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Sandwiches de Mezcla: My Mother's Legacy

Sandwiches de Mezcla: My Mother's Legacy

It's a hot summer day in Puerto Rico. A little girl runs through the beach soaked in sea water and sand. She runs happily toward her mother, who has opened a cooler filled with snacks she prepared this morning. She hands the little girl a sandwich and a juice box. That little girl was me, and that sandwich, was a sandwich de mezcla.
 

Mezcla (or "The Mix") is my own mother's invention. You could say it was her answer to the all-American peanut butter and jelly. Nearly every childhood memory I have is accompanied by one of these sandwiches, and by the heat of a tropical Puerto Rico summer.

This Thanksgiving, Don't Drink Wine -- Drink Beer!

This Thanksgiving, Don't Drink Wine -- Drink Beer!

Most people think of wine when it comes to pairing with and drinking during dinner, but there's a wide world of beer options available. This Thanksgiving, why not give a saison or a brown ale a try? Rudy Watkins of Community Beer Works offers suggestions for beer pairings and suggestions of places to find them.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists October 29 Activities

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists October 29 Activities

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, a Western New York tradition featuring more than 30 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local products, is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, rain or shine. Providing musical entertainment at the open-air venue this week, October 29, will be violinist David Adamczyk. Wine-tasting will be courtesy of Leonard Oakes Estate Winery.

The market welcomes several community groups this Saturday, including the Richmond Ashland National Register Historic District Initiative, Border Community Service Project, Alpaca Play Pen and the SPCA Whisker Wag’n. 

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists October 22 Activities

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists October 22 Activities

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, a Western New York tradition featuring more than 30 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local products, is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, rain or shine. Providing musical entertainment at the open-air venue this week, October 22, will be singer/guitarist Kate Shaffer. Wine-tasting will be courtesy of Leonard Oakes Estate Winery.

The market also welcomes several community groups this Saturday, including the Richmond Ashland National Register Historic District Initiative, WNY Land Conservancy, Buffalo ReuseIT and the Border Community Service Project. Additionally, registered dietitian Nicole Klem will be on hand from 10 a.m. to noon to answer any nutrition-related questions you may have. 

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Oct. 15 Activities

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Oct. 15 Activities

 

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, a Western New York tradition featuring more than 30 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local products, is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, rain or shine. Providing musical entertainment at the open-air venue this week, October 15, will be Robert Ritchie. Wine-tasting will be courtesy of Schulze Vineyards & Winery and Leonard Oakes Estate Winery.

The market also welcomes several community groups this Saturday, including the Richmond Ashland National Register Historic District Initiative and the Alpaca Play Pen! 

An Electronic Benefit Transfer system is in place at the market for the 2011 season.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists October 8 Activities

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists October 8 Activities

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, a Western New York tradition featuring more than 30 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local products, is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, rain or shine. Providing musical entertainment at the open-air venue this week, October 8, will be Breckenwood. Wine-tasting will be courtesy of Niagara Landing Wine Cellars and Freedom Run Winery.

"Researching Your House History" Two-Part Program at Historical Society

"Researching Your House History" Two-Part Program at Historical Society

A popular program, “Researching Your House History,” will be presented by Cynthia Van Ness, MLS, the Historical Society’s Director of Library and Archives and a research expert. It will take place on Saturday, October 8, and will feature a talk to which all are welcome, plus an optional, exclusive hands-on workshop.

The first part of the program is a lecture, in the museum's auditorium, where Van Ness will speak about the museum research library’s resources, the specific tools that are available, and give tips for how to research a property in which you are interested.

No pre-registration is required for this part of the program; admission is $5 members/$7 non-members, which covers general admission for lecture alone.