Our home in Upstate NY was located in an historic hamlet on the shore of Lake Ontario called Pultneyville. The hamlet was originally laid out in 1806 and is listed with the National Register of Historic Places. At one time a significant Great Lakes trading port and site of a War of 1812 skirmish, it now is a quiet, Western New York bedroom community. Set between the fruit orchards and a Great Lake on the Seaway Trail, many of Pultneyville’s activities focus on summer sailing and theatre. The hamlet boasts an active marina and is home to the second-oldest little theater in the United States.
My wife is a dynamite cook. Frankly, she is ‘chef’ level any day of the week even though she denies it. Rarely does she make the same thing twice. Her idea of fun and relaxation is to scour through old cookbooks and surf the net in search unique recipes; often ones she alters with her own twist. Then there are those she creates from scratch.