Arugula, Pear, Gorgonzola and Prosciutto Salad Bundles

Arugula, Pear, Gorgonzola and Prosciutto Salad Bundles

Proscuitto Rolls

Last weekend, I was hosting a casual outdoor party and was looking for hors d’oeuvres that were easy to pick up and eat without utensils.  A salad I enjoy serving is a baby arugula salad with the traditional pear and blue cheese combo. I perused Pinterest for interesting salad serving ideas and ran into an […]

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Foraging and Dining Events at Crystal Springs Resort

Foraging and Dining Events at Crystal Springs Resort

NJ Chanterelles

Crystal Springs Resort is hosting two events showcasing local foragers and a local brewery in August. The first event, Foraging Trip & Dinner, takes place on 8/16 and the second, Angry Erik Brewery Dinner, happens on 8/20. The Crystal Springs Chef’s Garden, a wood-fire outdoor restaurant surrounded by a lush one-acre organic garden, will be […]

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Terre a Terre Supper Club

Terre a Terre Supper Club

Caprese

Twice a month, Terre à Terre turns its dining room into a supper club where folks who have a passion for seasonal, local foods gather, often at a communal table, to enjoy a themed meal. Up until now, Chef Todd Villani has personally selected the themes and menus, but over time, his guests will offer […]

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Win a Trip to Venice with Valdo Prosecco

Win a Trip to Venice with Valdo Prosecco

Processo

Valdo, the #1 Best Selling Prosecco in Italy for 15 years, is giving consumers a chance to win a trip to Venice this summer. The Grand Prize consists of 3-night/4-day trip to Venice, Italy for two people. Prize includes the following: Roundtrip (coach class) air transportation from a major airport nearest the winner’s home address to […]

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2012 Esporao Late Harvest White

2012 Esporao Late Harvest White

2012 Esporao Late Harvest

I’m a fan of wines produced by Esporao and at a recent luncheon hosted by David Baverstock, Chief Winemaker of Esporao, I learned a late harvest wine is produced by the famed winery. I love sweet wines and was intrigued by this Semillon-based late harvest. In the glass, the color is a medium straw color. […]

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Simple French Recipes for Bastille Day

Do you need an excuse to eat delicious French food? Bastille Day, today July 14, just might be the answer! Bastille Day commemorates the 1790 Fête de la Fédération, held on the first anniversary of the storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789. Festivities and official ceremonies are held all over France1. Here are […]

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The Orange Squirrel Express Lunch – Value and Deliciousness

The Orange Squirrel Express Lunch – Value and Deliciousness

Dirts

A couple weeks ago, I posted about Francesco Palmieri, Chef/Owner of the popular The Orange Squirrel in Bloomfield, offering a new weekday, $13, Three-Course Express Lunch. While I know Chef Palmieri’s food is outstanding from numerous visits, I just had to go see if $13 could really get me three delicious courses. Boy was I impressed! Lunch includes […]

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Easy 4th of July Starters

With so many “lists” out there of tasty-sounding 4th of July recipes, it’s difficult to pick which are best for your own get-together. Below are 5 easy yet delicious, tested recipes that are sure to get the festivities started on the right foot! Cheesy and Garlicky Pull Apart Bread Easy Pimento Cheese Dip Green Goddess […]

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Express Lunch at The Orange Squirrel

Express Lunch at The Orange Squirrel

TOS Express Lunch Photo Credit overhead view- The Orange Squirrel

Francesco Palmieri, Chef/Owner of the popular The Orange Squirrel in Bloomfield, is now offering a new weekday lunch menu. The $13, Three-Course Express Lunch is available from Monday through Friday between 12:15PM – 2:45PM for dine-in or pick-up.  A great value at just $13, lunch includes a choice of soup, a salad and a choice […]

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5 Affordable Wines for 4th of July Parties

Summer’s here and so are warm days and humidity. What summer also means is fun-filled gatherings, including 4th of July get-togethers. Here is a list of five wines to pour during your 4th of July celebrations that are affordable and certain to please your guests: Lucien Albrecht Brut Rosé Cremant D’Alsace ($22): This lovely bubbly is […]

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