Balsamic Glazed Chicken and Potatoes

Balsamic Glazed Chicken and Potatoes

Balsamic Glazed Chicken and Potatoes I have problems with many of the recipe videos I see posted on Facebook, the ones that companies post, not those of home cooks, who are 100% entitled to cook what they like. The “professional” recipe videos often have strange ingredient combinations, oddball measurements, painful amounts of sweeteners, etc. Or … Continue reading

August Best Bites

August Best Bites

Here’s my (late) roundup of August’s Best Bites. I had sandwiches (lobster roll three times!), eggs Benedict, peach pie, and lots of salads with JerseyFresh ingredients. I couldn’t resist melting a slice of pepper jack cheese on top of my chicken tortilla soup, and I found pink lemons at FreshDirect (they seem slightly sweeter than … Continue reading

August Recipe of the Month-those darn zucchini!

August Recipe of the Month-those darn zucchini!

August Recipe of the Month-those darn zucchini! I am so excited to have signed up for weekly vegetables from River Road Gardens, a small organic farm very close to where I live in Montgomery. The clincher? They deliver! But then, predictably, I had way more zucchini than I anticipated, especially since summer squash is not a … Continue reading

Area farmers markets hit the home stretch

Area farmers markets hit the home stretch

We’ve been at peak summer season for a few weeks now, but are quickly heading into fall. Here’s some of the news I’ve recently received from area markets. 31 & Main Farmers Market at Campus Town Campus Town is located adjacent to The College of New Jersey,(GPS address: 1928 Pennington Road/Route 31) in Ewing, and kicked … Continue reading

Summer Salads

Summer Salads

I’m not much on labor-intensive salads, unless it can also do double-duty as a main dish with the addition of a protein. Salads are usually on the side for me, and usually eaten after my main course. That evolved because I tended to eat the main course (i.e. protein) first, then I’d look at that bowl … Continue reading

Family cookout from the “good old days”

Family cookout from the “good old days”

My father and his Armenian relatives loved a good shish kebab cookout. I came across these old family photos, from the 50s I think, and thought I’d share them here. (I don’t have a scanner, so used my phone’s camera.) This would have taken place on the old property on Route 206 (where CVS is … Continue reading

Blueberry Pie Contest Winners

Blueberry Pie Contest Winners

It’s so much fun to judge pies when they’re made with good JerseyFresh fruit! Last Saturday I joined fellow judges Frank Benowitz, Pam Parseghian, and Pat Tanner at the West Windsor Community Farmers Market for their annual blueberry pie contest. There were six entrants and we got to work just after 11:00 am, finishing up maybe … Continue reading

Welcome to LiLLiPiES

Welcome to LiLLiPiES

LiLLiPiES (photos below) has just opened in the Princeton Shopping Center and life is all the sweeter for it. Owner Jen Carson has been building her customer base for years, through special orders, farmers markets, and sales to area eateries (listed on her website), and you can learn all about her background in Pat Tanner’s excellent … Continue reading

Road Trip – La Costeñita in Hillsborough

Road Trip – La Costeñita in Hillsborough

I guess I really shouldn’t call a fifteen minute drive to Hillsborough a road trip, but hey, I was feeling carefree as I headed north on Route 206 with my friend Betty early the other evening. And I was headed for the best Mexican food in the area. It had been several months (maybe six?) since … Continue reading