Leisure and Travel Blog

Author: Claire Dunlap

Summer Celebrations

Thursday, June 25, 2020 4:00 PM by Claire Dunlap

During this time, it’s important to count the small wins, the little moments and celebrate! Whether it is graduation, a birthday, an anniversary, or a (socially distanced) get together with family or friends you haven’t seen in months, take the time to recognize these occasions and have a little fun. We’ve collected a few of our favorite ideas to help you do just that!

Wine Tasting at Long Point Winery Aurora NY- small group of people sitting at a table overlooking a vineyard

Small wins and little

Celebrate National Rose Day

Thursday, June 11, 2020 10:00 PM by Claire Dunlap

Celebrating National Rosé Day on June 13th? We’ve got a guide to the Finger Lakes rosé to help you do just that so slip on your rose-colored glasses and pour a glass. Let’s start with a little history lesson. rosé originated in France and was then introduced to the rest of the Mediterranean by the Romans. The wines were produced by a mix of red and white grapes that were naturally light in color.

Hiking Tips and Etiquette

Thursday, June 4, 2020 7:00 PM by Claire Dunlap

Cayuga County has some of the most breath taking and abundant natural scenery, over 65 miles of multi-use trails to be exact! Hiking, waterfalls, bike paths, birding and fishing are just a few ways to get out and enjoy Cayuga County’s natural beauty. As the weather turns to the beautiful summer sunshine and warm temperatures it’s the time to get out and get some fresh air, don’t forget to bring

Takeout Tuesday - Burger Night

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 9:00 AM by Claire Dunlap

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.

Burger -Diners- Cayuga County

With so many tantalizing options in Cayuga County it’s hard to

Takeout Tuesday - Make it Mexican

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 8:00 AM by Claire Dunlap

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 Logo

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

Make it Takeout with Pasta and Italian

Monday, May 11, 2020 11:00 AM by Claire Dunlap

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

The Arts Thrive in Cayuga County

Friday, May 8, 2020 9:00 AM by Claire Dunlap

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

Tuesday Takeout - Make it at Home

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 11:00 AM by Claire Dunlap

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.

Homestyle Diners

Sunday, April 26, 2020 10:00 PM by Claire Dunlap

Who couldn’t use some comfort right about now? Cayuga’s homestyle restaurants and diners are working hard to provide us with some comfort of good ol’ home cooking! Susan Lemon of the Hardware Café & General Store in Fair Haven on how patrons are getting the comfort of homestyle cooking and how they’ve adapted to better serve the community.

Q: What is the most popular menu item at the café?

A:

Here in Cayuga County our wineries range in size and styles. Most of them are relatively small giving us a unique bespoke experience. Our county boasts 11 wineries, so there is truly a place and taste for everyone. The producers here create some of the best quality wines in New York State and when you visit, it is a special experience in an intimate atmosphere that focuses on the technique of

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