Jersey Girls Food Tours – Foodie Fun in the Garden State

Jersey Girls Food Tours – Foodie Fun in the Garden State

Photo Credit - Danny Chin Photography

Formerly known as Garden State Food Tours, the name “Jersey Girls Food Tours” highlights the two NJ female entrepreneurs who founded the company. But don’t let the name fool you, the tours are created for both ladies AND gents looking for a fun, delicious way to explore their local food communities. Jersey Girls Food Tours […]

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World’s Easiest Pancake Recipe

World’s Easiest Pancake Recipe

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I woke up this morning with pancakes on the brain. I’m usually partial to crepes vs pancakes, but today, after seeing the gorgeous tiny organic strawberries I received in my Bracco Farms CSA box, I wanted pancakes with Quebec maple syrup and strawberries. This is the simplest pancake recipe of all times with just a […]

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Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque Comes to New Jersey

Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque Comes to New Jersey

Mighty Quinns

By the time I visited Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque in Clifton a few weeks ago, it seemed like everyone in north New Jersey had been talking about the recent opening of the place. The popular New York barbecue restaurant makes its New Jersey home in the space occupied until recently by Corner Bakery in the hectic […]

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Blue Apron – My Experience

Blue Apron – My Experience

Pan Fried Orange Shrimp

A couple weeks ago, I was offered a trial shipment of Blue Apron food through my blogging efforts. As an avid cook, I wasn’t sold on the idea of receiving “pre-packaged” food in the mail, but after reviewing the online program offered by Blue Apron, I decided to give it a go.       […]

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Chakra Pre-Father’s Day Scotch & Rum Dinner

Chakra Pre-Father’s Day Scotch & Rum Dinner

Chakra

Chef Thomas Ciszak of Chakra serves up an early option for Father’s Day with a four course dinner paired with single malt scotches and rum all aged in sherry casks on Thursday June 12 at 7pm. Each spirit has been aged in sherry casks, allowing guests to learn about the influences that sherry-seasoned oak imparts on the spirits. Guests will taste The Macallan 12 year old in […]

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NJ Beer & Food Festival at Crystal Springs

NJ Beer & Food Festival at Crystal Springs

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June 13-14, the NJ Beer & Food Festival will take place at beautiful Crystal Springs’ Grand Cascades Lodge in Hamburg, NJ. The craft beer event happens Father’s Day weekend, a perfect occasion to show dad beer love. The two-day festival will include the “NJ Chefs & Brews” walk-around tasting on Friday 6/13 (8pm-11pm, $75) with […]

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Easy Pimento Cheese Dip

Easy Pimento Cheese Dip

Pimento Cheese Dip

Through my travels, I’ve gotten addicted to southern foods and one dish I’d been wanting to make at home for a while is pimento cheese. The southern favorite couldn’t be simpler to make – throw all the ingredients in a bowl and stir! The dip is great as a starter with crackers or veggies but […]

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2010 Clone 5 Pinot Noir

2010 Clone 5 Pinot Noir

2010 Clone 5 Pinot Noir

Nice bright cherry red in the glass with equally nice and bright cherry aromas jumping out of the glass. Cherry continues on the palate but with raspberry and even strawberry present. The body is medium in heaviness with a smooth, silky mouthfeel. Finish offers a little pepper. Nice example of Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir […]

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New Executive Chef John Greeley at Crystal Springs Resort‏

New Executive Chef John Greeley at Crystal Springs Resort‏

Chef John Greeley
Photo credits: CSR

  Crystal Springs Resort welcomes John Greeley as its new Executive Chef. Greeley joins Crystal Springs from the famed ‘21’ in New York City, where he ran all the restaurant’s dining operations. In his new position, Greeley oversees all the resort’s restaurants, including Crystal Tavern, Springs Bistro and the seasonal outdoor Chef’s Garden restaurant (which […]

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Bracco Farms CSA Program – Say Yes to Organic and No to GMO

Bracco Farms CSA Program – Say Yes to Organic and No to GMO

Bracco Farms CSA Box

At a farm-to-table dinner at Escape Montclair late in 2013, I was fortunate to meet and spend time with Anthony Bracco, Owner of Bracco Farms in Pine Island, NY. While Anthony helped explain the variety of produce used in the 5-course dinner, I learned that his produce is organic, is never grown from GMO seeds […]

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