In the spring, summer and fall, I flourish. Life is good, no complaints, beaming with energy, happiness and positivity. Come winter, like clockwork, I enter hibernation mode. Getting off of the couch is a serious struggle. What’s that about? And as if the listlessness wasn’t enough, from late December until early...

Usually on a cool fall Sunday evening you can find me putting the finishing touches on my slow-cooked supper – perhaps some braised short ribs, or simmered braciole & meatballs. It’s simply what Italian home cooks do. But when there was mention of an Italian Truffle Dinner at Elements in Princeton, I knew my Le Creuset...

In my experience, lunch lovers are few and far between. You either get people who really love breakfast, brunch, or dinner, but lunch is just one of those meals that gets pushed aside. Maybe it’s because so many of us are too busy working or going about our day to really pay attention to it? You know all about Sad...

Just a little past Princeton, in the small town of Kingston, NJ, on the oldest highway in America, sits a restaurant that exudes rustic charm. Taken from the Greek ‘Enotria’ meaning ‘land of vines,’ Eno Terra is a restaurant committed to local and artisanal food and wine, and a must-try for the seasonal locavore! The...

A day does not go by where I don’t look out at the Delaware River and sigh in awe. Can you believe this is right here in our backyard? It’s a sight to see no matter what season – yes, even in the miserable, cold, dead winter. It’s really an experience from the minute you get in the car to drive along River Road or...

When I called to make a last minute reservation at the Blue Bottle Cafe in Hopewell, NJ, the owner, Rory Philipson, did us a solid and squeezed us in. She also let me know we had missed the last two menus – unacceptable! If you’ve never been, Blue Bottle lives up to its name. Literally… blue bottles, everywhere. The...

When I think of farm to table dining, Ninety Acres is one of the first restaurants that come to mind. This farm and restaurant sits high above Natirar Park, an estate spanning 491 acres in Peapack, NJ. Take Raritan, spell it backwards and you have Natirar! At this park you can visit historic buildings, play frisbee...

What’s better than brunch? Sleep in late, head out to one of our great little towns for some breakfast/lunch and maybe mimosas and bloody marys? Okay, here’s how you can take your lazy brunching to the next level: tubing. Tubing down the Delaware is one of our favorite summer weekend pastimes. Because we can’t spend...

Even though I’ve lived my whole life in New Jersey, I only recently moved to Titusville, NJ in 2011. I have had a few people raise eyebrows at me when I tell them I live in Titusville… it’s definitely not as shiny and exciting as New Hope or Philly. It may be one of the quietest towns in the entire state of New...

Liege waffles… where do I begin? My love affair with Nina’s Waffles began 5 years ago when I stumbled upon their little shop in Red Bank. You can imagine my pure unadulterated joy when I realized that they were no longer in Red Bank but right.down.the.road.in.New.Hope. Fresh liege waffles just minutes from my house?...