Monthly Archive: February 2013

Feb 25

1, 2, 3, Easy – Sausage and Spaghetti Squash

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Super easy and very healthy! No carb but very filling and satisfying.  It was originally a food network recipe but I lightened it up a bit. 1 small spaghetti squash (about 2 pounds) 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 8 links Chicken Sausage 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced 1 medium onion, halved and thinly …

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Feb 21

Another Albany Goddess in the Kitchen – Chef Un-Hui Filomeno owner Mingle, Albany, NY

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Blessed are those waiters that share the best dishes on the menu with you with a wink, a nod or a little finger pointing.  I will never forget the Angel in a Waiters uniform serving food at the Ginger Man who said so quietly, “Try the Tuna”. Well the Tuna , cooked by Chef Un-Hui …

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Feb 19

Substitute Daughter or Daughter in Law available for Indian Cooking Classes

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Some days you just need to eat out. Errands pile up and then there is running around to do. Mom and I had a long list to tackle and so it was ugly errand day.. The tasks were silly and  boring. There is nothing fun about buying furniture polish, dropping the vacuum hose off for …

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Feb 14

The 10 Food Wonders of The Capital District, Albany, NY – Fort Orange Almond Macaroons

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Over the next two weeks Ladychowchow will be posting the Food Wonders of the Capital Area, Albany, NY. There will be ten food items that are so bloody good you shouldn’t miss them. When I was scheduling my colonscopy,  my Doctor and I started to discuss what qualifies as a food wonder. What deserves to …

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Feb 13

The Point in Albany, New York

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The Point in Albany, New York Pretty much everyone has heard of Albany, NY or passed us on the highway going to one of the other big cities in the Northeast but many are not clear what they are missing by driving by us. Albany is happening! Yes, we are the Capital of New York …

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Feb 11

Nigella Lawson’s Greek Salad

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1 Red Onion 1 Tablespoon Oregano (dried) 1 A pinch of Black pepper 1 Tablespoon Red wine vinegar 200 Millilitres Extra virgin olive oil 5 Medium Tomato 1 Teaspoon Caster sugar 1 A pinch of Maldon salt 1 Large Cos lettuce 1 Fennel 125 Grams Black olives pitted 400 Grams Feta cheese 1 Lemon juice www.nigella.com Peel and finely slice the red onion then sprinkle over the oregano and grind over some pepper. Pour in the vinegar and …

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Feb 11

Barefood Contessa’s Spinach Pie

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Ina, you can make the difficult easy and save time ! Ingredients 3 cups chopped yellow onions (2 onions) 2 tablespoons good olive oil 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper 3 (10-ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach, defrosted 6 extra-large eggs, beaten 2 teaspoons grated nutmeg 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan …

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Feb 10

Another Goddess in the Kitchen – Village Pizzeria and Ristorante (VPR), Middle Grove, NY

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This summer a couple of NYC friends came up to visit me in the north country. It makes you think twice about where to dine  in the Capital District when the Manhattanites come to town. You don’t want to look to silly. So after a day at the track I suggested the Village Pizzeria and Ristorante …

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Feb 10

The 2nd Wonder of the Capital District – Apple Cider Donuts

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  Tis the season for a warm Apple Cider Donut. Almost every orchard in the Capital Area and Hudson Valley has a  display of warm donuts near their cash register. I say ” This is just not fair! How are you going to say No!” Well don’t say no to the donuts at Golden Harvest, 3074 …

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Feb 09

Tried them all – This is the best Carrot Cake Recipe

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Ingredients Butter, for pans 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pans 2 cups sugar 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon salt 4 eggs 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil 3 cups grated carrots 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans, optional Directions Frosting: 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, room temperature 1 stick salted …

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