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September 2012 Archives

Last weekend we kicked off the fall season in Glens Falls with the 40th birthday of the Adirondack Balloon Festival in Queensbury. This weekend at City Park in Glens Falls we will be celebrating the 20th birthday of the Taste Of The North Country! Last weekend inspired me to cook comfort foods for the weekend, this weekend is sure to inspire me to eat! 
all-in-oven.jpgNothing marks the beginning of fall like Adirondack Balloon Festival weekend! This year it's bigger than ever as the festival celebrates it's 40th birthday. Catching the balloons as they lift off in the early morning involves getting up at the crack of dawn (literally), but it is totally worth it. 

The schedule for this weekend brought to mind some quick & easy dishes that can be done the day before and reheated quickly throughout the weekend. These will cover breakfast, lunch and dinner. Just add a tossed salad to round out the meal. 

Apple Cider Martini

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Fall is here again and that means it's apple season! This Apple Cider Martini has so much flavor and is an absolute must-try cocktail for this autumn. 
herbs3.jpgAs summer 2012 comes to an end and we head into fall in the Adirondacks, it's time to get down to some serious cooking. This is my favorite time of year to cook because I get the end of the summer harvest and the early fall harvest 

One of my favorite ways to spend an afternoon this time of year is to do a food crawl. I take a drive through the Adirondacks, check out the multitude of farmers' markets & farm stands in Glens Falls, Queensbury and then work my way north, stopping at every farm stand I see. I stock up on everything from herbs to dry or use for pesto to "ugly tomatoes" that I can use for my winter supply of sauce. 

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Deb Castellucci is happy to share food related tips & tricks, recipes, favorite restaurants and ideas for entertaining and more! I'm happy to share what I have learned over the years and look forward to learning more from my Glens Falls neighbors! I grew up in the Glens Falls area and I know that there are tons of fellow foodies out there who would love to share what they know too! Feel free to contact me here or like us our Glens Falls Gourmet Facebook page to see daily posts!

Mary Longley Beside cooking being my middle name, most people call me Mary. My cooking experience started out of necessity, and with lots of successes and not so successful gourmet delights, I learned to be a little creative with some foods and found things that stay consistently on my list. Spending time in the kitchen is therapy for me and entertaining to share the successes. I look forward to sharing some of my creativity with everyone.

Amberly Rundell Hey foodies! My name is Amberly and I'm absolutely thrilled to be a part of this blog. One of my greatest passions is trying different foods from around the world - from Asian to Indian, to Thai and Mexican, I love it all! My recent travels have opened up my palette to whole new world of tastes, spices and aromas and I'm so excited to share them with you all. Im also a huge wine enthusiast. I love to cook with wine. (And sometimes, I even add it to my food!) I welcome you to add little "spice" to your life. Explore our blog for some of the best recipes and wines from all over the globe!