Food

Food

Hello my Foodie Friends. Foodie moms are the easiest to please on a special day – especially Mother’s Day. If she’s into cooking special meals for you or she’s one who simply loves to eat, there are so many exciting ways to give her a treat these days. Creating a “foodie” theme for your mom can be a fun way to tell her how much you appreciate her cooking. There is one tool that is considered the “heart” of the…
It’s May. Tulips are blooming, the scent of lilacs fills the air. And how are our gardens growing? Well, maybe, they’re not. For many home gardeners, this spring has been challenging, as the weather has swung from sunny and 70s to gray and rainy with threats of overnight frosts. If you’re like me, you’ve watched small healthy starts of spinach, kale, broccoli, and other “cool weather” crops droop and die overnight. “It can be challenging when you have a lot…
Happy Cinco de Mayo my Foodie Friends! When my son John was 11 he loved it when  Paula would make Guacamole!  He was influenced by the Austin Powers movie and would walk around the house exclaiming: Mom is making Holy Moley, Guacamoley, moley, moley!!! Among the world’s oldest culinary tools, volcanic rock mortars and pestles like these have been used by great cooks for thousands of years. Our molcajete (mortar) and tejolete (pestle) are hand carved from a single piece…
Shortly before 9 a.m. Saturday May 6th, Saratoga Mayor Joanne Yepsen will cut a ribbon at High Rock Park to officially open the Saratoga Farmers’ Market’s summer season. With her will be farmers and other vendors, volunteers and staff, artists and musicians, community service providers, dignitaries and other guests.  The brief ceremony captures a sense of how the market twice a week from May through October creates a sense of community that is vibrant, festive, and supportive.  “Community is our…
Hello my Foodie Friends. This past week, as Paula and I began some “Spring cleaning,” I was going through our kitchen gadget drawer evaluating the tools that I use.  One tool that I use on a regular basis is an instant-read thermometer. An instant-read thermometer might seem like one of those kitchen gadgets you don’t really need. Most of us cook by the seat of our pants anyhow, right? Maybe it seems a little too “cheffy?” But I think you’ll…
More sunshine and balmier temperatures are filling the days, despite the overnight frosts that still threaten the tender seedlings being nurtured for the summer. With the increasing warmth, vendors at the year-round Saratoga Farmers’ Market are talking eagerly of “going outdoors.” “Going outdoors” means the market will make its annual move from its winter location in the Lincoln Baths Building at the Saratoga Spa State Park to High Rock Park. The move begins next week: the final winter market at…
Hello my Foodie Friends.  Somehow the warmer days and the sunshine make me want to crank up the music, sing and dance. One of mine and Paula’s favorite things to do is to sing in the car. One of the greatest movie scenes of all time occurs in “Wayne’s World” when Wayne, Garth and the crew are driving down the road and offer a stirring rendition of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”  Part of what makes this scene so hilarious, is that…
It’s not easy being green. But as one of our shoppers put it, it’s better for all of us. Camm Epstein arrived at the market to shop on a recent Saturday with a backpack. He filled his pack, and prepared for a one-mile walk home. “It’s good for me and the planet,” he said. As we join the nation in celebrating Earth Day, we recognize that while we are a source of healthy, locally grown food, being green should be…
Hello my Foodie Friends! Spring Break is just around the corner for many school students throughout the U.S. Most of the “warmer” parts of the world will be filled with families from all over the world.  Although Saratoga is not considered “tropical” it does draw many travelers throughout the year. We enjoy talking to many of our culinary guests and hearing about what can be eventful travels from afar.  Most recently, a couple from New Zealand shared a story about…
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  • COURTS Milo E, Martinez, 26, of Ballston Spa, pleaded on June 14 to criminal possession of a forged instrument, a felony, in connection with an incident that occurred in Clifton Park. Sentencing scheduled for Aug. 14.  William E. Slater, 46, of Gansevoort, was sentenced on June 14 to 20 years in state prison, after pleading to criminal sexual act in the first-degree, in connection with an incident that occurred in Wilton.  Michael J. Germain, 56, of Greenfield, pleaded on June 9 to felony criminal mischief, and DWAI. Sentencing scheduled for Sept. 8.  April M. Pixley, 37, of Greenfield, pleaded on…

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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