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Been busy

Been busy

Between one thing and another, I’ve not found time for NJ SPICE writing. But I’ve sure been enjoying some great meals! Brunch at Cugino’s Cafe 72 in Ewing, where I had shrimp and grits and my friend chicken & waffles. Dinner at Blue Point Grill with my brother and sister-in-law: Made some yummy slow-cooker Mexican … Continue reading

Bostock Rocked My World

Bostock Rocked My World

(This article appeared in the February 27 print edition of the Packet, but never went online, so I am publishing it below.) Bostock Rocked My World I’m not exactly sure where I first came across bostock, but I believe it was at either salon.com or the kitchn.com. This take on baked French toast does seem … Continue reading

Tre Piani embraces Sunday brunch and dinner

Tre Piani embraces Sunday brunch and dinner

Tre Piani restaurant is offering Sunday brunch from Noon to 4:00pm, followed by a $24.95 Sunday dinner from 4:00 to 7:00pm. I always complain that there’s not much in the way of interesting breakfast or brunch dishes in our area, and chef/owner Jim Weaver’s offerings – which include a favorite comfort dish of my own – the baked … Continue reading

Mothers Day

Mothers Day

Here is information I’ve received from area restaurants about Mother’s Day – wherever you plan to go, be sure to make a reservation well ahead! Brothers Moon offers prix fixe brunch and a la carte dinner. Their menus are packed with your favorite spring foods. Elements will serve prix fixe brunch and a 4-course tasting … Continue reading

Wildflour Bakery-Cafe

Wildflour Bakery-Cafe

I’d been meaning to try Wildflour Bakery-Café in Lawrenceville ever since they opened last year, but only last week did I finally get there. My friend and I used to go for pizza when we got together, but she’s gone gluten-free, so we needed a change of scene. She tried a gluten-free pizza at a … Continue reading

A Mushroom Trend?

A Mushroom Trend?

Although I do like mushrooms, for some reason I don’t cook with them a lot, except for the porcini I must have in my favorite risotto recipe. I don’t seem to have jumped on the Portobello mushroom bandwagon either, although I used to grill them at home occasionally, after a dip in teriyaki sauce. But there … Continue reading

Dine Out for Easter

Dine Out for Easter

I’m starting to get notices about Easter dinner on April 20 (and more) from restaurants, so I’ll add to this as new information arrives in my Inbox. Added on March 31 – The Blue Point Grill is opening on Easter for the first time, at 1:00pm. (Best to reserve.) Original Post of March 30- At … Continue reading

Bennies redux

This was a spring dinner, when local asparagus were in season, and I had just bought some fresh farm eggs.  And the very good hollandaise sauce that Trader Joe’s had around holidays, magically reappeared in the store. For me that trio ade the perfect storm, so I had to indulge one evening.  I’m sure the … Continue reading

Baked Eggs

This is so simple, I wonder that I don’t think of making it more often.  As usual, it was Mark Bittman in the New York Times who reminded me.  It’s always you, Mark! His recipe had a slice of tomato in the bottom, something I took the trouble to make a special trip to the market … Continue reading