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Hello my Foodie Friends. We think we can, we think we can! Recently I read a fantastic quote that reminded me of the reasons I am an entrepreneur; “It’s not the blowing of the wind that determines your destination. It is the set of the sail”. We become entrepreneurs for many reasons. For me, my decision began when I was a small child and remained through my days within the restaurant corporate environment.  I recognize that to be an entrepreneur…
The Saratoga Farmers’ Market is all about being local: Fresh-from-the-farm produce, eggs, and meats fill many stalls. Locally produced cheeses and yogurt beckon buyers. And lemonades flavored with local lavender, wines made with local grapes, ciders pressed from local apples, beers crafted with regional hops, and locally distilled spirits add even more of a festive feel. This sense of the local is what the market’s mission of being a producers-only market is about. In an era where one might wonder…
Hello my Foodie Friends!  Opening jars is no easy task! We have all been there. You are gripping and twisting and turning and sweating and no matter what you do, you just cannot open that class jar. And sometimes, when you finally get that jar opened, the contents have been distributed in areas other than where you want them.  All you want is a kosher dill. You can see it, trapped within its glassy cave, taunting you with crisp, pickle…
Last summer, I made an attempt at gardening by planting one zucchini and two tomato plants.  I’m a big fan of tomato sandwiches and all things zucchini, especially moist, luscious zucchini bread.  Well, the tomatoes did okay and I had plenty of sandwiches.  The zucchini, on the other hand, was a great disappointment. The plant grew and even flowered, but no fruit appeared.  Jim Gupta-Carlson, a local farmer and volunteer with the Saratoga Farmers’ Market, suggested that perhaps my plant…
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…
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  • COURTS Wayne M. Bakken II, 20, of Saratoga, pleaded Oct. 6 to promoting prison contraband, a felony. Sentencing scheduled Dec. 1.  Jared M. Tenace, 27, of Schenectady, pleaded Oct. 6 to criminal possession of stolen property, a felony, in connection with an incident in Milton. Sentencing scheduled Dec. 1.  Nathaniel A. Harrington, 37, of Hudson Falls, pleaded Oct. 6 to promoting prison contraband. Sentencing scheduled for Dec. 1.  John P. Allen, 54, of Middle Grove, was sentenced Oct. 2 to time served and five years of probation, after pleading to felony criminal possession of a controlled substance. Lawrence D. Wright,…

Property Transactions

  • BALLSTON SPA 299 Lake Rd., $335,000. Key Bank National Association sold property to Cui Hong Liu. 44 Lancaster Court, $404,989. Traditional Homebuilders and Developers Inc. sold property to Tracy Kayser-Messing and Gert Messing.  25 Mourningkill Dr., $226,200. Joanne Lorenc sold property to Keith Searles and Patricia Keister.  216 Kingsley Rd., $221,450. Eric Labrecque sold property to Iris Rush. 320 Goode St., $200,000. John Goddard sold property to Joshua Knight. 347 Moonlight Dr., $364,000. Theodore and Beth Karis sold property to Jacob and Misha Marvel.  18 Cypress Dr., $331,505. Heritage Builders Group LLC sold property to Andrew and Theresa Proler.  28…
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