Friday, December 31, 2010

Maple Scones,Coffee, Gifts, Happy New Year!



I've mentioned these delectable delights before but it must me mentioned again. There's nothing like a freshly baked maple scone and a cup of St. Lawrence Valley Roasters coffee for breakfast. The coffee site is still under construction. It's a long story....but if you see something you'd like or need a list of what's available you can call or email. Tim will be happy to help you out. We've prepared and mailed several gift baskets and many pounds of coffee over the holiday season. Soon there will be a brand new upgraded, updated, website so that our customers can buy our coffee any time, anywhere! So, be looking for that.


North Fork Gifts is also becoming busier and busier. As the gift basket maker and crafter, Lisa has been making many hand made soy wax candles, soaps, lotions, scrubs and such. Her website is also a work in progress but you can purchase via http://www.northforkgifts.com/ or on etsy or art fire where she also has shops. The same goes....if there's something you'd like that you can't seem get the website to help you with, send an email and Lisa will be happy to help you out. Don't forget that I do custom orders too. http://www.northforkgifts.etsy.com/ http://www.northforkgifts.artfire.com/ As things progress I will be updating everyone so please do come back and check us out.

I will also take this time to thank everyone who has stayed at North Fork B&B, purchased our coffee and or gifts. We look forward to an even more productive year in 2011. Happy New Year!



http://www.northforkbandb.net/ " The place where everyone feels at home."



Maple Sugar Scones

3 cups all purpose flour

2/3 cup granulated maple sugar

8 tablespoons very cold butter

1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

2/3 cup buttermilk

2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

1 large egg

2 Tbls. maple syrup to spread on scones before baking

Maple crunchies OR granulated maple sugar (either may be sprinkled on scones before baking)

Combine all the dry ingredients and wisk together. In a separate bowl, combine the egg, maple syrup and buttermilk and mix together. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir with a fork until the dough is shaggy. Place shaggy dough on a lightly floured board and knead 5-6 times. Form into a ball and flatten to about 1 inch thick. Cut into 8 wedges. Place the wedges on an ungreased cookie sheet and brush each with maple syrup and then sprinkle each with maple crunchies.Bake at 400 degrees on center rack of oven for 18 min. or until a toothpick

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Maple Sugar Scones,Coffee, Gifts, Happy New Year!


 

I've mentioned these delectable delights before but it must me mentioned again. There's nothing like a freshly baked maple scone and a cup of  St. Lawrence Valley Roasters coffee for breakfast. The coffee site is still under construction. It's a long story....but if you see something you'd like or need a list of what's available you can call or email. Tim will be happy to help you out. We've prepared and mailed several gift baskets and many pounds of coffee over the holiday season. Soon there will be a brand new upgraded, updated, website so that our customers can buy our coffee any time, anywhere! So, be looking for that.

North Fork Gifts is also becoming busier and busier. As the gift basket maker and crafter, Lisa has been making many hand made soy wax candles, soaps, lotions, scrubs and such. Her website is also a work in progress but you can purchase via www.northforkgifts.com or on etsy or art fire where she also has shops. The same goes....if there's something you'd like that you can't seem get the website to help you with, send an email and Lisa will be happy to help  you out. Don't forget that I do custom orders too. www.northforkgifts.etsy.com  www.northforkgifts.artfire.com  As things progress I will be updating everyone so please do come back and check us out.

I will also take this time to thank everyone who has stayed at North Fork B&B, purchased our coffee and or gifts. We look forward to an even more productive year in 2011. Happy New Year!

www.northforkbandb.net  " The place where everyone feels at home."

