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Serve it quickly; remove it slowly

May 22, 2016 Oh busboy, I hate it when it takes forever to get a meal at an event. Oh busboy, I hate it when some entrees get served before other. more »»

We live in an explosion of food

April 24, 2016 Yesterday I went to Albany to buy a pair of shoes. After having lunch at a friend’s in Schenectady, I headed south to Albany. more »»

Italian furniture makers strengthen their brand names through archives

April 24, 2016 By COLLEEN BARRY The Associated Press MILAN — Big Italian furniture brands turned out collections at the 55th Milan Furniture Fair that included forgotten or neglected treasures from their archives,... more »»

Celebrity Chef Dinner — 24 years of success

April 10, 2016 “You are cordially invited to the First Annual Celebrity Chef Dinner sponsored by The Soroptimist Club of Fulton County. more »»

Spring and asparagus and a great recipe

March 27, 2016 It’s spring and asparagus is on sale in the grocery. I love this elegant vegetable. Its shoots are just delicious in a stir fry or added to macaroni and cheese. more »»

Standing and sitting via Anita ala Carte

March 13, 2016 I am a fan of “Downton Abbey” on PBS. I like many things about this   superior soap opera — it is tasteful and well done — but I particularly enjoy noting the fine manners used in the past. more »»

Giving up white food for Lent

March 6, 2016 Well, we are smack dab in the middle of lent — a time when traditional Christians give up something as a sacrifice. more »»

I’d rather be glamping

February 21, 2016 Glamping  is a term derived from the two words “glamorous camping.” Glamping is also referred to as “glam camping,” “lux camping,” “luxury camping” and many other similar phrases. more »»

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 »»



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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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