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Binky’s Culinary Carnival

Binky
Welcome! Thanks for stopping by! My Big Brother gave me the nickname “Binky” before I could walk and a few moons later, he still calls me Binky, for better or worse! Hence the Goofy name! Coming into this blog thing late limits your choices of names.

I love to cook! Any kind of cooking. From Baking to Canning to Back Yard Parties, you name it. So I thought ‘Carnival’ indicated an appropriate conglomeration of treats!  I am especially fond of quick breads (10 minutes worth of prep and you have a great snack for the kids, breakfast or dessert). In the last several years jams, preserves and freezing have become an important summer activity. Living on the protected shores of Lake Ontario, Stone Fruits are in abundance. In some areas of the County, Orchards exceed population!

I have a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in Ornamental Horticulture. For many years my husband and I had a successful landscaping business in the Rochester, NY area. For now, I use my knowledge of plants to grow a plethora of great fruits and vegetables in the summer. I start my own plants in January and February so that by planting time in May, I have huge plants that produce fruits within the first month! It gives me a real jump on the season!

I hope to share useful tips that save me time, fresh, healthier versions of some of the old favorites and lots of original creations, too!! If you have any comments or suggestions, I would love to here them! Drop me a comment in the Contact box. Take a look at our YouTube Channel. Check out our social media presence, the links are on the sidebar. Don’t forget to subscribe so that you don’t miss any of my great recipes!
Thank you for stopping by my little corner of the world! Have fun cooking!