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Tapenade adds plenty of flavor to pizza, pasta and salads

Tapenade adds plenty of flavor to pizza, pasta and salads

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Tapenade, the robustly flavored olive condiment from our friends in Provence, France, is gaining popularity in the United States.
 
Tea sandwiches make elegant Mother’s Day party

Tea sandwiches make elegant Mother’s Day party

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Some moms want a spa day. Some moms crave chocolate. And some moms just want a little fancy pampering.
 
Tiny house trend doesn’t mean you have to give up style

Tiny house trend doesn’t mean you have to give up style

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Small is getting bigger for sure. The average American single-family house will drop to 2,152 square feet this year, 10 percent smaller than five years ago, according to the National Association of Home Builders.
 
Scrapbook: Tulip queen rules over weekend

Scrapbook: Tulip queen rules over weekend

Monday, May 4, 2015
Albany’s early Tulip fests were a blast. A king and queen ruled, and dances were held at the Washington Avenue Armory. Tulips bloomed in every small park in the city — with thousands in Washington Park.
 
Pride Center sees mission as fight for basic rights

Pride Center sees mission as fight for basic rights

Sunday, May 3, 2015
Curran Streett, executive director of the Pride Center of the Capital Region, is an advocate for members of the LGBTQ community — lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgendered and queer.
 
Schenectady man with multi-faceted career turns out sci-fi book

Schenectady man with multi-faceted career turns out sci-fi book

Sunday, May 3, 2015
“Stay curious, my friends” could well be the motto of Donald DeFilippo, who has traveled the country, raced Corvette automobiles, sung rock ’n’ roll, met John F. Kennedy and has now written a book with both religious and science-fiction overtones.
 
Capital Roots: See how community gardens grow

Capital Roots: See how community gardens grow

Sunday, May 3, 2015
Spring has finally come to Sharon DiLorenzo’s garden on Cutler Street, in Schenectady’s Mont Pleasant section.
 
Zinc Bistro offers classic cuisine in an elegant setting

Zinc Bistro offers classic cuisine in an elegant setting

Sunday, May 3, 2015
On a quiet street in Lenox, Massachusetts, we visited a gray clapboard building with white trim and bright blue sign reading “bistro zinc.” The restaurant had received high praise from dinner guest Rob, who had dined there several times.
 
This Mother's Day, let Mom have her scrambled eggs her way

This Mother's Day, let Mom have her scrambled eggs her way

Thursday, April 30, 2015
As a mom, I know there's no better gift on Mother's Day than being served breakfast in bed, complete with the Sunday paper. So the menu I propose here is special, but it doesn't require Herculean effort by the spouse (and kids) preparing it.
 
Bok choy goes well with stronger flavors in soup

Bok choy goes well with stronger flavors in soup

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
The super-cute heads of baby bok choy lay on the cutting board, asking to be made into something, but what?
 
Peanut-herb sauce adds zest to roasted carrots

Peanut-herb sauce adds zest to roasted carrots

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Butter and dill are lovely on roasted carrots, but this spring I wanted something a little more . . . robust.
 
Gardeners’ Workshop to celebrate 70th anniversary

Gardeners’ Workshop to celebrate 70th anniversary

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Every time Mary Gridley walks out of the house and works on her garden, she says she’s doing her part to make the world a better place.
 
‘Mini-mansion’ dating to 1896 once housed police station

‘Mini-mansion’ dating to 1896 once housed police station

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Kathleen Klobucher was looking for a duplex that she could live in forever when her real estate agent called her and said, “I found a great house for you. Meet me there right away.”
 
Home cooking famous at family-friendly Bear's
DUANESBURG

Home cooking famous at family-friendly Bear's

Sunday, April 26, 2015
When Bob Payne Sr. decided to open his own place after years of working in the restaurant business as a bartender, it didn’t take him long to find his head chef. Patricia, his wife, was well-qualified.
 
Rustic American fare in a stylish suburban setting
SLINGERLANDS

Rustic American fare in a stylish suburban setting

Sunday, April 26, 2015
Roux is a stylish suburban restaurant that is working hard. There are many bright spots, including the bar, which was in demand during our visit, and the desserts, which are homemade and well chosen.
 
 

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