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Hello my Foodie Friends! I love coffee and espresso! There are many studies that proclaim coffee is good for you and there are some that say otherwise. I choose to believe that in moderation, coffee is good for you. Coffee doesn’t just give you the energy to function properly in the morning; studies show that it may also be extremely good for you. Many studies have shown that coffee may be one of the healthiest beverages on the planet. Here…
Hello my Foodie Friends! I love coffee and espresso! There are many studies that proclaim coffee is good for you and there are some that say otherwise. I choose to believe that in moderation, coffee is good for you. Coffee doesn’t just give you the energy to function properly in the morning; studies show that it may also be extremely good for you. Many studies have shown that coffee may be one of the healthiest beverages on the planet. Here…
There’s been a sweet addition to the Saratoga Farmers’ Market – Slate Valley Farms. Slate Valley sells maple syrup, honey, and an array of related products including spun maple sugar, molded maple sugar, maple sugar, and maple cream. All of the syrup and honey is produced on the 101-acre family-run farm in the hills of Granville near the Vermont border. Owner Pat Imbimbo, also holds sole rights to maple zest, a secret concoction of maple sugar, pepper, and orange zest…
Hello my Foodie Friends! Happy 2017!! Making New Year’s resolutions and resolving to change and improve yourself and your life is an almost unavoidable part of the transition to a new year. Though it’s a pretty well documented fact that most New Year’s resolutions fail, we keep making them—and we’re not alone. The custom of making New Year’s resolutions is most common in the West, but it happens all over the world. Losing weight, eating healthier, getting fit, improving our…
Many of us recall growing up with a container of bacon grease near the kitchen stove. My family did not eat a lot of fried food, but a little dab of the melted bacon grease often offered an economical and flavorful way to fry fresh perch, not to mention eggs and pancakes. Bacon grease from pastured pork is way too flavorful to pitch out. It adds a delicious flavoring to roasted root vegetables, a base for sauteing fresh greens such…
Hello my Foodie Friends. It’s that time again for us here at CTTC to thank all the wonderful acquaintances that have helped us throughout the year! As Clarence said to George Bailey “No man is a failure who has friends.” We have foodie friends which is even better! So many great people have come through our door with questions and some with suggestions. We believe that we have a great extended family who shares in our joy of cooking and…
Hello my Foodie Friends! Finding fun gadgets for stocking stuffers can be an adventure. At Compliments to the Chef we have many innovative, and must have gadgets for your foodie that you are looking for. One of our favorites is the Garlic Zoom. This has been one of our biggest sellers for years. The Garlic Zoom is made by Chef n’; a company that offers innovative, ergonomic devices that present a new functionality and mode for an ingrained everyday object.…
Farming and fashion are not exactly synonymous. Yet, as you visit the Saratoga Farmers’ Market tomorrow and on Christmas Eve, you might start to wonder why this is so. In between carrots and chard, handcrafted cheeses and farm raised meats, milks and yogurts are artists who are also farmers or inspired by the agriculture around us. Their offerings of creative couture, hand-painted attire, hand-made jewelry, and warm wool items make a handmade holiday outfit entirely possible, in an innovative way.…
Hello my Foodie Friends. I hope the holiday season is off to a magical start for everyone. We want to thank our community for the wonderful support on Small Business Saturday. We are so thankful for our foodie followers that think of coming to Compliments to the Chef to fulfill their culinary needs and to purchase holiday treasures for friends and family. As you probably know from my many articles, I love to go to the movies. Recently I saw…

Blotter

  • COURTS Wifredo F. Diaz, 44, was sentenced on April 20 to a total of 50 years -to-life in prison, to run consecutively, after the conviction for two counts predatory sexual assault, and single count charges of first degree sexual abuse, and second degree assault. Diaz was also previously convicted for failing to register as a sex offender. The convictions stem from an incident that occurred in Saratoga Springs in August 2016 during which, a trial jury found, Diaz violently, physically and sexually assaulted his victim.   Jennifer M. Pugliese, 36, of Fort Edward, was sentenced on April 20 to 3-1/2…

Property Transactions

  • BALLSTON SPA 16 Cypress St., $309,267. Heritage Builders Group LLC sold property to Howard and Jane Layer. CHARLTON 1202 Peaceable St., $110,000. Kazimierzi and Sandra Austro sold property to Bryan Bartczak.  749 Charlton Rd., $288,000. Scott Bobrowich and Jenna Battenhausen sold property to Leland and Melanie Roden.  106 Jenkins Rd., $219,500. Raymond Toohey sold property to Andrew Bodine and Reagan Beadles.  118 Dawson Rd., $215,000. Timothy and Kathie Warner sold property to Michael Gnip. CLIFTON PARK 41 Balsam Way, $456,987.  Heritage Builders Group LLC sold property to Yadi and Padma Dudi . 72 Via Da Vinci, $170,000. Raita and Jennifer…
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