St. Paddy’s Day in Buffalo!

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Historically, St. Paddy’s Day in Buffalo has been celebrated with enthusiasm, energy, and just a touch of the green. No matter your background, everyone here is Irish for a day. And for the first time in years, the weekend of celebration kicks off with festivities on the actual day! Having just been to Ireland this past summer, I can say […]

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Locally owned grocery store, eatery, community store–East Aurora Co-op Market

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What is a co-op market? A co-op is a business that is owned and operated by a group of individuals for their mutual benefit. People organize cooperatives to achieve together what they can’t do alone, and food co-ops are a great place to shop for fresh, delicious, locally sourced food. But they’re much more than that–co-ops are a democratic approach where everyone […]

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Zucchini Bread Mom’s Way…..With a Twist

Many cooks will say they are not bakers and bakers will say they are not cooks. However, if you blur the lines, there are those who have cross pollinated and become something I like to call a boock. A boock is both a baker and a cook, and not unlike a book you read, there are usually stories behind why […]

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Food Festivals and Tours Kick-off this Weekend!

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With the beginning of the summer season, albeit not officially yet, there is a slew of events, festivals, and tours that are kicking off this weekend in Western NY. We have a great capacity to showcase the versatility and beauty of our region, and during the summer–well lets just say it makes up for the winters. Here are some great […]

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Buffalo Soup Fest Today at the Buffalo Convention Center. Don’t Miss Out!

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Buffalo Soup Fest, previously scheduled for an earlier date, takes place today at the Buffalo Convention Center from 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. The fastest-growing event for food lovers in Buffalo, NY, the Buffalo Soup-Fest has spent the last four years providing tens of thousands of Western New Yorkers with some of the best soups in the area to help us alleviate those […]

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re: Only Days Away–Countdown to Restauarant Week in Buffalo NY!

Starting Monday March 9th, Restaurant Week begins in Western New York. For those of you not familiar, every year nearly 200 local restaurants offer special discount menus that will allow customers to experience an entire meal for just $20.15. As the culinary culture has grown in WNY, so too has the list of restaurants that participate every year. This year, I must say the […]

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Great Healthy Brownie Recipe

I don’t know about you, but I love moist, warm, delicious brownies. They also happen to be my husband’s favorite dessert. After a very tedious week for both of us, and much repair to our home that has been beaten down from this tremendously long winter, I decided to bake brownies to say “thank you” to my husband for his […]

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Updated: British Chippy–Can Fried Fish be Healthy?

The British Chippy–a carved out fish and chip shop located off South Park Ave. in Buffalo NY. Taking route 5 from the south towns, I assumed that “off South Park” meant right off South Park. Not the case. I got off at Tift, thinking it was easier and turned onto South Park. Mind you, I have now been here twice […]

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There is no other, like a recipe from down under!

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Narellan, New South Wales, a suburb of Sydney Australia is home to many–including my cousin Rosa. Migrating from the Italian shores, Rosa and her family settled here when she was young. Just over 30 miles from Sydney proper, Narellan is home to 3,400 residents, steeped in culture and surrounded by beauty and an array of amazing cuisine. Known for it’s […]

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Under the Sea, Over it and Around it–Oshun’s Brings the Sweet Sea to Buffalo (GF)

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It starts with a jovial tale of love, prosperity and fertility. It ends with a marriage between two deities. Oshun, the Orisha of fresh waters, marries Shango, venerated for his powers over thunder and lightening, he was known to be a colorful character. And so it goes, Oshun’s Restaurant and Oyster Bar has opened in downtown Buffalo; perfectly situated at […]

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