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Takeout Tuesday - Burger Night

Coming into the summer months cook outs and picnics and easy meals are on our minds. Why not take the work out of preparing dinner one night and pick up a delicious burger and take it to the park or back to your back yard to enjoy in this beautiful change of weather we’ve been having!? This #TakeoutTuesday burgers are on the menu. With so many tantalizing options in Cayuga County it’s hard to…

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New Hope Mills

New Hope Mills started in Moravia, NY as a flour mill servicing the local farming community since 1823. Nearly 200 years later the business is still alive. Doug Weed, the 3rd generation Owner and CEO fondly recalls days in his youth, mixing and packing flour at the location everyone in the NHM family calls, 'The Old Mill.' Working alongside his Father and Grandfather, Doug and his siblings and…

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The Celebrated Resurgence of the Finger Lakes Drive-In

I can still recall my first memories of the local drive-in as a child. A bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken, my first adventure using a spork, and Star Wars...how more nostalgic can it get? There is nothing more mesmerizing to a five year old than watching Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker with their light sabers on the big screen with a starry night sky as a backdrop. Nevertheless, this blog isn't…

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Takeout Tuesday - Make it Mexican

How convenient and delicious that #TakeoutTuesday and #TacoTuesday fall together for this week’s feature Mexican! Here in Cayuga County Mexican cuisine lends itself nicely to the option of take out. Mesa Grande Taqueria opened in 2010 with inspiration from favorite restaurants in California, with fresh food made in house there is not processed food and no cutting corners. One of the best features…

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Gretchen's Confections and Café - A Lifelong Passion for Chocolate

Gretchen Christenson, owner of Gretchen’s Confections, has wanted to be a chef since she was three years old. Gretchen grew up with a love of cooking, inspired by watching her dear grandmother create magnificent meals for family and friends. She often dreamed of creating food that would put smiles on people’s faces and bring them great satisfaction. Gretchen eventually attended Le Cordon Bleu in…

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Make it Takeout with Pasta and Italian

Make Italian your go to for takeout! In an international study of more than 25,000 people in 24 countries Italian received an average score of 84%! Here in Cayuga County we have options that are sure to please your taste buds! When you think of Italian there are a few ingredients that attribute to the allure that may not be on the recipe. Passion, love, family, and tradition are four parts that…

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Celebrate American Craft Beer Week With Cayuga County

During these COVID times we need to raise a glass and toast to the tight knit community of small independent brewers in NYS. They band together, share insights, successes, collaborate in the forms of co-brewed beers and support one another. It is the beauty of the craft beer industry, how these folks maintain their connection with the communities they reside in. May 11th - 17th is American Craft…

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The Arts Thrive in Cayuga County

Art has always played an important role in life, especially now more people than ever are finding different ways to be creative and new ways to express feelings and emotions. While some people are picking up a paint brush for the first time or hot gluing colorful wreaths or bedazzling everything in sight facilities that we typically think of for displaying art are crafting ways to engage the…

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10 Ways to Celebrate Mother's Day Under Quarantine

Don't let this quarantine keep you from telling mom how special she is. We have some suggestions on how to celebrate Mother's Day under quarantine! 1. Let someone do the cooking for you! Call up Mom's favorite local restaurant and see what they are serving! Not sure where to start? Check out our list of specials for Mother's Day! Order a family sized meal from fine establishments such as Oak and…

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Tuesday Takeout - Make it at Home

Do you feel like you’ve cooked dinner 46,343 times last month? This month try a Cayuga County make it at home option that cuts down the ingredient list, prep and cook time so you can relax and enjoy your down time and time with your family. Provisions by Pure has reimagined the definition of “take out”. Chef Luke Houghton has prepared meals that are fresh and healthy, without breaking the bank…

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