Food & Recipes


Plowshares crafts fair celebrates peace, justice this weekend at Nottingham High

For thousands of years, this special season has promised peace, and for the past four decades the Syracuse Peace Council has risen to the occasion by hosting the annual Plowshares Craftsfair and Peace Festival.

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Liverpool baker sells original-recipe cookies for a good cause

Sweet Jimmy’s stand is open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at the Regional Market across from Destiny USA. Right now, Sweet Jimmy’s moves around week to week, but owner Jimmy Wachter is looking to sign a lease at the Regional Market, which means he’ll have a permanent spot. In addition to the cutouts, macaroons and original Sweet Jimmys, the baker has traditional favorites like oatmeal raisin and Italian chocolate pepper, as well as more intriguing fare, including vegan and gluten-free choices. Sweet Jimmy’s cookies are also available at The Red House and at shows at Jazz Central. That’s where Wachter would like to expand — small shops and restaurants — as well as into your home.

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Natur-Tyme health store moves into expanded home on Erie Boulevard

As the owner of Drumlins Pharmacy, Stan Meyerson began offering vitamins to his Central New York customers long before the health craze caught on. As the owner of Natur-Tyme, the 30-year-old business her father would buy and eventually make his own, Wendy Meyerson is carrying on the old man’s dream — and she’s doing it with a flair for innovation that must run in the family.

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Sled for RED: Event to benefit AIDS Community Resources Jan. 21

Last winter, Ben Rabin shot down the hill at Four Seasons Golf and Ski Center in Fayetteville in a Harley Davidson motorcycle made of cardboard and duct tape in just 22.1 seconds. Did he lose a dare, or is he just crazy? Neither. The Syracuse attorney was part of a team competing in Sled for RED, an event that raises both funds and awareness for AIDS Community Resources. The Syracuse-based organization started the cardboard sled derby last year as an interesting and different way to draw attention to its mission to eradicate HIV/AIDS in Central New York. This year’s event will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 at Four Seasons Golf and Ski Center in Fayetteville.

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Syracuse ‘food-preneurs stand on her shoulders’

Food blogger Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows makes last local appearance Wednesday

J. B. B. — three little letters that translate to one name that, for many, means so much.

Thanksgiving Bounty

Local chefs share their favorite Thanksgiving recipes

Local chefs share their favorite Thanksgiving recipes

Take advantage of variety, abundance of squash

What's Local CNY?

The sweet, dense flesh of winter squash develops over an entire summer, and is loaded with vitamins A and C. With all of the varieties New York state has to offer, how to choose which squash to buy and eat?

CNY is proud apple country

Apples have a rich history in New York. The first known apple tree in New York State was planted by Governor Peter Stuyvesant in 1647.

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Review: Funk ‘N Waffles

Pulled Into Syracuse

Since opening in January 2007, Funk ‘N Waffles has been serving up coffee, smoothies, sandwiches, and most importantly great waffles to the Syracuse University crowd for years.

Celeriac: celery flavor minus stringy stalks

What's in the Box?

If a vegetable’s beauty is related to its flavor, no one would even bother with celeriac.

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Elevate eggplant with simple prep

What's in the Box?

Shiny, aubergine-colored skin is the eggplant’s calling card, but eggplants come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors.

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Our cup runneth over (with locally-roasted coffee)

Seven different roasters were marketing their beans in the Salt City, and the Near West Side, East Side, Eastwood, Downtown and North Side neighborhoods all boast their own roasteries (more than one, in some areas), each with their own personalities and defining characteristics.

KickOff CookOff marks start of United Way campaign

United Way of Central New York will launch their 2011 Community Campaign on Friday, Sept. 9 with the 9th Annual KickOff CookOff event sponsored by Crouse Hospital.

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Picking who takes the cake at Fair culinary competition

Whether it’s cream or crust, every detail counts when it comes to the culinary competitions at the New York State Fair.

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Pulled Into Syracuse Review: Chorong House

Unassuming in its appearance on a desolate block in the city’s East Side, little do many know that Chorong House offers some of the most authentic ethnic food in all of Syracuse.