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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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{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 podcast} Episode 9: Holiday Stories From Your Kitchens

With the holidays right around the corner, we thought we’d bring you a special storytelling episode of the From Scratch Club podcast. We talked with a few of our blog readers, podcast listeners, FSC Swappers and other friends and asked them to share holiday tales from their kitchen. The good, the bad & the ugly. […]

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

{FSC PODCAST} episode 03: food entrepreneurs

This month’s podcast highlights a few of the creative, hardworking people who have made food not only their personal passion, but the basis for their professinal lives as well. We’re calling them food entrepreneurs. We spoke with two such food entrepreneurs to learn how they turned their passions for local foods into thriving businesses. A few […]

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{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} 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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{SWAP RECAP & TICKETS} my first swap

Editor’s Note: It’s that time of the month- food swap recap & ticket information! This month’s “recap” was written by Swapper Elizabeth Ann and it was originally published on September 19, 2011 on her personal blog, Elizabeth Likes… As always, ticket information is all the way on the bottom. That said, here’s the bad news: […]

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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 […]

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{fsc swappers} Swap Time is Here Again!

{photo booth style photos by Christine at the Albany Swap. amazing right?} We (Britin & Nick) at All Good Bakers hosted the second Albany From Scratch Club food swap Sunday, August 21.  Our tiny bakery was filled to capacity with an enthusiastic crowd loaded with homemade treasures, and something magical took place. Before Kate Payne […]

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