March is famous for more than its ides, when doomed Caesar met his end; notable for more than the wild whichever-way winds that can carry kites to their end. In a way, March brings an end to winter boredom and the way it does that is with St. Patrick’s Day. […]
By Jean Redstone It’s probably one of the first fresh-from-the-stove sweets everyone remembers – the creamy, chocolate-y...
By Jean Redstone If you opened a crockpot or slow-cooker this holiday, count yourself a lucky participant in a replaying...
By Jean Redstone With holiday season in full swing, it’s time to hack the gift list and up the family dessert fun...
By Jean Redstone We give our national thanks this month to acknowledge and celebrate the generosity of the Indians who helped the Pilgrims survive. School pageants will see students in colonial garb or feathered headdresses and that theme will play out in store displays and advertisements, in restaurant décor and […]Read more ›
by Jean Redstone There’s no getting around the notion that autumn and apples are the best part of cool weather. But shouldn’t we add that other seasonal fruit that figures so largely in our fall wonderment – the pumpkin? Every farm market chef knows the pumpkin for a versatile, sweet […]Read more ›
By Jean Redstone So you said goodbye to the juicy strawberries and the sweet blueberries and cherries and you know for sure the peaches and the melon seasons are ending in about a month. Now what? Where are the sweet-tooth pleasers to delight a family, show off for guests or […]Read more ›
It is the heart of summer when farm fresh everything pops up at markets and farm stands, usually at such excellent prices you feel cheated if you DON’T double your purchase. Happily, taking advantage of the healthy, low-cost, freshest of the fresh fruit available in a South Jersey summer, is […]Read more ›
By Jean Redstone Food is more than mere nutrition, especially in summer. Now is when food comes into its own as downright fun. Think outlandish ice cream sundaes; fizzy, flavorful cocktails; creative, colorful fruit compotes. Most of all, think of the barbie! One of the happiest trends in food today […]Read more ›
By Jean Redstone One of the tried and tasty elegances of summer desserts has slipped somehow into the background and it’s time to pull it back to favor. I’m referencing the meringue, as in lemon “meringue” pie. People appear to have relegated the pie topping to second place in importance, […]Read more ›