Posts Tagged ‘wegmans’

Eat them in muffins, pancakes, smoothies and yogurt or just pop them straight into your mouth; blueberries are a fantastic treat for the end of the summer. Recently discovered as a great source of antioxidants, blueberry production has expanded over the last 25 years, including in Syracuse. Go to Wegman’s and you can get these berries year-round, or go support the local farmers’ markets and get berries with a taste you cannot beat.

As one of the hardest berries, blueberries can last 10-14 days in the fridge and even longer when frozen, making them a berry with the perfect shelf life for a college student. Whichever you decide to do, store bought or locally grown, fresh or frozen, here are some great microwavable recipes for those of us living in the dorms–or those who really can’t cook–during the next semester.

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New Yorkers and Syracuse students, be on the lookout for more options in the wine aisle at Wegmans. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has approved a law that will require fewer regulations for wineries in the state. Some of the changes include less paper work, now allowing farm wineries to apply for just one annual permit. With wine sales accounting for $420 million a year, and an economic impact of $3.76 billion, wine is a big deal. Inspired by this information, check out some delicious drinks that include wine.

 

River Horse Brewing Company opened in Labertville, NY in April 1996

River Horse Brewing Company opened in Labertville, NY in April 1996

Wandering through the wonderful world of Wegmans’ beer section one recent day, my boyfriend and I stumbled upon a strange looking variety pack with an intriguing label. The tan and light blue box, which sported a logo that mimicked the weathered graphic t-shirt look, read “River Horse Brewing Company” and hailed from New Jersey.

 

 

River Horse is actually another name for a Hippo

River Horse is actually another name for a Hippo

Always drawn to alcohol named after animals (even though I’ve been told brewers who do so usually don’t take their craft seriously), I was especially tickled that this brand included the word horse, and persuaded a purchase. Read on for the often delicious and slightly surprising delights we found inside. (more…)