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Hello Foodie Friends!  A sharp knife is a cook’s best friend.  This is evident with the use of a ceramic knife that offers tremendous ease and saves time as we cut up the vegetables.  Ceramics are a very fun and interesting breed of knife that are deceivingly sharp.  Professionals and home cooks use ceramic knives due to their sharpness, strength, density, and precision making it a great tool to add to your culinary collection.  Kyocera ceramic knives are the perfect…
Summer hits its peak in August. Glorious sunshine in the daytime and star-studded skies at night make outdoor dining alluring. In addition, opportunities to take in a concert at the park or an afternoon at the track beckon. How to prepare meals in such a situation? The answer, of course, is to pack a picnic. The word “picnic” refers to a packed meal. The meal typically is al fresco style, meaning it is best enjoyed outdoors. What makes a picnic…
SCHENECTADY — In an August 8 statement, Price Chopper and Market 32 Supermarkets issued a voluntary recall on store-packed (as opposed to pre-packed) Deli Department Egg Salad, with a scale code beginning 267074. The product is being recalled because a breadcrumb ingredient contains wheat, a known allergen, which is not listed on the ingredient label.  There is no health risk for customers without a wheat allergy. Customers who have an affected product may return it to their local Price Chopper/Market 32…
Hello my Foodie Friends.  Sometimes you are surprised to find yourself reaching for a particular kitchen tool again and again. You often pull it, dirty, from the dishwasher and wash it by hand because you need it. Cooking at someone else’s house, you miss it. That’s how it is with my small whisk. I never expected this little whisk to become one of my favorite cooking tools. There are so many uses for the mini-whisk.  Vinaigrette - If you’re just…
Earlier this summer, I purchased a lovely little zucchini plant at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market. I planted it in my yard and lovingly tended it. And then one day the plant disappeared. What could have happened? Back to the farmers’ market I went, this time to consult with the master gardeners.  On hand that day were Rochelle Lynch and Dan Lynch.  I explained my dilemma and Rochelle asked if there were rabbits in the neighborhood.  “Lots,” I said.  She told…
Hello Foodie Friends. This time of year brings many family reunions, friendship gatherings, and special events that include great food and fun times!! Paella is a perfect party dish because it’s a one-pot meal, and because it feeds a crowd. Paella is a rice dish from Spain that has become very popular and is known around the world. It originated in the fields of a region called Valencia in eastern Spain. Paella is meant to show off the rice itself…
The bright colors and brilliant names are attractive in and of themselves. But what really draws people to The Smoothie Shoppe at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market is the energy of the owners.Rich and Laura Holoday started The Smoothie Shoppe in 2014, and joined Saratoga’s Saturday market this summer. Their goal is to create a sustainable enterprise that can feed a community. For them, smoothies are a delicious, nutrient-packed choice.“We wanted to fill a need,” said Rich Holoday, as he blended…
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…
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  • COURT Lawrence D. Wright, 64, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded July 31 to promoting a sexual performance by a child, a felony, in connection with an incident that took place in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing scheduled for Oct. 2.  Manuel Olmo, 58, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced July 31 to 1 to 3 years in state prison, after pleading to felony DWI in connection with an incident that took place in Saratoga Springs. Francis H. Joy, 34, of Malta, pleaded July 31 to first degree sexual abuse, in connection with an incident that took place in Malta. Sentencing scheduled for Oct. 11.…

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  • BALLSTON SPA 257 Lake Rd., $499,900. Second Half Investments LLC sold property to Karen and Julie Royston.  129 Hop City Rd., $147,000. Harry Bliss sold property to Garth Ellms.  CHARLTON 4 Little Troy Lane, $300,000. Victoria and Kenneth Hayner, Sr. sold property to William and Joelle West.  CORINTH 369 West Maple St., $55,000. US Bank Trust (by Atty) sold property to Frank Brownell.  GALWAY  1058 NYS Route 29, $180,000. Thomas Cooper sold property to Vanessa Konkel and Ronald West. MALTA 90 Woodfield Blvd., $65,000. Michaels Group Holdings LLC sold property to HELD Properties LLC.  2147 Rowley Rd., $24,000. Jacqueline Traver…
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