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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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zucchini

haha ha, today is sneak a zucchini into your neighbor’s porch day!

zucchini cake

butterscotch*s zucchini nut cake

we say your neighbors might prefer a zucchini cake instead…

not really sure how exactly this made it onto the national day calendar and more importantly who is in charge of vetting such proposed days.  however, here’s the direct link to the history of this amusing celebration.  we suggest gifting a zucchini cake if you would like to remain on good terms with your neighbors as opposed to the suggestions in the link.  good luck and remember to keep it all in good fun!

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chocolate chip cookie

happy chocolate chip cookie day !

chocolate chip cookies

chocolate chip cookies

stop by the farmers market this weekend to pick up some freshly baked chocolate chip cookies.  saturday we will be in long beach from 9am to 2pm.  sunday we will be in rockville center from 7am to 12pm.  hope to see you there!

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