Two months of Best Bites

Two months of Best Bites

I’ve been terrible about posting, and have missed even my regular Best Bites and Recipe of the Month lately. Maybe it’s our troubling political scene, maybe it’s having only one print deadline a month now, but I’m running out of steam when it comes to food writing although my interest in how we shop, cook, … Continue reading

Farmers Market season is nearly here

Farmers Market season is nearly here

Farmers Market season is coming soon! The fourteenth season for West Windsor Community Farmers Market starts on Saturday May 6 at 9:00am at the Vaughn Drive Commuter Lot in West Windsor (off Alexander Road). With sixteen regional farms, twelve artisan food and natural product vendors, weekly community groups, live music, special events and cooking demonstrations, the WWCFM continues … Continue reading

Tree of Life cookbook event at Labyrinth

Tree of Life cookbook event at Labyrinth

Tree of Life cookbook event at Labyrinth on April 27 Turkish and Lebanese cuisine formed the basis of many of my own family’s dishes, as my readers know. And, even as today’s political situation in Turkey heats up, their delicious cuisine brings people from many countries together. At the table, we are all family. A … Continue reading

Raving About Ramen

Raving About Ramen

Raving About Ramen I’ll risk censure right upfront by saying I don’t usually favor ramen. I like the flavors and textures, but find it a pain in the neck to consume, at least without spraying broth and bits of stuff all over myself. I’ve tried it every which way, but may just be ramen-impaired, and … Continue reading

March Best Bites

March Best Bites

March Best Bites March was cooler than usual, which meant I could still enjoy my favorite wintry dishes. I started the month with the eye round roast pictured below, a recipe I used in my March In The Kitchen column in the Packet (recipe in link). It was a smashing success, and I enjoyed the roast … Continue reading

Recipe of the Month – Tartiflette

Recipe of the Month – Tartiflette

Recipe of the Month – Tartiflette I read about this dish, which was new to me, in a memoir by a transplanted American living in France. (Samantha Vérant’s book, How To Make a French Family, is coming out in April.) Rather than try to save the recipe in the eBook, I clipped two other recipes from the … Continue reading

A Boston Dinner?

A Boston Dinner?

A Boston Dinner? Perhaps my favorite comfort food meal is this odd combination of breakfast links, baked beans, and applesauce. Is this a Boston thing? At my college outside of Boston (then Dean Jr. College, now Dean College), it was the only thing I liked in their cafeteria. Compared to my parents’ food and Princeton … Continue reading

February’s Best Bites

February’s Best Bites

February’s Best Bites Once a year, I get to use the brevity of February as my excuse for a late posting of Best Bites (and Recipe of the Month, which I just posted). Then it’s back to “no good reason at all.” So, for February, a month short on days but long on good tastes, … Continue reading