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The Homemade Kitchen author Alana Chernila


CLASS IS CANCELLED. From the Plate to the Page: Eating, thinking, and writing with Alana Chernila   Food is never just food. It’s memory, family, love, loss, and everything in between. Come early to this weekend’s food swap and join Alana for an inspirational workshop on translating tastes into words. Open to beginners and seasoned writers alike. Come hungry […]

Alana Chernila, author of The Homemade Pantry, giving an author's talk at the April 2012 Troy Food Swap.

{giveaway & event} Alana is coming *back* to town!

GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. THE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY. -Christina I’m excited to announce that due to Leah’s smart thinking, Alana Chernila voice of Eating from the Ground Up and author of The Homemade Pantry, is coming back to the area for a book buying-n-signing at the Delmar Farmers Market THIS SATURDAY, JULY 7th, 9-1pm.  […]

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{recipes} Rhubarb Bonanza

I have never touched fresh rhubarb before this week! I have enjoyed eating it in different ways and seen it for sale at the end of driveways and at farmers markets, but never actually cooked with it! Every year I see it in the spring and think I will try some this year, but never […]

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{FSC Book Club} Meeting 4 & 5 Recap:Rye,Buckwheat,Millet & Barley

We read, we cook, we chat. That is the FSC Book Club. I might have jinxed us. On the last recap, I noted that these assignments might be tricky with its focus on some of the more uncommon grains like barley and buckwheat. I commented in the forum that I was nervous because those whole […]

Swapper Alana at April's Troy Food Swap

{FSC Time Machine} Food Swapping in 2012

Another weekend, another set of “Best of 2012″ posts! If you’re new to this series, for the first handful of weekends in 2013,  I’m jumping on the FSC Time Machine to create recap-posts on the different topics we covered in 2012.  So far we’ve recapped: Bread & Breakfast Gardening Winter Projects Podcasting Sweets & Treats, Part 1, Food […]


{FSC Time Machine} podcasting in 2012

In 2012, we started the FSC Podcast, a dream of mine since FSC began. Christine made it a reality. I handed her a ‘podcasting’ audio kit that I had received for Christmas in 2010 and off she went; researching music, testing-testing-testing the microphones, Garageband’s ins & outs and finding interviewing programs. She was pumped and ready […]

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{FSC Book Club} 2nd Selection Final Recap

It’s safe to say that round two of the FSC Book Club was a success! We had over 120 members join us at our new book club host site, Goodreads, and lots of folks chiming in on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook. Over the course of a few months, we cooked our way through the wonderful […]

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{fsc book club} Assignment 3 & 4 Recap: Soups, Baking, Frozen Foods, Pasta & Sauce

We’re chugging right along with the FSC Book Club. We’ve tackled Soups & Baking Needs/Mixes and are now in the middle of the chapters on Frozen Food, Pasta and Sauce. We’re thrilled with how well it’s going! Folks are reading and cooking, adjusting recipes, asking questions and sharing what they’ve made. Our forum over on […]

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{fsc housekeeping} FSC Classes & Events

Before we continue our ‘from scratch holiday’ series, I wanted to update our FSC ACADEMY’s November & December class schedule both at Brookside Museum and at The Arts Center of the Capital Region,  plus announce the winner of the latest giveaway and reminder you all of our Special Event Class & our Troy Farmers Market […]

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{fsc podcast} Episode 8: The Homemade Pantry

Those of you following along with the blog or the FSC Book Club know that we love Alana Chernila and her cookbook, The Homemade Pantry: 101 Foods You Can Stop Buying & Start Making. So it should come as no surprise that we are absolutely thrilled to bring you a fascinating, in-depth interview with Alana during […]


{recipe recap} S is for Squash

Before we get our Squash-on, I wanted to announce a fun event tonight. During the monthly city-wide event: Troy Night Out, I and many of the FSC Academy teachers will be hanging out in The Art Center of the Capital Region’s kitchen from 5:30-8:30 hosting demos and chatting about our classes we teach at the […]


{fsc housekeeping} FSC Academy Holiday-Themed Classes!

First things first. I got a surprise on on Saturday morning when visitor after visitor to the FSC booth at the Troy Farmers Market, explained they visited due to an article in morning’s The Daily Gazette. Whhhaaaaat?! Although I’ve know for quiet awhile the piece was coming out, I didn’t know it would be today. Surprise! So […]


{diy project} On Community & Kimchi

Editor’s Note: Gina of Modschooler & Albany Kid is back with yet another informative post, this time she discusses her love for the FSC Book Club, The Homemade Pantry & Kimchi. Gina’s other pieces include: Slow Cooker Dulce de Leche, Vegetable Bouillon, Slow Cooker Beans, Empire Boardwalk & Downton Abbey- Inspired Drinks, Homemade Grenadine, and Serious […]


{fsc book club} Assignment 1: Dairy, Cereals & Snacks

We are officially a week and a half into the relaunch of the FSC Book Club and it has been amazing! We switched our home base from the old Facebook forum to Goodreads, expanded our social media presence and decided to both read and cook our way through our current selection, Alana Chernila‘s The Homemade Pantry: 101 Foods […]


{fsc book club} Relaunch w/ 2nd Book Selection (& Giveaway Winner)

The results are in! Thank you to everyone who took a moment to answer our poll about the FSC Book Club. We wanted to hear directly from you how we can grow this thing into a super fun, no pressure, foodie-friendly book club. We asked about the types of books you want to read, the […]