Posts tagged ‘coffee’

Organic Loose Leaf Tea Etc.

Lisa has been working on learning all kinds of new things. Since January of 2012, she has been learning about and selling loose leaf organic teas and tea accessories. The gift shop was emptied out to make room for loose leaf teas that can’t deal with the fragrances of soaps and lotions. The soap and lotion making has taken a back seat to baking and tea blending and packaging. The gift shop was moved and attached to the coffee roasterie. North Fork Gifts is now Baker Road Bakery and Specialtea Teas. About a year ago Tim purchased Jernabi’s, a coffee shop, in Potsdam. Lisa now does all of the baking for the shop, runs the B&B and sells loose leaf teas. It’s been a very exciting and sometimes very trying first year of retirement. It has been an unparalelled  learning experience to say the least. During this time the B&B website was also rebuilt and the blogging came to a screeching hault. As I struggle to make a schedule that makes sense and is doable, I long to return to blogging which is why I’m doing this post. So, hopefully, I’m back at it and can keep people informed about the happenings here at North Fork B&B.

We are looking forward to the upcoming Bass Masters Fishing Tournament and hoping to have some of the participants stay with us. Tim and I will both be at the 3 day event. Tim will be selling brewed hot coffee, iced coffee and iced tea. I will be selling baked goods and organic loose leaf tea and tea accessories. So if you go to the tournament, please do stop by and say hello! Look for more blog posts too!


July 21, 2013 at 2:43 pm Leave a comment

Jonathan’s Spoons Spouted Lazy Ladle

Spouted Lazy LadlePersonally, I don’t cook a lot. I love to make breakfast and I love to bake! I’m always up for new recipes for the bed and breakfast. I especially love to bake scones. My all time favorite thing to bake are cookies. I’m not sure why, but I just love baking cookies. I do cook from time to time but I have never gotten the satisfaction I do from baking. Anyway, I have always had a fascination for Jonathan’s Spoons. I just love all of the particular uses that these tools are designed for. We have quite a few of  these in our gift shop and we’ll be adding them to our online store. If you are interested in purchasing them you can email me and let me know. I can process your order. Maybe you’d like to add a spoon to a basket or put some of these with some freshly roasted coffee beans from St. Lawrence Valley Roasters. You can email me at 

Today I thought it would be fun to show the spouted lazy ladle. I must admit, I do like to make soup and this spoon was one I just had to have. The cool thing is that it hooks on to the side of the pan and won’t fall into whatever you’re cooking. The second feature that makes this so awesome is the pouring factor. When you go to serve you don’t have to find another utensil, you can pour right from the spouted ladle. How cool is that? I thought it would be neat to write about this and share it for anyone that maybe didn’t know about it. It’s a great tool to have. As I said earlier, you can purchase them from our gift shop. Currently they aren’t all listed on our website but they will be! Send an email and I can process your order. More information on these forthcoming. Have a great day!

April 21, 2011 at 6:19 am 1 comment

Guest Ready!

We so enjoyed our guests last night. A wonderful family here to check out Clarkson. It was nice visiting last night and again at breakfast this morning.

Our Guest for tonight should be arriving anytime.

Tim is on his way home from Tupper. He’ll be roasting more coffee as they sold all of it today! Tomorrow he’ll be back up there providing another tasting. Big Tupper got a lot of snow today. We’re hoping I can go tomorrow and check things out. Tim says there’s lots of cross country trails. I hope I can go.

We’ve had a wild day, weather wise. The wind has just kept up and kept up all day. At times it has been a white out the snow has been blowing so much.  It’s nice and toasty here by the fire though. Time for a nice hot cup of coffee!

February 19, 2011 at 2:57 pm 1 comment

Maple Sugar Scones,Coffee, Gifts, Happy New Year!



I’ve mentioned these delectable delights before but it must me mentioned again. There’s nothing like a freshly baked maple scone and a cup of  St. Lawrence Valley Roasters coffee for breakfast. The coffee site is still under construction. It’s a long story….but if you see something you’d like or need a list of what’s available you can call or email. Tim will be happy to help you out. We’ve prepared and mailed several gift baskets and many pounds of coffee over the holiday season. Soon there will be a brand new upgraded, updated, website so that our customers can buy our coffee any time, anywhere! So, be looking for that.

North Fork Gifts is also becoming busier and busier. As the gift basket maker and crafter, Lisa has been making many hand made soy wax candles, soaps, lotions, scrubs and such. Her website is also a work in progress but you can purchase via or on etsy or art fire where she also has shops. The same goes….if there’s something you’d like that you can’t seem get the website to help you with, send an email and Lisa will be happy to help  you out. Don’t forget that I do custom orders too.  As things progress I will be updating everyone so please do come back and check us out.

I will also take this time to thank everyone who has stayed at North Fork B&B, purchased our coffee and or gifts. We look forward to an even more productive year in 2011. Happy New Year!  ” The place where everyone feels at home.”

Maple Sugar Scones

 3 cups all purpose flour

 2/3 cup granulated maple sugar

8 tablespoons very cold butter

1 tsp. baking powder

 1/2 tsp. baking soda

 1/2 tsp. salt

 2/3 cup buttermilk

 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

 1 large egg

2 Tbls. maple syrup to spread on scones before baking

 Maple crunchies OR granulated maple sugar (either may be sprinkled on scones before baking)

 Combine all the dry ingredients and wisk together. In a separate bowl, combine the egg, maple syrup and buttermilk and mix together. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir with a fork until the dough is shaggy. Place shaggy dough on a lightly floured board and knead 5-6 times. Form into a ball and flatten to about 1 inch thick. Cut into 8 wedges. Place the wedges on an ungreased cookie sheet and brush each with maple syrup and then sprinkle each with maple crunchies.Bake at 400 degrees on center rack of oven for 18 min. or until a toothpick

December 31, 2010 at 7:44 am Leave a comment

Christmas is just around the corner….

When I look at my blog, I can’t believe I haven’t written in such a long time. The bed and breakfast has been incredibly busy. I’m thankful. Tim and I have enjoyed our guests and look forward to welcoming guests in 2011. Some days it’s a whirlwind trying to keep up with coffee orders, guest bookings, orders in the gift shop baking and oh yes, my regular job! Of course Tim is the one trying to keep up with the coffee orders. I do the gift baskets and such. Anyway, I wanted to at least say hello and let everyone know that I plan to be blogging more regularly and keeping up with it all year round. Ruby will be happy, I’m sure!! I’d like to take this time to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Right now I’m baking. I just finished cinnamon chip scones and pumpkin muffins. I’m moving onto Amish Sugar Cookies and possibly a cake. I’ll deliver first thing tomorrow morning and then move onto the gift baskets. I enjoy baking and I love making gift baskets. I hope to follow up with pictures at some point. I will try to write again soon.

December 18, 2010 at 7:02 pm Leave a comment

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