SWQ Spring 2014

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Highland Hospital Sprawl

kerry c regan SWQ Spring 2014

Highland Hospital has purchased the bordering residence at 27 Bellevue Drive, and hospital officials have revealed an as-yet-unspecified plan to expand the hospital’s footprint in the neighborhood.According to Barbara Ficarra, Highland Hospital’s director of Public Relations, the expansion is needed ... read more

Iannucci and St. Monci: Wall\Therapy

Jim Hill SWQ Spring 2014

Curious wanderers near South and Gregory may find themselves lured into a hypnotic labyrinth of red and turquoise shapes behind the Fine Arts Theatre Building. A hidden gem of this summer’s Wall/Therapy event, the mural is actually a collaborative effort ... read more

Eat Your Vegetables

Philip Duquette SWQ Spring 2014

As a child growing up in Massachusetts I would drive to the farm with my mother to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables. They had a little store on the property with wooden bins filled with the summer harvest. We are ... read more

Ann Marie Purdy

SWQ Spring 2014

I know as a non-profit sometimes we get a little biased about our favorite volunteers, but I wanted to share with you one of my favorites, Ann Marie Purdy.Ann Marie has been a Habitat volunteer since she was a student ... read more

Tonja Mcnair

Rose O'Keefe SWQ Spring 2014

For those in the know, there’s a hat for every occasion and Tonja McNair, owner and manager of Headz Up Hats, is very much in the know. The Kentucky Derby, Mother’s Day, Easter and Father’s Day are all big shopping ... read more

strawberry rhubarb pie

Sarah Westendorf SWQ Spring 2014

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.To make the filling, you will need:2 cups sugar2/3 cup flour3 cups rhubarb, cut into small ½ inch chunks3 cups strawberries, cut into small ½ inch chunks1 tsp ground gingerStir together the ... read more

make your own pie crust

Sarah Westendorf SWQ Spring 2014

If you’ve never made your own pie, you’re missing out. And if you’ve made your own pie but used store-bought crust, shame on you! Making pie crust is actually fairly simple, and for this pie I’m ... read more

Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Sarah Westendorf SWQ Spring 2014

3/4 cup all-purpose flour (about 3 1/3 ounces)1 cup regular oats1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/4 teaspoon salt3/4 cup packed light brown sugar1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 large egg3/4 cup coarsely chopped dried strawberries1/3 cup premium white chocolate chips ... read more

Strawberry-Rhubarb Jam

Tracy Rericha SWQ Spring 2014

Around mid-May in Rochester, the sight I anticipate most at the market is that of the first rhubarb. Those lovely pink stalks are a sure sign that spring is coming to a close and warmer days are on their way, ... read more

Harbingers of Summer

Sarah Westendorf SWQ Spring 2014

As I sit at my computer, writing up this article, it’s currently rainy and dismal outside. I’m wearing fluffy slippers, a sweatshirt, and I have a space heater blasting on my hands to keep them from turning numb as I ... read more

Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade

Sarah Westendorf SWQ Spring 2014

3 1/2 cups water1/2 pound rhubarb, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces (about 2 cups)3/4 cup sugar, or to tasteTwo 3-inch strips of lemon zest removed with a vegetable peeler plus additional for garnish1/2 teaspoon vanilla2 cups sliced strawberries1 cup ... read more