Public Service Announcement: Green Tomato Recipe Link Roundup

August 14th, 2009, 10:35 am by Sara

tomatoA while ago I bragged about my early tomatoes. Now I’m being punished for my pride; the blight has hit my heirloom tomato patch and the only way to avoid it is to pick the tomatoes while they’re green. So, what do you do with 20 pounds of green tomatoes?

There’s the obvious: fried green tomatoes and the less obvious bacon, lettuce and fried green tomato sandwiches. I had this for lunch yesterday. It’s truly orgasmic.

I canned a batch of chutney a few years ago and it’s still sitting on my shelf, so I’ll probably avoid green tomato chutney. Ditto for any kind of jelly or jam or marmalade or mincemeat. But I’m going to can some salsa and some green tomato ketchup this weekend.

Here’s the recipes I’m excited about trying:

Recipes I probably won’t try but there’s no reason you shouldn’t:

Still lookng for more green tomato recipes? Here’s the mother lode.


Comin’ soon…

August 12th, 2009, 1:55 pm by Greg

Rory Block

Rory Block

Grateful Dead concert re-creationists the Dark Star Orchestra step into the spotlight at the Palace Theatre in Albany on Friday, November 6. (Which means that Nov. 6 is shaping up as a battle of the tribute bands – with Beatles homage combo 1964 The Tribute at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall going head-to-head with DSO.)

While Dark Star Orchestra have climbed up the ladder from clubs to concert halls, second generation reggae star Ziggy Marley is headed in the other direction – at least for a fall tour that includes a stop at Northern Lights in Clifton Park on Tuesday, September 15. Just earlier this summer Marley was co-headlining SPAC with 311.

Also at Northern Lights, a thoroughly smashing show with Five Finger Death Punch, 2 Cents, OTEP, Shadows Fall and Burning Human (meaning double duty for drummer Jason Bittner) on Tuesday, October 6. Tix go on sale at 10am Saturday, August 15.

New shows on the upcoming calendar at The Egg in Albany include the new acoustic music of Peter Rowan and Tony Rice (Sunday, October 4), the reunion of Nippertown Celtic trio Donnybrook Fair (Thursday, March 11) and blues greats Johnny Winter and James Cotton (Friday, April 16).

A place where music-meets-dogs!: Blues queen Rory Block is playing a benefit concert for the Columbia-Greene Humane Society at St. James Church in Chatham on Friday, September 18.

Saxman Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe explodes at Revolution Hall in Troy on Thursday, October 29.

Be Here Now: Green River Festival

July 17th, 2009, 10:54 am by Greg

I’ve never been to the Green River Festival – in large part because the middle of July weekend always seems to be the single busiest weekend of the entire year.

But I’ve always wanted to go. And you’ll see why when you take gander at the schedule:

TODAY (Friday, July 17)
Signature Sounds 15th Anniversary Celebration
5:40pm: House Band/special guest
6pm: Tracy Grammer
6:25pm: Mark Erelli
6:50pm: Caroline Herring
7:15pm: Jeffrey Foucault
7:40pm: Peter Mulvey
8:05pm: Kris Delmhorst
8:30pm: Richard Shindell
9:05pm: Chris Smither
9:50pm: Crooked Still
10:30pm: Eilen Jewell
6pm: Sometymes Why
7pm: Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem
8pm: Sacred Shakers
9pm: Sweetback Sisters
10pm: Winterpills

1:50pm: Swing Caravan
2:30pm: Justin Townes Earle
3:35pm: Kathleen Edwards
5pm: Dave Alvin & the Guilty Women
6:30pm: Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings
8:20pm: Michael Franti & Spearhead
2:15pm: Mike & Ruthy
3:15pm: Swing Caravan
4:05pm: Naia Kete
5:30pm: The Sweetback Sisters
7:15pm: CJ Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band
9:15pm: Trombone Shorty

One word – Wow!

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