Well, it is Wrist to Forehead Sunday, we all knew it would be. I’m still trying to get over my cold. Yesterday’s chicken soup helped, especially when I heated up two more bowls of it this afternoon. Extra sleep has helped too. I may stop complaining about my ills any day now, but let’s not expect miracles, shall we? At least I can stop whining long enough to give a shout-out to a local business that helped us out today.
In the best of circumstances I don’t often cook something good two days in a row. Additionally, the oven was already occupied by roasting pumpkin seeds. Yes, we waited till the day before Halloween to carve our pumpkin. What can I say, it’s been a rough month. But today Steven carved a delightful face in the pumpkin we got from Pumpkin Junction in Sauquoit (ooh, that will make two shout-outs today). I gathered the seeds and put them in the oven to roast, after tossing them in olive oil with salt and spices. Just to give another shout-out, I used the Salt Free Essential Spice Blend I got from So Sweet Candy Cafe (it was at their booth at the Mohawk Valley Garlic and Herb Festival in Little Falls, so it actually may have been So Sweet Candy Confections, but what’s in a name) (and I just gave a shout-out to the Garlic Festival, didn’t I?).
That was kind of a convoluted paragraph, wasn’t it? You’ll have that when a blogger is not feeling 100% for some days in a row. No matter, my original purpose here was to give a shout-out to Carney’s Corners. Steven called in an order for pick-up, an Italian sub and pasta salad. I had not had an Italian sub in a while. I’ve been trying to get away from processed, aged meats, since I heard they may be migraine triggers. Never mind that they are some of my favorite things. Salami and pepperoni, YUM! I thoroughly enjoyed my half of that sub.
OK, I’ve carefully put in links to Pumpkin Junction, So Sweet Candy Cafe and Mohawk valley Garlic and Herb Festival. I couldn’t find a site for Carney’s Corners, but they are located at 232 N. Washington St., Herkimer, phone number 315-866-7191. And if you don’t feel like clicking, Pumpkin Junction is at 2188 Graffenburg Rd., Sauquoit, 315-794-4604 (although their last day of business for the year may be Oct. 31, so hurry); So Sweet Candy Cafe is 531 Varick St., Utica, 315-765-6463.