EVERYTHING FAMILY &
"Mother of Family Ideas"
Food, Fact & Fancy
Compiled by Portia Little
An Upstate New York Feast
Quick 'n Easy Recipes
A Souvenir to Treasure
Cookbook serves up versatile recipes
Recipes alternate with legends and information about the Finger
Lakes area of Upstate New York
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Other books by Portia Little:
Bread Pudding Bliss
Roses & Rhyme
Lusty Limericks & Luscious Desserts
England Seashore Recipes & Rhyme
card" souvenir cookbook with favorite recipes
from the Finger Lakes area.
Upstate New York Feast
Recipes for Sweets
Lakes Grape Pie
Chocolate Apple Cake
Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust
Lake Wine Cake
Wine Ice Cream Sauce
Candy Bread Pudding with Raspberry Sauce
Main Dish Recipes
Sauce with Attitude
Salmon with Cucumber Sauce
& Easy Chicken
Short Ribs in Wine Sauce
Waldorf Chicken Sandwich
Tomato & Cheese Pie
& Apple Bake
& Apple Curry
'n Easy Potato Bread
Potato & Apple Salad with Fennel
Carrot & Walnut Soup
Apples in Red Cabbage
& Potato Pancakes
Ithaca, New York claims
to be the birthplace of the popular ice cream sundae. The first one
was served to a local minister on a sweltering Sunday in 1891, when
the minister came into the C.C. Plat drugstore after his morning
service and asked for a dish of ice cream with some syrup poured
over it. Platt then asked come Cornell students to try the dish,
which led to the creation of this national institution.
A RECIPE FROM
FINGERLAKES FOOD, FACT & FANCY
by Portia Little
Enjoy today's catch baked with a
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 1/2 pounds trout fillets
3/4 teaspoon lemon and pepper
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Melt butter with lemon juice in shallow pan. Coast both sides
of fillets with butter mixture. Lay fillets side by side,
overlapping slightly if necessary, in pan. Mix spices
together; sprinkle over fillets. Bake 20-25 minutes or until
fish flakes and is done. Serves 5-6.
Note: This recipe also works well
with other fish fillets, such s catfish.
About the Author
The author, Portia Little, has
been a food columnist, editor, and feature writer. She has
contributed to magazines and newspapers including Bon Appetit,
The Boston Globe, Boston Herald and Granite State News. Most
recently Portia was editor of CALS news for the College
of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell. Little, who lives in
Ithaca, NY, is also a resident of the seashore town of Jamestown,
RI. A graduate of Syracuse University with degrees in journalism and
home economics, she is a master's degree candidate at Clark
University in Worcester, MA.
Finger Lakes New York
The Finger Lakes area is a
treasure of beautiful farmland, rolling hills, spectacular gorges
and waterfalls, bountiful vineyards, and of course, the lakes
themselves. During the growing season, farmers' markets and roadside
stands display a colorful array of fruits and vegetables as well as
local product such as honey and maple syrup. And local wineries
boast fine reds and whites, along with specialty fruit wines, meads,
and some beers. We hope you enjoy this collections of recipes that
features ingredients from local producers. Here's to discovering the
Portia Little Food
columnist, editor and feature writer for newspapers and magazines,
Portia Little is an expert at food and fun.
Pursuing her passion for great food, Little decided to make a
career of food writing. Her fervor brought her to deciding to pen
her own cookbooks. Not wanting to be another Rachael Ray, Little
decided to create her own niche by writing souvenir cookbooks. They
are small spiral-bound cookbooks that are filled with delicious
well as other interests of the author. Deciding to self-publish, she
claimed complete control over her cookbooks, and what a delight they
are. (Jennifer Wickes, food writer)
"Recipes Roses &
Some of my favorite recipes from this book are: Fresh Apple Cake,
Chicken Salad with Grapes, Four-Layer Blueberry Dessert and Oven
Each recipe is preceded by a quote from a poem. Shakespeare,
Burns, Percy Bysshe Shelley and more penned some of the quotes you
Her recipes are easy-to-follow and delicious. They do not
require unusual ingredients or equipment. Just great food that bring
family favorites to your plate.
"The Easy Vegetarian"
Some of my favorite recipes from this book are: Fresh Peach Crumble,
Roasted Vegetables, and Tomato Bruschetta.
Again, Portia finds fitting quotes to precede each recipe,
bringing her love of food and literature together. You will find
the Bible, Albert Einstein, Mark Twain, as well as others.
With this book, you can create healthy meals for
vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike!
Seashore Recipes & Rhymes"
After numerous vacations to New England, Portia decided to create
this little nugget of some of New England's favorite recipes.
Some of my favorite recipes from this book are: Brandied
Apple Pie, Lime Grilled Salmon, Sweet Potato Biscuits and Quick
Each recipe is preceded by a quote from New England Poetry,
which help create the atmosphere of being in New England when one
Her recipes make you feel like you have gone to the
"Lusty Limericks &
Some of my favorite recipes from this book are: Kahlua Cake,
Pineapple Macadamia Charlotte and a Hummingbird Cake.
Each recipe is preceded by some racy limericks, as the title
suggests. They are all in good taste and quite funny.
These tasty desserts will have you on a romantic
adventure of your own!
Food, Fact & Fancy"
Having lived in the Finger Lake region of New York State for years,
why not pen a book on the experience? Anyone who has been to the
region knows of the beautiful landscape, the delicious award-winning
wines, and a slower life that makes trips there so enjoyable.
Some of my favorite recipes from this book are: Keuka Lake Wine
Cake, The Spiedie and Harvest Carrot and Walnut Soup.
Each recipe is preceded by facts concerning upstate New York. Some
them are amusing, others are very interesting, but in every case,
learn to appreciate this area much more.
These recipes make you feel as if you have traveled
to the Finger Lakes on a weekend trip.