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“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…
Hello My Foodie Friends! We’re baaack!!! Paula and I are settling into our new home at 33 Railroad Place and we are dedicating ourselves to a healthy start to our day with one of my favorite all-time comfort foods, Oatmeal! My love for oatmeal began as a child.  Believe it or not, I loved eating oatmeal for breakfast as a child, (mom didn’t really give us a choice).  I always had fun creating channels with the milk, the melting butter…
Hello my Foodie Friends!  With so many birthdays and weddings happening in September, bakeries and small businesses have been busy making delectable desserts for these events.  One particular baked good that has gained tremendous popularity over the past two decades is the cupcake.  The big business and trend of making cupcakes has expanded through entrepreneurial bakers and bakeries taking advantage of the multiple varieties and creativity that can come with cupcakes.  However, making your own cupcakes can be an endearing…
My first taste of mixed berry jelly from The Country Corner Cafe convinced me that not all canned fruits are created equal. The flavor was pure fruit enhanced by touch of sweetness. I was excited. “We use half the sugar in our jams and jellies and pies,” said Roseann Hotaling, of The Country Corner Cafe. “We want the flavor to shine through and not the sugary sweetness.” The cafe is well known for its breakfasts and lunches in Saratoga Springs.…
Hello Foodie Friends! This past week both my wife and I celebrated our birthdays (having a birthday one day apart from each other was one of the many reasons I married her!). Recently I found a birthday card that my mother gave me for one of my milestone birthdays. I lost my mother in 1999.  However, I think about her every day. Back to school time brings back memories of my childhood and the chaos of getting five children to…
If you’re a backyard vegetable grower, you might plan your garden around the last and first frost dates. The last frost date – usually May 20 – signifies the date that it starts to become safe to transplant such tender seedlings as tomatoes, squashes, and peppers outdoors. The first frost date – September 20 historically for Saratoga – typically means the end of the life cycle for these plants. But what if the temperatures get chilly sooner? What becomes of…
Hello my Foodie Friends.  August 31st was Compliments to the Chefs last day at the Marion Avenue location. We are looking forward to our new location at 33 Railroad Place in Saratoga Springs. We will be there by October 1st. As we are down for the month of September, we will continue to write articles about great food and product ideas. This past week I was watching Dr. Oz. I have been truly focusing on new ways to enjoy foods…
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  • COURT Paul J. Sims, 26, of Stillwater, was sentenced Nov. 29 to 16 months-to-4 years, and 1.5-to-5 years in state prison, after pleading, respectively, to felony DWI in connection with an incident in Malta, and criminal mischief in Saratoga Springs.  Nicholas L. Moon, 28, of South Glens Falls, pleaded Nov. 30 to felony DWI, in connection with an incident in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing  scheduled Feb. 1, 2018. Jared M. Tenace, 27, of Schenectady, was sentenced Dec. 1 to 1.5 to 3 years in state prison, after pleading to criminal possession of stolen property, a felony.   POLICE  Brian F. Egan,…

Property Transactions

  • BALLSTON SPA 1443 Route 50, $600,000. New York Development Group Kensington LLC sold property to Kensington Court Apartments LLC. 70 Lake Rd., $498,000. Bretton and Erica Adams sold property to Wei Huang. TOWN OF BALLSTON  6 Van Vorst Dr., $209,000. Mary Nixon sold property to Charles Fernandez and Kim Vo.  3 Kaleen Dr., $360,000. David and Danielle Donnelly sold property to Andrea Stankovic.  936 State Route 67, $221,500. Jason Serra sold property to Jason and Stephanie Savaria.  CHARLTON 1403 Cosgrove Dr., $481,452. Bordeau Builders Inc. sold property to Daniel and Vikki Mazzone. CLIFTON PARK 92 Balsam Way, $460,190. Heritage Builders…
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