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Hello my Foodie Friends. Happy start to the summer! With summer comes entertainment and happy times with our family and friends. One of my wife’s favorite times is to enjoy the creative Martinis made by one of our good friends. The classic Martini is a cocktail that dates back to the 1880’s made with “dry” vermouth. The popularity of the Martini emerged in the 1950’s with the addition of gin to it, and vodka in the 1970’s. Product placement in…
Enhance your environment with this easy room spray recipe courtesy of Wash Green and Clean. * Ingredients can be found at the market - Lemon tea (try Saratoga Apple’s Lemon Verbena)* - Pine essential Oil* Boil 8 ounces of water in a pan. Add in some lemon tea. Let cool to room temperature. Then add in 20-30 drops of pine essential oil. You will have an amazing pine scented room spray perfect for your summer camp and campouts.
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…
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  • COURT Francis H. Joy, 34, of Malta was sentenced Oct. 11 to 3-1/2 years in state prison, after pleading to sexual abuse in the first-degree, in connection with an incident in Malta.  Steven R. Jones, 25, of Queensbury, was sentenced Oct. 11 to one year in jail, after pleading to felony criminal contempt, in connection with an incident in Saratoga Springs.    William K. Hutton, 52, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded Oct. 12 to felony DWI. Sentencing scheduled Jan. 4.  POLICE Nathaniel J.   Danker 30, Scotia, was charged Oct. 12 with felony DWI, aggravated DWI, unreasonable speed, reckless endangerment.  Christopher…

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  • BALLSTON SPA 48 Everson Way, $322,500. Saurabh and Sanitha Gupta sold property to Michael Sander. CHARLTON 53 Old Stage Rd., $266,500. Brenda Tessier sold property to Christopher and Jennifer Cole. 309 Stage Rd., $283,000. Judith Halstead sold property to Jeffrie Heck II.  CLIFTON PARK 7 Madison Way, $353,000. Alan Walther sold property to Rahulajay Trivedi and Janhavi Desai. 3 Garrison Lane, $305,000. Robert and Marguerite Guthorn sold property to Keith and Camilla Powell.  1B LaCosta Dr., $149,000. Linda Baker, Daniel Baker (Ind and as Atty) and Katherine Baker (by Atty) sold property to Jerry Burt, Sr. and John Burt.  25…
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