Food

Food

About 30 percent of adults and 40 percent of children suffer allergies, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Karie Pastore, one of the Saratoga Farmers’ Market’s newest vendors, is among them. Pastore owns Wash Green and Clean, a line of all natural, allergen friendly home and body care products. She started her line in 2014, and currently sells four types of laundry detergents, eco-friendly cleaning products, pet products, and all-natural insect repellents and remedies. “I started to…
Hello my Foodie Friends. As I reflect on this coming weekend being Father’s day, I recognize my blessing of two incredible children and that I love being a father. I also find that I miss my own father who passed six years ago. There are so many precious memories I have of my own childhood and of my children. Among my very special memories are our summer experiences on the coast of Rhode Island. Prior to moving to Upstate New…
* Ingredients can be found at the market Dressing: - 1 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil* - ¼ cup White Balsamic Vinegar - ½ teaspoon Honey Mustard* - 1 tablespoon Honey* - 1 tablespoon Fig Spread - Pepper Salad: - 4 oz Mixed Greens* - 1 Round R&G Cheesemakers’ Eclipse Goat Cheese* - Pistachio Nuts, Shelled and Roasted - 6 Fresh Figs - Chives* - Fresh Molasses Preparation of Dressing: Blend all dressing ingredients together in an immersion or tabletop…
Learning to make cheese is a relatively simple process. Perfecting the art of cheese making might take a lifetime. Even after working with cheese for more than 10 years, Sean O’Conner says he continues to learn new things. O’Conner owns R&G Cheese Makers, one of the newest vendors at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market. He started the business in Cohoes seven years ago but moved recently to Troy where he was born. The business, named after his sons Ryan and Gavin,…
When you’re craving something sweet with a healthy twist, try this old-fashioned ice cream float with a new-fashioned flavor. The honey and kombucha meld together, bringing a sweet-sour overtone to your ice cream of choice. Adapted from Kombucha Revolution: 75 Recipes for Homemade Brews, Fixers, Elixirs, and Mixers by Stephen Lee. Serves 1 * Ingredients can be found at the market - 2 scoops ice cream (any flavor)* - 2 tablespoons honey* - 1/2 cup plain kombucha by Simply Kombucha*…
Hello Foodie Friends. Father’s Day is just around the corner. Buying for Dad can be difficult, especially when he has almost “everything,” especially enough ties! Among the very “cool” gifts we have at Compliments to the Chef for Dad is the Brod & Taylor knife sharpener. This is a fantastic gift to give to the culinary aficionado – especially the one that loves to cook with quality, sharp knives. Did you know that a sharp knife leads to fewer injuries?…
A desire to create a simple, healthful alternative beverage has quickly evolved into a new business known as Simply Kombucha. Ryan Bremser and his family began brewing kombucha one year ago and over that time has developed a variety of flavors. He and his family currently sell the brews in a variety of flavors at the Saratoga and Troy farmers’ markets. Saratoga Farmers’ Market goers can find it Saturdays at the north end in the dining area. Kombucha is a…
* Ingredients can be found at the market Adapted from Lisa Longley’s recipe for Strawberry Blueberry Yogurt Pops Makes 12 pops -Blueberry yogurt * -Strawberries, sliced thin or diced * Additional supplies -3-5oz. Paper cups -Popsicle sticks cut in half Place a heaping spoonful of blueberry yogurt in the bottom of a small paper cup. Then add a layer of strawberries and top with another heaping spoonful of blueberry yogurt. Place another sliced (or diced) strawberry with a slit down…
Hello our Foodie Friends. This time of year gives us the time to stay outdoors and to cook. As Father’s Day is fast approaching, there are many “cool tools” out there to consider for Dad. Cooking with a Himalayan Pink salt block has fast become a fun and nutritious way to prepare food. The use of Himalayan Pink salt while cooking has emerged as a method of adding depth of flavor to foods while adding nutritional benefits. Himalayan pink salt…
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Blotter

  • POLICE Nathan K. Stone, 27, of Middle Grove, was charged Aug. 7 with three counts felony burglary in connection with a suspected theft that allegedly occurred in the town of Milton. Stone was sent to Saratoga County Jail in lieu of $15,000 bail, or $30,000 bond.  Rebecca C. Schleich, 26, of Ballston, was charged Aug. 7 with felony grand larceny in connection with the alleged theft of a motor vehicle in Clifton Park. The vehicle was recovered and returned to the victim in this case, according to authorities. Avery Q. Zullo, age 20, of Greenfield, was charged Aug. 4 with…

Property Transactions

  • 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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