Category Archives: Upstate NY

The Joy of The Journey – To Burlington and Back

It used to be that the journey was half the fun and something to be looked forward to as much as actually arriving at a destination. In today’s fast-paced, security obsessed, bottom-line oriented world, that has become less and less […]

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Chefs’ Challenge 2014

If you happen to be in or around the Saratoga Springs, NY area this Thursday evening and are looking for some good culinary based fun that benefits a great cause, look no further than The 3rd Annual Chefs’ Challenge to […]

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Dining at The Dairy – Dancing Ewe Farm

I don’t know too many people who work harder than Jody and Luisa Somers, the farmers and artisans of the delightful Dancing Ewe Farm in Granville, NY.  Already busy raising their family, tending to their sheep, making outstanding cheeses and […]

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Barista Albany – A Judge’s View

The New York State Capital Region is rife with young enthusiastic culinarians doing good things with food and beverages. This was readily apparent at the recent Albany Wine and Dine For the Arts benefit event organized by Michelle Hines Abrams […]

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Sunday Photo – Recent Instagram Highlights

In general my Instagram feed is quite different from what I put on here or on Flick’r. I only post iPhone or iPad photos on Instagram, which have a very different feel from most of the photos that I take […]

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Sunday Photo – Tryptophan

Another Thanksgiving has come and gone. Friends and family have congregated and dispersed and many turkeys, cranberries and pies have been eaten. With a feast like Thanksgiving, one of the great traditions is the post-prandial stupor. The amino acid tryptophan, […]

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Happy Thanksgiving – The Four F’s!

Family, Friends, Food and (for many) Football. Thanksgiving remains the purest of holidays as it is one that brings people together to remember, to respect and, of course, to share a meal. It is a day of introspection and conviviality, […]

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Sunday Photo – Bad Weekend To Be a Turkey

Wild turkeys, like this one pecking outside my house early last spring, have a chance. For the domesticated varieties, not so much. I know, I’m looking forward to mine! Happy Thanksgiving!
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Sunday Photo – Capital Region Coffee Collective

The coffee culture in the US is really taking off and by that, I mean a true sophistication with an educated consumer base. The scene in NYC has been burgeoning for some time and my recent trip to San Francisco […]

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Choice Chews in Charleston With Cook It Raw

Two thirty on  a Friday morning is a helluva time to get up for the day, especially when bedtime wasn’t until 11:30 and I awoke to the telephone at 12:30.
I felt like I was on call at the hospital, but […]

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