All articles by Margaret McCormick

Bite into Apple Season in CNY

Farmshed CNY U-Pick Organic Apple Party

They said it couldn't be done. So in 2008, Bill Adams planted two and a half acres of organic apples on his hilltop property overlooking Jamesville Reservoir.



Family Tradition Helps Create a Youtube Star

“Cooking Italian with Joe”

Joe Borio could have gone into the family restaurant business, Borio's, on Oneida Lake. Instead, he nurtured his interest in health and wellness and became a chiropractor, with a family practice in Cicero.



Back to the Land

Four acres, 21 chickens, 12 goats and 50,000 bees

Two Syracuse residents recently moved to a farm in Oswego County and are trying to make a go of it. Writer Margaret McCormick talked with them about why they would do such a thing, the challenges and the satisfactions.



New Concept and New Executive Chef at Diamond Catering

Diamond Catering is located at 4221 Fay Road

What's new at Diamond Catering? That's a good question.



Labor Day or No, It’s Still Summertime

Labor day is near, but summer is far from over

For many of us, the state fair and back to school signal the start of a new season. But just a reminder: It's still summer! Through September 21, anyway. Pumpkin ales, pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin Pop-Tarts and fall's first chill can wait. Let's squeeze every last ounce out of summer.



What’s new at Cafe at 407?

The kitchen, for starters

Imagine banging out soups, grilled sandwiches, breakfast burritos, biscotti, muffins, monkey bread, cookies and more -- for dozens of customers, on a daily basis -- with an oven and a stove designed for residential rather than restaurant use.



How to celebrate Sandwich Month in Central New York

August is National Sandwich Month. If you haven’t already done so, it’s time to go out and celebrate.

What's the best thing since sliced bread? The sandwich, of course.



Lune Chocolat seeks to move, expand in Manlius

The need for more space is one of the reasons the Woloszyns would like to move and build on their business at 187 W. Seneca St. in Manlius.

Two's company, three's a crowd in the kitchen at Lune Chocolat in Manlius.



Avocado in cookies? Meet Avocadough

Tracie Long, of Camillus, founder and “chief baking officer” at For the Health of It! Foods, uses a special ingredient in all of her baked goods: Avocado.

Some bakers have secret/special ingredients for making moist, irresistible cookies: sour cream, cream cheese and applesauce all come to mind.



Open Farm Day offers first-rate farming experience

The seventh annual Open Farm Day, presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County, is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday (July 26).

Jean Armour Polly visited 13 farms in Madison County one Saturday last summer -- and put more than 110 miles on her car.