It's August (in case you have been asleep and missed the news).
Tomatoes are ready. NJ is famous for our tomatoes.
So many varieties to choose from.
A proud moment is my first tomato sandwich using a tomato from my garden.
On toast with mayo, it's one of life's greatest pleasures.
Hot nights require cool dinners.
A lovely bowl of gazpacho with sliced avocado. Yum.
August is BBQ time........check out our friend Bob's fancy new grill!
It's the perfect weather for chips and salsa and my favorite guacamole recipe. Remember, avocados are one of the healthiest foods you can eat.
The most amazing thing I have tasted this summer so far, was lemon basil ice cream.
2nd place goes to the Jersey blueberry opal basil ice cream. I am dreaming of it still.
These artisanal, orgasmic flavors can be found at The Bent Spoon in Princeton, NJ.
If you live in Central Jersey, this place is on your radar. Everything made with organic ingredients.....ice creams and sorbets, the best you will ever eat in your life.
Recently a reader asked me if I had ever tried the "toasties" at my favorite NJ red sauce joint, I replied with a "huh?".
How could I be going to a place since I am 10 years old and not have a clue about toasties?
Toasties are little golf ball sized fried meatballs, served with your choice of red sauce or yellow mustard. The reader recommended the mustard.
Ok, so we ordered a dozen (.75 per ball) with the mustard. Great balls, but sacrilegious to dip them in yellow stuff. Next time we'll order the sauce.
5 hours ago