Hello! Aren’t you soooooo happy to see the sunshine! After a miserable and dreary start to the week, we have a beautiful weekend ahead of all of us!!
Yesterday at school, my classes celebrated Cinco de Mayo with fiestas! It’s actually celebrated more in the United States than in Mexico. It is not Mexican Independence Day (that’s in September)…it celebrates the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla when the Mexicans defeated the French on May 5, 1862. Hopefully, you got to celebrate by eating a little comida mexicana!
Do you like mushrooms? It’s Morel Mushroom hunting season! The best time to look for them is during late April through early May. According to the website rootedinohio.com, there are over 2,000 edible mushrooms in Ohio. There are 3 different types of morels. The black ones sprout first, but are the hardest to find. Gray and white are more common. Many people like to sauté or fry them. One important morel hunting tip…don’t pick all of them that you see or they won’t come up again next year!
Don’t forget to vote through Thursday for the The Marietta Times 2023 Reader’s Choice Awards!
Here’s our outside update!
Just a reminder…..Mother’s Day is next Sunday (May 14th)!
Huck’s is in full bloom! With the beautiful warm weekend, it’s the perfect time to think about sprucing up your outside with some bright, cheery colors! If you love to plant, we have tons to choose from! If don’t particularly like to plant, we have planters, bags, and hanging baskets all ready to go!
Have you seen the big, healthy tea roses we have in? They are gorgeous! There are lots of different colors. They are: Blue Girl, Tropicana, Chrysler Imperial, and Midas Touch! Once you are ready to plant, make sure to leave 2-3 feet around it, water it 1″ a week for the first year, and fertilize it three times during the grow season (when you plant it, after the first bloom, and one more time in August.
There is a vast array of herbs and vegetables for planting! Imagine how happy you will be later in the growing season when you can reap the benefits of your labor!
We found Amish Paste and Jet Star tomatoes, so come and get some!
I know many people in our area struggle with deer eating our flowers and plants. Have you ever tried Blood Meal to keep them away? A teacher friend and I were talking about this week at lunch. She said that she sprinkles it around her flowers after she plants, and the deer leave them alone! She said it doesn’t smell at all, but to deer it smells like a fresh kill, so they don’t come near. She also said if it rains, she goes out and sprinkles some more!
Inside is a busy place….!
Sooooo excited to tell you that local, homegrown strawberries are here!! Come and get some of the season’s very best! Just think….strawberry pie, strawberries on your cereal or oatmeal, strawberries plain, strawberries and cream, strawberry cake, etc.! Yum yum!
Homegrown asparagus is here too! We just had some at home this week! Drizzled with a little olive oil with some coarse ground pepper and sea salt, and then roasted at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Heavenly!
We are happy to announce that we have a second slicer in the deli! That means double the amount of meat sliced for the same amount of time. Wahoo!
Jim and I made our first saddle cemetery arrangement! It’s red, white, and blue with a white bow, a little white bird, and an American flag. There are also vase arrangements and more will be coming!
If you haven’t tried our hand-dipped Velvet ice cream, stop in and try a cup or cone!
If you haven’t tried our fresh baked Rye bread, you are missing out! One customer got some Corned Beef from the deli and said you would make my day if you said you had some Rye bread….. and we did! Individual packets of sauerkraut will be back in stock on Wednesday!
Pickled Brussels Sprouts from Walnut Creek are on the shelf!
New product! In the cooler, we now have Walnut Creek Cornmeal Mush! Not sure what to do with it? Eat it like hot cereal. Chill it, slice it up and fry it until it’s a golden brown. Pair it with real maple syrup to have with breakfast or enjoy with your favorite vegetable and meat at dinnertime. Now, for a short history lesson….Cornmeal mush is one of the oldest foods that our ancestors ate during the colonization of the Americas. It was very important to the pioneers as they traveled west to new frontiers. It was affordable, and it wouldn’t spoil making it a perfect side dish or breakfast. It was also a staple food for Yankee and Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. When supplies were scarce or there was no time for cooking during battle time, army cooks could ensure the soldiers had a full belly by serving mush. If it was good enough for our founding fathers, then I say it is good enough for us! (delightedcooking.com)
Huck’s can do all sorts of custom made meat, cheese, veggie, fruit, and sandwich trays. These are perfect for meetings, get togethers, reunions, funerals, etc. You can call, message us on Facebook, email us at email@example.com, or send us a fax at 740-373-0024.
Proud to sell products from the following local small businesses:
*Cornerstone Homestead *Duck Creek Candle Co. *Duffy’s Designs *Florence Creamery *Forever Caroline *Hot Chocolate Bombs and More *Inspired Creations *Jose Madrid Salsa *Whispering Pines Bakery *Zimmerview Meats and Market
We are ready to start having you sign up for our next two classes! We will be adding classes this summer as well, so keep checking each week!
Would you like to book a private class for your friend group, family, church group, work group, etc. Call in or message us, and we can get a fun class planned!
Thursday, June 8th: Americana Pallett Painting Class
We are going to be painting a wooden pallet like an American flag! This will be perfect for your front porch, front stoop, leaning against a picket fence or against a tree in your yard. The cost will be $45.00. Since we can be outside, we can have up to 20 people! Come out and join me for a great summer evening together!
Thursday, July 13th: Christmas in July: Cross stitch Ornaments
We are going to be cross-stitching ornaments for Christmas. We will start them, and then you will be able to keep working on them at home. This kit includes 4 cross stitch ornaments: a deer, a Christmas tree, a cozy house, and a snowman. You will get everything from start to finish for this project. No need to know how to cross stitch before you come….I can teach you! Cross stitching is not only fun, but so relaxing! I love it so much! Cost will be $35.00. Please come out and learn this old fashioned art!
July class: Christmas Heirloom
August: Fall Mason Jars
Deli Specials this Week:
Online ordering for the Sandwich Shop is available. Lunch delivery to businesses 11-1 daily.
M-F 9:00-6:30 Sat 9-5 Sun 11-5
Thanks for all of your support! We hope you have a wonderful week!
Jim and Kirsten Goeller
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