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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

Apple Picking at Terhune Orchards starts September 5

Apple Picking at Terhune Orchards starts September 5

Apple picking season (their 40th!) at Terhune Orchards starts at the Van Kirk Road orchard on September 5. They’ll be open for picking every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting, through October. Beginning picking starts with Jonamac and Jonathan varieties. (If you can’t wait, you’ll find some Galas ready to pick now at the “home … Continue reading

And the winners are….

And the winners are….

The results are in from today’s Peach Pie Contest at the West Windsor Community Farmers Market. Best Tasting Pie went to Christina Krowicki; Prettiest Pie to Annette Osterlund; Most Creative Pie to Christina Krowicki. Runners Up: Best Tasting Sandy Duffy, Prettiest Kathryn Daniels, Most Creative Sandy Duffy. (For some great photos, visit the Market’s Facebook … Continue reading

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

Strawberry Daze

Strawberry Daze

My friend Betty and I couldn’t resist stopping by a roadside stand for strawberries the other day, since they just came into season. When I was about 14 or so, my parents planted a large strawberry patch. I promptly developed an allergy to them, so could never have any. How cruel is that? Somehow, though, years later … 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

Tiny Batch Jam Making with Marisa McClellan

Tiny Batch Jam Making with Marisa McClellan

Last week I attended a jam making demo at the Whole Earth Center, given by Marisa McClellan, author of Preserving by the Pint. During the hour she spoke to us and answered questions (oh, so many questions), she whipped up a batch of her pear-chocolate jam, using a skillet, an induction “burner” and this handy-dandy “4th … Continue reading