Our friend Walter had us over for one of his themed nights a couple of days ago. This time it was Danish “hugge” (or hygge) which focuses on relaxation and ambiance. There was brie, gruyere, ghost pepperjack, deviled eggs, spiced apples, mulled cider, and Scandinavian cookies. Not pictured: lobster rangoons and brie baked in phylo…
One of the best pizzas I’ve ever made: grilled chicken, red onion, barbecue sauce, and Monterrey Jack cheese.
Perhaps the best order of “Disco Fries” I’ve ever had—and I have eaten this quintessential Garden State diner snack all over the place. Ordered up at The Globe in Red Bank following a performance of The Nutcracker last weekend. These are not actually on the menu: ask for their curly fries with cheese and gravy….
When staying in Kennett Square, my place for breakfast every morning is Hank’s in nearby Chadds Ford. They are more for the locals than tourists, but they make everyone feel at home. Pictured above is a genius idea for a sandwich: a scrapple sub! Two large slices of grilled scrapple slapped across a toasted long…
The next few pictures will be featuring Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. This is the third time I have made it out there for their Christmas extravaganza, and it is well worth it.
Justin’s homemade chicken pot pie. There aren’t many better meals for a cold December night.
Happens every year without fail!
The Christmas Tree in our bedroom. No filter has been used.
The Clinton Station Diner is one of New Jersey’s best. The coffee is always fresh, orange juice squeezed to order, hand-cut fries, and homemade bread/rolls for their sandwiches. Justin had an excellent burger while I went with the chicken cordon bleu sandwich on this most recent visit.
The historic and iconic Red Mill in Clinton, NJ. Though the prices of items at their Christmas market were too expensive ($35 for a hand-carved wooden spoon?), it did do a lot to get us into the Christmas spirit early on. No matter how many times I visit this town, I cannot help but take…
The Main Street bridge in Clinton, NJ adorned with wooden soldiers. We were there in late November for their Christmas market at the Red Mill.
A whiskey-ginger and an image of a time gone by.