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Food at the farm; Saratoga Race Course barbecue

Gourmet Food BasketsSaturday and Sunday, August 30 & 31, the Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard will continue its Taste of Fly Creek Series with products from Ohio’s Robert Rothschild Berry Farm.

Chef Tom Eriksen will prepare a tasting of Rothschild’s Buffalo bleu cheese dip, blackberry honey mustard pretzel dip, Asian sesame grill sauce and artichoke dip. All products are easy to prepare and make a wonderful presentation at parties.

Chef Tom’s sampling hours will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. The Mill is open every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. No registration is necessary and parking is free.

Pressing season starts this Saturday. Cider-making demonstrations on the Mill’s vintage 1889 Bommer and Boucher Press by Jack Stanton and Duane Shepard can be observed from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

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Serves 8

  • 1 cup low Carb bread crumbs
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup shredded Fly Creek Cider Mill Cave-aged Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 8 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Gourmet Food BasketsIn a medium bowl, mix the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and ½ cup of Cheddar cheese. Dip the chicken breasts in the melted butter, and roll them in the bread crumb mixture. Place chicken in a lightly greased 9×13 inch baking dish. Sprinkle salt and grind the pepper over the dish. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 45 minutes, until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.

Kitchen note: Sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley, basil or oregano and add a little extra shredded cheddar before serving!


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Here is a post from the New York Traveler Website about Fly Creek Cider Mill…

Not too long ago, we took a jaunt to Cooperstown. Along the route is a wonderful little cider mill, with a homey, small-town, small-business atmosphere. The cider mill is in Fly Creek, NY, a tiny little hamlet nestled between the glorious Upstate hills. It’s a very, very small area. Believe it or not, Fly Creek is on the map. Just don’t blink going through, or you’ll miss it. Read the Full Post


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  • 4 chicken breasts, skin on
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Gourmet Food BasketsCombine the cider, syrup, lemon juice, seasoning – marinate the chicken breasts for at least 1 hour. Remove the breasts from the marinade. Season with salt and pepper and place on prepared grill. Grill, turning occasionally, for about 20 minutes or until cooked through and nicely glazed. While the chicken is grilling, cook the marinade over low heat until syrupy. Pour it over the grilled chicken and serve.


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  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1/2 pound mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • Preheat the oven to 350.

Heat 2 tablespoons of the butter in a large, ovenproof sauté pan. Season the chicken breasts with Wondra flour, salt and pepper to taste. Place them in the hot butter and sear, turning once, for about 4 minutes or until lightly colored.
Remove the chicken breasts from the pan and set aside.
Add the remaining butter. When hot, add the apples and mushrooms and sauté’ for about 5 minutes of until softened. Stir in the cider and broth and bring to a simmer.
Return the chicken to the pan. Add the sage and lemon zest and season with salt and pepper. Place in the preheated oven and bake, basting occasionally, for about 15 minutes or until the chicken has cooked through.

Remove from the oven, stir in the chives, and serve.


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Gourmet Food BasketsThank you to the fine folks at Fine Living. In their article, “Visiting a Cider Mill,” they choose the top ten Cider Mills from New York to Texas, and Fly Creek Cider Mill was included in the list in the article.

Fly Creek Cider Mill, 800-505-6455, The Fly Creek Cider Mill in Cooperstown is a water-powered cider mill with 150 years of operation. A self-guided tour of the mill offers visitors a glimpse of every step in the old-fashioned process. An on-site market, bakery, donut shop and restaurant will satisfy every level of hunger.

We’ve picked 10 top cider mills in the U.S. that will satisfy your thirst for fall’s favorite refreshment. From tree branch to bushel basket, the journey is short for apples destined for the cider mill. Families travel miles to sip this fall flavor, keeping the drink a perennial favorite. Cider season is September through November, and watching how it is made can be just as fun as tasting.”

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The harvest Festival is September 13 and 14th this year, 2008. Fly Creek Cider Mill is proud to sponsor the baby animals area and animal carousel. This is a great event and we hope to see you all there next month.

This popular annual event, a celebration of the season’s bounty, brings together a wide range of performers, artisans, exhibitors, and vendors in an old-time agricultural fair. Traditional music, canine agility demonstrations, horse drawn wagon rides, harvest foods, crafts, historic games and races, are just some of the many activities scheduled for the weekend. Google Map It


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