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How to Make Easy Strawberry Rhubarb Jam in Your Microwave

May 22, 2019

Strawberries and rhubarb are one of our favorite springtime combinations. Use them here to make a quick and easy spread.

This recipe makes a small batch — enough for two 8-oz. jars. If you keep them in your refrigerator, there’s no need to process them.

Microwave Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

2 cups fresh strawberries cut into ¼-inch slices

½ cup rhubarb chopped ...

New Jersey Date Night: Ice Cream, You Smile

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Frankie and Annette went on one, as did Gidget and Moondoggie. Archie was known to enjoy one with Betty and sometimes with Veronica, too.  Even Samantha and both Darrins got into the act. If we take a page from the retro dating handbook, you might just want to join the crowd and take your sweetie on ...

NJ Seafood Festival to Dock in Downtown Belmar this Weekend

This story first ran on TAPinto Belmar/Lake Como.

The New Jersey Seafood Festival in Belmar is certainly living up to its name, as the three-day event rolls into the borough’s downtown district this weekend.

From May 17 through May 19, a host of Belmar restaurants will offer a bounty of palate-pleasing selections from the sea at the festival’s new venue — the Pyanoe Plaza ...

Music & Food Festival in Fanwood this Weekend Aims to ‘Smash Kids Cancer’

High School sophomore Elizabeth Chin knows first-hand how pediatric cancer affects families. Her brother, Connor, was diagnosed with bone cancer two and a half years ago. Connor was successfully treated by Memorial Sloan Kettering and is enjoying life as an eighth grader. 

Elizabeth is leading up Smash Kids Cancer, a Music and Food Fest at LaGrande Park in Fanwood, which will take place ...

Ramp it up: Making the Most of the Wild Leek’s Short Season in NJ

If you’ve never tasted a ramp before, it might be hard to understand why chefs and foodies get so excited about this wild member of the onion family. Part of the appeal is their incredibly short season — just a few weeks. If you see some at the farmer’s market, grab them now, because they may not be back next time.

Ramps — sometimes called wild leeks — look a lot ...

Cinnaholic Finds a Sweet Spot in Westfield, Opening its First NJ Franchise

This article first ran on TAPinto Westfield.

WESTFIELD, NJ — A former Wall Street banker who is starting a new venture here anticipates a sweet return on his investment.

Vikas Mittal of Hoboken is set to open a vegan bakery in Westfield on Friday. It is Cinnaholic’s first franchise in New Jersey.

“Everything in our bakery here is 100 percent ...

Union County Freeholders Call for NJ Transit Reforms, Boost in State Funding

May 20, 2019

UNION COUNTY, NJ – The Union County Freeholder Board is supporting reforms at NJ Transit and a proposed increase in funding for the state's transportation agency.

On Thursday night, the Freeholders unanimously approved a resolution “supporting an increase in funding for NJ Transit in this year’s New Jersey State budget to implement both the recommendations ...

Dr. Derrick Nelson Named Honorary Grand Marshal of Westfield Memorial Day Parade

May 16, 2019

The following story was posted with permission of the Hi's Eye, the student newspaper at Westfield High School.

WESTFIELD, NJ – Respected leader. Dedicated service member. Beloved friend. Adored father.

Dr. Derrick Nelson, principal of Westfield High School, was a hero in every sense of the word. His courage, selflessness and integrity inspired the Westfield community and his ...

Taking Responsibility for Other People's Problems

When our loved ones suffer, it’s hard not to get swept up in their pain. We want so desperately to take away their pain and see them happy. We begin to get involved in their issues and try to find ways to resolve their problem. We easily rationalize to ourselves that we are kind and good people and want to help and be supportive.

However, being supportive does not mean we have to fix ...

When Someone Really Listens, We Heal

Never underestimate the power of talking with someone who really listens.

Our culture doesn’t encourage people to talk about their emotional pain. Our culture teaches people to suppress their feelings. People tell each other not to “whine” about problems or not “dwell” on them. People are told to “get over it” and to “be strong,” ...

Consolidating Accounts Leads to Clear Financial Strategy

None of us can completely control all the things that happen to us. Yet, when it comes to achieving your long-term financial goals, including a comfortable retirement, you do have a great deal of power – as long as you follow a clear, well-defined financial strategy. And one way to help build and maintain such a strategy is by consolidating your financial accounts.

Over the course of ...

Torah Thought for the Week: Holy Matrimony?

Holy Matrimony?

The first kohanim were Aaron (Moses' older brother) and his four sons. Together with their future descendents, they were chosen by G‑d to conduct the service in the Sanctuary as representatives of the entire people of Israel. Due to his sanctified position as a minister serving in G‑d’s Temple, the kohen may not come ...

Saint Joseph High School Crew Team Excelled at Mid-Atlantic Youth Championships

The Youth Double (Trent Tighelaar, Ian Hedin) came home with a gold medal and a qualification for the Youth National Championships in Sarasota, Florida marking the first time Saint Joe's has qualified in the program’s history. Only the top three boats of the event within the region receive a coveted spot at Youth Nationals which is held on June 6th.

The Youth Quad (Keaton ...

Why Is Al Mirabella Running a Campaign Against Fanwood Residents Who Have Supported Our Community for Years?

May 21, 2019

Dear Editor:

I have been on the Fanwood Democratic Committee for over 7 years now and have been on the Fanwood Borough Council for 3.5 years, so I have had to run for office twice against a member of another party. 

But now -- thanks to the actions of Freeholder Al Mirabella and Senator Nick Scutari -- I and 13 other good Democrats, have to run against people in our own party ...

Softball: Union Catholic Celebrated Senior Day With Victory Over Summit

May 22, 2019

SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. --The Union Catholic softball team concluded its season by celebrating Senior Day with 9-7 victory over Summit on Tuesday.

Union Catholic, which finished the season 10-13 overall and 7-3 in the Mountain Division, trailed 6-5 in the fifth inning when the Vikings scored three runs with two outs to take an 8-6 lead.
 
In the fifth for UC, Isabella Fuentes, who had three ...