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In Season Now: What’s That Weird Vegetable? It’s Kohlrabi!

April 24, 2021

NEW JERSEY — It’s Kohlrabi season in the Garden State, and if you don’t know what that means, well, you’re not alone.

The bulbous, cruciferous vegetable isn’t the state’s best-known crop, but once you’ve added it to your repertoire, you’ll be glad you did.

Kohlrabi comes in two colors — green and purple. Its crunchy flesh can taste like ...

10 No-Fuss Cocktails to Make at Home with 3 Ingredients or Less

A tropical drink with three types of rum, two kinds of freshly squeezed juice and a garnish that resembles a fruit salad? That’s great if a bartender is making it for us.

When it comes to a cocktail in the comfort of our own home, sometimes we just want something simple. Something that doesn’t require washing out the blender when we’re done.

With that in mind, here are 10 ...

10 New Ways to Love Asparagus This Spring

NEW JERSEY — Spring is here, and that means tender spears of asparagus are on the table.

Whether your stalks are thick or thin, it’s the method that you use to cook this vegetable that affects the way it tastes. Steam it in the microwave or on the stove and you’ll get a “green,” grassy flavor. Grill or roast it and you’ll get a more nutty, sweet ...

10 Easy Tricks for Making the Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

For a quick and easy lunch or weeknight dinner, grilled cheese has it all — easy, cheesy, gooey comfort food at its finest. Press it in a sandwich press or indoor grill, toast it in a hot pan or pop it into the oven and it’s ready in minutes.

But don’t stop there. Level up your sandwich-making game with these tips for making the best grilled cheese ever:

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NJ Cookbook Author Shares Her Favorite Hamantaschen Cookie Recipe for Purim

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Jewish festival of Purim is almost here, which means it’s time for hamantaschen! 

The traditional triangle-shaped cookies have a reputation of being a little dry, but Shannon Sarna, cookbook author and editor of The Nosher, swears by the recipe below.

The South Orange mom of three said her children love getting creative while helping ...

5 Ways to Brighten Your Winter Cooking with Meyer Lemons

What’s that over there in the citrus section of the supermarket? Rounder than a lemon, lighter in color than an orange — it’s a Meyer lemon!

Meyer lemons are sweeter than ordinary lemons, with a rich, spicy fragrance. The citrus fruit is available this time of year and definitely worth picking up.

The juice of a Meyer lemon is less acidic than an ordinary lemon, ...

Recipe: Decadent Date and Nut Stuffed Baked Apples

If you like apple pie, you’ll love our easy recipe for baked apples, stuffed with dried fruit and walnuts, sweetened with honey and scented with cinnamon. Basting the apples with rum as they cook helps enhance the dessert’s flavors.

Try your baked apples warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or let them cool and chill them in the refrigerator before ...

7 Tricks for Making the Best Winter Soups

There’s nothing like a steaming pot of soup to take off the chill on a cold day. Want to up your winter soup game? We’ve got seven simple tricks to make your favorites even better:

1. Save the bones from your roasted chicken (including storebought rotisserie chicken) in the freezer to make stock. The roasted bones will give your soups more flavor than raw.

2. Need to swap ...

Mocktails are the Key to Enjoying Dry January — Try Ginger ‘Mock-jito’ Recipe

NEW JERSEY — Every January for the past three years, Shivam Patel voluntarily trades in a beer for a bottled water at his favorite Jersey dive bar. Patel is one of many who participate in Drynuary, or Dry January, abstaining from alcohol for the entire month in an effort to be healthier.

Originating in the UK as an advocacy campaign, the wellness trend started with just 4,000 people ...

New Salad Dressing Recipes to Perk Up Your Healthy Meals

There’s nothing like a nice crispy salad to make eating well feel like fun, but the right dressing can mean the difference between so-so and spectacular.

Below, gather a few ingredients together and whip up some easy new dressings that will make your salads sing:

Zingy Lemon Vinaigrette: In a jar, combine one part lemon juice with two parts olive oil. Add a dab to a spoonful of ...