October’s Best Bites

October’s Best Bites

OCTOBER’S BEST BITES October was a lazy month for me in the kitchen (under the weather), so I indulged in lots of shortcuts and easy meals, including some FreshDirect specialties like their excellent grass fed beef chili and chicken tortilla soup, which I’ve posted photos of previously. The captions below describe some of October’s dishes, … Continue reading

Dinner at Antimo’s Italian Kitchen

Dinner at Antimo’s Italian Kitchen

If you haven’t visited Antimo’s Italian Kitchen in Hopewell, I urge you to do so. Once or twice a year I’ll meet my friend Marie there, because her husband, Nino Galastro, is the Executive Pasta Chef at Antimo Iovine’s restaurant. I love to catch up with Marie; it seemed that when we first met we … Continue reading

September’s Best Bites

September’s Best Bites

I’ll consider my post on Balsamic Glazed Chicken and Potatoes as my Recipe of the Month for September. Seems like several readers have made it, and it’s one of those recipes you can “make your own” in various ways. And, for some of the other good dishes I enjoyed in September (in spite of a … Continue reading

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