Wednesday, June 25, 2008

This Weekend At The Warehouse June 28-29

Carol Dratch-Kovler creates crafts that reflect her many interests. Carol is a macrame' artist. Her planters, plant hangers and jewelry are delightfully textured.

Carol is a decoupage artist. She covers recipe boxes and books with graphically pleasing can labels and garden journals with beautiful seed packets.

Carol is an extraordinary gardener. She offers her own paper hand made with flowers. She has framed mats with pressed flowers in them. Carol is also offering a large selection of seeds and plants from her garden. Plants include zinnias, violets, ageratum, morning glories, larkspur, sunflower, iris, Siberian iris, black-eyed susans, daisies, verbena, delphinium and phlox.

Carol also sells cut flowers hand picked from her garden.

Feel free to ask her for advice on gardening or her many crafts.

Cascade Winery invites you to try their 2007 100% certified organic olive oil. The oil is from a first cold pressing in an amazing process that takes only 90 minutes from pick to press. The oil is then shipped overnight from California to the winery in Armenia, New York where it is finished and bottled. $20 per bottle.

Richard of Apothecary Rose Shed tells me that his green raisins and spice blends are being used by Sophisti-catering in their recipes now.

Sophisti-catering has moved in and is offering a refreshing summer menu of salads and sandwiches. Please stop by and welcome them.

Sistahs Vintage Aprons will be in attendance at the annual Shaker Heritage Society Craft Show on July 12-13.

It's not too late to stop by Bluebird Books with your summer reading list to receive a free book (up to $2.50) value. Offer good until August 31st.

This weekend stop in at The Good Leaf tea shop to sample their featured Sweet Tart iced tea. Michelle and Joe have 2 new tea drinks Sweet Tart Fizz and Jasmine Champagne for your summer refreshment. Bubble teas are still available. Try one of their 70 tea varieties hot or iced. You may also visit The Good Leaf in their second location at 274 Lark Street in Albany.

The FamiLee Jewels had a wonderful time at Art on Lark and will be happy to be home at The Warehouse this weekend. Come in and say hello to Bonnie as she works on her new gemstone ring designs.

Tiana Maron of Delmar Massage will be offering chair massages At The Warehouse Sunday June 29Th.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

This Weekend At The Warehouse June 21-22, 2008

Sean O'Connor --Four Brother's Dairy
Sean O'Connor has made cheeses for Old Chatham Shepherding Co., F. Capiello Dairy Products Inc., and now he makes his artisan cheeses at the Four Brother's Dairy Goat Farm.
Their range of products include traditional Greek offerings (Feta and Haloumi), French style Che'vre and Che'vre based spreads, Greek yogurt, Italian style cow's milk cheese, ricotta, and Sean's own original hard goat milk cheeses.
Many of Four Brother's products are featured in the finest restaurants in the Capital Region and in New York City.
Recently chef Mario Batali, began incorporating Sean's Greek yogurt into the menu at his New York restaurant Babbo.
Four Brother's products are available at local gourmet stores and Farmer's Market's but if you want to meet Sean or his Mom Lynne and get their personal recommendations you'll need to see them Saturday's At The Warehouse from 10-3.
Sean also offers home cheese making classes At The Warehouse. For a review of their products go to

At The Warehouse welcomes Alyson of Dreaming Lion Tarot. Alyson has a metaphysical shop that features tarot decks, hand crafted dream catchers, pendulums, crystals, and jewelry. Alyson does Tarot card readings.

Tiana Maron of Delmar Massage will be offering chair massages At The Warehouse starting Saturday June 21st.

At The Warehouse welcomes Thomas and Nicole Lynch of Sophisti-catering. The Lynches are offering a delightful weekend menu for eat in or take out.

Cascade Mountain Winery is featuring their Summertide wine. It is a semi dry white made with Seyval and Vidal grapes. You will find it light yet spicy with a lingering taste of fruit. Pair Summertide with salads, chicken or fruit for a warm weather picnic or light meal.

Susan Ruscitto invites you to view her photographs while you are visiting At The Warehouse. You will find her still life's, landscapes, and vignettes displayed on the outside wall of the Tea shop.

The Good Leaf tea shop announces the opening of their second store at 274 Lark Street in Albany. Cool off with iced teas and Bubble tea in either location. Indoor and outdoor seating is available. The Good leaf offers 70 kinds of loose leaf tea for your enjoyment by the cupful or for your home use.

The FamiLee Jewels will be at Art on Lark Saturday June 21st. Stop by and say hello. We will be open At The Warehouse on Sunday.

It's time for summer reading. Bring your summer reading list to Bluebird Books and receive a free book (up to a $2.50 value). Offer ends August 31st. Bluebird Books offers affordable, gently used books and locally handcrafted gifts for children.

Ethan and Lars Turin have been working together on a sculpture made of welded steel and clay with a concrete pedestal. It will be finished soon and is being donated to The Schenectady Museum in time for their fundraising event June 20Th. Ethan and Lars have done a masterful job and this work of art is just the beginning of a fantastic journey. Pictures of the completed form are available at

Bees on Earth invites you to try their Spun Honey. Spun honey is a type of crystallized honey that has been specially blended to bring about the creamy texture of the product. It's pure honey, but it almost has a buttery flavor all by itself! $9.00 for and 8 oz. jar or $12.00 for the whole pound jar.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

This Weekend At The Warehouse June 14th - 15th, 2008

Cindy Barclay of Bees on Earth has been making the news lately. She along with her husband Ken have been Albany Beekeepers for 7 years. They sell honey that is made by Albany bees that gather pollen from city parks, boulevards, and gardens. Bees on Earth offers Seasonal honey, whole honeycomb, comb honey, spun honey and raw honey.
In addition to their honey Bees on Earth offers honey dispensers, gift baskets, beeswax tapers and votives, all natural soaps, lotions, lip balms, and sugar scrubs.
Bees on Earth also sells Cindy’s home baked cookies and muffins as well as delicious fair trade coffee----traditionally prepared and iced.
Cindy and Ken are part of a growing community of Urban Beekeepers. They were recently interviewed for an Associated Press article praising the trend as a unique and beneficial relationship for bees, beekeepers and cities.
Visit Cindy at Bees on Earth to sample this wonderful local product.
To read the Associated Press article:
To view a slide show of photos of Cindy and her bees:

Other news:
Richard at Apothecary Rose now carries dried fruits. He is offering mangos, blueberries, cherries, strawberries apricots, pineapples, raspberries, and cranberries. Enjoy them on their own or to top a fresh summer salad.

The FamiLee Jewels are featuring summertime jewelry. Come in and check out our new selection of ankle bracelets and sea glass pendants.

Sistahs Vintage Aprons has been invited to participate in the Friends of the Greenville Annual fundraiser craft fair Saturday June 14th.

Carol Dratch-Kovler is offering beautiful plants and cut flowers from her home garden. Stop by to see her zinnias, violets, ageratum, morning glories, larkspur, sunflowers, iris, black eyed susans, daisies, verbena, delphiniums and phlox. Carol is also happy to discuss your garden and give advice.

The Good Leaf says “Iced tea season is here!” All of their teas are available iced. Stop in and try them. Bubble tea has come to the Capital Region and is available at The Good Leaf. Look for the grand opening of their second location on Lark Street.

Silver Fox has just filled the yard with U. S. made concrete garden statuary. The variety includes dogs, cats, gargoyles, urns, buddas, birdbaths, classical and religious. Drive by, take a look and of course stop in for some food, fun and live music on the weekend.

This weeks live entertainment will be provided by Dave Render on Saturday and Tom Keeler on Sunday.