“Cook ingredients that you are used to cooking by other techniques, such as fish, chicken, or hamburgers. In other words be comfortable with the ingredients you are using.”

Bobby Flay I will admit it. I do love shopping at local farmer’s markets and I think the Schenectady Greenmarket is one of my favorite places to go in the summertime but I… Continue reading

“If you get thrown from a horse, you have to get up and get back on, unless you landed on a cactus; then you have to roll around and scream in pain.”

Anonymous As many of you know, I work for a number of local radio stations when I’m not posting lovely blog entries for you all to read. One of my more recent events… Continue reading

“I’m an old-fashioned guy… I want to be an old man with a beer belly sitting on a porch, looking at a lake or something.”

Johnny Depp With the Summer season fast approaching, my visits to Lake George are becoming more frequent. Tuesday’s Tables today is going to be about The Boathouse (3210 Lake Shore Drive, Lake George). This… Continue reading

“Bistro cooking is good, traditional food, earnestly made and honestly displayed. It is earthy, provincial, or bourgeois; as befits that kind of food, it is served in ample portions.”

David Liederman As some of you in the Schenectady area may have noticed, between Orienda Yoga and the yet to be opened Bier Abbey is the new Marotta’s Bar-Ristro (611 Union Street, Schenectady). The… Continue reading

“A museum is a place where one should lose one’s head.”

Renzo Piano When I was younger, one of the places we always went to on field trips was the New York State Museum and now that I’ve gotten older, I feel like I… Continue reading

“I often hear people say that a person suffering from Alzheimer’s is not the person they knew. I wonder to myself – Who are they then?”

Bob DeMarco If you’ve never been in the situation where you have known someone with either Dementia or Alzheimer’s consider yourself lucky but don’t write it off as something that can’t affect you.… Continue reading

“Dessert is probably the most important stage of the meal, since it will be the last thing your guests remember before they pass out all over the table.”

William Powell Usually on Tuesdays I write about a local restaurant that I’ve eaten at but this past Sunday I went to Grannie’s Bake-Off in Troy at the Hilton Garden Inn. Since that… Continue reading

“The Korean War has also shown quite clearly that in a major conflict manpower is as important as horsepower.”

Aly Khan  I went to the NYS Museum a couple of weeks ago to check out the CANstruction exhibit and realized that I don’t usually find myself on this side of the Empire… Continue reading

CONTEST: Grannie’s Bake-Off

CONTEST: This Sunday (April 22) at the Hilton-Garden Inn in Troy is GRANNIE’S BAKE OFF from 11:00AM-3:00PM featuring LOCAL amateur and professional bakers to participate in baking and decorating contests! Tickets are on… Continue reading

“In some areas I am more noted for reading then I am for cookies!”

Wally Amos You may have seen my blog entry on Bake For You, aka my new favorite cookies in the Capital District, what you may not have known is that with the help… Continue reading

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