Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Cheese glorious smoked cheese

When we were on our Maple Weekend trip, we made the traditional stop at Cuba Cheese Shoppe. It is so handy to have a two and a half pound block of delicious cheddar in your fridge.

We tried something new this time and picked up some smoked cheese. Smoked habanero pepper cheese and some smoked mozzerella. Cheese becomes smoked cheese exactly the way you think it would. It's smoke cured by exposing it to burning wood. You can smoke cheese yourself with your BBQ grill.

I found some different ways to use smoked cheese and am looking forward to trying them out!

Monday, April 4, 2016

Spring snow

We seem to be paying for the mild winter we had with snow in April.

My daffodils and hyacynth don't know what to do.

I thought winter was over. See above for the answer.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Best kept secret brunch

Can I just rave again about how much I love brunch at Roux? The best part is it hasn't seem to caught on yet in Rochester that they offer brunch and it is amazing. We always get a seat right away while there are twenty people waiting down the block for a table at Jines.

Deviled eggs!

Be still my beating heart - frites.

A spring hash of fingerling potatoes, asparagus and a poached egg.

Maybe it's best this stays our little secret.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Maple Weekend 2016

It's time for Maple Weekend! I have lost count how many years we have participated in this delightful Northeast tradition.

As usual our first stop was at Cube Cheese Shoppe for some cheese purchases. And samplin'.

Can't miss the cow photo op.

Once we got to our maple farm of choice, Spagues Maple Farm, there was more sampling to be had.

Bring on the pancakes. We went through two bottles of authentic, local maple syrup. I am so proud.

In order to fight off the post-pancake sluggishness we went up to check out the sugarin shack. Really they have been done for weeks since we had such a warm winter, the sap ran early. There were more samples to be had up there though. On the wagon ride snow flakes started to fall. Crazy weather! It was another great Maple Weekend for the books!

Friday, April 1, 2016

April Fools

For the eighth year in a row, we set up an April Fools prank for our brand. This year we are offering a new product, the Kodak Picture Kiosk, Robokiosk Edition. Wouldn't it be great to have a robokiosk follow you around and print pictures for you?

We had our traditional office kitty litter cake too. It's really almost too gross to eat. Almost.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Butter bunny

There is nothing sadder than coming home from Easter break and realizing you left the butter bunny at home in the fridge.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Hamloaf, the darling of Pennsylvania

One of Aaron's favorite foods is hamloaf. I remember having it often at his house when his mom made it when we were first dating.

Like so many dishes I was familiar with back in PA, no one in Rochester had ever heard of hamloaf. When we got married Aaron would mention it occasionally, but I couldn't find ground ham at Wegmans to make it.

This year when my mom sent us home from Easter with some leftover ham, I decided I wasn't going to let the lack of ground ham stand in my way anymore. I chopped it up as best as I could with the food processor and made a hamloaf.

It really is tasty, hence it being "the darling of Pennsylvania". That cracks me up.

Turns out there is a place that will ship a hamloaf to you in a pinch.

Aaron was pretty happy about his hamloaf by the way.