Chocolate: A super food inspires a happy mood

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  Did you know … That chocolate has more than antioxidants? According to the Eating Well newsletter published by Price Chopper, chocolate evokes smiles and supports cognitive health. Its antioxidants can benefit the heart, especially when combined with other healthy items such as those featured in the Valentine’s Day Parfait below. Valentine’s Day Parfait On […]

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Family and Friendship Inspires Love of the Market

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By: Jeremy Riccardi Valentine’s Day often connotes chocolates and wine, both of which can be found at the Saratoga Farmers Market. But love at the market also means healthy eating and looking out for the ones you love. The market will celebrate the Valentine’s Day weekend with several sweet treats as well as items like […]

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Do you know … what makes a chowder a chowder?

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We did our research, and frankly, we couldn’t find a straight answer. Not that a straight answer really matters. So we’d like your input. Tell us what you think makes a chowder a chowder. As you’re mulling this challenge, consider these thoughts and recipe from Dave DeLozier, slow food and locavore advocate, who was cooking […]

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Root Vegetables Keep Their Cool | Turnips & Parsnips with Maple Syrup

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Photos by: Pattie Garret This week’s food fact from the Friends of the Market: Did you know that potatoes and other root vegetables will cook more evenly if you start to boil them in cold water? According to Farmers Almanac freelance writer Edward Higgins, “Throwing cold potatoes into boiling water gelatinizes the starches at the […]

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IT’S TIME TO SLOW THINGS DOWN | Cajun Pork Sliders

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Once the temperature heats up, our slow cookers tend to become a little neglected—after all, no one wants heavy soups and stews when it’s 90 degrees outside! Crockpots are an obvious cold-weather essential, but I’m here to tell you it’s time to dust yours off and take this appliance for a spin during the warmer […]

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A SIMPLE SUMMER SELECTION | Summer Veggie Risotto

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  This time of year, the Saratoga Farmers’ Market is in full swing. Beautiful produce is stacked as high as the eye can see, and juicy, gem-colored fruits are carefully laid out in baskets across the farmer’s tables. One thing is for sure, there is no shortage of fresh summer vegetables at the Market these […]

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IT’S OKAY TO BE SNEAKY | Iced Zucchini Cookies

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  We’ve heard it before… Americans just aren’t getting enough vegetables these days. Rich in vitamins, antioxidants, nutrients, and fiber, it’s hard to understand how so many can resist. But the facts tell us that less than 30% – that’s seven out of every ten Americans – are failing to meet the recommended vegetable servings […]

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Good Things Come in Small Packages | Mixed Berry Galette

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  These days the Farmers’ Market is absolutely bursting with berries! Nothing quite tastes like summer more than a handful of fresh-picked berries. They shine like jewels in any dish from breakfast bowls to desserts to an array of berry baked goods, but despite their small size and bright colors, berries are jam-packed (jam, get […]

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Our Nourishing Breakfasts | Zucchini, Cheddar & Bacon Waffles

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Nothing beats the sounds of breakfast on a slow weekend morning—coffee brewing, pans hissing, and idle chatter filling up a sun bathed kitchen. In our house the ritual of weekend breakfast can be just as satisfying as the meal itself—well, almost. Maybe it’s because weekend mornings seem to impart a sense of freedom and opportunity; […]

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Celebrate Our “Independents” | Cucumber Dill Deviled Eggs

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Every year, the 4th of July marks our nation’s birth – a time when we get together with family and friends to celebrate our freedom and give thanks for our liberties and the many opportunities this nation provides. In the spirit of Independence Day, I feel it’s equally important to celebrate the numerous locally-owned independent […]

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