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Finger Lakes

Food, Fact & Fancy

Compiled by Portia Little

An Upstate New York Feast

Quick 'n Easy Recipes

A Souvenir to  Treasure

Take-it-with-you Cookbook serves up versatile recipes

Recipes alternate with legends and information about the Finger Lakes area of Upstate New York

Metal spiral bound, soft cover

78 Pages

Compact size of 4 1/4" x 5 1/2,

ISBN# 0-9663066-4-3

Usually shipped within 2 days



Other books by Portia Little:


Bread Pudding Bliss


Recipes, Roses & Rhyme


Lusty Limericks & Luscious Desserts


The Easy Vegetarian


New England Seashore Recipes & Rhyme


Spirit of America

A "greeting card"  souvenir cookbook with favorite  recipes from the Finger Lakes area.

Great Hostess Gift!

Stocking Stuffer!

Author Review:


    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 recipes, as
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 & Rhymes"
Some of my favorite recipes from this book are: Fresh Apple Cake, Chicken Salad with Grapes, Four-Layer Blueberry Dessert and Oven
Roast Potatoes.
    Each recipe is preceded by a quote from a poem. Shakespeare, Robert
Burns, Percy Bysshe Shelley and more penned some of the quotes you
will see.
    Her recipes are easy-to-follow and delicious. They do not require unusual ingredients or equipment. Just great food that bring her
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 quotes from
the Bible, Albert Einstein, Mark Twain, as well as others.
   With this book, you can create healthy meals for
vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike!


 Upstate New York Feast


Recipes for Sweets and Desserts

Finger Lakes Grape Pie

Rich Chocolate Apple Cake

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust

Keuka Lake Wine Cake

Port Wine Ice Cream Sauce

Caramel Apple Pizza

Maple Syrup Cake

Fabulous Rhubarb Bars

Blackberry Peach Cobbler

Chocolate Mystery Cake

Tanya's Blueberry Cake

Chocolate Candy Bread Pudding with Raspberry Sauce


Main Dish Recipes

Veggie Melt

Spaghetti Sauce with Attitude

Poached Salmon with Cucumber Sauce

Slow & Easy Chicken

Beef Short Ribs in Wine Sauce

Smoky Waldorf Chicken Sandwich

Fresh Tomato & Cheese Pie

Sausage & Apple Bake

Zesty Baked Trout

Lamb & Apple Curry

The Spiedie

Chicken with Artichokes


Everything Else...

Prosciutto with Pears

Good 'n Easy Potato Bread

Sweet Potato & Apple Salad with Fennel

Harvest Carrot & Walnut Soup

Sauteed Apples in Red Cabbage

Strawberry Spinach Salad

Apple Muffins

Zucchini & Potato Pancakes

Honey Raisin Sauce

Apple Cider Gravy

Almond Pear Stuffing

Mushroom Munchies



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.



Zesty Baked Trout

by Portia Little


Enjoy today's catch baked with a spicy topping


2 tablespoons butter or margarine

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 1/2 pounds trout fillets

3/4 teaspoon lemon and pepper spice

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 as catfish.




About the Author

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Portia Little

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 Finger Lakes!

Author Review Continued:

"New England 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 Zucchini Pancakes.
    Each recipe is preceded by a quote from New England Poetry, which help create the atmosphere of being in New England when one cannot.
    Her recipes make you feel like you have gone to the

"Lusty Limericks & Luscious Desserts"
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!

"Finger Lakes 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 of
them are amusing, others are very interesting, but in every case, you
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.

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