FOOD SWAP WITH ALANA CHERNILA

CLASS IS CANCELLED. SWAP WILL GO ON:  {FSC SWAPPERS: TROY} FOOD SWAP with ALANA CHERNILA (3-5pm) *you do not have to attend the class to participate in the swap, sign up by clicking!*   Advertisements

{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…

{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…

{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…

{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…

{food swap recipe} Drunken Martini Olives

Editor’s Note: FSC Swapper, FSC Academy teacher Leah A is back with another food swap recipe from her stockpile of awesomeness. She’s shared Magic Shell, Cucumber-Infused Sake, Spiced Nuts, and her case for contracting Swap Fever. Now: DIY Martini Olives! I swapped for these suckers, and I can say, without hesitation that they are one…

{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…

{giveaway} How to Cook Gluten-Free

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. The winning comment, selected by Random.Org is #6: “As I mentioned above, I love to bake! I grew up with a mom who made wedding cakes and married into a family where Christmas cookies are a huge tradition. Baking has been the hardest part for me. I never imagined that I…

{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…

{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…

{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:…

{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…

{from scratch holidays} scrub-a-dub-dub

Recently I made two types of body scrubs for FSC’s Saratoga Food Swap*. If you want to save money by cutting out luxury items without losing the luxury, this is an easy and cheap way to pamper yourself. Spend a tiny bit extra for some fab packaging and you have yourself a really delightful, super…

{FSC Swappers} Swap Fever

Editor’s Note: Last month’s swap recap by Swapper Jess started an exciting trend. Food Swap recaps by the swappers themselves! What a hit! Homerun! Goal! Score! This month is no exception with Swapper Leah’s take on food swaps. She is a long-time Albany Swapper who is gonna walk you through her progression of “Swap Fever”…

{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…