cherry almond biscotti

  Happy Mother's Day to all of the mommies out there!  You shape the little ones and teach them well, and for those reasons alone, it's one of the most important roles in our society. Thank you and I hope you had a wonderful day. Read more »

mediterranean couscous

At last,  the Northeast weather finally caught up with the season and the frost blanketing Asbury Park has thawed.  The boardwalk is filled with runners stripped of their fleece hats and gloves, Ocean Avenue is paved with leather-clad bikers out for a joyride, and the beaches are sprinkled with the die-hard sunworshippers paying homage to their long lost friend. Spring at the Jersey shore is a cherished time to me, but I speculate it’s especially welcome by the broader population, as well, after this year’s frigid and tumultuous winter. It means Havaianas, rolled up jeans, and tank tops every day from now until it’s officially summer.  It means loading up the cooler for beach side picnics, consistently perfect running weather (not too hot, not too cold),  and late Sunday afternoons on the sand long after the daytrippers peel out. Read more »

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