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Food

On a recent Wednesday at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market, Jack Powell and his three-man band the Zucchini Brothers were performing. Powell grinned as a mother and child began tapping their feet to the beats.  Then, as the child started to waddle in rhythm with the music and the mother began to video the moment on her cell phone, Powell asked for the name of the child. He received the answer, began improvising and within seconds was singing lyrics interspersed with…
Hello my Foodie Friends. Grilling in our backyards during the month of July is among my favorite summertime pastimes. One tool that can help those who are firing up in the backyard, is the bamboo skewer. Creating food on a stick offers the ability to be creative and to offer various food choices for your family and guests. Serving food on a stick is not only convenient, but it’s also fun! Foods to Make with Bamboo Skewers Shish kebabs on…
Delightfully delicious days at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market are getting better, with the addition of several new vendors in the Saturday market’s food court. Among the new offerings are crepes hot off the griddle, made by Jon Dickinson of Dickinson’s Delights. Dickinson prepares the crepes with as many fresh vegetables and cheeses that he can purchase from the market’s produce and dairy vendors himself. In fact, if you were to get to the market early, you might find him strolling…
Greenfield — The Town of Greenfield Historical Society and the Town of Greenfield are proud to announce the 11th anniversary season opening of the Greenfield Farmers’ Market on June 23, 2017.  The Farmers Market will run every Friday from 4 -7 p.m. in Middle Grove Park on Middle Grove Road through the second week in September. The market will feature a blend of products you would expect to find at a Farmers Market including fresh vegetables and produce, honey, maple…
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 Martini’s 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…
Throughout his nomadic life, one thing has remained consistent for Mark Gallucci: his love for baking.  That passion drove him to start his one-man operation, Middle Grove Bakehouse, originating in the town of the same name, just west of Saratoga Springs. Gallucci is among the new Wednesday vendors at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market, where he offers an array of homemade baguettes, sourdough and whole wheat breads, as well as a sour cream coffee cake.  Gallucci has been a baker with…
Hello my foodie friends. It looks like the nice weather has finally arrived and has stayed!!  The season between Memorial Day and Labor Day brings the opportunity to host many outside events.  Having a picnic with family and friends on a beautiful day can be a time that creates those unforgettable moments and memories that last a life time.   Having or attending a picnic remains one of my favorite things to do during the summer.  This stems back to…
Count me among the 95 percent of home gardeners who want to grow tomatoes – and among the many who count on the expertise of the veteran Saratoga Farmers’ Market vegetable plant growers to help me do it. When I shopped for tomato plants in mid-May, I wanted an heirloom variety that would produce large tasty fruits for my favorite tomato sandwiches. Hybrids are bred so that the plants are more disease resistant and higher producing. The fruits also have…
Hello my Foodie Friends !! This past Memorial Day marks the unofficial start to summer. We would like to thank all who have either served or are currently serving our country for their service. Both my father and father-in-law served our country. My father served in WWII fighting on the beaches of Normandy; my father-in-law served 22 years in the army, training and commanding young recruits. My mother was a Rosie the Riveter and lost 3 of her fingers in…
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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,…

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  • 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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