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Plainfield Healthy Community Network to Host Free Tasting Event at Isabelita Market

August 14, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - A free healthy food tasting event will take place at Plainfield's Isabelita Market this Thursday, Aug. 17th, from 2:30 to 4:00 pm, as a part of the New Jersey Healthy Corner Store Initiative.  This initiative connects corner store owners and neighborhood partners with resources to access fruits, vegetables, and other healthy food options.

Fresh fruit, yogurt, and ...

Celebrate National Prosecco Day on Aug 13th

PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Sunday, Aug. 13th, raise a glass to celebrate National Prosecco Day.

Prosecco comes from the village of the same name, in a suburb of Trieste, Italy, while Champagne, also in the sparkling wine family, is produced in France.

The main grape in Prosecco is called Glera, and it dates back to Roman times.  Prosecco can also be made with Perera, Bianchetta, and Verdiso, ...

NJ Poison Center Reports Increase in Wild Mushroom Poisoning

NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Poison Center at Rutgers NJ Medical Center is reporting a sharp increase in wild mushroom poisoning, with 15 cases reported statewide since July 24.There has been a wide range in the ages of those affected, from 15 months to 75. 

The center warns against ingesting wild mushrooms, whether growing in your garden, on your lawn or in the wild.Several of these cases ...

Eat Around the World, Locally during Berkeley Heights Restaurant Week, September 11 – 17, 2017

Dine in or take out from 21 participating establishments

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ, August 14, 2017 – Berkeley Heights Restaurant Week will attract diners to 21 participating establishments representing a wide range of American and international cuisines. Offerings span breakfast, lunch, dinner, liquor stores, and snacks. Diners can choose to dine in or take out and several restaurants also ...

Vermont Summer Fruit Crumble

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Enjoy this simple and easy dessert with all the crunchy, 'mapley' goodness of a summer's day in Vermont. 

To give the recipe an autumn twist, use pears or apples for the fruit, and substitute ground ginger for the cinnamon.

 

The fruit: 

4 or 5 ripe peaches, peeled, pitted and cut into 1/2 inch to 1 inch pieces
1 quart of ripe ...

Jersey Fresh Summer Vegetable Gazpacho

COLTS NECK, NJ - Gazpacho screams summer time.  Made with the freshest vegetables available during the peak of Summer, this chilled soup packs a flavorful punch and is very, very healthy. 

There are really no rules with Gazpacho. You can keep it chunky or puree it until silky smooth. I think the key to success with this dish is to use the very freshest ingredients you can ...

Flemington's Corn & Tomato Fest is Sunday

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Flemington’s premier agriculture event, the Corn & Tomato Festival will return to the borough on Sunday, Aug. 6.

Since its inception in 2014, the Corn & Tomato Festival has energized the Flemington area with local chefs’ specialty dishes, all featuring classic New Jersey corn and tomatoes. The event will be run by, and serve as a fundraiser for, the ...

Destination Dining: Roosterspin Wins New Brunswick’s War of the Five Wings

Editor's note: This is food writer Devin Healey's review of the new restaurant Roosterspin.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Game of Thrones' Westeros may have the War of the Five Kings, but New Brunswick has the War of the Five Wings. With the opening of Roosterspin on the corner of Albany and Spring streets, and the imminent opening of the Rick Ross-approved Wingstop ...

“Jersey Fresh” Farmers’ Market Vouchers Available for Union County Seniors

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Once again income-eligible senior adults will be able to obtain free vouchers to purchase “Jersey Fresh” fruits, vegetables and herbs at local Farmers’ Markets in Union County, according to an announcement by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. 

The vouchers are funded by the State of New Jersey Farmers’ Market Program, ...

Meatless Monday Recipe: Preppy Cookbook Zucchini Pie

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Since its release in 2013, the Preppy Cookbook has become a favorite around here. After swooning over every morsel at Picnic in Ridgewood, as well as the other restaurants at which Christine Nunn was the chef, and knowing her CIA background I was expecting some fairly complicated recipes involving techniques that could best be explained with copious amounts of ...

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