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{FSC Book Club} Round 5 Book Announcement & Schedule

We read, we cook, we chat. This is the FSC Book Club. Welcome to the fifth round of the FSC Book Club! After a long hiatus, the FSC Book Club is back! We took some time off to live life and gather inspiration, and now we are ready to read and cook and chat alongside all of […]

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{FSC Book Club} Put ‘Em Up! FRUIT Final Recap

We read, we cook, we chat. That is the FSC Book Club. What a summer! If you’ve been following along with the FSC Book Club, you’ve been savoring every bit of the summer fruit bounty by freezing, canning or preserving with us using Put ‘Em Up Fruit: A Preserving Guide & Cookbook. Creative Ways to Put […]

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{FSC Book Club} Assignment 1 & 2 Recap

We read, we cook, we chat. That is the FSC Book Club. Can you believe it? We’ve already finished our first two assignments for Round 4 of the FSC Book Club. We are reading and and cooking our way through Put ‘Em Up Fruit: A Preserving Guide & Cookbook. Creative Ways to Put ‘em Up and Use ‘em […]

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{FSC Book Club} …Round 4 BEGINS!

We read, we cook, we chat. That is the FSC Book Club. Round 4 of the FSC Book Club has begun! We  are reading and and cooking our way through Put ‘Em Up Fruit: A Preserving Guide & Cookbook. Creative Ways to Put ‘em Up and Use ‘em Up by the incredible Sherri Brooks Vinton. It’s a gorgeous […]

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{FSC Book Club} Final Recap + Meetings 6 & 7

We read, we cook, we chat. That is the FSC Book Club. That’s a wrap! We have successfully cooked and baked and experimented our way through the fantastic cookbook Whole Grains for a New Generation: Light Dishes, Hearty Meals, Sweet Treats, and Sundry Snacks for the Everyday Cook by Liana Krissoff. As a group, we tried out new […]

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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 […]

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{FSC Book Club} Meeting 3 Recap- Oats & Farro

We read, we cook, we chat. That is the FSC Book Club. Oats, oats, oats. Such a popular grain with so much interesting potential too. I eat oatmeal at least a few times a week, but I confess that beyond the occasional chocolate chip oatmeal cookie, I don’t do much else with it. And farro? I […]

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{FSC Book Club} Meeting 2 Recap-Quinoa & Spelt

We read, we cook, we chat. That is the FSC Book Club. Quinoa! It’s the superfood that’s all the rage these days and we tackled it using the delicious recipes from Whole Grains for a New Generation. We also took a look at the spelt recipes in the book to round out our second “meeting” […]

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{FSC Book Club} Meeting 1 Recap: Rice & Wild Rice

We read, we cook, we chat. That is the FSC Book Club. Wow. The FSC Book Club is back and it’s fierce! Meeting 1 was an absolute success. So much participation! So many recipes tried and grains tasted! Lots of chit chat and photos popping up all over the internet. The fabulous author of Whole […]

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{FSC Book Club: Round 3} Begins with a Giveaway

We read, we cook, we chat. That is the FSC Book Club. The third round of the FSC Book Club starts today! We are excited to start cooking and reading our way through our newest book club selection, Whole Grains for a New Generation: Light Dishes, Hearty Meals, Sweet Treats, and Sundry Snacks for the Everyday […]

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{FSC Book Club} our next book choice is…

We read, we cook, we chat. That is the FSC Book Club. We are happy to announce the book selection for the 3rd Round of the FSC Book Club! We will be reading and cooking our way through Whole Grains for a New Generation: Light Dishes, Hearty Meals, Sweet Treats, and Sundry Snacks for the Everyday […]

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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 book club} Assignment 2 Recap: Canned Things, Condiments, Spices & Spreads

The FSC Book Club is rocking! We’ve got 92 members signed up on Goodreads and are diving into homemade cookery and pantry staples as an awesome virtual group. For this assignment, we looked at Chapter 3 (Canned Fruits, Vegetables & Beans) and Chapter 4 (Condiment, Spices & Spreads) of The Homemade Pantry: 101 Foods You Can […]

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