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Hello my Foodie Friends! So many of our customers come in requesting a valuable kitchen tool – the  Food Processor! The reason is that Foodies can make many meals with precision and ease!  My mother-in-law Marie loves hers and we are always surprised at the dishes she whips up.  Paula and I have been trying to eat a little healthier so Marie found this great recipe for hummus on the Breville website and she used her Sous Chef 12 to…
Growing asparagus might be like raising a child. You plant it once. You nurture its tender shoots, and then you watch it grow so fast that you can barely harvest it fast enough.  For farmers, asparagus requires patience and an intense amount of labor. It also brings unending joy. “It’s really something special,” says Christine, of Saratoga Apple, who sells asparagus at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market from early May through June. “As a perennial, its roots produce every year.” Unlike…
[Photo shows Julia Sanzen at the site of her kitchen unit. Photos by PhotoAndGraphic.com.]  SARATOGA SPRINGS — On May 18, Julia Sanzen took a big step toward opening her new Farmers Hardware brunch hall at 35 Maple Avenue by overseeing the arrival of a kitchen unit made by the Canadian company Venture Food Trucks. Sanzen said she plans to open the eatery in June, serving customers brunch in the city’s historic district between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. For more information, visit…
Hello my Foodie Friends. For many of us, our children are out of the house and have begun their lives and careers in other parts of the country (or world). Global travel and exploring different cuisines are something that many young adults have made part of their lives.  This week our daughter is in Switzerland with some of her college friends. Based on recent research, Gen Y’s (Millennials) look to increase knowledge and experience everyday life by doing things like…
If you’re a regular Saratoga Farmers’ Market shopper, chances are you’ve seen flyers at vendor stalls promoting CSAs. The acronym stands for Community Supported Agriculture. Its meaning, however, goes even deeper. CSAs offer consumers the opportunity to form a direct relationship with a farmer by purchasing what is known as a “share” in the foods that the farmer produces. Typically, consumers – or CSA members – pay a set fee to a farm, and in exchange, receive a share of…
By Chef Dan Spitz Ingredients * Ingredients can be found at the market - 1 cup, packed, of fresh pea shoots* - ½ cup of fresh parsley leaves* - ¼ cup of fresh mint leaves* - 2 garlic cloves, smashed and roughly chopped* - ½ cup grated parmesan* - ½ cup lightly toasted walnuts - 1 cup good quality olive oil* - 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice - Salt and pepper to taste Directions 1. To make pesto using a…
Hello my Foodie Friends. Foodie moms are the easiest to please on a special day – especially Mother’s Day. If she’s into cooking special meals for you or she’s one who simply loves to eat, there are so many exciting ways to give her a treat these days. Creating a “foodie” theme for your mom can be a fun way to tell her how much you appreciate her cooking. There is one tool that is considered the “heart” of the…
It’s May. Tulips are blooming, the scent of lilacs fills the air. And how are our gardens growing? Well, maybe, they’re not. For many home gardeners, this spring has been challenging, as the weather has swung from sunny and 70s to gray and rainy with threats of overnight frosts. If you’re like me, you’ve watched small healthy starts of spinach, kale, broccoli, and other “cool weather” crops droop and die overnight. “It can be challenging when you have a lot…
Happy Cinco de Mayo my Foodie Friends! When my son John was 11 he loved it when  Paula would make Guacamole!  He was influenced by the Austin Powers movie and would walk around the house exclaiming: Mom is making Holy Moley, Guacamoley, moley, moley!!! Among the world’s oldest culinary tools, volcanic rock mortars and pestles like these have been used by great cooks for thousands of years. Our molcajete (mortar) and tejolete (pestle) are hand carved from a single piece…
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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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