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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

February Best Bites

February Best Bites

I had Chinese, Japanese, Mexican (my own guac), Italian, American style comfort food, and more. Meyer lemon preserves turned out well (though next time I need to make thinner slices), and I surprised myself by using up every bit of a too-thick and too-tomato-y bean and broccoli soup I’d made. I roasted some parsnips, which … 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

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

A Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

A Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Tacos are trendy, so I’m reprising a 2009 In The Kitchen column in the Princeton Packet, which I’ve lightly updated. The article offers a little history along with a menu comprised of a nice green salsa of avocados and tomatillos, one of my favorite tacos, and a chocolate flan for dessert. Invite your friends over and go to it … Continue reading

Queso Flameado

Queso Flameado

Ah, Queso Flameado, I suppose it was just a matter of time until I fell into your delicious clutches. Translated, it means “flamed cheese,” and it often appears on menus as Queso Fundido, too. (Fundido means “melted.”) I don’t think I’ve ever ordered it, however, figuring it was just too sinful to add to what usually … Continue reading

Great Minds Think Alike

Great Minds Think Alike

It did not escape me that The New York Times ran a column by Sam Sifton titled The Slow-Cooker, Redeemed shortly after my own In The Kitchen column on slow-cookers ran in the Packet. Now it’s clear, what I’ve suspected for years: they are following my columns and copying me! Guys, I know imitation is the sincerest … Continue reading

Mexican Food Festival

Mexican Food Festival

This festival – in the form of the gallery below – is of my own making, thanks to the December 27 opening of The Taco Truck at the Princeton Shopping Center. I’ve been there a few times so far, most recently to check out the nachos for a Packet In The Kitchen recipe column I’m working … Continue reading