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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

June Best Bites

June Best Bites

It was a tasty month, starting with strawberries (jam and shortcake) and ending with blueberries (jam). I had enjoyed Nomad’s soppressata pizza with a drizzle of honey, so I did the same with this Trader Joe’s uncured pepperoni pizza. Until now I didn’t even like pepperoni, because it was neon orange, harsh, and so greasy. But the higher-quality uncured … Continue reading

And the winners are….

And the winners are….

The results are in from today’s Peach Pie Contest at the West Windsor Community Farmers Market. Best Tasting Pie went to Christina Krowicki; Prettiest Pie to Annette Osterlund; Most Creative Pie to Christina Krowicki. Runners Up: Best Tasting Sandy Duffy, Prettiest Kathryn Daniels, Most Creative Sandy Duffy. (For some great photos, visit the Market’s Facebook … Continue reading

July’s Best Bites

July’s Best Bites

Considering how much time I spend at home hiding from the heat, I still managed to enjoy a few casual meals out in July. And, after rushed forays to the market, I cooked up a storm in my kitchen – Central A.C., I love you! (I try not to abuse the A.C., but am just too miserable … Continue reading

Blueberry Pie for All – contest recipes

Blueberry Pie for All – contest recipes

Here are more recipes from the July 4 blueberry pie contest at the West Windsor Community Farmers Market. I also want to add a shout-out to Market Manager Chris Cirkus for her fantastic contest organization, and for her signboard for the contest (Featured photo & at bottom of this post)- it deserves a prize of … Continue reading

Stone Fruit Galette – let the baking begin!

Stone Fruit Galette – let the baking begin!

When stone fruits ripen, I go a little crazy with the baking. Last summer I fell hard for the galette, an easy alternative to pie. With a galette, you just lay out your pastry on a baking sheet (home made pie crust, purchased dough, puff pastry, whatever you like), and pile the fruit in the middle with … Continue reading

Storm Food for Snowmageddon

Storm Food for Snowmageddon

Twitter is aflutter with amusing tweets about stocking up with groceries for the coming storm. Are you ready for Snowmageddon? What are your favorite things to eat or drink during a blizzard? (Don’t even think about losing power, in which case all bets are off!) One woman said she’d sent her husband to the supermarket and … Continue reading

Hail to the King. Of cakes.

Hail to the King. Of cakes.

I am on the email list for Despaña Princeton, so when I got an email from them in early December about ordering Roscón de reyes – King Cake – for Epiphany (which is today), I couldn’t resist – I’d always wanted to try one of these!  They are also popular for pre-Lenten celebrating during Mardi Gras … Continue reading