Frog’s Leap Dinner at Spuntino Wine Bar 10/29

Frog’s Leap Dinner at Spuntino Wine Bar 10/29

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Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas is hosting a Frog’s Leap Wine Dinner at its location in the Clifton Commons on Thursday, October 29 at 7:00 p.m. The evening will highlight wines produced by Frog’s Leap Winery, grown organically since 1988. The wines will be paired with a complementary five-course menu developed by Executive Chef Josh […]

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Cacio e Pepe

Cacio e Pepe

Cacio e Pepe

I think my love for Cacio e Pepe, literally “cheese and pepper”, steams from enjoying buttered spaghetti with Parmesan cheese when I was a kid. What could be more simple yet satisfying than hot pasta with melted butter, freshly-cracked pepper and cheese? Ingredients 8 Tbsp. butter, divided 1 Tbsp. freshly-cracked black pepper 1 pound dry […]

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Jersey Spirits Distilling Company Opens in Fairfield, NJ

Jersey Spirits Distilling Company Opens in Fairfield, NJ

Jersey Spirits Product

Last week, I stopped by the coolest little tasting room I’d visited in a while. The space in question is the brand new storefront by Jersey Spirits Distilling Co., owned and operated by business partners John Granata, Susan Lord and Elizabeth MacDonald. The craft distillery is located in Fairfield, New Jersey and features a stylish […]

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Whiskey Festival of New Jersey Contest

Whiskey Festival of New Jersey Contest

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The inaugural Whiskey Festival of New Jersey will take place at Taphaus in Jersey City on October 15th and we have a pair of tickets to give away (value $150)!! Whiskey Festival of New Jersey offers attendees the opportunity to taste from a selection of more than 100 whiskies from around the world. Many of these […]

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Harvest Tomato Sauce by Bracco Farms

Last week, when I received my Bracco Farms CSA box, I was a bit overwhelmed with the huge share of gorgeous tomatoes I received. Considering I have a healthy harvest of my own tomatoes, I was a bit weary of what I’d do with all those beauties – I love tomatoes, but one can only […]

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Kitchen Tip – Beating the Cling Wrap Roll

Kitchen Tip – Beating the Cling Wrap Roll

Cling Wrap Tip

Sometimes it’s the little things that make a difference to a lifetime of small frustrations. Just last year, after decades in the kitchen, I discovered the two red circles on each end of the cling wrap and foil boxes. Yes, this seems simple enough and I should have noticed them years ago, but I just […]

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Fall Happenings at Crystal Springs Resort

Fall Happenings at Crystal Springs Resort

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9/26 Malus Domestica Dinner On Saturday September 26, Crystal Springs Resort in Hamburg will celebrates Malus Domestica, the orchard apple, in all its forms from cider to spirits to use as an ingredient in savory dishes. Guests will explore the differences between varieties of apples and their unique flavors during a reception featuring local ciders […]

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SweeTango Apple Season is Here

SweeTango Apple Season is Here

Apples in Box

A couple weeks ago, I was approached by Next Big Thing, the growers’ cooperative that produces SweeTango apples, about sampling some of the company’s product. While I don’t do a lot of product reviews, I was curious about an apple that could be better than my favorite – the Honeycrisp, so I agreed. About SweeTango […]

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Gary’s Grand Wine Experience

Gary’s Grand Wine Experience

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New for 2015, Gary’s Wine & Marketplace is expanding its annual fall fundraiser into a three-day event dubbed – Gary’s Grand Wine Experience. Food and wine lovers now have three opportunities to explore their passions: Meet top Napa Valley Vintnersand taste rare vintages at a symposium moderated by Karen MacNeil as she kicks off her book tour for the 2nd edition […]

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1st Annual NJ Taco Festival – Saturday, September 12

1st Annual NJ Taco Festival – Saturday, September 12

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The 1st Annual NJ Taco Festival is taking place from 10Am – 8PM on Saturday at Sussex County Fair Grounds (37 Plains Rd, Augusta, NJ 07822). For one day only, bring your New Jersey pride to the Sussex County Fair Grounds for the 1st Annual NJ Taco Festival. The 1st Annual NJ Taco Festival brings […]

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