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Hello again my Foodie Friends! Thanksgiving wouldn’t be complete without the telling of the Grandma and the Turkey story.  It was a long time ago when Johnny was 3 and Aubrey was 5 months old when we made the annual trek to Grandma’s house to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner and watch football. To begin; let me explain I am a Giants fan and so is my mother-in-law so watching the Cowboys is not our favorite thing. However, her son is and…
Photo by Pattie Garrett I love wine. I would drink it all day long if common sense didn’t advise otherwise. So I want the glass (or two) of wine I enjoy with dinner to be as good as possible. If it’s local, even better. For these reasons, my first taste of Northern Cross Vineyard’s Lacrosse wine was love at first sip. “It’s got a very distinctive taste,” said Kathleen Weber, as she poured a sample at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market.…
Hello my Foodie Friends!  November can be a very chilly month. Having a cup of tea can help those “chill to the bone” days. So let’s have a hot cup of tea together! It is a well known fact that I am a coffee drinker but I drink and love tea also. It’s comfort drink from my childhood. We were not allowed as kids to have coffee, but tea with honey was a favorite. When you wanted advice from Mom…
Leah Hennessy decided to become a farmer on the day she had her first affectionate encounter with a goat. Now the owner of Moxie Ridge Farm & Creamery, one of the Saratoga Farmers’ Market’s newer vendors, Hennessy recalls that she was on a business trip as a wine consultant in Provence, France. She had asked if she could visit a fromagerie, or cheese shop. A day with a regional cheesemaker was arranged.  At the end of the day, the cheesemaker took…
As our clocks fall back and our days become shorter, it’s time for another seasonal transition. Tomorrow, our farmers and other vendors will kick off the winter season for the Saratoga Farmers’ Market by moving indoors to the Lincoln Baths Building in Saratoga Spa State Park. We look forward to our winter locale. Being indoors gives us a cozier space. It also creates an opportunity to host special events that showcase our region’s fresh foods and local artisanal products. This…
Hello my Foodie Friends! Many years ago, when we were still new to the kitchen store business, Ed, my representative from Wusthof Trident asked me what kind of steak knives I used at home.  I thought for a moment and told him that they were just some old serrated knives my mom gave us.  He then offered me four Wusthof Classic Steak knives to take home so my family could try them out. Johnny and Aubrey who were 13 and…
“Happy goats (and sheep) make great cheese” has been Nettle Meadow Farm owners Lorraine Lambiase and Sheila Flanagan’s motto ever since they first began creating cheese. That motto embodies their desire to share their products and philosophy with others in the Saratoga area. Nettle Meadow joined the Saratoga Farmers’ Market this year as a Saturday vendor. They offer an array of fresh, semi-aged, and hard mold ripened offerings at the market and at other local retail outlets.  Their desire to…
Adapted from recipe by Jessica Merchant of How Sweet Eats yield: SERVED ABOUT 4 total time: 1 HOUR   Ingredients * Ingredients can be found at the market 1 tablespoon olive oil* 1 tablespoon unsalted butter* 1 yellow onion, diced* 3 pounds potatoes, peeled and chopped* 4 to 5 cups chicken or vegetable stock 2 bulbs roasted garlic* 1/3 cup cream* 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper Directions Roasted Garlic: Preheat oven to 375. Chop off the top portion of…
Now that the stars of summer – tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplants – are starting to exit the Saratoga Farmers’ Market stalls, it’s time to turn attention to one of our area’s more sensually spicy offerings: garlic. Garlic is typically planted in mid-October after some frosts but before the ground has frozen. It appears in mid-spring as an early green garlic, in early summer as scapes, and in July as bulbs encased in papery outer skins. Underneath those layers are cloves that…
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