5 Summer Drinks You Need To Try

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere—and heck, we all deserve a break. So, chill by the poolside and beat the heat with our cool, refreshing summer drink recipes.

Bell Pepper, Onion and Pesto Crostini Recipe

Take this recipe to the grill for your hottest summer cookout yet.

How ESF’s Pure Maple Syrup Is Made

From the middle of February to the end of March, during prime sap collection time, SUNY-ESF students and staff tap and produce maple syrup and maple butter at Tully’s Heiberg Memorial Forest to be sold at the ESF bookstore. Proceeds from the store, managed by the ESF Alumni Association, fund both need and merit-based scholarships…

4 Kick-Ass Rubs and Marinades For Your Meat

Summer breeze, beer in hand, and smoky aromas—moving your kitchen outdoors is the best way to savor the sunniest days of the year. With our rubs and marinades, break traditions, and unlock finger-lickin’ flavors. 1. Coffee Mustard Marinade 1 small shallot, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 cup strong coffee, room temperature ¼ cup balsamic vinegar ¼…

6 Recipes For A Healthier Holiday

Holiday parties tempt us with delicacies like deviled eggs, meatballs, and pigs in buttery croissant blankets. But each bite adds to the number of calories we consume and the subsequent swell of our waistlines. To avoid wintry weight woes and stay summertime fine, make homemade meals by substituting classic holiday pound-packers with healthier substitutes. —Lateshia…

6 Local Gifts for the Ultimate Foodie

No need to stress over what you’ll be wrapping up this year. We’ve found this season’s best buys for any food lover—and they all come from local artists, writers, and shops. 1. Brunch: A History, Farha Ternikar ($30.60) From: Syracuse, NY The author’s background: A sociologist of food, culture and gender, Ternikar is an associate…

Photo Gallery: Borough Furnace

With the help of $33,000, raised via a Kickstarter campaign, John Truex founded Borough Furnace two years ago. He set up shop at the Gear Factory, a forgotten warehouse on the western outskirts of Armory. Seed money funded molds for frying skillets, braising skillets, and bottle openers and to build machines from scratch. His no-waste…

Double Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

Cure your peppermint cravings with these minty, fudge-y treats. Chewy but crunchy, this holiday cookie is a go-to match for hot cocoa or a warm glass of milk on a cold winter’s night.