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Dinner at Marea

Dinner at Marea

Have I told you about my nephew the gourmet? Those are words I never thought I’d say, because a few years ago my (wonderful) nephew Patrick had a seriously limited palate. He did not like fish. Mushrooms, ugh! And cheese, not so much, except, I think, grated Parm on his pasta. Nonetheless, in 2006 we picked our … Continue reading

The Art of Organizing-sign up now

If you are thinking of de-cluttering/reorganizing your kitchen – or any part of your home or office – this spring, be sure to sign up for this 4-session class at the Princeton Adult School that starts Tuesday night. It is taught by Ellen Tozzi, owner of Natural Order Design, and she is the miracle worker who … Continue reading

KidKraft Vintage Kitchen on the curb

KidKraft Vintage Kitchen on the curb

Free to a good home, as spied on lower Merritt Lane in Rocky Hill a short time ago. Somehow I restrained myself from trying to fit it in my car! I tweeted this too, calling it Easy Bake,  but then I looked it up on Amazon.

Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder

Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder

I recently got an email from Tre Piani chef/owner Jim Weaver with his recipe for a 6-hour Berkshire Pork Roast. It sounded wonderful, so I post it below. If the Tuscan roast baby pig I enjoyed there at Thanksgiving is any indication, this, too will be delicious. Continue reading

Holiday Dinners Recap & Happy New Year

Holiday Dinners Recap & Happy New Year

From Christmas Eve (cheese tray, baked shrimp and a gorgeous homemade cookie tray), to Christmas Day (fabulous tenderloin and hours of “pass the baby”), it was a lovely holiday. But the baby had that cold which I promptly caught, so New Year’s Eve will be quietly spent at home (my preference anyway). So it goes, I can’t get over … Continue reading

Patriots Week for Foodies

Patriots Week for Foodies

Patriots Week is more than revolutionary reenactments! For foodies who are seeking Colonial flavor during Trenton’s famed Patriots Week  – Where Trenton’s Revolutionary History Comes to Life – their food and beverage events are listed below. You’ll find full information here. And be sure to download your copy of the “Downtown Dining Guide” while you’re there.  In addition to … Continue reading

Dîner Inn Blanc

Dîner Inn Blanc

You won’t want to delay signing up for this very special community event! Princeton residents are invited to join students of Princeton University’s Forbes College and Whitman College for the best bargain in town: the second annual “Dîner Inn Blanc” under twinkling lights. “This dinner is all about community of the table,” said Fran McManus, … Continue reading

Wedding Bells

Wedding Bells

As soon as I saw this photo in an email from Tre Piani the other day, I recognized the set-up. This was from owner Jim Weaver’s very own wedding at the restaurant just a few short years ago. The scene of late-summer corn, sunflowers, herbs – and are those tomatoes I see nestled in the foliage on the curved table … Continue reading