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Blueberry Pie Contest Winners

Blueberry Pie Contest Winners

It’s so much fun to judge pies when they’re made with good JerseyFresh fruit! Last Saturday I joined fellow judges Frank Benowitz, Pam Parseghian, and Pat Tanner at the West Windsor Community Farmers Market for their annual blueberry pie contest. There were six entrants and we got to work just after 11:00 am, finishing up maybe … Continue reading

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

Yay For Leftovers

Yay For Leftovers

Yay for leftovers and odds and ends! This rice pudding is a case in point. I had leftover basmati rice from a restaurant meal several days ago and whole milk about to expire. Voilà! The rice had a few cumin seeds in it so I added several green cardamom pods (my current favorite spice) and … Continue reading

April’s Best Bites

April’s Best Bites

I’ve gone from being so caught up to being woefully behind, due to an editing project I’ve taken on for a friend’s cookbook. So, here, with almost no explanation is a roundup of some of what I enjoyed in April. Briefly: spiced nuts, casseroles at Hot Wok Cafe, chocolate-orange bread pudding, a kitchen sink cookie from … Continue reading

Taste Memory

Taste Memory

Ever since I read (here) about the toasted halva sandwiches served up at Seed+Mill in the Chelsea Market, I’d been racking my brain trying to remember where I’d had a similar sandwich. It only came to me as I was on the phone with Janinka at Seed+Mill, discussing an order of tahini (milled in house) and several … Continue reading

February Best Bites

February Best Bites

I had Chinese, Japanese, Mexican (my own guac), Italian, American style comfort food, and more. Meyer lemon preserves turned out well (though next time I need to make thinner slices), and I surprised myself by using up every bit of a too-thick and too-tomato-y bean and broccoli soup I’d made. I roasted some parsnips, which … Continue reading