Coconut Zoodle Soup! It's on the menu today!

Sous Chef, Dan Cobb, hit it out of the park with this summer veggie soup!

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After several residents came to me today asking about a particular menu item, I felt compelled to check it out.  Coconut Zoodle Soup sounds nice, right?  Dan Cobb was very busy preparing for the evening meal, but took the time to let me have a taste.  Refreshing coconut, chicken broth, lemon, cilantro, zucchini noodles, and a hint of curry paste are some of the flavors all working together making a delicious soup that is so appropriate for this breezy summer day!  I could go on and on about the amazing talent in the Ferris Hills/Clark Meadows kitchen, but today it's all about Dan Cobb and his Coconut Zoodle Soup!

Derby Day at Ferris Hills

Jockey Claire had a last-minute entry for this horse race! The crowd went wild!

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Jockey Claire was also Bartender Claire for this fun event!  Mint Juleps, wine, sodas, and beer were served with pulled pork sandwiches and deviled eggs.  As tradition would have it, we all sang "My Old Kentucky Home," and as I began to describe the events of our own version of this time honored horse race, a last minute entry was announced and in trotted Claire mounted on her trusty steed.  The crowd went wild and the party began with laughter and fun!

Where's the Beef?

For the answer, look no further than Ferris Hills at West Lake in Canandaigua, NY

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The 10th Annual Chef & Sip Challenge was held yesterday at the Hotel Canandaigua. It was presented by the Canandaigua Kiwanis Club.  

Our Chefs, Daniel Cobb and Julie Woloson offered up Yankee Pot Roast and Mashed Potatoes garnished with puff pastry/carmalized onion & chive.  It was a feast for the senses and they came home with the prize of Most Creative!  Congratulations to these talented chefs!

Lots of familiar faces in the photos.  You will see some of our wait staff, Matt Pelton and Kaylee White, out enjoying the day along with retired Executive Director, Aimee Ward. The venue was beautiful, the competition was fierce, but there was great camaraderie among the many talented chefs.  There is so much talent in this region of the Finger Lakes and we are fortunate to have some of that talent right here at Ferris Hills and Clark Meadows.

 

The Centerpieces are just Beautiful!

Ferris Hills Holiday Dinners have tablescapes this year that are extra special.

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In these pictures you can see a flurry of activity in Rayburn Hall as we prepared for our annual Holiday Dinner Extravaganza.  The centerpieces were made from foraging in the woods.  Residents got together and did all the arranging.  The invitations were sent out, our chefs were busy planning and preparing, and the staff helped arrange and set the tables.  The parties have begun.  Each floor has their own private dinner in the great hall.  It is an opportunity to give thanks and to spend time with neighbors and friends.

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Love Boat: Confessions of a ship's surgeon

Love Boat: Confessions of a ship's surgeon

It is so great to see the number of residents in our community coming out to support one of their own.  On Thursday, April 7th, retired Dr. Bernard Oseroff presented a power point about his time working on his very own Love Boat!  Dr. Oseroff worked on the SS America where Doctors are referred to as "Assistant Surgeons".  He did make the point that he never performed surgery, but rather was the family medicine doctor for crew and up to 600 passengers at a time.  In order to work on this steamship, he also had to be certified as an "able bodied seaman" by the U.S. Coast Guard.

The SS America was a very luxurious ship, the length of two football fields!  During his time on the ship, he mentioned meeting the most beautiful woman he had ever seen before!  This lovely lady would become his wife of 54 years.  Dr. Oseroff or "Bern" as residents call him, reminisced about days gone by, shared artwork of the ship, as well as photographs of his time on this steamship. 

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