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October 16, 2021

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. October brings us candy, trick-or-treaters and a great opportunity for our date to hold our hands a little tighter. Halloween is upon us and what better way to celebrate the spooky season than to visit one of New ...

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Whether you’re hitting the pumpkin patch or shopping at the supermarket, you’re bound to find a bounty of pumpkins this time of year. Ready to start cooking? Baking or steaming then pureeing your own pumpkin is a great way to get what you need for homemade pies, breads, soups and more. Tip: ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Every romantic New Jerseyan knows that love happens every season. From the new beginnings of springtime to the sultry summer heat, our home state has all the seasons covered while we handle the rest. But before ...

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NEW JERSEY — The air is turning cooler, the days are getting shorter and pumpkin spice is everywhere. Now’s the time to get into the autumn spirit with these easy cool-weather cocktails you can make at home. Pumpkin Spice White Russian: Over ice, combine 2 oz. vodka, 1 oz. pumpkin spice liqueur, ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Thoughts of wine typically take your mind straight to Italy, France or Napa Valley. It’s understandable, but if you want to experience a mind-blowing date filled with beauty and flavor you should start thinking ...

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NEW JERSEY — September is here, which means it’s apple picking season in the Garden State. If you’re visiting one of New Jersey’s many pick-your-own farms for apples this season, use these tips to come home with the very best fruit: First, get to know the varieties you’re picking. The color ...

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NEW JERSEY — Italian festivals are a long-held tradition in the Garden State. The celebrations, often fundraisers for the local church or other organizations, usually include rides, games of skill, entertainment and tons of freshly made food. MORE: Where Did Our Favorite Foods From New Jersey’s ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. New Jersey is known for so many things, ranging from beautiful countryside to Bon Jovi. Our state’s reputation includes crowning beauty queens, cultivating the best tomatoes and gorgeous, intelligent women not ...

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NEW JERSEY — Ground cherries, also called cape gooseberries, make an appearance this time each year at New Jersey farmer’s markets. They’re also popular with home gardeners. Like tomatillos, ground cherries grow inside papery husks that are easily peeled off. They have a golden color and a ...

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Charcuterie boards are all the rage. Who can resist an artful (and Instagram-able) presentation of tasty little bites? Curls of prosciutto, cubes of cheese, sprinkles of nuts, colorful slices of fruit — charcuterie boards can be a delight to the eyes and the tastebuds. Though traditional ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Sometimes a hot summer date night calls for a meal on the lighter side, and as New Jersey daters we know that there’s no sacrificing flavor just because the meal is light.  Seafood is the perfect bill of fare ...

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This story first ran on TAPinto Ridgewood. RIDGEWOOD, NJ — Owner of It’s Greek to Me Paul Vagianos is a self-proclaimed germaphobe.  Starting Tuesday, the Ridgewood restaurant is requiring proof of vaccination against COVID-19 to eat inside. Proof could be a physical vaccination card, a ...

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NEW JERSEY — Aug. 8 is National Sneak Some Zucchini Into Your Neighbor’s Porch Day. Why? Because, this time of year, gardeners get a sudden influx of zucchini that needs to be picked all at once before it grows into enormous (but less tasty) squash on the vine. If you’ve got a bumper crop of ...

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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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Now that the unofficial start of summer is here, get ready to cool off with these refreshing cold drinks: Pineapple Mint Water: Float a few slices of pineapple and a handful of mint in a pitcher of water. Let stand in fridge at least an hour before serving. Cold Brew Iced Coffee: Insanely ...

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