July 27th Market News

KAS Spirits visits this Saturday with Krupnikas, a sweet alcoholic drink that is popular in Lithuania and Poland. According to legend, Benedictine monks created the liqueur in the 1500s by fermenting sweet honey with warm spices like vanilla and cinnamon. Though the Soviets shut down production for many years, Krupnikas lived on through closely guarded family recipes, passed down through the generations. KAS is made with one of those recipes, using local honey, and hand bottled upstate. Try making a plum-flavored, honey cocktail by muddling six raspberries with 1/2 a plum. Add to this ½ oz of KAS Krupnikas, 2 oz vodka, 3/4 oz raspberry liqueur, 1/2 oz lemon juice, and  3-4 dashes plum bitters to a shaker, fill with ice, and shake until cold. Fine strain into chilled cocktail glass and garnish with 3 raspberries and 1 quarter of plum on a cocktail pick. 

Stoneberry Farm has the purple variety, great for stuffing. Try a lighter, summer recipe like this one from our colleagues at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market. They suggest using an airy chevre to stuff with, witch you can get at Painted Goat Farm. While you’re there pick up some cajeta (goat milk caramel) and yogurt for an easy summer night dessert. Drizzle the cajeta over yogurt or a fresh ricotta and serve with grilled peach slices. Yum!

There will be plenty to occupy the kids at the Market tomorrow. Come join us for kids yoga courtesy of Hastings Yoga.We will supply the mats and the drop-in yoga is, of course, free!
It's never too early to teach kids how to shop local and get limber!

Fer Franco