’d be rather sickly I imagine. Or a hypochondriac. Or simply a waiting room lurker reading year old Prevention and [...]

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Out of the Pan and Into the Field…and Back Again: The Farm & Fork (Ithaca Blog)

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The Farm & Fork Cooking Tours in Ithaca I am a bad cook. There. I’ve said it. I cannot cook. I feel much better now. I feel a lot like I did when I finally owned my “like” of the color pink (though my pink camping chair now rests in peace), my appreciation for fake [...]

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Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs): the Locavore’s Best Kept Secret (Ithaca Blog)

Community Supported Agriculture: Sweetland Farms, Trumansburg, NY
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CSAs: An Increasing Trend Almost 20 years after Community Supported Agriculture started appearing in towns across America, this farm share model is finally starting to catch on, even in big cities, and it just might be the locavore’s best kept secret. For some, a CSA is the opportunity to purchase fresh, local, and often organic [...]

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This Chili’s Made Right Here, in New York (Ithaca Blog)

Mechanical Bull Riding at the Great Downtown Ithaca Chili Cookoff. Photo Courtesy of Downtown Ithaca Alliance.
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The first time I heard the salsa commercial that ends with the tagline “This one’s made in New York City?” I had no idea why that would’ve been a bad thing. After all, I’d had Italian, Chinese and other foods from around the world in The City and those were pretty damn good, why couldn’t [...]

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Exploring the Finger Lakes Wine Region

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About ten years ago, just before I moved to Ithaca, the friends who encouraged my relocation here invited me on a wine tour of Cayuga Lake. Not then fancying myself a wine drinker, I believed it was more hip to not be cultured in that way. I went along mostly out of curiosity. This was [...]

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