Tag Archive: NY

Jan 02

French Onion Soup Dumplings – Originally for The Stanton Social in NYC


Over a year ago, friends treated me to a dinner at Stanton Social in NYC, All the food is excellent but the true miracle that landed on our table was French Onion Dumplings. Top with layers of cheese the dumplings contain a concentrate mouthful of heaven. This recipe is not perfect but it is a …

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Nov 11

1, 2, 3, Easy Cream of Mushroom Soup by Chef Ken – Normanside Country Club, Delmar, NY


2 cups Dry Mushrooms 5 1/2 Cups Warm Chicken soup 2oz. Olive Oil 3/4 cup diced Onion 1/4 tsp  Crushed Red Pepper 2 tsp. Garlic Chopped 3/4 cups Celery Chopped 1 cup Potato Diced 4tsp. Salt 1/2 tsp. Pepper 2 tsp Fresh Oregano 2 tsp. Fresh Parsley – Add Mushrooms to stock and let steep …

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Mar 25

Best Kept Secret for Foodies in the Capital District – Cooking Classes with Chef Ken @ Normanside Country Club

Doro Wat

Chef Ken and his team offer cooking classes at the Normanside Country Club. In March LadyChowChow attended African Cooking.  Chef Ken did not disappoint and better yet he cooked and served Doro Wat. Doro Wat is my favorite Ethopian food and this recipe is very easy. Have no fear it is not super hot but …

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Feb 13

The Point in Albany, New York


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 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 07

Do something different – Eat at Manama Grille in Delmar , NY

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The Capital Area restaurant scene has been dominated by Italian Restaurants for years. Not complaining – love Italian! In the last couple of years our restaurant options have grown but many of the new options are Barbeque , Indian and Asian. Again not complaining but Manama Grill in the Delaware Plaza in Delmar  is a …

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Feb 05

My New Comfort Food – Chapchae


A couple of weeks ago a friend and I went to a restaurant in Albany, Mingle. The Lady will  review in the restaurant shortly. We ate a dish there that caused  a new addiction. My new found comfort food is Chapchae.  Chapchae is one of the most popular noodle dishes in Korea, and also seems to …

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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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Feb 02

Georgio’s Village Cafe – New Hartford, NY

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Once a month I meet a dear friend in New Hartford (Utica), NY at Georgio’s Village Cafe. We both order Utica Beans and Greens, Utica has recently been granted some culinary fame when Guy Fieri made Utica Beans and Greens on his  Foodnetwork show.The dish – made with fresh chopped escarole, hot cherry peppers, fresh …

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