Food

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Hello my Foodie Friends. For many of us, our children are out of the house and have begun their lives and careers in other parts of the country (or world). Global travel and exploring different cuisines are something that many young adults have made part of their lives.  This week our daughter is in Switzerland with some of her college friends. Based on recent research, Gen Y’s (Millennials) look to increase knowledge and experience everyday life by doing things like…
If you’re a regular Saratoga Farmers’ Market shopper, chances are you’ve seen flyers at vendor stalls promoting CSAs. The acronym stands for Community Supported Agriculture. Its meaning, however, goes even deeper. CSAs offer consumers the opportunity to form a direct relationship with a farmer by purchasing what is known as a “share” in the foods that the farmer produces. Typically, consumers – or CSA members – pay a set fee to a farm, and in exchange, receive a share of…
By Chef Dan Spitz Ingredients * Ingredients can be found at the market - 1 cup, packed, of fresh pea shoots* - ½ cup of fresh parsley leaves* - ¼ cup of fresh mint leaves* - 2 garlic cloves, smashed and roughly chopped* - ½ cup grated parmesan* - ½ cup lightly toasted walnuts - 1 cup good quality olive oil* - 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice - Salt and pepper to taste Directions 1. To make pesto using a…
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…
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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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