I’m going to keep this short and sweet, because it’s beautiful out and days like this are a serious gift! But I’ve been having my own “Tomato Fest” these last few weeks and I wanted to pause and share some of my all-time favorite dishes coming out of my kitchen. Last year when summer ended, I felt like I hadn’t gotten...

If there’s a farm to table dinner happening in a 50-mile radius, you can bet I’ll be there. And not just because I love a good family-style meal and beautiful sunsets, but because it brings me closer to what really matters: the land, the animals, and the people working hard to harvest all of nature’s gems (despite...

Yes, The Grazette is alive! A lot has been going on over here (no, I haven’t been taking one massively long vacation) and it’s all good things – promise. Most of my time has been going to developing a customer-experience program for hospitality and tourism businesses within my marketing agency. In addition to that, I...

Would you believe me if I told you that everything on the plate pictured above was freshly caught or grown in and off the coast of NJ? From the tuna to the rice, this dinner is 100% Jersey delicious. Growing up, I earned the nickname Sammy The Seal at the age of 3, thanks to my ability to slurp down sushi like it was...

Would you believe me if I told you we’re halfway through spring? With the late start we had, and then what seemed like summer arriving early, we have had only a few true days of spring this season. You know the kind, when the temperature is absolutely perfect, and the leave are that really pretty shade of light green,...

With record-breaking high temps this week, I’m sure a lot of people are turning to their trusty grill to get dinner on the table. I know I was pretty excited to fire up some pastured beer brats from Brick Farm Market! And while abandoning the oven for the next five months may sound like a dream to some people, others...

Costa Rica is known for many things: great surfing, lush rainforests, and Pura Vida (their carefree lifestyle). But a foodie destination? Rice and beans, known there as Gallo Pinto, inspires little excitement in the foodies that I know (except maybe my Texas-born husband). That being said, the uptick in adventure...

I clearly remember the day my parent’s cut me off from my Easter basket. It was a sad day… one void of hollow bunnies and caramel filled eggs. I was in high school, but I certainly wanted to cry like a child. Why would anyone stop this wonderful tradition of plying their child with sugary snacks? Beats me… Growing up,...

Today is my 30th birthday, and I am not really one to talk about my history, or show the person behind the camera (or phone). Everything you see here on The Grazette and on Instagram: my love for food, cooking, farms, agritourism, and travel… that IS who I am. But as I continue to put so much time and effort into The...

That’s right: this is a guide to some of central New Jersey’s best bakeries and pastry shops in recognition of Pi Day! Unfortunately, I never got into baking because I have no patience for measurements. But that just means I get to enjoy the fruits of all the local baker’s labor (pun intended). So be a little irrational...