NJ Flavor

February 25, 2021

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. February is Black History Month and as such we’re reminded of so many people who have made a difference in how we live all year through. As we celebrate the hefty list of accomplishments of those who came ...

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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 ...

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NEW JERSEY — Raise a glass! Thursday, Feb. 18, is National Drink Wine Day. New Jersey oenophiles have plenty to celebrate, including more than 60 wineries right here in the Garden State. Wine has been made in New Jersey since before the American Revolution, but thanks to changes in state laws ...

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NEW JERSEY — The pandemic has not only provided people with a want to learn, as many scroll through TikTok and Instagram to see the latest buzzy recipe; but it also shed light on the need to learn to cook. With uncertainty clouding the future, many began to feel that a recipe repertoire consisting ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Valentine’s Day means a lot of things to different people. To some it’s a great excuse to spoil your love with sweets, flowers and champagne and to others it’s just another day. Somewhere in between you’ll find ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers When was the last time your date night included a visit to an art museum? If your answer was sometime prior to March 2020 you’re in the majority. So many activities eluded us last year, ranging from simply hanging ...

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NEW JERSEY — Disco fries, deep-fried Italian hot dogs, cheesy breakfast sandwiches — New Jersey restaurants are home to foods we crave, even if they’re not the best choices for our bodies on a daily basis. We wondered, when it comes nutrition, can you have your cheesecake and eat it, ...

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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 ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. A new year is upon us and optimistically one may believe that the possibilities are endless. Granted we just came off a year so horrific that it makes Divorce Court look better than Disneyland, so it’s reasonable ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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NEW JERSEY — Restaurant staff are up against more than the flood of holiday reservations and takeout orders this winter. A rise in New Jersey coronavirus cases and temperatures too low for most outdoor dining are creating the perfect storm in an already tough year for the state’s eateries. We ...

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NEW JERSEY — Brian Ireland has witnessed many a New Year’s Eve from behind the bar, serving drinks at pubs and taverns in Atlantic City and New Brunswick over the years before going on to become the founder and master distiller of Mr. Finger’s Alibi Gin in 2018. (See his cocktail recipe ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Now that Christmas morning is over, memories of Dasher and Prancer are still in our heads. Of course there are only eight tiny reindeer to remember but if there were one extra on Santa’s team, it would surely be ...

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NEW JERSEY — When 10 p.m. hits at Village Brewing Company in downtown Somerville, guests can’t stay inside to finish their beer or order another cocktail due to a COVID-19 restriction, but thanks to outdoor heating, they don’t have to go home. “They have the option to extend the festivities,” ...

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NEW JERSEY — What is the newest food fad that’s “blowing up” the Internet? Hot. Chocolate. Bombs. You may have seen them taking over your news feed on social media lately, as the indulgent little treats are booming in chocolate shops and kitchens all over the state. 2 Chicks with Chocolate in ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. The holiday season seems a lot different this year. Yes, there’s still merriment (we see the lights from the safe confines of our vehicles) and there’s still joy (we know there’s a smile under the mask). There’s ...

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For the past two years, Andrea Lekberg, owner of The Artist Baker, has worked with the residents of Market Street Mission in Morristown to make gingerbread houses. The Mission is a nonprofit organization that helps men overcome their struggles with addiction, homelessness and poverty by providing ...

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NEW JERSEY — As people stay home to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, cooking has become a more popular pastime. But more time in the kitchen can sometimes lead to its own health risks: Cuts, burns and other accidents leading to injury. With the holiday season underway, cooking fires are ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Now that we have Thanksgiving under (or perhaps a little over) our belts, New Jerseyans have had their fill of turkey, dressing and pie. Sure it was delicious, but when the hunger pangs return for both a dinner ...

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These days, enjoying a cocktail with friends can mean meeting outdoors. Want something that will warm everyone up as the evenings turn colder? Hot toddies to the rescue! Hot toddies are traditionally made with whiskey or brandy, lemon, honey and hot water or tea. You can add different garnishes ...

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What’s Thanksgiving without cranberries? Whether you whip up a batch of homemade chutney (see below) or open a can of jellied sauce, there’s a good chance that the famous red berry will make an appearance in some way, shape or form with your feast. Ocean Spray reports that six in 10 Americans say ...

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In a normal winter, Mhairi Robertson tries to fill the seats inside Bistro La Source, a swanky French restaurant in Jersey City. This year, she’s trying to fill bubbles. Robertson, the manager of the restaurant, says the six plastic dining bubbles situated in the restaurant’s parking lot is an ...

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With the coronavirus pandemic surging forward, threatening to stomp all over our traditional get-together with relatives, Thanksgiving for many of us is going to be a lot quieter this year. The CDC recommends that people avoid large gatherings and instead celebrate the holiday with the members ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Regardless of our relationship statuses, we’ve experienced a lot of unusual in 2020. From searching for paper products to seeking election resolution, New Jerseyans have been through the wringer.  As we round ...

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NEW JERSEY — Vincent Losavio may have to do something he hasn’t done in his 54 years as a butcher: turn down a turkey order. Losavio, owner of John’s Meat Market in Scotch Plains, said that as Thanksgiving approaches, his business is seeing an increased demand for smaller turkeys than in prior ...

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Nicole Gaffney is South Jersey’s very own local celebrity chef. Best known for being second runner-up on season 10 of the Food Network Star, Nicole (who cheerfully goes by Coley) has been maintaining her cooking blog and YouTube channel where she posts easy, healthy and tasty recipes. As the ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Remember that moment during a cooler-than-usual morning in late August when you began to anticipate it, so much so that your nose and taste buds craved its arrival? Before you knew it, you finally got to taste it ...

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