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{RECIPE REcap} Homemade Halloween Goodies

Halloween is right around the corner, why not get creative in the kitchen with your chocolate skills or your sugar skills! The FSC Time Machine starts us out with the Becky Show with all of her fabulous posts from October 2011 from her D.I.Y. Halloween Candy Series, then we move into other sugary items that […]

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{drink it up} Autumn Sangria. Apple Spice & Everything Nice

The cool air is here, the leaves are starting to change, apple and spice something is baking all over town and most importantly, it is wine season for me. I love wine and as the nights get chilly nothing warms me like a nice glass of red, while eating warm from the oven apple crisp. […]

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{drink it up} Spring = Tequila

It has really happened, Spring is finally here after a loooong winter. This time every year I fall into a cooking funk caused by lack of inspiration, lack of fresh produce and a deep yearning for sun filled days and warm nights on the patio. What could cure this funk…Tequila, of course! Tequila is often […]

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{drink it up} Carrot Ginger Mimosa

April is a transitional month in my neck of the woods. At the start of the month, cold winds still blow and snowflakes dot the air. By the end of the month, the tulips and daffodils are in full blossom, and everything appears a bit hazy from the delicate buds that start to pop open […]

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{from scratch holidays} Building A Home Bar 101

Whether you are throwing a big holiday shin-dig, or you just want to keep a well-stocked cabinet of libations, it is good to know how to create a home bar to suit a variety of tastes and palates. You don’t need to spend tons of money or buy-out an entire liquor store to achieve this… […]

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{edible gift} D.I.Y. Cocktail Party In a Box

Can you believe it we are in the heat of the holiday season, the past year has gone so quickly for our family, as I’m sure it has for most of you.  My kitchen is relaxing after an amazing Thanksgiving food bonanza and I am preparing for some major homemade gifting this year. Between family, […]

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{edible gift} D.I.Y. Cocktail Bitters

My friend Julie turned me on to homemade infusions years ago. She has a big shelf in her amazing kitchen/dining room filled with homemade bitters, digestifs, infusions, shrubs, and the like. It’s like walking into a delicious apothecary. Julie recently attended the FSC Schenectady Food Swap and brought with her a bunch of her homemade bitters […]

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{weekend field trip} Finger Lakes Distilling

  This summer my husband and I made a visit to Finger Lakes Distilling in Burdett, NY while we were on vacation wine tasting on Seneca Lake. He has been a big fan of the bourbon for a while, so he was very excited. I had previously read about the distillery in local and national […]

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{drink it up} Elderberry Cordial

A few times a year, I try to do a complete walk around the perimeter of my farm. It’s nice to take inventory of how the farm has changed with the seasons (or, more generally the case, what needs fixing). A few weeks ago I stumbled upon four rather large black elderberry trees. After harnessing […]

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{drink week} Summer Thyme Cocktail

For a recent anniversary celebration, my love surprised me after work with this cocktail. While I would like to take credit for it, I really didn’t do much other than ooh and ahh and slurp it down appreciatively. Mint seems to get all of the glory when it comes to muddled herbs for cocktails, but […]

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{drink week & a half} Emperor’s Blush Rose Sangria

Editor’s Note: Drink week has turned into Drink Week and a Half! Woo Hoo! Not only do we have our first sangria recipe on FSC (how is this possible?) but we also eagerly welcome another new guest contributor, longtime Food Swapper and voice of the Capital Region Dining Blog, Emily Lemieux-Welcome! -Christina +++++ Sangria is […]

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{drink week} Homemade Grenadine

Editor’s Note: This edition of drink week continues with Gina’s cocktails-of-the-past-journey, where she shows us how to make the non-alcoholic Grenadine from scratch, for both alcoholic & non-alcoholic drink creations! Gina kicks-in a Black Currant Syrup variation (YES!). Thanks Gina, I have thoroughly enjoyed your trip down cocktail history! -Christina +++ When I was testing […]

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{drink week} I’m in a Downton State of Mind

Editor’s Note: Drink Week rolls on with Veggie Bouillion star (see Sean’s Three Things Thursday on Punk Domestics!) Gina. She has a two-part piece on drinks, first up, liquor & drinks inspired by Downton Abbey & Boardway Empire. Tomorrow Gina will treat us to a non-corn syrup homemade grenedine & black current syrup for all […]

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{drink week} Cucumber-Infused Sake

Editor’s Note: Swapper and FSC Academy teacher, Leah, has given us Swap Fever w/ her swap loot recipes of Spiced Nuts, Magic Shell and now for our {drink week}, she gives us Cucumber-Infused Sake. I can tell you from personal experience that the June swap was alive with cucumber sake. Everyone wanted it. So much […]

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{drink week} Fun with Limes

Editor’s Note: Before I begin I need to get something off my chest: can you believe its the first day of August 2012 already? Wow. Okay, I’m back & focused. To continue our drink week, we have a brand-spanking-new Guest Contributor, Wendy of the Wendalicious blog and from the Board of the Schenectady Greenmarket (and […]

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