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How to Buy and Cook Corn on the Cob

July 17, 2012 3 Comments
How to Buy and Cook Corn on the Cob

How to Buy and Cook Sweet Corn on the Cob I’m thinking of eating fresh Jersey corn every night for the next week. That’s because I’m on vacation with my family at the Jersey shore and the corn is incredible this year. As sweet as my 4 year old daughters smile, I can’t get enough […]

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Espresso Cappuccino Machines For Home Use

June 5, 2012 1 Comment
Espresso Cappuccino Machines For Home Use

Buying an Espresso or Cappuccino Machine This is one of those luxury items that every kitchen doesn’t need but if you like cappuccinos and lattes, is great to have around. Years ago before I was married, I dated a young lady who loved to go out for espresso. …Well next thing you know I own […]

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Fresh Eggs Are The Best

May 21, 2012 2 Comments
Fresh Eggs Are The Best

Our Visit With An Amish Friend’s Family If you have never eaten a fresh egg less than a day old from a free range chicken, you don’t know what you are missing.   My family and I had the pleasure of trying fresh laid eggs this weekend and we all agreed they are something special. How […]

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How Can You Tell If Your Jalapeno Pepper Is Going to Be Hot

April 30, 2012 31 Comments
How Can You Tell If Your Jalapeno Pepper Is Going to Be Hot

How Hot Is That Pepper? My friend Paula has been teaching me some basics of Mexican cooking and one of the ingredients she loves working with are jalapeno chili peppers. In fact, as a snack, she likes to slice them up and eat them with a little salt and fresh lemon juice like they were […]

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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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