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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

National Donut Day is June 5

National Donut Day is June 5

Whatever happened to spelling it doughnut? Maybe I started off that way due to my linguistically picky mother. She, an Italian, seized up in horror whenever a restaurant worker dropped the last syllable of mozzarella, prosciutto, etc.  No shortcuts or slang for Mom. But today I submit to popular culture and use just plain “donut,” although I see … Continue reading

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

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

The Peasant Grill is a real crowd pleaser

The Peasant Grill is a real crowd pleaser

If you are up on the local (or even national) news at all, you’ll know why I decided it was time to pay my first visit to The Peasant Grill in Hopewell. Call it a little show of foodie solidarity. I’d never been before, although I’d always heard good things, so now was the time to rectify that … Continue reading

Crazy For Crisps

Crazy For Crisps

Lately, I just can’t resist making fruit crisps. Galettes – so freeform, so easy – got me through summer, but now I want lots of crunchy goodness on top of my fruit, so crisps it is. One of my earliest posts on this blog was titled “I say crisp; you say crumble,” but one thing I … Continue reading