Food & Recipes


Wegmans tops corporate reputation poll

Rochester-based grocery chain Wegmans Food Markets has taken the top ranking in Harris Poll’s Reputation Quotient survey, the company announced earlier this month.

Library focus: Find love at your library

We have lots of reasons to love your library this month including a weekend carnival for the kids, a Valentine weekend book giveaway and Valentine’s Day films for all ages and lots of programs to ward off cabin fever during the mid-winter school break week. Come on down any day and discover your own reason.

Buffalo veggie VIP teaches cooking class at Willow HWC

Genga Ponnampalam, founder of the Buffalo-based vegan and gluten-free food company and café Go Veggies Inc., is sharing his culinary expertise in a cooking class Feb. 7 at the Willow Health and Wellness Center in Baldwinsville. Ponnampalam aims to show people that eating healthy can be easy and delicious.

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Library director ‘takes the cake’ in culinary competitions

Meg Van Patten makes a mean cake. She has proven so time and time again, not just with family and friends, but by winning year after year in culinary competitions at the Great New York State Fair. The Baldwinsville Public Library director boasts more than 50 ribbons ranging from Honorable Mention to First Place.

COLUMN: Pizza Man Pub captures hometown spirit

The origin of the word “pub” comes from public house, fundamental to the cultures of England and other European countries and later New England. Indeed, the public house was often the heart of the community.

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New bakery offers gluten-free goods

Ribbon-cutting ceremony, open house set for March 29

Baldwinsville native Deborah Fuller has been baking ever since she was a little girl, starting first with her Hasbro Easy-Bake Oven. When she was old enough to graduate to the “big” oven, she never looked back. “I’ve baked my whole life,” she said. “I just always had a passion.”

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Taste of Baldwinsville returns

Community comes out to celebrate, support local charity

Approximately 500 patrons were in attendance at the annual Taste of Baldwinsville event, on Saturday, Oct. 19. Located this year at CNY Family Sports Centre, many were enjoying some of the area’s best food offerings and at the same time, supporting the Baldwinsville Volunteer Center.

‘A Taste of Baldwinsville’ is back

Hungry for a night out with friends? Have a hankering for some good grub? Mark your calendars for the return of “A Taste of Baldwinsville,” in its 13th consecutive year. The event, sponsored by the Baldwinsville Volunteer Center, is set to take place from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the CNY Family Sports Center on Jones Road.

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Empire Buffalo bringing bison into style

One can buy just about anything off Craigslist on the Internet — including a herd of bison. So when Aileen Randolph and Joe Lazarsky, she a corporate PR executive and he an attorney, decided they wanted to change professions and raise bison, they went online. They bought a herd from Tennessee in November 2010 and brought them to their farm in Fenner, right next to Chittenango Falls, in February 2011. And now there is a bison farm, with about 50 head, that raises and sells bison meat, just a few miles outside of Cazenovia.

COLUMN: From Grandma’s Kitchen - A perfect time to make pizza

February is the perfect month to celebrate Valentine’s Day. It’s in the middle of winter, we’ve had enough of slush and boots, and life gets a little boring staying inside when it’s bad out.

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Pizza Man of Liverpool celebrates grand opening

Pizza Man was established more than 29 years ago in June of 1983 in Baldwinsville. Since the beginning owner Jim Delia has been dedicated to serving a high quality product using fresh ingredients, making their dough and sauce on the premises daily. Their pizza and wings have won numerous awards at the annual Taste of Baldwinsville competition.

COLUMN: From Grandma’s Kitchen - Embrace the colors of the season

Hi, everyone! I love the colors of fall. The spectacular bursts of color paint our hills and valleys into unbelievable works of art. They take your breath away. What joy to see.

COLUMN: Microwave comes in handy during lazy days of summer

I hope you are enjoying the lazy hazy days of summer. Kick off your shoes, sit on the porch, sip a glass of lemonade or iced tea, and watch the world go by.

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iCan event brings flavor back to home food preservation

Vegetable stands and farmer’s markets are full of delicious fresh from the field foods — a sign the summer growing season is well under way.

New York State Fair to offer donut dog

The New York State Fair’s donut burger now has a partner in crime.