When I go to the farmers market, I rarely have a plan for what I will pick up. You have to let the produce speak to you! But at the same time, it can really feel like you’re on an episode of Chopped when you select items willy-nilly. It’s so rare that I’ve paired vegetables together and didn’t like the way they tasted. I...

New Jersey is a lot of different things to different people. My father’s job brought him to New Jersey after growing up in a very small town in Minnesota. His first impression when he got off the plane in Newark back in the 80’s was something we probably all have experienced: This stinks. (Literally.) But as we...

Here’s what the New Jersey and Eastern PA area are dishing up this month! Keep checking back as this page will be updated as new events come to our attention. If you have an event you would like to submit, click here.   March 31-April 1: NJ Wine & Food Festival (Sussex County, NJ) “The New Jersey Wine & Food Festival...

I just finished planning a trip to France for this summer, so I’m feeling a bit like a Francophile right now. In the last month I have dined out at three out of four of these spots, so I guess you could say I have France on the brain! Thankfully, there is no lack of good French food within a 15-mile radius of our home...

My spirits are up, and it’s not just because the birds are chirping and the crocuses are blooming. Sourland Mountain Spirits is opening this weekend, March 11th, and their small batch artisanal gin and vodka is worth visiting Hopewell for (no matter where you live). Anyone who knows me knows I’m a gin girl. I love...

Here’s what the New Jersey and Eastern PA area are dishing up this month! Keep checking back as this page will be updated as new events come to our attention. If you have an event you would like to submit, click here.   March 5-9: Lahaska Restaurant Week “Dine out and celebrate the 4th Annual Lahaska Restaurant Week,...

The calendar may still indicate that it’s winter, but these beautiful 50, 60 and even 70-degree days have me cooking like its springtime! Lamb is a spring staple in our home, and Cherry Grove Farm has a great offering of cuts and sausage. I don’t know that too many people have ever had merguez sausage, but it’s a kind...

There’s a right of passage if you live in the Northern half of the country… and it’s called “snow-birding.” When it gets too unbearably cold for you to function, you fly down and spend several weeks (or several months) in Florida. As you could probably tell from my recent posts, the winter is not really my thing. So...

Here’s what the New Jersey and Eastern PA area are dishing up this month! Keep checking back as this page will be updated as new events come to our attention. If you have an event you would like to submit, click here.   February 2: Eno Terra Tour De France Wine Tasting (Princeton, NJ)  “We have asked some of our...

Here’s what the New Jersey and Eastern PA area are dishing up this month! Keep checking back as this page will be updated as new events come to our attention. If you have an event you would like to submit, click here. Every Monday in January: Cooking Classes at Rat’s: The Cuisine of Spain (Hamilton, NJ) “Join Rat’s...