Either the New Jersey winters are getting colder, or I’m getting older. Either way, spending time outdoors from late November through early March is not an option anymore. There is nothing going on outside of my house that is so tempting that I would brace the 25-degree weather for. So I tell my friends I’m...

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 have lived in New Jersey all my life. It’s the 4th smallest state in the country, and you can drive from one end to the other in just a few hours. Yet there are many regions I have yet to explore, and I am sure you could say the same! Last week I shared my end-of-summer bucket list with you, and on it was a day...

It was pouring out when we drove up to Cherry Grove Farm for our ricotta class, and I experienced a bout of dejavu. Yes, it had rained cats & dogs the last time we came out for a farm to table event! But once again, we didn’t let it rain on our parade. At least this time we were inside in the cozy farm kitchen, where...

I don’t know about you, but the end of summer has seriously crept up on me and I have not cooked NEARLY enough farm market meals. There are so many dishes I still have to make… I feel like a college student trying to cram a semester’s worth of studying into a few days before a final! On the hottest day of summer, we...

Banner Photo by Felicia Perretti When I bought tickets to the Cherry Grove Farm’s Dishing Up New Jersey farm to table dinner, the forecast was calling for a beautiful night. 24 hours later, we were driving in torrential downpour down River Road! What a surprise, Mother Nature likes to keep us on our toes. But it...