Maple Sugar Scones

 3 cups all purpose flour

 2/3 cup granulated maple sugar

8 tablespoons very cold butter

1 tsp. baking powder

 1/2 tsp. baking soda

 1/2 tsp. salt

 2/3 cup buttermilk

 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

 1 large egg

2 Tbls. maple syrup to spread on scones before baking

 Maple crunchies OR granulated maple sugar (either may be sprinkled on scones before baking)

 Combine all the dry ingredients and wisk together. In a separate bowl, combine the egg, maple syrup and buttermilk and mix together. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir with a fork until the dough is shaggy. Place shaggy dough on a lightly floured board and knead 5-6 times. Form into a ball and flatten to about 1 inch thick. Cut into 8 wedges. Place the wedges on an ungreased cookie sheet and brush each with maple syrup and then sprinkle each with maple crunchies.Bake at 400 degrees on center rack of oven for 18 min. or until a toothpick

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas is just around the corner....

When I look at my blog, I can't believe I haven't written in such a long time. The bed and breakfast has been incredibly busy. I'm thankful. Tim and I have enjoyed our guests and look forward to welcoming guests in 2011. Some days it's a whirlwind trying to keep up with coffee orders, guest bookings, orders in the gift shop baking and oh yes, my regular job! Of course Tim is the one trying to keep up with the coffee orders. I do the gift baskets and such. Anyway, I wanted to at least say hello and let everyone know that I plan to be blogging more regularly and keeping up with it all year round. Ruby will be happy, I'm sure!! I'd like to take this time to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Right now I'm baking. I just finished cinnamon chip scones and pumpkin muffins. I'm moving onto Amish Sugar Cookies and possibly a cake. I'll deliver first thing tomorrow morning and then move onto the gift baskets. I enjoy baking and I love making gift baskets. I hope to follow up with pictures at some point. I will try to write again soon.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Lots of new things in the gift shop!

When we're not busy with guests, we've been very busy getting ready for an upcoming show on Dec. 3rd. New wood wick candles and lots of different soaps have been made in preparation for the show so far. We'll have more on the way too. Here are some of the things we've been up to.



All of these will be available on www.northforkgifts.com as well.

Currently, you can find them at www.northforkgifts.etsy.com  We have lots more coming so keep checking back!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

North Fork Bed and Breakfast

North Fork B&B has been busy! We have had wonderful guests. It's always fun to meet new people. We've had people from Washington State, Minnesota and Mass. In addition to the B&B the gift shop has had orders as well. All very exciting! With all of this, I have also started back to work which is the reason why my blog has been neglected. I apologize! I am going to try to get back to writing. I can't believe it's October! The time has gone by so fast that I can hardly believe it. All of this being said, I'm going to have some new products to post very shortly. I'm going to be making large wood wick and regular wick candles. I'm showing some of the candles I have. These new candles will be right in time for the gift giving season. Some fall fragrances....and some winter and Christmas.....take a look at some of the ones that are currently available.

This is a 16 oz. Peppermint Soy                                   This is  Christmas Cookie
Wax Wood Wick Candle                                              16 oz. Soy Wax Wood Wick
                                                                                 Candle















                                

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

Maple Scones Recipe

A while back I had said that I was going to post my maple scones recipe. I have yet to do it. Between the crash of my computer some weeks ago and the current weather situation, completion of projects has been slow. The internet connection keeps coming and going and I'm not able to find my B&B website anywhere so I haven't been able to post the recipe. I'm going to put my maple sugar scone recipe right here so everyone can see it and hopefully try making them. If you need granulated maple sugar you can get it from the Orebed Maple Sugar Shack. These scones are delicious! Enjoy.....

Maple Sugar Scones
3 cups all purpose flour
2/3 cup granulated maple sugar
8 tablespoons very cold butter
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2/3 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 large egg
2 Tbls. maple syrup to spread on scones before baking
Maple crunchies OR granulated maple sugar (either may be sprinkled on scones before baking)
Combine all the dry ingredients and wisk together. In a separate bowl, combine the egg, maple syrup and buttermilk and mix together. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir with a fork until the dough is shaggy.  Place shaggy dough on a lightly floured board and knead 5-6 times. Form into a ball and flatten to about 1 inch thick. Cut into 8 wedges. Place the wedges on an ungreased cookie sheet and brush each with maple syrup and then sprinkle each with maple crunchies.Bake at 400 degrees on center rack of oven for 18 min. or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Maple Scones Make a tasty breakfast...

