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Halinka Polish Deli

Halinka Polish Deli

Why am I just now discovering the food culture of tiny ethnic delis in central New Jersey? (Remember, the term “delicatessen” originally meant a place where food delicacies are sold – not processed cold cuts.)  First there was La Costeñita in Hillsborough, the wonderful Mexican place I reviewed last winter. Over the years, they transitioned from being … Continue reading

Sickroom Fare Armenian to Mexican

Sickroom Fare Armenian to Mexican

After a lovely Christmas Day, where we all enjoyed playing with my baby grand nephew Luca (almost one), we all got his cold. Oh well, it was so worth it, but I am in sick room lockdown right now, and casting about for easy to prepare dishes that appeal and that I can actually taste. Thus the … Continue reading

Fire Roasted Tomato Salsa + A Rosh Hashanah Special

I love getting emails from locals businesses with a recipe (& a photo will pretty much clinch the deal!). The senders seem genuinely excited about their latest creation. Here are two recipes I’ve recently received, one from Chef Will Mooney at Brothers Moon in Hopewell, and the other from Mrs. G TV, Appliances and Sleep Center. From Chef Will: … Continue reading

Oops!

Oops!

Oops! is a bit of an understatement for what happened here! No, this was not my mishap, but that of a friend who lovingly prepared a wholesome Mexican lasagna for her family with premium ingredients like organic ground chicken (by the way, I’d love to have the recipe, if you can face looking at it … Continue reading

Carnitas

I keep trying shortcut ways to make Mexican carnitas, but they just don’t work. In this case I used 2-inch pork cubes and baked them at 250° for 1 ½ hours, as one (of my many) recipes advised.  (before the heat wave!). Although the meat was not too lean a cut, and did not appear … Continue reading

Posole

This is one of my favorite winter dishes, which I make in many variations.  This one was made with cubed pork shoulder, green chilies, and hominy. Then I got ambitious and soaked then puréed some dried guajillo peppers, for just a touch of red, inspired by this website. I also took the trouble to buy … Continue reading