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Amsterdam’s International Food Festival


The Amsterdam Lions Club sponsored an International Food Festival at Riverlink Park today. Vendors from Amsterdam’s different ethnic groups served food representing their home countries. Of course I am partial to the delicious Spring Rolls handmade by our hard working Chinese community. NYS Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara also enjoyed them. Please try some at Parkfest tomorrow. The food was great, the waterski team from Scotia were also practicing in the Mohawk River at the park. Unfortunately I only caught the tail end of their practice.

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In the Kitchen


For me, this weekend was about raking leaves and cooking.  My tax return was direct deposited into my bank account last week and aside from paying Amsterdam’s ridiculously high property tax, I decided to invest in some much needed kitchen equipment.

A knife sharpener that works.

A bamboo cutting board and a potato peeler that isn’t bent and rusted.

A twelve quart stock pot.

A strainer that fits the sink preventing backwash on the pasta.

A powerful stand mixer to replace my burned out hand mixer.

I tried some new recipes that came with the mixer, like these cookies that contain german, semi-sweet and white chocolate as well as toasted macadamia nuts.

My first attempt at Crusty French bread.

Pizza Rustica which is more like an Italian quiche containing mozzarella, ricotta and parmesan cheese with chopped prosciutto and sopressata, Italian sausage, fresh spinach and lots of eggs.

Anyone hungry?

Pizza Rustica Recipe for Stefan:

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