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We are very lucky to be able to get our maple products from the Orebed Maple Sugar Shack. These scones use granulated maple sugar, which they have and I put maple crunchies on the top for added flavor. Our Maple scones have been a hit for our breakfasts every time we've made them. The recipe will be on our recipe page if you'd like to try making these delicious scones.

Friday, August 13, 2010

French Breakfast Muffins,Mmmmm...

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This morning's breakfast featured French Breakfast Muffins served with St. Lawrence Valley Roasters Baker Road Blend coffee. These muffins have a little bit of nutmeg in the muffin and after baking them they are topped with melted butter and dipped in cinnamon and sugar. Our guests just loved them! Once again, I will be putting the recipe on our recipe page so if you'd like to make them, go for it!

The batter is a little bit different and you need to be sure not to over stir when putting them together. Have fun with these tasty breakfast muffins.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

North Fork Bed and Breakfast Blueberry Scones

This morning's breakfast at North Fork Bed and Breakfast was blueberry scones. Very yummy! Served with Costa Rica L'Amistad coffee. I just finished putting the recipe on our recipe page so if you'd like to make them yourself, check it out! Off to do yard work. Much cooler today, thankfully!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Blueberry French Toast for breakfast today...

This morning our guests are enjoying blueberry french toast. Yesterday was apple french toast. New recipes will be posted on our website so look for these as well as our maple sugar scones. All are favorites here at North Fork B&B.

Also, pictures coming of the dining room which is newly painted and oh so beautiful! Check back and see the pictures of the new look here at North Fork.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Maple Sugar Scones

North Fork Bed and Breakfast has been serving Maple Sugar Scones for breakfast on occasion and they are delicious! We're lucky to be able to get our Maple products locally from the Orebed Maple Sugar Shack. This week we've been serving Costa Rican L'Amastad and Dark Star Blend coffees to our guests. Yesterday Tim gave our guests a tour of the coffee roastery. This morning's breakfast is our very famous strata which can be found soon on our website recipe page.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Re-enactment in Ogdensburg,NY

We had a very busy weekend during the re-enactment which took place at Fort La Presentation on Lighthouse Point in Ogdensburg, NY. We had guests that were re-enactors, re-enactment watchers and even a family attending to be part of the weekend but not actual re-enactors.  It was great fun to hear all about the weekend.

While all of that was going on Tim and I were at the market. Many of the re-enactors came by in the morning to purchase goods to take back to camp and prepare meals over an open fire. Many bought coffee and were very happy to be going back to prepare coffee made from freshly roasted beans from St. Lawrence Valley Roasters.
When we go to the market, I usually bring baked goods from Baker Road Bakery to have on hand and occasionally I bring some things from North Fork Gifts. This time I did bring some of the new bird houses and bird feeders. I'm very excited about them and the lighthouse theme was completely appropriate for this weekend in particular. Here are some of the baked goods. The red and white Lighthouse is sold.
Here's a picture of a couple of the Lighthouse bird houses and feeders. I love the stone one myself. They all have their own personality and are each uniquely created to be one of a kind.
This morning I'm going to be working on messenger bags made from the burlap coffee bags. When I have some done, I'll share them so you can see what they look like. I hope to also get the bird feeders and houses uploaded to North Fork Gifts, Etsy and Art Fire. So please do check back later to see what has developed. Right now I'm off to work!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Breakfast at North Fork B&B

We've been pretty busy here at North Fork B&B. As a result, we've had the chance to make many different breakfasts. I haven't put all the new recipes on the website, but I plan to in the near future. These days, when not preparing breakfast or visiting with guests, I've been working on North Fork Gifts ecommerce site. Finally, after many weeks, it is up and purchases can easily be made. It is worth going there to take a look. I'm putting new things on there everyday and plan to continue. Let me know what you think. Today was kayaking, finally! It was great fun!! My daughter and I put in near SLU and paddled out into the river. It was just plain fun to be back in my kayak and out on the water.  I will go again tomorrow and I can't wait. OK, back to the breakfast scene. After a trip to Orebed Maple Sugar Shack in DeKalb, I'm able to make those delicious maple scones again and our guests absolutely loved having them for breakfast this past week.


