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{events} KATE PAYNE IS COMING TO TOWN

I am pumped with excitement to announce that Austin-based author, Kate Payne, is coming back to the Capital Region for a THREE-DAY Extravaganza!!!!! I love Kate, you love Kate, we all love Kate! Kate is coming to town June 6, 7 & 8th to celebrate her newest book in the “Hip Girls” series: Hip Girls Guide to […]

{REGISTER} PRESSURE CANNING CLASS w/ KATE PAYNE

Pressure Canning 101: Basics of Canning Stocks Learn how to line your pantry shelves with homemade stocks (and make more room in your freezer)! Participants will learn methods for making various stocks and safely preserving them using a pressure canner. You’ll learn proper methods for how to safely seal jars for shelf storage with ingredients that are not […]

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{events} Kate Payne Visits the Farm

EDITOR’S NOTE: Author, blogger and From Scratch Club’s inspirational springboard, Kate Payne, was in town last Wednesday and Thursday for a handful of book tour events. We will be recapping these events over the weekend, but first up, Erika will share a special {FSC Field Trip} to Kilpatrick Family Farm she organized. The FSC ladies […]

{events} Kate Payne!

Grab your cheesecloth, mason jars, white distilled vinegar, salt, a swap item and let’s party! Because… she’s baaaack! With great delight and excitment, I’d like to officially announce that the fabulous Harper Collins author & blogger, Kate Payne, author of Hip Girl’s Guide to Homemaking: Decorating, Dining, and the Gratifying Pleasures of Self-Sufficiency–on a Budget!, […]

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{events} Kate Payne Is Back!

Grab your cheesecloth, mason jars, white distilled vinegar, salt, a swap item and let’s party! Because… she’s baaaack! With great delight and excitment, I’d like to officially announce that the fabulous Harper Collins author & blogger, Kate Payne, author of Hip Girl’s Guide to Homemaking: Decorating, Dining, and the Gratifying Pleasures of Self-Sufficiency–on a Budget!, […]

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{weekend reading} Outdoor Farmers Market Edition

{FOOD NEWS} Local News –> FSC Contributor has a great piece on All Good Bakers in this week’s METROLAND. Local News —> New York Magazine conducted a taste-test of Greek Yogurts w/ Eric Ripert, Maria Loi, and Orhan Yegen and guess who won #1 in the Full-Fat Category? Our dear farming friends, Argyle Cheese Farmers- […]

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{pantry 101} Guide to Using Vinegar

Vinegar is a cooking and baking staple that can be found in most pantries, but there are so many types of vinegars it is hard to know which one to use when. Everything from big jugs of distilled white vinegar to intricate glass bottles of artisanal aged balsamics are widely available, and with so many […]

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{FSC SWAPPERS} home sweet home

For the first time since the inception of the FSC Swappers, we have permanent homes for both food swaps. Not only that, but they are new in both locations. Home Sweet Home. Our business location in Saratoga Springs is the same, Common Thread Saratoga, but owner Ashely moved the store from the artsy Beekman Street […]

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{NOFA-NY Winter Conference} pieces of the food puzzle

*I find it interesting that in the same week as I’m writing this post, our biggest local paper, The Times Union, ran a story on a local farm, Dharma Lea farm in Sharon Springs run by the Van Amburgh family, on the cover of their Sunday edition Business Section. Granted, we do have some great farmland […]

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{recap} Goodbye 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR! We wish you all a healthy, happy, fun & fabulous 2012! +++ It is 8am on January 1, 2012 and I couldn’t be more excited. A new year. A fresh start. A beginning. And an end. Goodbye 2011. {FSC Swappers, Albany, November 2011} Speaking purely in terms of the FSC, 2011 was […]

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{recipe link love} Cookies Cookies Cookies!

{Albany Food Swap: Lavender cookies by Swapper Nicole} To celebrate our December Food Swaps, which will be traditional cookie & recipe swaps, I am doing a little recipe link love to some absolutely fabulous cookie recipes I’m seeing all over the interwebs these days! +++ First up, Our friend Kate Payne has a Gluten-Free Sugar […]

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{FSC SWAPPERS} food swappery w/ cookie dough hummus

Editor’s Note: In October, we had ‘newbie’ Swapper Jess share with us a play-by-play of her first FSC Food Swap. In November, we had Leah & her case of the ‘swap fever’. This month, we have ‘veteran’ Swapper Corrie, of the blog,  Corrina, Darling!, with not only a peek inside a food swap for the […]

Albany Food Swap: Backyard Eggs!

FSC SWAPPER’S Food Swaps

Our food swaps, FSC Swappers, is a place where home cooks, gardeners, forgers, food preservationists, DIY enthusiasts and bakers come to swap their homemade edible food & drink products and garden bounty. Participants come from all over the Capital Region, Hudson Valley and North County to sample items, get inspired, make new friends and of course, […]

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{fundraiser for amanda} Gift Basket Winners

{Amanda waving during the first leg of the Mohawk Hudson Marathon 2010} So, here we are: gift basket winner announcement time! (EXCITING!!!) Over $500 was raised for Amanda and her family. Is Thank you thank you thank you enough…. nah, that’s why we have gift baskets to giveaway! WOOT! The fine print. It will take […]

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{In a Pickle} the asthetic charm of eggs pickled with beets.

I can’t remember where I first saw eggs pickled with beets, but I do recall being struck by the beautiful contrast of the complimentary yellow and purple.  I had made pickled beets before (not knowing what else to do with them) which lead me to discover that I like just about anything pickled.  I know […]