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SARATOGA SPRINGS – On Dec. 12, the owners of four popular Saratoga County restaurants officially announced the hiring of a new culinary director to oversee operations and build upon the group’s brand name.  Colleen and Tim Holmes have welcomed Chef Chris Dore to serve as culinary director for WOW Restaurants Inc. Since last June, Dore has completed a focused training of a new restaurant team at 2 West Bar and Grille on West Avenue in Saratoga Springs, the most recent addition…
SARATOGA SPRINGS – The city steakhouse Salt and Char will be one of several restaurants featured in an episode of “Best Thing I Ever Ate” on the Cooking Channel. The episode will showcase Chef Braden Reardon’s American Wagyu Ribeye Cap steak, as recommended by Saratoga Springs regular Chef Bobby Flay. The “Best Thing I Ever Ate” show highlights what the biggest food stars and chefs eat in their free time. The episode premiers at 8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 18…
Looking for a crisp and festive complement to your holiday table? Try this quick and healthy starter, compliments of chef and yoga instructor Meg Affonso.   INGREDIENTS: * Find these Ingredients at the Farmers’ Market! • 1 bunch kale*• 1 pound firm apples*• ½  cup pumpkin or squash seeds*• 1 tablespoon olive oil• 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup*• Salt, to taste Orange Mustard Vinaigrette: • 4 tablespoons toasted sesame oil• 6 tablespoons apple cider vinegar• Juice of 1 orange• 1…
Often we think that farms are only about food. We know and love our favorite farmers at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market for the produce they grow and the animals they raise. Less known perhaps is the creativity that comes from farming and its spirit of doing things one’s self.  That creativity shows itself in full force at the holiday market.  The holiday market is a special offering of the Saratoga Farmers’ Market that takes place through Dec. 30 alongside the…
Hello my Foodie Friends! Making our holiday favorites can require us to reach for our “go to” tools like a Chef knife or a paring knife. One item I find myself reaching for is a Microplane® Grater. Richard Grace, a founder of Grace Manufacturing based in the Arkansas River Valley, said in 1995 that he did not originally set out to make graters. Richard Grace was an engineer by education.  His original intent was to make woodworking tools. However, his…
• Makes 2-3 servings• Prep time & cook time: 10 minutes   INGREDIENTS:*Find these Ingredients at the Farmers’ Market! • 3 cups of chocolate milk* (Battenkill Valley Creamery is the best!) • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar • 1 teaspoon vanilla • ¼ teaspoon salt • 4 - 6 oz. semi-sweet or dark chocolate* pieces coarsely chopped • Marshmallows* by The Chocolate Spoon INSTRUCTIONS: 1. In a saucepan, mix together the milk, sugar, vanilla and salt 2. Whisk over medium heat…
For Charles Holub, of Scotch Ridge Trees & Berries, diversity is “the lifeblood of a small farm.” His farm in Duanesburg is a case in point. Scotch Ridge starts its season with the Saratoga Farmers’ Market selling seedlings started in its greenhouses for spring gardens. As spring shifts toward summer, cartons of berries, tomatoes and bouquets of cut flowers become the primary crops. Summer folds into fall and then winter, and as December arrives, trees and handmade wreaths, door swags,…
Hello my Foodie Friends! When I turned 12 years old my father invited me downstairs to educate me on all the tools in his workbench area.  My two brothers and I were never allowed in the workbench area, never! It was off limits to the young barbarians.  When I walked into his inner sanctum, I was nervous.  He spoke to me in an adult soft tone while describing to me how quality tools meant a lot to him. He showed…
Hello my Foodie Friends. With our new location of 33 Railroad Place in Saratoga Springs, next door to the Bow Tie Criterion Cinemas, I find myself reflecting on my favorite movies. Among my choice films is “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” that also has one my favorite movie scenes. The classic scene from the movie is when Maria Portokales receives a bundt cake from the mother of her future son-in-law.  Being cordial yet trying to understand what she is receiving,…
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  • COURT Nicholas J. Valcik, 34, of Ballston Spa, pleaded Dec. 5 to promoting prison contraband in the first-degree. Sentencing scheduled Jan. 30, 2018.  Trevor J. Hammar, 29, of Milton, pleaded Dec. 5 to felony burglary, and two felony counts grand larceny in connection with incidents suspected of taking place in Milton in October. Sentencing scheduled for Jan. 30.  Lana M. Senecal, 28, of Middle Grove, pleaded Dec. 6 to felony grand larceny in connection with an incident in Malta. Placed on interim probation to include Treatment Court.  Blake E. Labarge, 25, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced Dec. 6 to five…

Property Transactions

  • TOWN OF BALLSTON  22 Main St., $12,500. Kenneth Merchant sold property to Ballston Lake Sewer District.  17 Lot 2 France Lane John and Florence France sold property to Craig and Catherine Todd.  60 McMaster St., $300,000. John and Robin Conroe sold property to Timothy and Amy Fealey. CLIFTON PARK 5212 Forest Point Dr. South, $212,500. Salvatore and Glenda Corcione sold property to Jeremiah and Jennifer Richardson. 14 Tanglewood Dr., $307,500. Jason Sczerba and Shaunesy McIntyre sold property to Kristie and William Schohn, Jr.  169 Tallow Wood Dr., $175,000. Helena Marks sold property to Jiabin Li and Kuiyang Zhang.  22 Payne…
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