Open Thursday through Sunday, 9 am to 6 pm; Hopelink food drive

Open this week, Thursday through Sunday, 9 am to 6 pm. This should be our summer schedule until Labor Day weekend. Special event this week: Pick-a-Pound for Hopelink!

I hosted my sister-in-law and her husband one Saturday and provided appetizers and salads. I made a Blueberry-Blue Cheese Salad, initially printed in FamilyCircle magazine, July 2012. However, I didn't have any blue cheese so I used Beechers Marco Polo; I also used red wine vinegar instead of balsamic vinegar. And, finally, I added some chopped crispy bacon. The salad was yummy and I would make it again.

We sat outside on our deck and enjoyed several bottles of red wine from Cherry Valley Winery. We have been members of their Wine Club for 1.5 years and enjoy going to their events when we have a chance. For music, we listened to our Amazon Echo, and had fun asking it to play specific songs. By the end of the evening, we had moved from Beach Boys and Spyrogyra to Tower of Power. (Yes, we're that old!)

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