Tagged with McCaffreys

June Best Bites

June Best Bites

It was a tasty month, starting with strawberries (jam and shortcake) and ending with blueberries (jam). I had enjoyed Nomad’s soppressata pizza with a drizzle of honey, so I did the same with this Trader Joe’s uncured pepperoni pizza. Until now I didn’t even like pepperoni, because it was neon orange, harsh, and so greasy. But the higher-quality uncured … 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

October Best Bites

October Best Bites

As you’ll see below, my love affair with grilled cheese and Lucy’s chicken pot pie and clam sauce continues. But I also roasted some spareribs, made braised beans with escarole, discovered TJ’s pumpkin cream cheese (the only pumpkin anything I’ve indulged in so far), and tried the very good Café Spice Indian entrées at McCaffrey’s. The chicken … Continue reading

August Best Bites

August Best Bites

Even though it was the third hottest August on record (worst one since 1980), I had a great month, culinarily speaking, with some wonderful dinners out and about, including the Wednesday prix fixe at Blue Bottle Café (five fabulous courses for $55), and a preview tasting menu at elements’ new location downtown. I already posted … Continue reading

Pi[e] Day Rules! (or measures…)

Got Pie?  As part of the 2011 Princeton Pi Day festivities, there is a pie-judging contest.  That takes place at the Nassau Inn on March 13, and your’s truly will be judging along with several other local culinary “luminaries”!  Home bakers should submit their family favorite pie recipe by March 1 to lillipies@yahoo.com.  Selected pies will be … Continue reading

Bluefish

Speaking of McCaffrey’s (see previous post), when I was there a couple weeks ago, I saw bluefish at the fish counter and couldn’t resist bringing a piece home.  Compared to other fish, bluefish is cheap, under $10 a pound.  Some don’t care for its stronger flavor, but I love it. My father used to catch … Continue reading

Flanken

Take a bow McCaffrey’s Market, Gillian’s Gourmet, Jade Asian Sauces, and FunniBonz.  McCaffrey’s for selling flanken ribs (short ribs cut across the bone), which can be hard to find (and they weren’t too expensive, either).  And to the others for making such tasty sauces. What’s more, Gillian’s and FunniBonz are local companies, often to be … Continue reading