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Monica’s Grape Pie

Monica Schenk makes some of the most delicious pies in the region. Her recipes are usually kept super secret so we’re excited to share this home cook’s version of her delicious grape pie. It’s a Finger Lakes delicacy if there ever was one.

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Duchess Root Vegetables

A twist on classic Duchess Potatoes, these piped orange-and-gold swirls of mashed root vegetables make a beautiful addition to an autumn spread. If you prefer not to pipe them, the puree can simply be baked in a buttered ceramic dish and served as you would traditional mashed potatoes.

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Goat Cheesecake with Strawberry Rhubarb Compote

The rhubarb is ready and abundant, according to our farmer friends. And with all this good mix of rain and sunshine, the strawberries are sure to follow. We thought we’d share this really scrumptious recipe from our very first issue for you now, so you can be ready when those amazing red berries are ripe.

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Salt Potatoes

No picnic in the Finger Lakes is complete without a bowl of steaming hot salt spuds, slathered in butter. New potatoes with thin skins but creamy texture are perfect with ribs, fresh corn on the cob and green salad. Cooking the potatoes in a pot of boiling water with tons of salt seals the skins and keeps them from being water logged like most boiled potatoes.

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