Category Archives: Food

Weeknight Ponzu Pasta


This one is for semi-lazy nights when you still want to get something vibrant and seasonal on the table. All things green in a quick, weeknight pasta option. It’s feel-good food that won’t weigh you down. The ponzu dressing comes together in a flash, boosted with a good dose of garlic and a thread of toasted sesame oil. The broccoli

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Lentil Polenta Casserole


More times than not you’ll find some sort of leftover soup in my refrigerator. And, despite stovetop polenta being exponentially better, there is usually one of those ubiquitous tubes of polenta in the pantry as well. If you’ve got those two components, and you have five minutes, you can get a dinner like this in the oven. It’s for those

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Coconut Bacon BLT


A few times a year, usually in summer, I come across a photo of what looks like the perfect BLT sandwich. Hearty, vibrant heirloom tomatoes, succulent lettuce, crisped bacon, and a ribbon of mayo peeking out from perfectly toasted bread. It looks incredible. The trouble is, I don’t eat bacon. So, I typically craft a sandwich that attempts to tick

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One Bowl Banana Bread


This is the recipe you want if you’re craving classic banana bread flavor and texture, but want as little mess, drama, and equipment as possible. It’s the laziest one bowl banana bread I know, still with big pay-off. The promise – no mixer, a single bowl, classic flavor, moist and tender crumb. If you have three ripe bananas on hand,

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Zucchini Ricotta Cheesecake


I threw together this zucchini-flecked ricotta cheesecake when I got home from the farmers’ market the other day. The green and yellow squash skins along with a nice amount of chopped dill visually pepper the interior of this savory cake. I used just enough egg to hold things together, creating a simple batter made primarily of ricotta cheese but also

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Homemade Tarragon Soda


Not everyone loves tarragon, but I do. When you steep sprigs of it, take a deep breath over the sauce pan, its like falling into a cloud of anise, and fennel, and green-ish black licorice, if there was such a thing. So, I buy it. Not as often as chives or basil, but more often than parsley, which I purchase

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Joshua McFadden’s Cucumber Salad


I want to jump in here to highlight a ringer of a cucumber salad. There were four recipe contenders in the cucumber section of the book I’m going to reference, and if the other three are as good as this, it’s going to be a very cu-centric summer. The salad. It’s crisp and refreshing, beautiful, and surprisingly substantial. The main

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Sponsors needed for Phoebe’s Pageant Fund


Phoebe was invited and attended an open call for National American Miss on May 18th. After being interview by the committee she was chosen as one of New Jersey’s state finalist. Our next step for Phoebe to proceed is attaining sponsors. As we all know times are tough however, she would appreciate any amount you would be able to contribute.

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