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Cashel Blue – The First Irish Blue Cheese

March 17, 2012 7 Comments
Cashel Blue – The First Irish Blue Cheese

Cashel Blue Cheese So it makes sense to talk about one of my new favorite blue cheeses, Cashel Blue, that comes from Beechmount in South Tipperary Ireland. What’s really interesting about this cheese and makes it a perfect choice for St. Paddy’s day is it is named after a medieval castle called The Rock of […]

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Why Grapefruit Smell Like Florida To Me

February 23, 2012 6 Comments
Why Grapefruit Smell Like Florida To Me

I was walking by the kitchen counter yesterday and caught a whiff of something that grabbed my attention real fast. I looked over and there was this gorgeous ripe grapefruit sitting there. I went over, picked it up, brought it to my nose and gave it a big sniff. I was instantly transported like some […]

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Colston Bassett Blue Stilton Cheese

November 10, 2011 2 Comments
Colston Bassett Blue Stilton Cheese

Colston Bassett Blue Stilton You know how much my wife and I love cheese. Most Saturday mornings we head to the Farmers Market to buy some ingredients for the weekend and pick up a tasty cheese with a loaf of Italian bread for our morning breakfast. My new friend Bill, whom I affectionately call Bill […]

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Taste Before Buying Cheese

September 26, 2011 3 Comments
Taste Before Buying Cheese

Important Tips For Buying Cheese Most Saturday mornings my wife and I head out to our local Farmer’s Market to buy some local produce, Amish egg rolls for the kids, eggs, meat, fish, fresh bread and some interesting cheese for our morning breakfast. This is where I learn about new cheeses to write about here […]

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Fluke or Flounder – What is the Difference

September 15, 2011 16 Comments
Fluke or Flounder – What is the Difference

What’s the Difference Between a Fluke and a Flounder? One of the fun adventures my girls had on our vacation this year was going sea fishing on the commercial fishing boat Miss Avalon out of Avalon, NJ.  My wife was in charge of this particular outing as I am strictly a bay fisherman – I […]

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My Daughters’ Catch of the Day

August 21, 2011 0 Comments
My Daughters’ Catch of the Day

My wife and kids went fishing a couple of days ago on a commercial party fishing boat called the Miss Avalon down here at the Jersey shore. I’m not much of a fisherman except for some fly fishing out west. I learned as a kid I can handle the bay but not so much the […]

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Burrata Cheese – This Years “It Food”

August 18, 2011 9 Comments
Burrata Cheese – This Years “It Food”

Burrata Cheese – Have you heard of it? I can’t imagine why not! I’m sure you’ve heard people say “Everything old is new again” and , “There’s a difference between a fad and a classic.”  Usually these statements apply to fashion and design, but I think it can also apply to food. It seems like […]

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Cantaloupe with Chilled Cantaloupe Soup Recipe

August 2, 2011 1 Comment
Cantaloupe with Chilled Cantaloupe Soup Recipe

Cantaloupe – A Little History & Knowledge by contributing food writer Chef Mark Vogel The Seeds of Columbus In 1493 Christopher Columbus embarked on his second voyage to the New World with 17 ships and 1200 men.  His goals were to search for new territories and establish colonies.  His route took him through the Lesser […]

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Barbecue Ribs – Rubs and Sauce Recipes

July 24, 2011 0 Comments
Barbecue Ribs – Rubs and Sauce Recipes

  Barbecue Rib Rubs and Sauces Did you read my post on Barbecue Ribs? It describes some of the different styles of ribs based on location around the country. Some areas use rubs, some sauces, some both. Here I’d like to share with you a few recipe selections for both rubs and sauces that you […]

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Watermelon Salad Recipe

June 23, 2011 3 Comments
Watermelon Salad Recipe

Tuesday was the first day of summer and when I think of summers past, watermelon comes to mind. As a kid, watermelon was a special treat on a hot summer evening after dinner. Sitting on the front steps with some of my neighbors over to share a freshly cut melon and seeing how far we […]

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