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Over this past weekend, I tried my hand at blueberry scones. I had fresh blueberries from the Canton Farmer's Market. I don't care for the drop by spoonful type so I changed it up a bit and made the formed ones and sprinkled sugar on the top. They were very tasty indeed. Our guests just loved them!



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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Ogdensburg Green Market and the Re-enactment

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Yesterday my husband Tim and I spent the day at the Ogdensburg Green Market along the river. Many different kinds of things are available at the Green Market. It was a beautiful day! We arrived early due to the re-enactment. It was fun to see all of the participants in period dress. I especailly enjoyed the variety of dresses and hats the women were wearing. We had many people stop by for coffee ( St. Lawrence Valley Roasters) and Baker Road Bakery goodies. Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves.

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We've been especailly busy here at North Fork Bed and Breakfast/Gifts which is wonderful! This weekend we have guests that are both participants and spectators of the re-enactment. Yesterday we made sure we got our breakfast sausage from Cliff Cook of Cook Farm. We try to use as many local products as possible here at North Fork. Cliff's sausage is the best breakfast sausage I've ever eaten! 

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This picture shows one of the new bird houses we have at North Fork Gifts. Look for a variety of bird houses and feeders coming soon on our website. You can also see the bread and some of the baked goods. It was an enjoyable day.As the Seaway Festival kicks off, the re-enactment is winding down. Last night they had fireworks which I'm sure everyone enjoyed. It will be a very busy week in Ogdensburg as the Seaway Festival takes place throughout the coming week and next weekend. Time to prepare breakfast!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Baking...

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I took maple scones, shortbread cookies, chocolate chip squares and blueberry muffins to the SLU coffee shop this morning. It was busy getting it all together. I need to get to the maple place to get more supplies. I use local maple products from the Orebed Maple Sugar Shack. The maple scones use maple sugar. It's a little pricey but it makes absolutely fabulous scones. I fed the sourdough base and made dough. Last night I baked 3 more loaves of bread. I'm including some pics of the shortbread cookies today. Usually I make bit size shortbread but for the coffee shop I make these larger ones. They really taste good and you only need one to be full. The sugar coating just makes it that more yummy.

Baking and creating.....


Yesterday I made maple scones, blueberry muffins,chocolate chip squares and shortbread cookies for the SLU cafe. They were delivered this morning. I have an order for a dozen muffins for Saturday when we go to the farmer's market. It's been warm, really warm here but I'm not complaining. After 3 summers in a row where all it did was rain AND it was really chilly, I'm happy to have a summer that's more "normal" if there is such a thing. Everything is running about a month ahead. The golden rod is already out and so are the black-eyed susans and the queen ann's lace. Very unusual, kinda makes one wonder what the winter will be like. Here are some pictures of those baked goods. Enjoy.....

 Now it's off to tackle the front porch. Wish me luck!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Introducing some really awesome new products!

I have been very busy and I'm very excited to introduce some new products for the gift shop and my etsy shop. I've been making upcycled tote bags from the burlap coffee bags. It's great fun and I think people will enjoy using them. Each bag is lined. Some have coffee themed material, some have calico,some canvas. All are uniquely designed. These bags can be used for the farmer's market, grocery shopping, the beach, the boat, for your knitting, as a diaper bag or for anything you need to take from one place to another. I was able to carry most of my display for the market last week in one bag. Each bag has a set of woven handles. I'm in the process of designing handles from the bags as well. These should be on the gift shop web site soon. They should be on etsy today so check them out! I'm putting one in here so you can see what they look like. More will follow...

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Computers!

