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Take That, Winter!

December 15, 2014 03:58 AM ET | Permanent Link

Although the first snow has fallen, many New Jersey farmers are still harvesting and selling their produce and products at local farmers' markets that run year-round.

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Gifts for the Jersey Foodie

December 08, 2014 04:32 PM ET | Suzanne Zimmer Lowery | Permanent Link

No need to fry your brains to whip up a piquant present for the discriminating eater on your list. Jersey has the answers.

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Eat the Art!

November 30, 2014 10:08 PM ET | Suzanne Zimmer Lowery | Permanent Link

This Friday, December 5th, the Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morris Township will open its 23rd annual Gingerbread Wonderland. More than 15,000 people are expected to visit the display of roughly 200 edible fantasies made of gingerbread, candy canes, gumdrops and frosting.

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Liven Up Your Leftovers

November 23, 2014 11:28 PM ET | Suzanne Zimmer Lowery | Permanent Link

Open the fridge the day after Thanksgiving, and there’s Big Bird, or its remains, staring at you. Excellent options go way beyond turkey sandwiches.

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Super Sides Me!

November 16, 2014 06:08 PM ET | Suzanne Zimmer Lowery | Permanent Link

Are side dishes the Rodney Dangerfields of the dinner table? Not according to Maplewood's Rick Rodgers, who gives them plenty of respect in his latest cookbook, The Big Book of Sides, out just in time for Thanksgiving, the holiday that is like a debutante ball for side dishes.

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Remembering Eli Waller, 4, Felled By Enterovirus D68

November 10, 2014 01:06 AM ET | Suzanne Zimmer Lowery | Permanent Link

On Sunday, November 16th, the Peacock Inn in Princeton will celebrate the brief life of one of the youngest members of its extended family: four-year-old Eli Waller, who in September went to bed seemingly healthy and died in his sleep from enterovirus D68.

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Present at the Creation

November 02, 2014 11:30 PM ET | Suzanne Zimmer Lowery | Permanent Link

Now that Jersey City is recognized as one of the hippest dining destinations in the state, it's worth noting that only 14 years ago it was a culinary desert. The chef and restaurant where change for the better began? Ian Kapitan at Marco & Pepe. Now we have one last chance to taste his food before he flies back to his native Canada.

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