Food

Food

Hello my Foodie Friends. Many of our amateur and professional chefs spend a lot more time thinking about and preparing food than the average person.  Even so, convenience can define what we eat and cook nearly as much as good taste. Take salads, for instance. Before squeeze bottles made their appearance in my kitchen, I’d eat them perhaps once or twice a month, and only when I was hosting a dinner party. The hassle of making a fresh batch of…
The bell rang at 9 a.m. Saturday, announcing the start of the Saratoga Farmers’ Market. Then, the clouds opened. Rain poured in sheets, drenching everyone, creating pools on vendor tents, and a creek between Dickinson’s Delights and the Feathered Antler. Such has been the scene often this summer, with our more-frequent-than-usual rainfalls. Does this matter? To market goers? To vendors? To me, as the market director tasked with the job of ensuring that all who visit the Saratoga Farmers’ Market…
Hello my Foodie Friends.  Summer is a wonderful time to entertain with family and friends. Many times when we have guests coming over or when we are visiting others, deciding on what to serve or bring can be a quest.  On a visit to Maine last year, I ventured into a bakery that served strawberry and cream popovers – which Paula and I had to try!  The popover featured the typical high-rise crown and was sweet providing a perfect fix…
On a recent Wednesday at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market, Jack Powell and his three-man band the Zucchini Brothers were performing. Powell grinned as a mother and child began tapping their feet to the beats.  Then, as the child started to waddle in rhythm with the music and the mother began to video the moment on her cell phone, Powell asked for the name of the child. He received the answer, began improvising and within seconds was singing lyrics interspersed with…
Hello my Foodie Friends. Grilling in our backyards during the month of July is among my favorite summertime pastimes. One tool that can help those who are firing up in the backyard, is the bamboo skewer. Creating food on a stick offers the ability to be creative and to offer various food choices for your family and guests. Serving food on a stick is not only convenient, but it’s also fun! Foods to Make with Bamboo Skewers Shish kebabs on…
Delightfully delicious days at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market are getting better, with the addition of several new vendors in the Saturday market’s food court. Among the new offerings are crepes hot off the griddle, made by Jon Dickinson of Dickinson’s Delights. Dickinson prepares the crepes with as many fresh vegetables and cheeses that he can purchase from the market’s produce and dairy vendors himself. In fact, if you were to get to the market early, you might find him strolling…
Greenfield — The Town of Greenfield Historical Society and the Town of Greenfield are proud to announce the 11th anniversary season opening of the Greenfield Farmers’ Market on June 23, 2017.  The Farmers Market will run every Friday from 4 -7 p.m. in Middle Grove Park on Middle Grove Road through the second week in September. The market will feature a blend of products you would expect to find at a Farmers Market including fresh vegetables and produce, honey, maple…
Hello my Foodie Friends.  Happy start to the summer!  With summer, comes entertainment and happy times with our family and friends.  One of my wife’s favorite times is to enjoy the creative Martini’s made by one of our good friends. The classic Martini is a cocktail that dates back to the 1880’s made with “dry” vermouth.  The popularity of the Martini emerged in the 1950’s with the addition of gin to it, and vodka in the 1970’s.  Product placement in…
Throughout his nomadic life, one thing has remained consistent for Mark Gallucci: his love for baking.  That passion drove him to start his one-man operation, Middle Grove Bakehouse, originating in the town of the same name, just west of Saratoga Springs. Gallucci is among the new Wednesday vendors at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market, where he offers an array of homemade baguettes, sourdough and whole wheat breads, as well as a sour cream coffee cake.  Gallucci has been a baker with…
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