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Cracked Olive Market in holmdel nj

Mediterranean Tastes at Holmdel’s Cracked Olive Market

Just a few months after opening the Cracked Olive Market, Superstorm Sandy hit, knocking power out in Holmdel for weeks. Owners Dan Duffy and Chef Denis O’Connor used their food at the Market, located next to the Holmdel Fire Station, and worked from the fire department’s kitchen, cooking everything they had to help feed the community. […]

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Recipes For Your Jersey Fresh Labor Day BBQ

The weather is beginning to hint at the change from summer to autumn and the excitement is building as kids get ready to begin a new school year. But don’t worry, you’ve still got time left to savor the flavors of summer! Just fill your Labor Day weekend with the bounty of Jersey’s summer produce […]

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pizza grilling on grill. tomato basil pizza recipe

Recipe: Grilled Jersey Fresh Pizza

My husband and I have a Friday night tradition of making our own pizza. Usually that involves using premade pizza dough, topping it with sauce and mozzarella and throwing it in the oven. But once summer hits, any pizza we make gets grilled. The difference between grilled pizza and oven-baked pizza is something that’s hard […]

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Sauteed Summer Vegeables Recipe

Meatless Monday: Sauteed Summer Vegetables

Nothing says summer like sweet, farm fresh corn.  It’s so yummy boiled with a a bit of milk, amazing grilled with a dash of sea salt and delicious sauteed with sweet onions, garlic and any other freshly picked veggies you have in the house.  This dish combines farm fresh corn, zucchini, tomatoes and basil into […]

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Cheese Making Made Easy with Caputo Brothers Creamery and A Toute Heure

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to attend a fresh Mozzarella-making class hosted by Rynn Caputo, President of Caputo Brothers Creamery. The 2-hour class took place at one of my favorite restaurants in northern New Jersey, A Toute Heure. The class was small, less than 25 cheese enthusiasts, and everyone who wished had a chance […]

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Friends, Fun and Farm To Fork at Elements Café

For the past couple of years, we’ve enjoyed locally grown New Jersey produce and other local products at the annual Farm to Fork restaurant event sponsored by South Jersey Hot Chefs. Held each summer, the event provides participating chefs in the Burlington, Camden and Gloucester county areas to strut their culinary stuff and showcase local […]

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Product Pick: Two Guys Jersey Tomato Sauce

I have a new love in my life; well, actually two new loves. My first introduction to the Two Guys Jersey Tomato Sauces was when their PR company sent me a bottle to sample several months ago. I loved the sauce, but life got in the way and I sort of forgot about writing a […]

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Recipe: Fast and Easy Zucchini Italiano

When Peter made it a point today to say “Honey, I really hope you make that again” I knew this recipe was Jersey Bites ready. I’ve never been much of a zucchini fan, but I have to admit there is no denying the versatility of the summer squash. This time of year, you can’t get […]

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Grow your Own Heirloom Tomatoes, Now!

For about the price of ONE delicious Heirloom tomato from a farm market,  you can buy an entire plant that will yield dozens of delicious home grown treats! Now is a great time to get started! Tim Stark, author of Heirloom talks about Cherokee Purple, Aunt Ruby’s German Green, Red Brandywine: More juicy tomato info […]

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Jersey Tomatoes

I just had to share this picture of the tomatoes I picked today from my humble little backyard garden.  Isn’t that a lovely bunch.  As you can see, this year I decided to really mix it up with a lot of heirloom varieties.   Last year, I fell in love with the big, pinkish Brandywine tomatoes […]

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