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Maple syrup producers enjoy sweet success in ’16

CAPITAL REGION

Maple syrup producers enjoy sweet success in ’16

The arbitrary and capricious winter of 2016 was also far from normal for maple syrup producers, but in a good way. New York’s maple producers set a new production record for the state this year, surpassing 2015 — which was itself a 70-year high — by 18 percent.

Tips and recipes for mastering the smoothie

Tips and recipes for mastering the smoothie

With temperatures rising, it’s time to break out the blender and start whipping up some frosty, fruity and flavorful smoothies.

Rotisserie chicken and noodles make a quick, tasty, no-cook meal

Rotisserie chicken and noodles make a quick, tasty, no-cook meal

If you’ve ever been through a kitchen remodel, you know what a pain it is to be without a stove.

Stewart's lets you be master of ice cream destiny

CAPITAL REGION

Stewart's lets you be master of ice cream destiny

Norman Rockwell never visited a Stewart's ice cream counter, but if he had he would have found inspiration.

Restaurateur to launch Hot Spot Jamaican in Schenectady

SCHENECTADY

Restaurateur to launch Hot Spot Jamaican in Schenectady

A Jamaican restaurant with locations in Albany and Troy is expanding with a fourth spot in downtown Schenectady.

Fast food was the fare in 1950s

Fast food was the fare in 1950s

The decade began with a bloody war in Korea that came to a conclusion, of sorts, that satisfied no one. The Civil Rights movement found its first victories, leading to a sense, among some, that the nation’s fabric was beginning to fray.

Socha Plaza restaurant built with blend of old and new

GLENVILLE

Socha Plaza restaurant built with blend of old and new

The town of Glenville’s newest restaurant will be a mix of new and old. The Glass Tavern Restaurant will open next month on the ground floor of Socha Plaza 115, the newest in the cluster of buildings on Route 50 owned and operated by Socha Management.

Sun, sand & supper: Delicious meals for the beach

Sun, sand & supper: Delicious meals for the beach

Can’t you just picture it? A fiery sun sinking below the horizon, casting shades of orange, yellow and red on the shimmering ocean.

Mind over meat: Achieving better grilling through science

Mind over meat: Achieving better grilling through science

With summer upon us, it’s a good time to share this collective wisdom to help us all achieve better grilling through science.

Grilled seafood makes for Mediterranean-diet friendly treat

Grilled seafood makes for Mediterranean-diet friendly treat

One of the hallmarks of the Mediterranean diet is eating a variety of fish and other seafood.

Stewart's Shops recalls store brand trail mix

Stewart’s Shops has issued a recall on all 5 ounce bags of its private label Stewart’s Shops Sunshine Cranberry Delite.

Plant-based, the Beyond Burger aims to stand sturdy among meat

Plant-based, the Beyond Burger aims to stand sturdy among meat

Companies making plant-based alternatives to a variety of animal proteins are popping up everywhere

‘Misfits’ look odd, taste fine, cost less

CAPITAL REGION

‘Misfits’ look odd, taste fine, cost less

Northeast supermarket chain Hannaford is testing a pilot program in Capital Region stores whereby misshapen, discolored or off-sized fruits and vegetables — just as good to eat but not as uniformly attractive as regular produce — are offered at a special display bearing the name of the program: Misfits.

Homemade bagels can be better than bought ones

Homemade bagels can be better than bought ones

Let’s be frank. Most of us do not live in New York City, and most of us probably wouldn’t want to live there, save for one reason: the bagels.

Beer purity law, a German tradition (and marketing tool), turns 500

Beer purity law, a German tradition (and marketing tool), turns 500

But even as Germans celebrate the anniversary of the purity law, with dozens of events planned throughout the year (among them, an art show themed around “the beer gut”), not everyone is so enthusiastic about it.

Bird flu egg shortages disappear as U.S. farms quick to replace flock

Bird flu egg shortages disappear as U.S. farms quick to replace flock

America's egg crisis is over. Not only have shortages disappeared, but there are signs of an emerging glut.

Hot off the griddle: Corn tortillas

Hot off the griddle: Corn tortillas

You can wrap just about anything in a freshly made corn tortilla, hot off the comal or griddle, and it’ll be wonderful.

Chatting with celebrity cook Rachael Ray

Chatting with celebrity cook Rachael Ray

Back in the 1980s, when Rachael Ray was a student at Lake George Junior-Senior High School, she didn’t spend her summer days sunbathing and swimming. She was too busy working.

Let your kids use sharp knives and hot stoves

Let your kids use sharp knives and hot stoves

Seven ways we can get a grip on our fears or controlling behaviors and inspire our kids to cook instead.

Greenmarket returns to outdoor location

SCHENECTADY

Greenmarket returns to outdoor location

The Schenectady Greenmarket is back outdoors — and vendors and customers are thrilled, even if the weather wasn’t helping Sunday.

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