I’m glad so you’re here, and I hope as you spend time poking around that you will be encouraged and inspired to live well, have fun and enjoy life in Upstate New York.
A little about me…
I live in Ontario County on a small family farm with my husband and 3 teenage kids. I love reading, jogging, sewing, and cheering my kids on during their sporting events.
About Home in the Finger Lakes
This year marks 6 years since I started Home in the Finger Lakes. What started as a hobby, has grown into a thriving community, and a taste of home for many across the country.
The Finger Lakes region is rich in history and natural beauty. I have always held a rapt curiosity of the people, places, and things that have shaped our region. Occasionally, I share stories, events, and products from Upstate New York, that I hope you will find interesting and inspiring. If you are visiting for the first time or a lifelong resident of Upstate New York I want to make it easier for you to discover beautiful local places, interesting events, and the best Upstate New York has to offer
On the Blog:
Q: Where do you get recipe ideas from? Are all of the recipes on this site yours?
I get inspiration in a lot of different places. I love to re-create Upstate New York’s signature dishes in my own kitchen, and often look for authentic recipes from restaurants. I source many of my recipes from local cookbooks, online forums, and old newspaper clippings. I make a conscious effort to always include credit where credit is due.
Q: I am Interested in Touring The Willard Asylum, Do you have any Information ?
First, I would like to point out I have no affiliation with the Willard Tour, or it’s organizers, nor am I a spokesperson for the event. 2015 was the seventh and final year of the Willard tour, normally a couple hundred people show up for the tour, but word spread on social media and organizers estimated more than 2,500 people tried to gain admittance. Crowds completely overwhelmed the fundraiser and chaos ensued, the roads to Willard had to be shut down by state troopers, and the tour was canceled. The organizers did their best to accommodate as many people as they could, but simply were not prepared.
No plans for future tours have been announced, it is unclear if they will ever be offered again.
Q: Can you tell me the nutritional information for your recipes?
As far as nutritional information goes, I try to supply that when appropriate. While I do care about healthy recipes, Home in the Finger Lakes focuses primarily comfort foods, and is not a nutrition blog. I have found that including the nutritional information on indulgent treats, not only takes up a great deal of time on my end, but it also leads to a lot of angry emails about salt, fat, or sugar content.
Q: What is your policy on working with brands?
I love collaborating with great brands and products and sharing them with our audience. Just shoot us an email at Jennifer@homeinthefingerlakes.com
Q: What is your policy on working with local businesses, groups, and events ?
I am incredibly supportive of local ventures and events. If you represent a business, travel destination, adventure or cultural experience, musical act, festival or community event and are looking for press or media coverage, please email me Jennifer@homeinthefingerlakes.com