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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Welcome to Deseronto a Town with Rich Mohawk History

We are following a recipe from my Aunt Louise's Kitchen who is our family Canadian history buff. So featuring the history of her recipe destination is very appropiate.
"This is for you Aunty Weezy!"

The Town of Deseronto is situated in Ontario, Canada on the shore of the Bay of Quinte on the northern shore of Lake Ontario.

The town was named for Captain John Deseronto (alt.Deserontyon) (c1740s-1811) , a native Mohawk who was also made a captain in the British Military Forces. The land was then granted to Loyalists and Mohawks who had supported the British during this war. In 1784, a group of twenty Mohawk families led by Captain John Deserontyon (c.1740-1811) became the first settlers. Deserontyon's grandson, John Culbertson, inherited his property in what is now the town site.

Overview of The Town of Deseronto

To read more about Captain John Deserontyon's biography please go to this document:

A history book of this era that you will want for your library.
Rebellion in the Mohawk Valley: The St. Leger Expedition of 1777

Thank you for visiting and Following this Recipe!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Jacksonville, Florida is a City of Parks

The city of Jacksonville, Florida operates the largest urban park system in the United States numbering over 337 parks.
Hemming Plaza is Jacksonville's first and oldest park dating back to 1857.

The Treaty Oak is an octopus-like Southern live oak (Quercus virginiana) in Jacksonville, Florida. The tree is estimated to be 250 years old. The local lore about the "Treaty Oak" was written about by a popular journalist intent on saving the tree from developers. The story worked and the name stuck. It is now part of the Jessie Ball duPont Park.

The whole story of the Treaty Oak Tree in Jacksonville with video

A visit to Jacksonville is not complete until you stop and enjoy Friendship Fountain Park located on the banks of the St. Johns River along the Southbank Riverwalk.

Friendship Fountain Park at night

The recipe that led the way to Jacksonville, FL was:

Thank you!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Syracuse, NY Embraces Winter

Following 3 Recipes to Syracuse, NY in the Winter. One of the recipes is a delicious Winter Soup

The news headline that caught my attention when I wanted to know "Whats happening in Syracuse?" was Record April snow falls in Syracuse to take the lead in the Golden Snow Globe
Did you know that every year there is a contest for the 'snowiest city in the US'? This year,2013, Syracuse won the award. Kids are still making snow angels:

photo source

Nature lovers embrace winter by going to great lengths to help wild birds survive the cold and deep snow as you will appreciate when you watch this video.
It is a place where they attach a 'plowcam' to the front of the snowplow to record the event.
A bike ride on the Creekwalk in Syracuse to Onondaga Lake is a perfect way to end our visit to Syracuse, NY

Onondaga Lake Park in the northern suburbs of Syracuse and attracts over one million visitors each year.

Two more recipes that traveled to Syracuse and I am so happy they did! Thank you!

Design by: gramabarb
Carrot and Beet Cake Recipe

Design by: gramabarb
Carrot Cookies Recipe

Thank you for visiting Syracuse with me!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Rockville, MD is a Place to Go Ape!

When Chef David's recipe, Crab Cakes with Chili Lemon Aioli, traveled to Rockville, MaryLand I wondered what we will do once we get there. It didn't take long to find my favorite destination (if I was 25 years old that is!). A park where you really can "Go Ape"!
I was impressed with the wide variety of "Go Ape" activities there are and all are off the ground up in the trees!
It is not surprising that the Rockville motto is: "Get Into It"

(Rockville photo source is Wikipedia)
Rockville was first settled 1717 and it was founded 1803.

Stone marker on the corner of Vinson St. and Maryland Ave. It was originally placed there in 1803 when Rockville's streets were laid out. "BR" stands for "Beginning of Rockville". Thank you, Rockville, MD, for purchasing the delicious Crab Cake Recipe! We enjoyed our visit.