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Careful slicing, creamy mixture make scalloped potatoes really good

Careful slicing, creamy mixture make scalloped potatoes really good

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
With Easter on its way, my mind has turned to scalloped potatoes, always a big hit at a holiday feast.
 
Plants, statues intermingle for magical effect in sculpture garden

Plants, statues intermingle for magical effect in sculpture garden

Monday, March 23, 2015
There are a lot of larger-than-life characters inhabiting Wouterina de Raad’s garden.
 
Concrete gaining ground as decorative material in the home

Concrete gaining ground as decorative material in the home

Monday, March 23, 2015
Concrete has become a stylish medium in the home, thanks to interior designers and artisans.
 
Farmers fund new research to breed gluten-free wheat

Farmers fund new research to breed gluten-free wheat

Monday, March 23, 2015
New research funded by farmers aims to breed a wheat variety for people who can't eat wheat and other grains, an endeavor that comes as wider consumer interest in gluten-free foods is booming.
 
Brook Tavern is a winner for upscale casual dining

Brook Tavern is a winner for upscale casual dining

Sunday, March 22, 2015
In the 1800s, when ladies and gentlemen took horse-and-buggy rides through the streets of Saratoga Springs, there was a carriage factory on the corner of Union and Nelson avenues.
 
‘Two Mommies’ is reissued; raised ire when first published

‘Two Mommies’ is reissued; raised ire when first published

Sunday, March 22, 2015
Today, Heather — of “Heather Has Two Mommies” — has a lot more company in books for young kids about different kinds of families.
 
Seneca Building, once city's tallest, remains an icon on Jay Street

Seneca Building, once city's tallest, remains an icon on Jay Street

Sunday, March 22, 2015
The block of Jay Street between Liberty and Franklin streets may never look the same again, but we do have photographs to help our memories, and we do have Don Klose’s model railroad layout in the basement of his Schenectady home.
 
Clubs stitch together a community for teens in high-crime areas

Clubs stitch together a community for teens in high-crime areas

Friday, March 20, 2015
Four years ago, Mary Visconti took an unconventional approach to keeping her North Lawndale students out of trouble.
 
Matzo as pizza? No thanks. But as lasagna is another story

Matzo as pizza? No thanks. But as lasagna is another story

Friday, March 20, 2015
Turns out, matzo can be put to good use in classic Italian dishes. My favorite? The many iterations of matzo lasagna, in which sheets of matzo are used in place of the noodles.
 
‘Best hot dogs around’ leaving Gloversville
GLOVERSVILLE

‘Best hot dogs around’ leaving Gloversville

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Dean’s Dogs, a popular little hot dog stand with a loyal following, has announced plans to move to a bigger location in Amsterdam in April.
 
SARATOGA COUNTY

Saratoga County Restaurant Week begins Friday

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The sixth annual Saratoga County Restaurant Week kicks off this Friday and runs through Sunday, March 29.
 
Potato bread toast full of flavor and fiber

Potato bread toast full of flavor and fiber

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
You can tut-tut all you want about the toast trend. (Yes, it’s really a trend. Yes, there are restaurants that feature toast. Yes, the word “artisanal” comes up.)
 
Beef wheat berry stew will restore your body after exercise

Beef wheat berry stew will restore your body after exercise

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Tuckered out after restarting your running regimen? The protein-rich Beef Wheat Berry Stew is good for repairing torn muscle tissue; there also are plenty of carbs to restock your energy stores for future workouts.
 
Corned beef: the must-have sandwich
CAPITAL REGION

Corned beef: the must-have sandwich

Monday, March 16, 2015
St. Patrick’s Day, and it’s a great day for the Irish. It’s also a great day for corned beef sandwiches.
 
'Renewed' restaurant team eyes next 'adventure'
LATHAM

'Renewed' restaurant team eyes next 'adventure'

Monday, March 16, 2015
The same couple who poured their souls into Maestro’s in Saratoga Springs are planning to open their newest venture, Innovo Kitchen, near the Latham-Niskayuna border this spring.
 
 

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