Having grown up virtually computer free, at times I find all of this a bit overwhelming to say the least. As you know, I have had my share of computer difficulties lately. Well, they seem to be continuing as I struggle to figure out the new computer and attempt to find my way around in word press. Frankly, I find dreamweaver much easier and I may just opt to go back to that! In the meantime, I just wanted to let everyone know that the reason my blog is such a mess is because it's reflecting my inability to figure things out. Hopefully, I will sometime soon and be back on track. Please be patient with me as I struggle to do this stuff!! Thank you!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Baking for Baker Road Bakery

On Friday, the last day of school and graduation, I came home from work and began baking for the market. On Saturdays throughout the summer I plan to be at the Green Market in Ogdensburg,NY. Saturday it rained. The rain really ruins Tim's coffee labels. Tim left early and went down to the market only to find pouring rain. He had to return home. We plan to be at the market on Saturday July 3rd so if you're in the area, please stop by. I do want to share what's going to available so far. Hopefully, I'll have even more to choose from by the time Saturday rolls around!

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Here's the finished chocolate chip cookie dough just before it goes onto the cookie sheet and into the oven to bake.

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This is the Whoopee Pie spelled the old Maine way, after being frosted. This is what the filling looks like before the top is put on the whoopee pie. Very light and fluffy!



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Blueberry Muffins and Chocolate Chip Muffins will also be available at the market this week. Hope to see you there!

Monday, June 21, 2010

The HMS Bounty in Ogdensburg

This wonderful tall ship was my adventure yesterday. I had heard that it would be in the Ogdensburg port and just had to go and check it out. It's the HMS Bounty built in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia for MGM Film Studios' 1962 movie, Mutiny on the Bounty starring Marlon Brando. Now I ask you, who could resist climbing aboard the very same ship that Marlon Brando was on?  This very same ship was also used for Treasure Island, Yellow Beard, Sponge Bob Square Pants, and Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean-Dead Man's Chest.

When I climbed aboard this tall ship, I was taken back to my childhood days and Mystic Seaport where I spent a great deal of time with my grandmother. We would go through and look at and read about everything! It was always fun and always interesting. Many of the children and children at heart, had that same gleam in their eye as they toured this vessel. I just kept thinking about our song and the tall ships and getting pictures to show my students. It was a lot of fun!


 


The height of the masts is what I always find amazing. The way it all fits together to form a most picturesque ship in full sail. It was a wonderful experience indeed!

How Many Computer Crashes Can On Person Take?

Not really growing up with computers and cell phones and iPods etc., these technological devices are sometimes as much of a struggle as they are anything else. As you all know, my computer crashed. I was able to recover much of my stuff, thankfully, but....in the short time since I purchased that one to the replacements, much as changed. The changes coupled with 2 crashes on my work computers has been just a bit too much to take! As I struggle to recover, I've learned a lot more about backing things up!!! My blog posts have been slim to none and I apologize for that. It isn't that I don't have anything to write about, it's that I'm caught in a sea of confusion. I am sorting through it and planning to come out  ahead and hopefully a little bit more prepared should these events occur again.

On Saturday I had the pleasure of taking a word press workshop. I'm now in the process of learning and doing and redoing. So this post is just to let you know that I'm on the case and I'm working really hard to get all of this new stuff down and plan to present some incredible stuff.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Heuvelton Marching Band

The Heuvelton Marching Band is trying to secure a grant for new uniforms. If you could vote daily for them that would be great! I have included a voting icon on the sidebar of this blog. You can just click on that and then use your facebook account or create an account to sign in with. To vote just go to www.refresheverything.com/heuveltonmarchingband  this will allow you to place your vote daily. We need to be in the top ten to win. Thanks so much!! Every vote helps!!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

The Green Market Ogdensburg,NY

Yesterday Tim and I went to the Green Market in Ogdensburg for the first time. It was a lot of fun. It's so nice to be overlooking the river. The weather held out for us too. Although it was cloudy most of the time, it never rained more than a few drops. I brought bread, blueberry mufffins and chocolate chip cookies. I sold almost everything upon arrival! I will be baking for next week for sure. We won't be at the market on June 19th as we have a workshop we're attending. North Fork Bed and Breakfast will be using locally produced foods in our breakfasts and Baker Road Bakery will be using them as much as possible in all baked goods. It's amazing how much one can find at the market. I am really looking forward to next week and hoping that we have good weather. It's raining today. Hopefully, we won't have a repeat performance of the last 3 summers of nothing but rain!

