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My work as a culinary travel writer

My work as a culinary travel writer, often freelance, takes me many places around the globe, and not so many around the US. This week I’ll be in Spain, just west of Madrid, covering the wines and regional specialties of … Continue reading

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Garlic Oil and other Garlic Tips

GARLIC TIPS Burned garlic has an acrid flavor that permeates an entire dish of food. Whole pieces of garlic which have been mashed to release the flavor or thickly sliced garlic may be used in sauteing and will brown or … Continue reading

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Where Saugerties’ Junior & Senior High Schools rank in NYS

Niche.com ranked public high schools across the country using a detailed set of methods to rank 14,431 schools nationwide. To do so it collected 4.6 million opinions from 280,000 students and parents. Saugerties Senior High School received a C+ grade … Continue reading

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Sharing Secret Family Recipes Among Spanish Friends

On an evening of barhopping during a culinary tour of Galicia’s Santiago de Compostella, a friend and I ended up at O Celme do Caracol, a restaurant (with a good name) that caters primarily to the locals. The owner, German … Continue reading

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Wrap it up! Easy lunch recipe with Mr. Singh’s Pesto

I love the idea of using wraps to hold a collection of leftovers to turn little bits of food into a delicious feast. You know what I mean – that last wedge of uncooked cabbage that wouldn’t fit into the … Continue reading

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Getting beyond the Trail vs Train Controversy – Considering the Big Picture

There is a fight going on in Ulster County, NY, with the county planning to rip up the tracks and build a rail trail while their tenant, a tourist railroad, has a lease and operates seasonal theme rides that generate … Continue reading

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Layered Soup – more than brodo

I make two or three soups a day at Hudson Valley Desserts in Saugerties, NY. Each is made from scratch, with the chicken or vegetable stock each recipe calls for also made from scratch. They are delicious and very popular … Continue reading

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Strawberry Hill Fiddlers, Sunday, January 25th, 2015, at 3 p.m.

Saugerties Pro Musica presents the Strawberry Hill Fiddlers, Sunday, January 25th, 2015, at 3 p.m. This is their sixth exuberant appearance on our stage. The Strawberry Hill Fiddlers always play to a full house and receive rave reviews. They are … Continue reading

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American Standards/Jazz SWINGTIME DUET 10/19 from Saugerties Pro Musica

With a show entitled My Blue Heaven, which is also the title of their new CD, Saugerties Pro Musica is proud to present Terry Blaine and Mark Shane in a return to their duo roots as Swingtime Duet. My Blue … Continue reading

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Ferncliff Fire Tower hike is a perfect way to start the day

This is one more reason the Hudson Valley receives 4.75 billion dollars in tourism every year – it is beautiful! The fire tower is just off Rt 199 in Rhinebeck, and the gentle walk in – less than a mile … Continue reading

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