Food & Drink

August 15, 2018

OLEAN, NY -- Tickets are on sale for “Our Library Can Read Between the Wines,” a wine tasting set for  Sept. 14, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Olean Public Library, 134 N. Second St. The event marks the first time Friends of the Olean Library has sponsored a wine tasting. The evening will also ...

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HINSDALE, NY -- The annual Hinsdale Horseradish Festival is a chance for families to get out of the house, spend time with one another and enjoy a nice day outside, said Jeff VanDeCar, one of the organizers of the event. This year's festival -- the fourth -- will be Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 ...

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Okay, I'll admit it.  I grew up hating Irish soda bread.  Too dry.  Not good toasted. Weird shape.  People brought it to my house every St. Patrick's Day, and I graciously accepted it and tried to palm it off on my guests.  I made sure that everyone had some to take home.  Oy, such a generous ...

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As if it were news to anyone, the Greater Olean area shares little in common with Venice, Paris and the Maldives. According to a U.S. News Travel article published in late 2017, these locations rank among the world’s most romantic destinations. Sure, the Greater Olean area may have fell short of ...

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Pecan fingers are made by our family only at Christmastime. Be sure to dip them in confectioners' sugar once while they are hot, and then sift more sugar over them again when they are cool. Ingredients 1 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 ...

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Though they sound like they may land you on the naughty list, these delicious Santa's Trash cookies are sure to make Santa happy.  I found it while searching for some new cookie inspiration, and then found out that my niece Ashley had made a special request for this cookie.  Ashley has a nut ...

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As the mother of 2-year-old twin boys, Melinda Goetz has to manage her time wisely. She’s found two cookie recipes that not only are quick and easy to whip up — about 30 minutes for each batch — but they fly off the plate as soon as they’re cool enough for young Nicholas and Jonathan to enjoy. And, ...

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Molasses Cookies by Debbie Mikijanic Ingredients ¾ c margarine, softened ​​​½ teaspoon salt 1 cup white sugar​​​ 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 egg ​​​​​½ teaspoon ground cloves ¼ cup molasses​​​​½ ground ginger 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour​​ 2 teaspoons baking soda ​​½ cup ...

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Ukrainians do not tend to follow recipes exactly, preferring to uniquely customize recipes according to personal taste, preference and mood. Christine Morgan's “interpretation” of Ukranian Pizzelles  Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups flour 2-3 teaspoons baking powder 3 large eggs 1/2 - 3/4 cup ...

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My grandmother loved butter - she cooked in nothing but, she was fond of melba toast lathered in the stuff, her favorite candy was butter crunch, her favorite cookie was a pecan sandy and her favorite ice cream was butter pecan.  So this year I went in search of a cookie that reminded me of my ...

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Cookie-Palooza is back for another holiday season! Preparing food together can really bring the family together and get everyone off of their screens, but those perfectly shaped sugar cookies and gingerbread characters require a little more skill and attention when all we want to do is get together ...

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Back in the 1990's I discovered Caprial Pence on PBS. She has owned a few restaurants, was honored by the James Beard Foundation, and has authored several cookbooks including American Bistro Fare. One of my favouite American Bistro Fare recipes, and one that I have made several times (so much so ...

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OLEAN, NY – Since overhauling North Union Street into a more walkable destination, the City of Olean has seen more and more restaurant owners opening shop in the growing downtown area. Eateries such as the robust Ravyn & Robyn as well as the quaint, English-style Union Tea Café have brought new ...

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CUBA, NY –  “No cook who has attained mastery over her craft ever apologizes for the presence of garlic in her production,” wrote Ruth Gottfried 90 years ago in "The Questing Cook." In Cuba, garlic has taken a starring role in mid-September for the past 13 years. It is the ubiquitous ingredient ...

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OLEAN, NY -- Acoustic jams filled the air inside Four Mile Brewing Saturday night with a three-hour performance by singer/guitarist Johnathan Meade and drummer Todd Burgess. The brewery was packed with people who came out to enjoy some live music and craft beer. On a casual stage set up inside ...

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