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Pecan Cookie

happy national pecan cookie day !

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Pecan Sandies

today is national pecan cookie day, we thought we’d celebrate with some of our pecan sandies.  these cookies are one of the most delicious buttery cookies out there.  the cookie themselves are comprised of butter, sugar, flour, pecans and a little salt.  then we toss them into a cinnamon sugar that pairs perfectly with the pecans.  they get their name from the sand like texture they take on after being baked.  once it hits your mouth, they just crumble into an explosion of flavor.

the beauty of baking is that,  once you find a recipe or formula that works for you, the variations are as vast as your imagination.  substituting any sort of nut for the pecans produces a great cookie.  if sugar is something that one needs to limit, omit the cinnamon sugar, the cookie itself is very low in sugar and quite delicious on its own.

if you would like to try our pecan sandies, come visit us at the farmers market…

long beach : wednesdays 9am-2pm , saturdays 9am-2pm

rockville center : 7am-12pm

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labor day weekend

happy labor day weekend !

butterscotch*s artfully hand-crafted fare

butterscotch*s artfully hand-crafted fare

tis the life of the food industry employee / employer …

to work pretty much all holidays, weekends, and most definitely the holiday weekend.  fortunately for us, farmers markets are outdoors and our customers are some of the happiest friendly entertaining party goers out there!  have a safe happy healthy holiday weekend.  we will be at the following markets with all of your party supplies.  remember to place your order for pick-up, or come early as the early bird catches the worm. or in this case the artfully hand-crafted fare!

saturday : long beach 9am-2pm

 

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peach pie

peach pie

fresh peaches on long island are beyond heavenly when they’re in season.  you take one bite and juices start running frantically down your arm, chin, everywhere conceivable.  those peaches make a great jam.  grabbing some peaches just before they get to that point, when they are a little firm but still super fragrant, those are peach pie peaches.  and don’t be fooled, peeling peaches is no small task.  it’s a sticky job and someone’s got to do it. you can count us for that, we make a pretty mean peach pie.  come visit us if peach pie is your thing, we will be in long beach today at the kennedy plaza farmers market from 9am – 2pm.

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lemonade

freshly squeezed lemonade

lemonade

lemonade with fresh thyme

adding lemon zest to baking recipes really provides baked goods with great undertones of citrus freshness without overshadowing the main ingredients in a recipe.  we tend to use a lot of freshly grated lemon zest which leaves us with a whole bunch of naked lemons.  sure, we could make some really great lemon curd with that fresh lemon juice.  but on those hot summer days in a sweltering kitchen, nothing beats an ice cold glass of freshly squeezed lemonade.  add a little mint or thyme to it, the herbal notes get along nicely with sweet tartness of the lemon juice, water and sugar.  we use a simple syrup in ours.

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s’mores

s’mores tarts

s'mores tart

s’mores tart

a good s’mores is to summer as hot cocoa is to winter.

the perfect way to end a summer day spent by the ocean is to spend the night by a campfire in a cozy sweatshirt; the lingering smell of sunscreen on your skin and the taste of salt water on your lips.  long wooden sticks, marshmallows placed on the ends rotating endlessly for the perfect melt and char.  graham cracker squares layered with rectangles of ever so meticulously placed chocolate awaiting that toasted marshmallow. yum. we do a pretty good job replicating this experience all in one single tart.  each bite, better then the next from our hand-crafted graham cracker crust layered with a salted chocolate filling and topped with a soft pillowy hand-made marshmallow.  we suggest you try some for yourself.

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