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Food

Hello Foodie Friends. Each week we write about the fun of creating and cooking fabulous dishes. However, with making these dishes comes the mess and dreaded task of cleaning up which becomes someone’s responsibility. Many conflicts occur within a household on whose turn it is to wash the dishes. I remember in my childhood years fighting with my four other siblings on who would be assigned the chore of doing the dishes. Having grown up in an Italian household with…
Last fall I moved from an apartment in Tupper Lake, surrounded by flower beds that I had planted over several years, to a home in Saratoga Springs that was devoid of a garden. I was determined to remedy that situation, so I transplanted some of my perennials to my new home. I brought Asiatic lilies, lupines, coneflowers, poppies and more. My husband dug some beds and I got everything transplanted by November 1. Spring arrived. I was happy to see…
Hello my Foodie Friends. Many of our Foodies enjoy planting and harvesting herb gardens. The intense heat of summer will soon take a toll on many of the cooler-weather culinary herbs, such as chervil, chives, cilantro, dill, fennel, French tarragon, lavender, parsley, sage and thyme. With the hot August days the production and quality of herbs may drop off offering the time to harvest generously now. Why plant herbs? Herbs have been used in foods for centuries. Archeologists estimate that…
Ingredients Serves 4 * Ingredients currently available at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market - 1/3 cup cider vinegar * - 2 teaspoon honey * - 1 small clove garlic, minced * - ¼ teaspoon ground pepper - 1 cup sliced cherry tomatoes * - ½ medium cucumber, halved, seeded, and sliced thin * - ½ medium zucchini or yellow summer squash, quartered and sliced thin (use both for color) * - ½ medium sweet onion * - Kernels from 2 ears…
August is a peak produce period for farmers, and the vendor stalls at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market are bursting with color. Everything looks so good that you want to buy everything. But that abundant array also can feel a bit overwhelming. As a Registered Dietitian, let me propose the following strategies: First, start with your seasonal favorites. For instance, if you love corn on the cob, now is the time to savor it. Make sure to buy some to eat…
Hello Foodie Friends. We are now in the middle of the summer. Hopefully you have had the chance to entertain or enjoy some outdoor cooking. Cooking on the BBQ grill can be fun and challenging at the same time – especially when working with finely chopped foods that slip into your grill. There are many grill accessories available that can be gimmicky, while others very helpful. One grill item, the perforated steel grill topper is an excellent tool that will…
Ingredients Recipe adapted from David Tanis’s Ginger, Cucumber, Carrot, and Cabbage Slaw Yield: 4-6 servings Prep time: 20 minutes * Ingredients found at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market - 1 medium cucumber, peeled and julienned * - 1 medium carrot, peeled and julienned * - 2 cups shredded green cabbage * - 2 cups shredded red cabbage * - Salt - Pepper - 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro * - 1 teaspoon peeled and grated ginger - Juice of 1 large lime…
Agriculture is vital to the health of rural communities such as the Saratoga region. Yet, for many years, the health of agriculture has been in doubt. The average age of those who farm full-time is over 60, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture continually reports that the number of young people who choose to farm for a living is on the decline. However, there is a silver lining: According to the USDA’s most recent AgCensus data, a new generation of…
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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  • 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…

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  • 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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