Tag Archive: Capital District

Sep 06

Columbia County – The NY City drives 2 hours to get there – it is only 30 minutes for the Capital District!

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Columbia County *Copake Farmers’ Market Church St. Saturday 9am-1pm June 8 – October 26 Roberta Roll (518) 329-0384 *Hillsdale Farmers’ Market Roeliff Jansen Park, 9140 Route 22 Saturday 9am-1pm June 1 – October 12 Willa Horton (518) 325-7950 *Hudson Farmers’ Market DMV parking lot, North 6th & Columbia Sts. Saturday 9am-1pm May 11 – November …

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Apr 16

Peppers – male and female?


 Never knew this! Flip the bell peppers over to check their gender. The ones with four bumps are female and those with three bumps are male. The female peppers are full of seeds, but sweeter and better for eating raw and the males are better for cooking. From Linda Mitman

Apr 03

1, 2, 3 Easy – Chicken Francaise

Michael Symon Chicken Franciase

The Best and Easiest Recipe out there for Chicken Francaise  from Michael Symon- Never fails and restaurant good! 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil Flour for dredging Salt and Pepper to taste 3 Chicken Breasts (boneless skinless; pounded to 1/4-inch) 2 Eggs plus 2 tablespoons Water (whisked) 2 Garlic cloves (sliced) 1/2 cup White Wine …

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Mar 19

Cella Bistro by Colin McKnight

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  Lacking reservations, looking for a place for dinner the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day (the real day, not parade day) is always an adventure.  We figured it was a safer bet to find someplace that didn’t specialize in corned beef and cabbage for the weekend, and headed out early to avoid the rush.  We …

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Mar 12

Is the Capital Area actually a happening place?

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  We all have our reasons for living in the Capital Area. Family, ,friends, ability to get to NYC, Boston, The Berkshires  The Adirondacks and Montreal quickly are sited as the main reasons for making this area home.  But is the Capital Area on its own merits starting to become enough of a reason to set …

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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


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 10

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

Village cafe and Pizzeria

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


  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 03

3rd Food Wonder of the Capital District – Almond Croissants at Mrs. Loudon’s Bakery Saratoga, NY

Almond Cr.

“The best way to get to heaven is to take it with you. ” —Henry Drummond If that is the case I am taking Mrs. Loudon’s Almond Croissants with me when I pass through the pearly gates. There is pastry and then there is pastry.   Each bite the butter is present  with almonds, sugar …

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