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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…
Walking outdoors in December carries a special allure. Often, it is cold – but not frigid; damp – but not soaking wet; gray but crisp. It is nature – like a cat – beginning to curl up for the winter’s nap, fully fed and content. Much of what the Saratoga Farmers’ Market represents in its winter months interacts with this sense of nature. During December particularly, several farmers and vendors of handicraft items are offering special items that invite shoppers…
The holiday shopping season is upon us. But before you prepare to dive into the crowded shopping center parking lots, consider how the Saratoga Farmers’ Market might make holiday shopping a more affordable and localized experience. The market is kicking off the holiday season this Saturday with its regular vendors who offer an array of fresh produce, farm-raised meats and dairy products, and locally produced goods. In addition, several shorter-term vendors will be at the market between November and January,…
Hello my Foodie Friends! We hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving! The Reardon family did some reminiscing this past weekend about Thanksgiving past. My wife Paula brought up a story about our time together before kids. That is when our one baby was our dog Bogie. He was named after Humphrey Bogart and he loved to roam between our house and our neighbors next door. This was before invisible fences and we didn’t have the money for a regular fence.…
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  • COURT  Michael C. Norton, 59, of Hadley, was sentenced Jan. 12 to 20 years-to-life after pleading to murder in the second-degree, in connection with the death of his wife at the couple’s home in Hadley in May 2017.  Alycia M. Andreadakis, 43, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced Jan. 12 to five years of probation, after pleading to felony burglary.  Erica M. Jukna, 35, of Mechanicville, pleaded Jan. 11 to felony DWI in Malta. Sentencing scheduled March 7.  Victor C. Mattson, 39, of Rotterdam, was sentenced Jan. 11 to 8 years state prison, after pleading to second degree robbery, a felony,…

Property Transactions

  • TOWN OF BALLSTON  1341 West High St., $335,000. James and Mary Schmitz sold property to Matthew and Devin Whalen.  5 Thomas Ave., $105,000. Equinox Properties LLC sold property to McConchie Properties LLC.  8 Roseland Blvd., $206,000. Herbert Gott (by Admin) sold property to Andrew and Amy Ferrone.  8 Willem Way, $135,000. Frank Volpe (by Atty) and Denise Volpe (Ind. And as Atty) sold property to Christopher Naughton and Donna Arini.  38 Forest Rd., $215,000. Aven Real Estate Enterprises LLC sold property to Craig Kincaid. Lot 14 MacKenna Ct., $427,116. John Paul Builders LLC sold property to Richard and Mary Leonard.…
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