Not too long ago my parents and I spent an afternoon in Skaneateles, a favorite small town of mine, situated in the Finger Lakes region. There are plenty of great spots for dining on the lake, or stopping through the nearby vineyards, but a few miles into farmland and you land yourself at the quiet Elderberry Pond for a relaxing afternoon lunch in the country. A certified organic farm, the fresh seasonable fruits, vegetables and pasture raised meats are right aside the restaurant with a delicious menu showcasing their homegrown fare.

Happy Friday! x

Grilled organic chicken sandwich served on a fresh bun with swiss cheese, sauteed mushrooms and rosemary mayonnaise

Freshly cut certified organic spinach, free range eggs and fresh garden herbs prepared in a savory quiche style and served in a freshly baked tart shell

Vegetable Soup

Crab cakes served on a bed of greens prepared with tropical blue crab and served with chipotle mayonnaise

Salad

Skaneateles Lake

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A Summer Spinach Salad

August 29, 2011

Spending a lot of time around the apartment this weekend in light of the rainy hurricane over the city, my roommate tossed together a fresh, organic salad consisting of spinach, apples, carrots, avocado, cherry tomatoes and sunflower seeds with a hummus dressing. For a healthy drink, she blended spinach, apples, celery and water into homemade juice. It’s always fun taking a search through the pantry, making the best of what you’ve got without even leaving your home and ending up with a successful meal.

Spinach Salad

Fruit & Veggie juice