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LET’S BE HONEST: As snow blankets the ground and overnight lows dip below zero, going outdoors to garden is probably not on your mind. If you’re like me, you’re most likely keeping yourself warm by a fire. One of my favorite things about winter, however, is dreaming about spring and the opportunity to create new growth. Aiding those dreams is the stack of seed catalogs that start arriving in my mailbox around mid-November. These catalogs tantalize my taste buds almost…
Hello my Foodie Friends. This winter is certainly giving us a season of snow and arctic cold. As I glance out into the white wonderland, I reflect on some of my fondest childhood memories playing in the snow. I grew up during a time when the average was at least four children per household and you were literally thrown outdoors to play and told not to come back home until the street lights came on. Playing in the snow included…
• Serves 12  INGREDIENTS: * Find these Ingredients at the Farmers’ Market! • 2 lbs. celeriac (celery root)*, peeled and cut into 1” pieces • 3 lbs. potatoes*, peeled and cut into 1” pieces • 1 cup whole-milk plain Greek yogurt* • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter* • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard • 1¼ teaspoons salt • 1 teaspoon ground pepper • ¼ cup chopped fresh green onions*, plus extra for garnish • 1½ cups thinly sliced shallots* • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin…
  Saratoga winters are harsh. It’s cold. The snow keeps coming. We can play in the fresh drifts and warm ourselves by the fire. But ultimately the taste buds start crying for something  crunchy, tangy, and fresh.  Celeriac might be the salve.    This beige, knobby root vegetable typically makes its appearance at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market just before Christmas. Currently, it is available from Gomez VeggieVille, whose members swear by the root. According to Valentina Gomez, it is celery…
Hello my Foodie Friends. Being next door to a movie theatre is perfect for me – since I love so many of the classic movies that can still be readily seen. When you walk into our new location at 33 Railroad Place in Saratoga Springs, you will see a large advertising print of the movie “Moonstruck.” I often think of one of my favorite movie quotes about coffee when I look at the movie poster. Coffee has had a presence…
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  • COURT Temujin V. Bozeman, 60, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced Feb. 7 to 1 year in jail, after pleading to felony DWI.  Mason A. Weber, 25, of Stillwater, pleaded Feb. 6 to felony burglary in Malta. Sentencing is scheduled for  April 10.  Sean D. Knight, 32, of the Bronx, pleaded Feb. 5 to felony DWAI, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor. Sentencing scheduled April 9.  Justin P. Rock, 32, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded Feb. 2 to felony burglary. Sentencing scheduled April 13.  Donald P. Gilbert, 22, of Milton, was sentenced Feb. 2 to five years of…

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  • TOWN OF BALLSTON  Lot 17, MacKenna Court, $356,194. John Paul Builders LLC sold property to Thomas and Michele Stamas.  4 Red Barn Dr., $444,853. Barbera Homes Kelley Farms LLC sold property to Gregory and Audrey Michalski.  Scotchbush Rd., $65,000. Charles Morris sold property to William Heflin. 136 Kingsley Rd., $80,000. Shawn and Rory Adair sold property to Rory and Timothy Adair.   CHARLTON 47 Crooked St., $400,000. Glenn Cook (as Trustee) sold property to David Griffiths and Allison Studley Griffiths. 1327 Sacandaga Rd., $249,000. Trustco Realty Corporation sold property to Jennifer and Lucino Venditti, Jr.   CLIFTON PARK 63 Westbury…
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