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New Jersey Date Night: Going Vegan in the Garden State

August 14, 2019

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

No animals were harmed in the making of this date.

Oftentimes in the dating world we encounter online profiles that include a potential date’s dietary preferences. From carnivores to pescatarians, there’s a gamut of eaters out there, but where exactly do you take them for a meal? Same goes for ...

Hot Dog Nation Tour of New Jersey Coming Soon: Here’s Where They'll Stop

This story first ran on TAPinto Scotch Plains/Fanwood.

The 16th annual Hot Dog Nation Tour of New Jersey is planning to stop at six locations that serve some of  the best hot dogs in the state Aug. 24.

More than 100 connoisseurs have signed up to ride on two motor coaches and sample hot dogs presented in various styles and cooked and topped in different ways.

“Many people ...

Make Our Garlicky Grilled Eggplant Dip

Did you know? New Jersey is the second-largest eggplant growing state in the country, according to the New Jersey Department of Agriculture. It’s especially plentiful during summer months.

Next time you fire up the grill, throw on some eggplant slices to give this Mediterranean-inspired dip a slightly smoky flavor.

Grilled Eggplant Dip

1 medium eggplant, cut into 1-inch ...

Pick a Peach! It’s National Peach Month

Garden State growers harvested 41 million pounds of peaches last year, according to the New Jersey Department of Agriculture, making it the No. 3 state producing the fuzzy fruit in the country.

Sure, you can get them at the store, but there’s nothing like picking your own. August, National Peach Month, is also the peak time for peach picking in the Garden State.

Here, we found five ...

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Make Our Garlicky Grilled Eggplant Dip

August 7, 2019

Did you know? New Jersey is the second-largest eggplant growing state in the country, according to the New Jersey Department of Agriculture. It’s especially plentiful during summer months.

Next time you fire up the grill, throw on some eggplant slices to give this Mediterranean-inspired dip a slightly smoky flavor.

Grilled Eggplant Dip

1 medium eggplant, cut into 1-inch ...

6 Easy Ways to Enjoy Fresh New Jersey Corn

For the sweetest corn, eat it as soon as possible after it’s picked. The sugar turns to starch as it ages. Until then, keep it in the husk in the fridge.

Once you’re ready to enjoy your corn, remove the husk and silk, wash it and try one of these easy ideas:

1. Sprinkle raw kernels over salad to add sweet crunch.

2. Boil the ears, uncovered, for 2 minutes in a big pot of ...

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Pick a Peach! It’s National Peach Month

August 4, 2019

Garden State growers harvested 41 million pounds of peaches last year, according to the New Jersey Department of Agriculture, making it the No. 3 state producing the fuzzy fruit in the country.

Sure, you can get them at the store, but there’s nothing like picking your own. August, National Peach Month, is also the peak time for peach picking in the Garden State.

Here, we found five ...

New Jersey Date Night: With Al Fresco Dining, the Sky’s the Limit

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

Enjoying a dinner for two al fresco is a summertime must for New Jersey couples — great food, a little candlelight and the only thing close to a ceiling has a 747 in the distance.

Taking full advantage of everything Jersey has to offer this season will keep you both warm with memories before we ...

New Jersey Date Night: A Revolutionary Morristown Bar Crawl

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

Nothing beats a warm summer night — the perfect time to grab your date’s hand and go for a walk. With so many quaint New Jersey towns from which to choose there’s no shortage of options, but Morristown stands out thanks to great architecture and history dating back to the Revolutionary War. It ...

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Hot Dog Nation Tour of New Jersey Coming Soon: Here’s Where They'll Stop

August 10, 2019

This story first ran on TAPinto Scotch Plains/Fanwood.

The 16th annual Hot Dog Nation Tour of New Jersey is planning to stop at six locations that serve some of  the best hot dogs in the state Aug. 24.

More than 100 connoisseurs have signed up to ride on two motor coaches and sample hot dogs presented in various styles and cooked and topped in different ways.

“Many people ...

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6 Easy Ways to Enjoy Fresh New Jersey Corn

July 24, 2019

For the sweetest corn, eat it as soon as possible after it’s picked. The sugar turns to starch as it ages. Until then, keep it in the husk in the fridge.

Once you’re ready to enjoy your corn, remove the husk and silk, wash it and try one of these easy ideas:

1. Sprinkle raw kernels over salad to add sweet crunch.

2. Boil the ears, uncovered, for 2 minutes in a big pot of ...

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