NJ Flavor

August 1, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Looking for a dog-friendly place to eat? You’re not alone. Catering to the pet-loving crowd, some New Jersey restaurants are taking dog-friendly dining a step further by offering a special menu just for your pooch. At Sheelen’s Crossing Bistro & Pub in Fanwood, the “woof” ...

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey sweet corn is in season until the beginning of September. Take advantage of this local summer veggie by eating it as soon as possible after it’s picked — the sugar turns to starch as it ages. For storage, keep fresh corn on the cob in the husk in the fridge. Once you’re ...

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NEW JERSEY — For many who call the Garden State home, summer tastes like the first bite of a ripe, juicy Jersey tomato plucked fresh from a roadside farm stand or local farmers market. But for every delicate tomato dripping with flavor we devour on the spot or place ever so carefully in our ...

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NEW JERSEY — Bakers in the Garden State who have been longing to make cookies, cakes and other baked treats from home and legally sell them for a profit are another step closer to achieving their goal. The New Jersey Public Health Council recently approved the state Department of Health’s rule ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Living in New Jersey, be it as a couple or a single, isn’t always easy. We deal with the traffic and most of the time we’re victorious at finding parking places at the mall. But with whatever not-so-great things ...

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NEW JERSEY — Ice cream is the ultimate summertime treat. But it might surprise you to see that olive oil lemon or clam bake weekend are actual selections on the menu. These days, ice cream shops are going beyond the trifecta of vanilla-chocolate-strawberry with flavors like basil, lobster roll ...

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NEW JERSEY — Did you know? Blueberries have long grown wild in the Garden State, but New Jerseyan Elizabeth Coleman White is credited for being the first person to see potential for the fruit as a commercial crop. Coleman and botanist Frederick Colville began experimenting with wild ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Date Nights always have the potential to generate steamy heat any time of the year. The degrees can rise even higher courtesy of New Jersey’s summer temperatures. New Jerseyans like it hot but in July and August ...

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A quick guide to NJ hot dogs. NEW JERSEY — July is National Hot Dog Month, and New Jersey seems to have a special affinity for this food. Around the state, you can find New York-style pushcarts hawking boiled “dirty water dogs,” giant grilled or griddled hot dogs and hot dog restaurants ...

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Summer is here, the heat is on and some refreshing summer cocktails are in order.  Whether you’re soaking up the sun or chilling out in air-conditioned comfort, these easy-to-make adult beverages will hit the spot. Spiked Strawberry Lemonade: Over ice, combine 2 parts cold lemonade with 1 ...

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It only takes four ingredients to make this festive frozen treat! The best part? You don’t even need special equipment. The trick to getting the right texture without an ice cream maker is folding in fluffy whipped cream. No-Churn Birthday Cake Ice Cream Ingredients: 1 tsp. vanilla ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. There's nothing better than sharing a blanket with your love as you gaze at the New Jersey sky. With Independence Day upon us, this year we get the value added bonus of taking in the fireworks. Celebrating our ...

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NEW JERSEY — When you think of the Jersey Shore, what comes to mind? Boardwalks? Beaches? How about salt water taffy? The bite-sized candy has a history that stretches as long as the Atlantic City boardwalk itself. Salt water taffy was introduced on the AC Boardwalk in the 1880s and became ...

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NEW JERSEY — Indoor dining is back at full capacity in restaurants around the Garden State. But while some diners have been eager to get back inside, many have gotten out of the habit, and some still eye gathering maskless indoors with trepidation. To woo diners back, some restaurants are ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Making a day of a date is a great way to create memories with your love, but when you choose to spend that time in Bordentown, it’s guaranteed to go down in relationship history. New Jersey has many historical ...

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Grab some fragrant fresh basil at the store or farmers market, or pick some from your garden, for this zippy summer recipe. This simple no-cook sauce is great on pasta or pizza. Try it on fish or chicken, or mix some into mayonnaise for a flavor-packed sandwich spread. If you have leftover ...

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