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{candy} Gimme a Break: Homemade Twix Bars

Chocolate. Caramel. Shortbread. Three of the loveliest words in the English language. And bringing them all together is America’s beloved Twix bar. As I was preparing for my annual homemade Christmas gift extravaganza, I stumbled across a recipe for homemade Twix bars, and they have proven themselves to be a fan favorite. They were such […]

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{photo diary} Schenectady Greenmarket Food Swap

An FSC food swap at a Greenmarket? Why yes we did! …and boy was it fun! Thank you to Swappers and Schenectady Greenmarket Board Members Jennifer, Julie & Wendy (who is also a FSC Contributor) for making the swap happen with their tireless planning before, after & during the swap. Another big ‘thank you’ shout-out […]

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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 […]

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its swap time again

{FSC Swappers} Swaptastic in 2013

“And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been” ― Rainer Maria Rilke We’re back for another year of our food-related podcasting, book clubbing, food swapping antics, fsc academy teaching and daily posts on cooking, baking, boozing, diy projecting, gardening, farming, food-related reflections and food politic news. Before we get our hands dirty w/ new projects & recipes, its time to get registered for our […]

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{fsc swappers} Lauren is a Food Swapper

{fsc swappers} Lauren is a Food Swapper

Editor’s Note: When Lauren’s showed up at the September Schenectady Food Swap with a basket filled with the best caramel bars I’ve ever tasted, I knew she was a natural  at food swapping. I also had a gut feeling that her loot would land her some of the best swap goods to be had- and […]

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{giveaway} Back to School w/ Whole Food Kitchen

Now that the summer is over its time to get our adult education on! I’m excited for fall 2012 as its the first ‘back to school’ time that we are holding FSC Academy classes since we began in June. While those are in person, and only in the Capital Region of NYS, I’ve often thought […]

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{fsc swappers} Community & Locavorism Collide

As anyone else think that the first twelve days of September have flown by? Good, I’m not alone. Its flown by so fast that I didn’t realize until Monday that our food swaps were around the corner, like two doors away close, as our monthly swaps start on Sunday in Troy and then again on […]

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{photo diary} Our EPIC FiJ Day

First, I want to say this: As Founder & Editor of FSC NO ONE edits my writing but me. Boo Hoo for me. Do I wish this wasn’t so? Will I try to beg a fellow FSC Contributor to edit my stuff? Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes indeed. Sometime my brain does weird things, I’m hoping […]

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Elizabeth Barbone giving her 'how to cook for someone gluten free" at our May troy Food Swap. Photo by Tim Raab

{FSC SWAPPERS} A Place for Healing

Food is social. Food connects people, strangers, friends, co-workers and family. Everyone eats. Food Swaps are a vehicle to bring all that is food and community into one place. Sometimes I forget that. To be honest, I’ve been starting to take the our food swaps for granted. We hit the year mark back in April […]

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{food swap recipe} Oh Nuts!

Editor’s Note: One of our favorite FSC Swappers, Leah A,  is back with another great piece. This time, she is tackling a popular swap item and/or edible gift: candied nuts. In addition to becoming a permanent ‘community voices’ contributor, Leah has also joined our FSC Academy teacher roster, teaching “Cooking with Kids” (at All Good […]

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{FSC Swappers} The New Food Swap Frontier

Schenectady. There I said it. Its a thing. Its happening. You’ve asked, we’ve answered with a THIRD food swap location: Schenectady, NY. Our fabulous host: The First Unitarian Church of Schenectady. What makes this such a sweet announcement is that the organization came to us! Longtime reader Melissa, the Church’s Education Director, approached me via […]

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{WNIMKW} Spoon Butta’

Since Christine lobbied & successfully resurrected our ‘What’s New In My Kitchen Wednesdays‘ I’ve known what my next WNIMKW post would be: Spoon Butta’. Spoon butter first made its presences known to me when Swapper Courtney brought her homemade spoon butter (and displayed it w/ an amazing tablescape) to January’s Saratoga Food Swap. What’s kinda sad, […]

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Alana's book signing table at The Chef's Shop, Great Barrington, MA

{FSC SWAPPERS} The Homemade Pantry Book Event

{Yours Truly w/ Ms Alana Chernila, The Chef’s Shop, Book Launch, Saturday April 7th} Now that we have found a permanent home for the Troy Food Swap, its time to get serious. Time is precious, so why not have the food swap incorporate events within the food swap event? Am I right? A two’fer, if […]

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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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{FSC SWAPPERS} breads, jams, soups, lip balms… oh my!

Editor’s Note: Swapper Natalie & her friend, Swapper Lindsay, have rocked the Saratoga Food Swap since they began attending a few months back. They are serious regulars now and I’m always delighted to see them (and what they bring to swap) each month! They tend to be very creative with glorious packaging and display wow. […]

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