North Fork Bed and Breakfast Sourdough Bread The Finished Product!


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 These photos were from last week when I was getting ready for the market we did yesterday.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Green Market Ogdensburg,NY

Tim and I went to the farmer's market in Ogdensburg today. I brought Baker Road Bakery Bread,cookies and blueberry muffins. They were gone almost as soon as I arrived! I wasn't able to bake as much as I would have liked due to time constraints. I hope to have more available for purchase next week. We won't be at the market on June 19th as we're attending a workshop.

Lots of fresh, local foods are available at the market. You can get meat too. Tim and I are using local food and products for the B&B. It's a lot of fun to network with other vendors. Baker Road Bakery will be using fresh local eggs. The weather held out pretty well today too. It was a lot of fun and I'm looking forward to next week. I'm hoping to bring cinnamon buns too! Hopefully, I'll get some baking time in this week. If you're in the area check out the Green Market in Ogdensburg.

Friday, June 4, 2010

St. Lawrence County B&B North Fork Bed and Breakfast

North Fork Bed and Breakfast, located in St. Lawrence County, is the home of North Fork Gifts, Baker Road Bakery and St. Lawrence Valley Roasters. Our guests can enjoy a peaceful getaway, purchase something special from the area, drink freshly roasted coffee and take in the beauty here at North Fork when they come and stay with us. We are pet friendly and we have free wi-fi. Freshly made sourdough bread and baked goods are available too! We hope to see you when ever you come to St. Lawrence County!!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Rushton Canoe

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This is the Rushton Canoe. If anyone knows about these and the value of this canoe, please send an email to northforkbandb@hughes.net  We would greatly appreciate the information. We do know that they were made in Canton New York.  Thank you!

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The Rushton Canoe


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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Anyone Know Anything About Rushton Canoes?

You read the title correctly. We are looking for someone near us (Lisbon,NY 13658) that knows about Rushton Canoes.  I don't think I've ever seen it and I don't have a picture of it at this point in time either. We need someone that knows about them to let us know what kind of shape it's in and about how much it's worth. So, if you are a Rushton canoe person, please comment so that  we can start to get the ball rolling on this mystery. When I do get to see it. I am going to take pictures so that I have something I can show. In the meantime, I'm searching for information.

Monday, May 31, 2010

North Fork Bed and Breakfast Sourdough Bread

Well, I'm back and as promised, I have some photos from this morning when I prepared the sourdough loaves to rise. With my bread, you have to feed the base. The base is a potato base sourdough. After 12 hours, you make the dough. The dough rises for 12 hours and then you punch it down and make it into loaves. I took some photos so that I could show the process. It is a sweet tasting bread, contrary to it's name. I make white and cinnamon swirl. I've been making this bread for 30 years now. It's very popular at the farmer's market. I will be going this Saturday to the Green Market in Ogdensburg. My husband Tim, will be going to the farmer's market in Canton Friday to sell coffee. St. Lawrence Valley Roasters roasts the best coffee. You can go to his website and purchase or email him, calls are fine too.

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After crimping the ends you place it in the loaf pan to rise. In the warm summer months sometimes you can make an entire batch in a day as long as the base has been fed ahead of time. Otherwise, it takes about 36 hours to make the bread. As I'm writing right now, I have the first 3 loaves of white bread baking in the oven. I'm not sure I will be able to stay awake long enough to bake all of them but I'm going to try. I will take some shots of the finished bread as well to share. It certainly is tasty!! There's nothing like it. After a while one becomes very spoiled by this bread. Guests at the B&B love it as toast and they love the french toast I make as well.