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Hello Foodie Friends! This past week both my wife and I celebrated our birthdays (having a birthday one day apart from each other was one of the many reasons I married her!). Recently I found a birthday card that my mother gave me for one of my milestone birthdays. I lost my mother in 1999.  However, I think about her every day. Back to school time brings back memories of my childhood and the chaos of getting five children to…
If you’re a backyard vegetable grower, you might plan your garden around the last and first frost dates. The last frost date – usually May 20 – signifies the date that it starts to become safe to transplant such tender seedlings as tomatoes, squashes, and peppers outdoors. The first frost date – September 20 historically for Saratoga – typically means the end of the life cycle for these plants. But what if the temperatures get chilly sooner? What becomes of…
Hello my Foodie Friends.  August 31st was Compliments to the Chefs last day at the Marion Avenue location. We are looking forward to our new location at 33 Railroad Place in Saratoga Springs. We will be there by October 1st. As we are down for the month of September, we will continue to write articles about great food and product ideas. This past week I was watching Dr. Oz. I have been truly focusing on new ways to enjoy foods…
A year ago I left the United States in my hiking boots with high hopes of learning to save the planet. Three months later, having learned a lifetime of lessons from a 100 person eco-village in Iceland, I returned to my home country, full of excitement and enthusiasm for doing what I loved and for helping our world by living what I had learned. And quickly I began to feel as though my dreams were being crushed like a bug.…
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…
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  • POLICE Ramiz T. Hajratalli, age 31, Saratoga Springs, was charged Aug. 28 with felony burglary He is suspected of illegally entering and unlawfully remaining within an occupied residence on Caroline Street during the early morning hours of July 28. He was released on $10,000 cash bail. The case was handed up to Saratoga County Court on Sept. 7 when two misdemeanor counts and one felony burglary count related to July 29 were applied, in addition to a second felony burglary count related to Aug. 11. Deborah L. Latalladi, 55, of Wilton, was charged Sept. 3 with promoting prison contraband after…

Property Transactions

  • BALLSTON SPA 257 Lake Rd., $499,900. Second Half Investments LLC sold property to Karen and Julie Royston.  129 Hop City Rd., $147,000. Harry Bliss sold property to Garth Ellms.  CHARLTON 4 Little Troy Lane, $300,000. Victoria and Kenneth Hayner, Sr. sold property to William and Joelle West.  CORINTH 369 West Maple St., $55,000. US Bank Trust (by Atty) sold property to Frank Brownell.  GALWAY  1058 NYS Route 29, $180,000. Thomas Cooper sold property to Vanessa Konkel and Ronald West. MALTA 90 Woodfield Blvd., $65,000. Michaels Group Holdings LLC sold property to HELD Properties LLC.  2147 Rowley Rd., $24,000. Jacqueline Traver…
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