Food

Food

Hello Foodie Friends. This time of year brings many family reunions, friendship gatherings, and special events that include great food and fun times!! Paella is a perfect party dish because it’s a one-pot meal, and because it feeds a crowd. Paella is a rice dish from Spain that has become very popular and is known around the world. It originated in the fields of a region called Valencia in eastern Spain. Paella is meant to show off the rice itself…
The bright colors and brilliant names are attractive in and of themselves. But what really draws people to The Smoothie Shoppe at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market is the energy of the owners.Rich and Laura Holoday started The Smoothie Shoppe in 2014, and joined Saratoga’s Saturday market this summer. Their goal is to create a sustainable enterprise that can feed a community. For them, smoothies are a delicious, nutrient-packed choice.“We wanted to fill a need,” said Rich Holoday, as he blended…
Hello my Foodie Friends. Many of our amateur and professional chefs spend a lot more time thinking about and preparing food than the average person.  Even so, convenience can define what we eat and cook nearly as much as good taste. Take salads, for instance. Before squeeze bottles made their appearance in my kitchen, I’d eat them perhaps once or twice a month, and only when I was hosting a dinner party. The hassle of making a fresh batch of…
The bell rang at 9 a.m. Saturday, announcing the start of the Saratoga Farmers’ Market. Then, the clouds opened. Rain poured in sheets, drenching everyone, creating pools on vendor tents, and a creek between Dickinson’s Delights and the Feathered Antler. Such has been the scene often this summer, with our more-frequent-than-usual rainfalls. Does this matter? To market goers? To vendors? To me, as the market director tasked with the job of ensuring that all who visit the Saratoga Farmers’ Market…
Hello my Foodie Friends.  Summer is a wonderful time to entertain with family and friends. Many times when we have guests coming over or when we are visiting others, deciding on what to serve or bring can be a quest.  On a visit to Maine last year, I ventured into a bakery that served strawberry and cream popovers – which Paula and I had to try!  The popover featured the typical high-rise crown and was sweet providing a perfect fix…
On a recent Wednesday at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market, Jack Powell and his three-man band the Zucchini Brothers were performing. Powell grinned as a mother and child began tapping their feet to the beats.  Then, as the child started to waddle in rhythm with the music and the mother began to video the moment on her cell phone, Powell asked for the name of the child. He received the answer, began improvising and within seconds was singing lyrics interspersed with…
Hello my Foodie Friends. Grilling in our backyards during the month of July is among my favorite summertime pastimes. One tool that can help those who are firing up in the backyard, is the bamboo skewer. Creating food on a stick offers the ability to be creative and to offer various food choices for your family and guests. Serving food on a stick is not only convenient, but it’s also fun! Foods to Make with Bamboo Skewers Shish kebabs on…
Delightfully delicious days at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market are getting better, with the addition of several new vendors in the Saturday market’s food court. Among the new offerings are crepes hot off the griddle, made by Jon Dickinson of Dickinson’s Delights. Dickinson prepares the crepes with as many fresh vegetables and cheeses that he can purchase from the market’s produce and dairy vendors himself. In fact, if you were to get to the market early, you might find him strolling…
Greenfield — The Town of Greenfield Historical Society and the Town of Greenfield are proud to announce the 11th anniversary season opening of the Greenfield Farmers’ Market on June 23, 2017.  The Farmers Market will run every Friday from 4 -7 p.m. in Middle Grove Park on Middle Grove Road through the second week in September. The market will feature a blend of products you would expect to find at a Farmers Market including fresh vegetables and produce, honey, maple…
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