Food

Food

I spent the summer of 2017 as a Saratoga Farmers’ Market intern. Before that point, I had no experience whatsoever with farmers’ markets. However, I did have an innate passion for fresh meals with locally grown produce.  As a result, I came to the internship with a desire to learn how to cook better for myself and to use farmers’ markets as at least one of my sources for fresh, locally produced food. But I knew very little about how…
Hello my Foodie Friends! Well it’s September and you know what that means?  No it’s not just John and Paula’s birthday month, it’s Apple time in New York! Wow, apple pies, apple sauce, apple turnovers, apple juice and cider and well apples! We at CTTC and I know you can’t see us right now, but we will have some great tools for you on October 1st!  I was reminiscing with my wife the other day, remembering one special time, long…
Hello my Foodie Friends. We think we can, we think we can! Recently I read a fantastic quote that reminded me of the reasons I am an entrepreneur; “It’s not the blowing of the wind that determines your destination. It is the set of the sail”. We become entrepreneurs for many reasons. For me, my decision began when I was a small child and remained through my days within the restaurant corporate environment.  I recognize that to be an entrepreneur…
The Saratoga Farmers’ Market is all about being local: Fresh-from-the-farm produce, eggs, and meats fill many stalls. Locally produced cheeses and yogurt beckon buyers. And lemonades flavored with local lavender, wines made with local grapes, ciders pressed from local apples, beers crafted with regional hops, and locally distilled spirits add even more of a festive feel. This sense of the local is what the market’s mission of being a producers-only market is about. In an era where one might wonder…
Hello my Foodie Friends!  Opening jars is no easy task! We have all been there. You are gripping and twisting and turning and sweating and no matter what you do, you just cannot open that class jar. And sometimes, when you finally get that jar opened, the contents have been distributed in areas other than where you want them.  All you want is a kosher dill. You can see it, trapped within its glassy cave, taunting you with crisp, pickle…
Last summer, I made an attempt at gardening by planting one zucchini and two tomato plants.  I’m a big fan of tomato sandwiches and all things zucchini, especially moist, luscious zucchini bread.  Well, the tomatoes did okay and I had plenty of sandwiches.  The zucchini, on the other hand, was a great disappointment. The plant grew and even flowered, but no fruit appeared.  Jim Gupta-Carlson, a local farmer and volunteer with the Saratoga Farmers’ Market, suggested that perhaps my plant…
Hello Foodie Friends!  A sharp knife is a cook’s best friend.  This is evident with the use of a ceramic knife that offers tremendous ease and saves time as we cut up the vegetables.  Ceramics are a very fun and interesting breed of knife that are deceivingly sharp.  Professionals and home cooks use ceramic knives due to their sharpness, strength, density, and precision making it a great tool to add to your culinary collection.  Kyocera ceramic knives are the perfect…
Summer hits its peak in August. Glorious sunshine in the daytime and star-studded skies at night make outdoor dining alluring. In addition, opportunities to take in a concert at the park or an afternoon at the track beckon. How to prepare meals in such a situation? The answer, of course, is to pack a picnic. The word “picnic” refers to a packed meal. The meal typically is al fresco style, meaning it is best enjoyed outdoors. What makes a picnic…
SCHENECTADY — In an August 8 statement, Price Chopper and Market 32 Supermarkets issued a voluntary recall on store-packed (as opposed to pre-packed) Deli Department Egg Salad, with a scale code beginning 267074. The product is being recalled because a breadcrumb ingredient contains wheat, a known allergen, which is not listed on the ingredient label.  There is no health risk for customers without a wheat allergy. Customers who have an affected product may return it to their local Price Chopper/Market 32…
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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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