Ingredients

May 8, 2020

It’s asparagus season in New Jersey! Forget how thick or thin the stalks are — it’s the method you use to cook these spears that completely changes the way they taste. Steam them in the microwave or on the stove and you’ll get a “green,” grassy flavor. But grill or roast them and you’ll get a ...

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Growing cranberries is a family business in New Jersey, with a lifestyle that involves intense work during a growing season, nurturing plants and flooding fields for gathering fruit. Nobody knows this better than Bill Cutts, one of three generations of family members who are now reaping the harvest ...

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It’s squash season! So now that you’ve just picked up a bunch of beautiful autumn squash, what do you do with it? First, don’t refrigerate hard squashes unless they’re peeled or cut. Instead, keep them in a cool, dry place. They’ll last about a month. Then try one of these yummy ...

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Unless you have been living under a boulder, you’re probably seeing (and smelling) pumpkin spice everywhere. Since Starbucks introduced its Pumpkin Spice Latte (“PSL” to the devotees) in 2003, it has become by far the company’s most popular seasonal drink with roughly 424 million sold worldwide, ...

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Give the sweet summer watermelon a whole new flavor profile with chile lime salt. Marty Silverman, manager of Savory Spice Shop in Westfield, said the shop’s Peruvian Chile Lime Seasoning is a big seller. The lime adds brightness and the chile gives the fruit it a savory kick. But don't ...

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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 ...

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What it is it about radish slices dipped in melted butter then sprinkled with a touch of coarse salt that makes them so good? Is it the refreshing crunch of the radish? The way the butter smooths out the vegetable’s harshness, without eliminating its heat? The pop of flavor enhanced by ...

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