Canfield Fair 2021

Canfield Fair 2021

2021 marks the 175th anniversary of the Canfield Fair, Ohio’s largest county fair. The fairgrounds cover 350 acres, with a wide variety of exhibits, rides, livestock, crafts and the best fair food you’ll ever eat!

The 2021 Canfield Fair will be held September 1-6, 2021. Visit the Canfield Fair website for the latest news.

Pop-Up Food Market Series 2021

Pop-Up Food Market Series 2021

ACTION and GROW Urban farm announce their third year of collaborating to bring fresh produce to the residents of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley through their Pop-Up Farmer’s Market Series.  Markets are scheduled at various locations, primarily in the city from June to September.

Youngstown has been declared a food desert.  Recognizing the correlation between fresh, unprocessed food and good health, ACTION and GROW Urban farm seek to address this issue through the markets. As often as possible, the produce that is sold is locally grown.  Multiple forms of payment are accepted including SNAP (and the “Double Up: program), WIC, Senior Produce Perks, cash and credit cards.

More info at: https://anthonyvspano.com/news-blogs.

Spano brings together local performers for virtual Christmas concert

Spano brings together local performers for virtual Christmas concert

The Christmas special will air on Armstrong Cable and is available on YouTube. The “Spanning the Need With Anthony Spano” podcast is helping Mahoning Valley residents get in tune with Christmas cheer. Spano, the founder of The Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley and the Anthony V. Spano Foundation, brought together local performers for a virtual concert featuring a variety of Christmas songs.

During these unknown times, we want to enjoy the things that matter to us the most; family, friends and the community. The #SpanningtheNeed podcast is putting together a Christmas Special on December 20th this holiday season. In partnership w/Armstrong Cable, TV replay of the broadcast schedule below.

Broadcast: Sunday, December 20th, 7pm.
Facebook Live | Youtube Live

Please join #SpanningtheNeed and fellow musicians on December 20th, 2020 at 7pm for a Virtual and TV (tentative) concert packed with Christmas tunes for the whole family! You’ll be able to hear a variety of selections from beloved Christmas carols and more! At the end of this broadcast, you don’t want to miss, as it is something that is special for everyone.

Performances/Musicians include:
Leanne Binder & Rajma
Mike & Ashley Kermec
Heidi Burson
John Reese Project
Fifth & Aurora
Rachel Joy
One Brown Shoe and more….

Sunday, December 20th, 7pm
Facebook Live:
www.facebook.com/anthonyvspano
Youtube Live:
www.youtube.com/anthonyvspano

Armstrong Cable Channel 100
December 21st, 7pm
December 22nd, 9pm
December 23rd, 7pm.
December 24th, 9pm
December 26th, 9pm
December 27th, 9pm

Food trends, easy recipes & meal ideas to help you cook smarter

Food trends, easy recipes & meal ideas to help you cook smarter

The latest food trends, easy recipes and healthy meal ideas to help you cook smarter. Chef Christopher was on our podcast to show us how to cook easy holiday recipes for our home needs. The two simple recipes are for a homemade caesar dressing/salad and a carbonara sauce tossed in spaghetti. 

Homemade Caesar Dressing/Salad

Ingredients:
1 Pound of Spaghetti 
4 large eggs and 1 egg yolk
6 Ounces of diced Pancetta
2 Tablespoon of real lemon juice
1 Tablespoon of vegetable oil
¼ Cup of pure olive oil
2 Cups grated Romano
¼ Cup of grated Parmesan
Salt and Pepper to your taste

Optional: Frozen peas Fresh Italian parsley
Equipment needed: Blender or handheld emulsifier

Instructions: Wash and cut your Romain
Add all ingredients except olive and vegetable oil

Blend all ingredients well to a thicker substance, then slowly add both oils in a steady stream with the blender on low until you emulsify the dressing.

Add desired amount of extra Parmesan and croutons to the cut Romaine.

Pour dressing on to salad lightly and toss to coat the salad and serve in favorite salad plate.

Note: If you want to make your own croutons simply cube a thicker Italian or French bread and add pinches of dried basil, oregano, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Add a few Tablespoons of vegetable oil and toss to coat the bread cubes and place on a nonstick cookie tray and bake them in oven set at 375 degrees.

Carbonara Sauce tossed in Spaghetti

Ingredients:
1 Pound of Spaghetti
4 large eggs and 1 egg yolk
6 Ounces of diced Pancetta
2 Tablespoon of real lemon juice
1 Tablespoon of vegetable oil
¼ Cup of pure olive oil
2 Cups grated Romano
¼ Cup of grated Parmesan
Salt and Pepper to your taste

Optional:
Frozen peas
Fresh Italian parsley

Equipment needed:
Stock Pot, Saute Pan, Bowl, Whisk, Tongs

Instructions: Boil water in a stock pot and add spaghetti stir every 45 seconds. Cook 8 minutes for perfect al dente pasta. While pasta is cooking , preheat your saute pan , then add vegetable oil and pancetta.

Saute pancetta the same way as you like your bacon cooked. Strain spaghetti and immediately add it to your bowl.

Add all the eggs, lemon juice, salt, pepper, pancetta, olive oil, and all the cheese, continue to stir non stop until the pasta gets creamy.

You can add the peas and parsley now if you choose. Transfer the pastra to your pasta bowl and garnish with more cheese if you wish.