Food

Food

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…
Hello Foodie Friends. This time of year brings many family reunions, friendship gatherings, and special events that include great food and fun times!! Paella is a perfect party dish because it’s a one-pot meal, and because it feeds a crowd. Paella is a rice dish from Spain that has become very popular and is known around the world. It originated in the fields of a region called Valencia in eastern Spain. Paella is meant to show off the rice itself…
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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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