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November is the cruelest month

November is the cruelest month

November is the cruelest month Yes, I know the cruelest month is supposed to be April, but for me it’s November, the month of the time change that plunges us into early darkness. That really cramps my style since I’m not a morning person and not fond of going out when it’s already dark, especially … Continue reading

October’s Best Bites

October’s Best Bites

OCTOBER’S BEST BITES October was a lazy month for me in the kitchen (under the weather), so I indulged in lots of shortcuts and easy meals, including some FreshDirect specialties like their excellent grass fed beef chili and chicken tortilla soup, which I’ve posted photos of previously. The captions below describe some of October’s dishes, … Continue reading

Dinner at Antimo’s Italian Kitchen

Dinner at Antimo’s Italian Kitchen

If you haven’t visited Antimo’s Italian Kitchen in Hopewell, I urge you to do so. Once or twice a year I’ll meet my friend Marie there, because her husband, Nino Galastro, is the Executive Pasta Chef at Antimo Iovine’s restaurant. I love to catch up with Marie; it seemed that when we first met we … Continue reading

September’s Best Bites

September’s Best Bites

I’ll consider my post on Balsamic Glazed Chicken and Potatoes as my Recipe of the Month for September. Seems like several readers have made it, and it’s one of those recipes you can “make your own” in various ways. And, for some of the other good dishes I enjoyed in September (in spite of a … 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

Road Trip – La Costeñita in Hillsborough

Road Trip – La Costeñita in Hillsborough

I guess I really shouldn’t call a fifteen minute drive to Hillsborough a road trip, but hey, I was feeling carefree as I headed north on Route 206 with my friend Betty early the other evening. And I was headed for the best Mexican food in the area. It had been several months (maybe six?) since … 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

May’s Best Bites

May’s Best Bites

So much goodness, but a lot of it was not made by me, as my knee (frayed meniscus) is still limiting the time I spend in the kitchen (or doing anything else, sadly). I did, however, discover the secret to really crispy oven-baked chicken wings and I’ll share that with you soon, as a Recipe … 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