Food

Food

Leah Hennessy decided to become a farmer on the day she had her first affectionate encounter with a goat. Now the owner of Moxie Ridge Farm & Creamery, one of the Saratoga Farmers’ Market’s newer vendors, Hennessy recalls that she was on a business trip as a wine consultant in Provence, France. She had asked if she could visit a fromagerie, or cheese shop. A day with a regional cheesemaker was arranged.  At the end of the day, the cheesemaker took…
As our clocks fall back and our days become shorter, it’s time for another seasonal transition. Tomorrow, our farmers and other vendors will kick off the winter season for the Saratoga Farmers’ Market by moving indoors to the Lincoln Baths Building in Saratoga Spa State Park. We look forward to our winter locale. Being indoors gives us a cozier space. It also creates an opportunity to host special events that showcase our region’s fresh foods and local artisanal products. This…
Hello my Foodie Friends! Many years ago, when we were still new to the kitchen store business, Ed, my representative from Wusthof Trident asked me what kind of steak knives I used at home.  I thought for a moment and told him that they were just some old serrated knives my mom gave us.  He then offered me four Wusthof Classic Steak knives to take home so my family could try them out. Johnny and Aubrey who were 13 and…
“Happy goats (and sheep) make great cheese” has been Nettle Meadow Farm owners Lorraine Lambiase and Sheila Flanagan’s motto ever since they first began creating cheese. That motto embodies their desire to share their products and philosophy with others in the Saratoga area. Nettle Meadow joined the Saratoga Farmers’ Market this year as a Saturday vendor. They offer an array of fresh, semi-aged, and hard mold ripened offerings at the market and at other local retail outlets.  Their desire to…
Adapted from recipe by Jessica Merchant of How Sweet Eats yield: SERVED ABOUT 4 total time: 1 HOUR   Ingredients * Ingredients can be found at the market 1 tablespoon olive oil* 1 tablespoon unsalted butter* 1 yellow onion, diced* 3 pounds potatoes, peeled and chopped* 4 to 5 cups chicken or vegetable stock 2 bulbs roasted garlic* 1/3 cup cream* 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper Directions Roasted Garlic: Preheat oven to 375. Chop off the top portion of…
Now that the stars of summer – tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplants – are starting to exit the Saratoga Farmers’ Market stalls, it’s time to turn attention to one of our area’s more sensually spicy offerings: garlic. Garlic is typically planted in mid-October after some frosts but before the ground has frozen. It appears in mid-spring as an early green garlic, in early summer as scapes, and in July as bulbs encased in papery outer skins. Underneath those layers are cloves that…
Hello My Foodie Friends! We’re baaack!!! Paula and I are settling into our new home at 33 Railroad Place and we are dedicating ourselves to a healthy start to our day with one of my favorite all-time comfort foods, Oatmeal! My love for oatmeal began as a child.  Believe it or not, I loved eating oatmeal for breakfast as a child, (mom didn’t really give us a choice).  I always had fun creating channels with the milk, the melting butter…
Hello my Foodie Friends!  With so many birthdays and weddings happening in September, bakeries and small businesses have been busy making delectable desserts for these events.  One particular baked good that has gained tremendous popularity over the past two decades is the cupcake.  The big business and trend of making cupcakes has expanded through entrepreneurial bakers and bakeries taking advantage of the multiple varieties and creativity that can come with cupcakes.  However, making your own cupcakes can be an endearing…
My first taste of mixed berry jelly from The Country Corner Cafe convinced me that not all canned fruits are created equal. The flavor was pure fruit enhanced by touch of sweetness. I was excited. “We use half the sugar in our jams and jellies and pies,” said Roseann Hotaling, of The Country Corner Cafe. “We want the flavor to shine through and not the sugary sweetness.” The cafe is well known for its breakfasts and lunches in Saratoga Springs.…
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  • 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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