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Looking at the ‘Dinner in a Box’

December 27, 2015 Stumble in the front door at 7 p.m. after a long day at work, and the last thing anyone wants to do is spend an hour making a mess in the kitchen. more »»

Fat and jolly is overrated

December 13, 2015 The average American puts on 6 to 8 pounds during the holidays. Here are 10 suggestions to keep you trim while trimming the tree. Setting some limits will also set you up to start the New Year righ. more »»

Balsamic — pricey and priceless

November 1, 2015 Northern Italy — place of the pricey and the priceless. more »»

For the love of apples

October 18, 2015 We just got back from Rogers Orchard’s. I now have a peck of apples on my counter. What kind are they you might wonder. more »»

Reunion brings great memories and new recipe

October 4, 2015 I was invited to the 50th high school reunion of the class of 1965 at Utica Free Academy in Utica. I looked at the invitation on my email and thought, oh busboy, someone has made a big mistake. more »»

Celebrating the delicious bagel

September 20, 2015 Oh busboy, today is Bagelfest day. Lenders bagels was started in Connecticut in 1927 and in 1986, they opened the largest bagel factory in the country in Mattoon, Ill. more »»

Cooking this summer’s bounty

August 9, 2015 Yeah summer. My garden is just at the peak of producing. The farm-stands are unwrapped, the bins are full. The produce section is crammed with newly picked treasures. more »»

Cooking this summer’s bounty

August 9, 2015 Yeah summer. My garden is just at the peak of producing. The farm-stands are unwrapped, the bins are full. The produce section is crammed with newly picked treasures. more »»

Spirits producers tapping into virtual world to sell their products

August 9, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Want your martini shaken not stirred? How about streamed to your mobile device? Looking for more dynamic ways to communicate with customers — particularly millennials — spirits... more »»

Rice primer for everyday salad

July 12, 2015 I love my mother-in-law’s everyday easy rice salad and make it in the late summer. It calls for a cup of salsa. I use my homemade salsa made from home-grown tomatoes. more »»

Restaurants should keep seniors in mind

June 28, 2015 “It’s like reading your life story grandma. You even talk about when you were a little girl.” My granddaughter was reading my articles the other day. more »»

What are tapas?

June 14, 2015 Tapas. When was the first time if ever, that  you tried the  food called “tapas.” It was 10  years ago for me. We were in Spain. Malaga to be exac. more »»

Making sure you read the right label

May 31, 2015 My young niece picked out a box of cereal with a large flag on it that stated “low fat. more »»

Don’t call me ‘dear’

May 17, 2015 As you can imagine, I often receive restaurant stories wherever I go. Those restaurant experiences, ideas, observations and complaints, naturally come my way and I like that they do. more »»

Remembering Mom’s meals

May 3, 2015 I stepped into the attic and there it was. I knew it immediately: the plaid cover over the ring-bound noteboo. more »»

Trying the pizza in Brazil’s capital

April 19, 2015 I have to admit, I was skeptical. Pizza in Brasilia? Really? My stepdaughter assured me I would love it. She explained that Pizza a Besse is an all-you-can-eat pizzeria. more »»

Yearning for spring peas

April 5, 2015 “When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest.” — Ernest Hemingway, “A Moveable Feast” What makes me happiest in spring is fresh-picked peas. more »»

Minding manners at the dinner table

March 22, 2015 Chew with your mouth closed; don’t talk with your mouth full. We are out to a Grandma/Chloe lunch. more »»

50 reasons to eat at restaurants

March 8, 2015 Americans eat out all the time. Drive down any highway and see for yourself. Count the number of food establishments; check out the styles: fine dining, family diners, cafes, fast foo. more »»

Winter is rough on restaurants

February 22, 2015 “Bad weather always looks worse through a window.” — Tom Lehrer Oh no, it’s minus 2. My world is frozen and I have to go out to the grocery stor. more »»

 
 
 

 

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Arts grants opportunities for 2014

October 8, 2013 Saratoga Arts has announced the following information about its 2014 grant program in Fulton and Montgomery counties: Fulton-Montgomery Arts Grants (F-MAG) provides funding for arts & cultura... more »

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