Friday, October 17, 2008

My friends, magical things are happening in Pound Ridge. Free pizzas, scones on Sunday, pots of gold. Well, 2 out of 3 ain’t bad. A pot of gold would be nice, but we’ll settle for a free pizza from Pinocchio’s in Scotts Corners. Seriously, they are giving away the pizza. And it was very good. So I urge you to call them, because I don’t know how long the magic will last. I’m guessing 11:00 p.m. cause that’s when they close on Fridays.

Upon receiving your free pizza, you’ll probably feel inclined to come to the scone stand on Sunday, October 19th, to thank Mrs. Larkin personally, and maybe buy a scone or two. If you don’t live in or near Pound Ridge, take your chances and come up on Sunday. The magic might still be lingering.

The Ginger-Pear Scones were a huge hit last week. Mrs. E. came by with the Welsh-folk, who are visiting from across the pond, and picked up a few flavors. They liked them so much, they came back for more. Which was a really nice compliment. I’ll have Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies and Hungarian Shortbread, too. But wait! There’s more! Choco-Choco Chip Scones. And Pumpkin Scones. And Blueberry. And Cranberry-Orange. And Chocolate Chip. Scones aplenty.

Don’t forget – get your holiday orders in early. I’ll have holiday menus available at the scone stand on Sunday.



Mrs. Larkin

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Scone News - The Butcher, The Bakers, The Candlestick (and Soap) Maker

Thank you for all the kind words about the New York Times article. I’m grateful to so many of you for supporting what I do!! And if you’re wondering “What in the world is she talking about?” then check it: Holy Cow! It's Mrs. Larkin in the New York Times!

It was really nice to see so many of you last Sunday. Thanks for coming out on such a gray day. Luckily, the rain held off. The other Mrs. Larkin came up from down-county to lend a hand. And Miss Larkin was there for a while, too, so if you were triple-lucky that day, you got to see three generations of the Larkin ladies at work.

This weekend is shaping up to be real nice, weather-wise. It’s been downright chilly the past few days (and nights!) We’re boycotting the furnace for now. Which for me is very challenging since I’m always cold. The Marshall Oil guy just finished the Fall cleaning and said the oil burner is in ship-shape. So we’re ready for winter. (Ready or not, more like it.) The oven’s on a lot lately, so I figure I’ll just pop a squat in the kitchen and stay toasty warm.

So this Sunday, grab some cash from under your mattress, (the safest place these days it seems,) and come get yourself a truly scrumptious scone, a cuppa coffee, and other great things from John Boy, Bob the Baker, Mia the soap-and-candle lady, and Angela at Cucina Fiorelli. See you at the Farmers Market!


Mrs. Larkin

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Scone News - Some Like it Hot

Hoo Doggy! What a weekend! The scone stand was chock-a-block with excitement. Men and women in uniform, lots and lots of fire trucks, ambulances, sirens, flashing lights, oxygen-toting EMT’s and musical entertainment. Thanks to all of you who made it out to the Farmers Market and the Firemen’s Parade. I love it when friends come by, conscious or not, and keep me company. (Conscious is the preferred mental state, but I’ll take what I can get.)

I hope to see you again this weekend at the Pound Ridge Farmers Market on Sunday, October 5th, starting at 11:00 a.m. There’s a Craft Fair going on as well, so come early for optimal scone selection. I’ll have other tasty things, including Hungarian Shortbread and Crispy Chocolate Chip Crackalackin’ Cookies, Yo!

We had quite a nice response to last week’s trivia question. The answer was Loser by Beck. Sorry to all you non-winners. Here’s another chance to get crazy with the cheese whiz. You know the drill. The first correct answer wins the free scone. Good luck!

Which of the following do the Larkins collect:

a. Banana stickers
b. Tea pots
c. Vintage Nerf toys
d. Cookbooks
e. Rocks
f. State quarters
g. All of the above

OFFICIAL RULES AND REGULATIONS: NO PURCHASE OR BRIBERY OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. A PURCHASE OR BRIBE WILL NOT IMPROVE CHANCES OF WINNING. Mrs. Larkin’s Trivia-of-the-week is only open to legal or illegal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia, the whole world, and universe (with the exception of the Horsehead Nebula), except employees and their immediate family (i.e., parents, children, siblings, spouse [sorry, honey]), and persons residing in the same household, as such individuals. Tampering, peeping through windows, entering without knocking, or other unauthorized access to the Larkin household will immediately disqualify your entry, not to mention anger Mrs. Larkin who will wield her mighty oven mitt and flashlight and call the cops. Prize is one scone and one scone only. Mrs. Larkin limits the winning of trivia question scone to once every month. Let’s not be greedy, people.

Hey, in case you’ve been busy reenacting the Leatherman’s Loop this past week and/or you don’t get the New York Times, check out this link to a really nice article that appeared in last Sunday’s Westchester section. It’s all about Mrs. Larkin.
check out Mrs. Larkin in the NY Times! I’m especially grateful to Alice Gabriel for her kind words.

Hope to see you Sunday!


Mrs. Larkin