I’m late doing my July wrap-up, so have included a few photos from early August, too, although they are in no particular order. From hot dogs with First Field Jersey Relish to Foie Gras enjoyed at the bar at the Peacock Inn (sooo relaxing there), it was a great month. I especially enjoyed getting to know Rachel Weston, the Star Ledger’s Gutsy Gourmet and In Season columnist over lunch at Morgan’s Island Grill in Hightstown, where we enjoyed wonderfully spicy jerk chicken and goat curry. And the slice of – go figure – Italian Rum Cake I took home wasn’t bad either!
I’ve been having fun with salads (words I wouldn’t normally say!), including my go-to watermelon salad this summer. The one pictured here is made with arugula, but I more often use cucumber. So easy: watermelon, cucumber, feta, mint, and lime juice. That’s IT! There are more involved versions out there, but I like to keep it simple so each flavor shines, and you’re not spending a moment more in the kitchen than you really need to. Now, go outside and play!
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