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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

July’s Best Bites

July’s Best Bites

Considering how much time I spend at home hiding from the heat, I still managed to enjoy a few casual meals out in July. And, after rushed forays to the market, I cooked up a storm in my kitchen – Central A.C., I love you! (I try not to abuse the A.C., but am just too miserable … 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

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

Grits and Greens

Grits and Greens

Even though I’ve resolved to avoid approaching food as medicine, I know I need to get more fruit and vegetables into my diet. I was off to a good start with the vegetables last fall, but then, as the cold and dark closed in, I got lazy, and started hitting the carbs more instead. Bad … Continue reading