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Confetti Cucumber Salsa

Confetti Cucumber Salsa

I love growing cucumbers, truly I do! But boy are they prolific. With just one Persian cucumber plant I have enough cucumbers for the neighborhood. If you too are a summer gardener faced with the same dilemma of too many cucumbers, or if you just love the taste of cool and crunchy cucumbers, here’s an(…)

Squash Blossom Quesadillas

Squash Blossom Quesadillas

Have you ever eaten squash blossoms? The thought of preparing them always seemed a little daunting to me, until a friend made some for me for a traditional Mexican quesadilla (Quesadilla de Flor de Calabazas). They’re so easy! You just roughly chop them and sauté them with onions and garlic. The flavor is lovely, like(…)

Stewed Okra and Tomatoes Creole Style

Stewed Okra and Tomatoes Creole Style

There’s a reason why the Southern dish of stewed okra and tomatoes is timeless. It’s just plain good. First you start with browning some bacon, then you add the holy trinity—onions, bell pepper, and celery, then the tomatoes, okra and spices. Everything is cooked together until tender and almost falling apart. <a class=”colorbox” href=”http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/stewed_okra_and_tomatoes_creole_style/”> “Stewed(…)

Chocolate Bundt Cake

Chocolate Bundt Cake

My father is somewhat of a homebody. He doesn’t often drop by unannounced, but when he does, there’s usually food involved, especially if that food includes chocolate, or cake, or in this case both. This chocolate bundt cake can feed many, so I was happy to have dad’s enthusiastic support enjoying it. (He gives it(…)

Mom’s Macaroni Salad

Mom’s Macaroni Salad

When you have a week straight of over 100° temps, you start looking for cooler things to make. My mother whipped up this macaroni salad earlier this week and I think I ate half of the whole bowl. Think macaroni and deviled egg make love child and you’ll be in the vicinity. There is a(…)

Grilled Japanese Eggplant with Tahini Sauce

Grilled Japanese Eggplant with Tahini Sauce

Fellow gardeners, do you ever plant something because you like the look of it, but grow more than you know what to do with? That’s been my relationship to the Japanese eggplants in my garden. I love to grow them. They hide out trellised against a fence behind my garden bed. They’re a beautiful deep(…)

Grilled Corn-on-the-Cob

Grilled Corn-on-the-Cob

(It’s corn season! From the recipe archive. First posted 2007.) The first time I tried grilling corn-on-the-cob, by placing shucked corn directly on the grill, the results weren’t all that stellar. Too dried out and chewy. I consulted “She-who-knows-everything-when-it-comes-to-home-cooking” (a.k.a. mom) who informed me that the best way to grill corn is to cook the(…)

National Night Out at the Olde Stone House Village

National Night Out at the Olde Stone House Village

<a class=”colorbox” href=”http://twp.washington.nj.us/filestorage/65/Nat’l_Night_out_flyer.pdf”>Click Here for details on the National Night Out festivities at the Olde Stone House Village! From: Washington Township Events

Cucumber Mint Quinoa Salad

Cucumber Mint Quinoa Salad

Are you a gardener? What kind of cucumbers do you grow? I used to grow lemon cucumbers, but gave up because they got too big and seedy. These days I’m growing Persian cucumbers, which are beautifully thin skinned, with delicate seeds. I usually pick them when they are still on the small side, but even(…)

Woodbury City Public Schools Free Summer Lunch Program

Woodbury City Public Schools Free Summer Lunch Program

Now that summer has arrived, it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. For the fourth straight year, Woodbury City Public School District has partnered with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide free, nutritional lunches to any children under the age of 18 who reside in Woodbury.

Class makes Dog Biscuits for Animal Welfare Association

Class makes Dog Biscuits for Animal Welfare Association

Glassboro second-graders from teacher Kelli Scharnagl’s class cooked up summer treats for their four-legged friends from the Voorhees Animal Welfare Association. Above, Dorothy L. Bullock students Dylan Christ, Shaelyn Donnelly and Desmond Vassell display the dog biscuits that their class personally cooked and presented to shelter representative John Whitehead during a classroom visit.

Schoolchildren Donate to Paulsen Animal Shelter

Schoolchildren Donate to Paulsen Animal Shelter

Glassboro teacher Patti Paulsen’s third-grade class capped off their school year with a donation to their furry, four-legged friends at the Gloucester County Animal Shelter. Paulsen and her class are pictured above with Animal Shelter Director Bill Lombardi and Animal Control Officer Chris Tisdale. Not pictured is Nurse Marian Dunn, who contributes to Paulsen’s annual(…)

Shop Glassboro Card Earns Shoppers Rebates, Tax Credits

Shop Glassboro Card Earns Shoppers Rebates, Tax Credits

Glassboro Mayor and Council are launching the Shop Glassboro Property Tax Reward Program this summer, rewarding Glassboro homeowners with property tax credits simply for shopping and dining local.  Whenever Glassboro homeowners make purchases from participating businesses using their Shop Glassboro Card, they will receive credits toward their residential property tax bill.  Renters, out-of-towners and Rowan(…)

Grilled Tomatillo and Corn Salsa

Grilled Tomatillo and Corn Salsa

You know what the secret is to amazing salsa? The grill. Get some char on the main ingredients (in this case tomatillos and corn); the resulting smoky flavor is out of this world. It’s why “fire roasted” canned tomatoes are so perfect for Mexican and Tex Mex recipes. Grilling your tomatillos will make a regular(…)

2014 South Jersey Camp Meetings

2014 South Jersey Camp Meetings

Delanco Camp, Tabernacle, July 3-6, Evening worship at 7:30 p.m. Erma Camp, Cape May, Friday, July 18-Sunday, July 27 Malaga Camp, Newfield, Aug. 3-17, Services at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Pitman Camp Meeting, Pitman, June 29-Aug. 31, Sunday services at 7:30 p.m. South Seaville Camp Meeting, July 13-27, Sunday Morning Services at 10:30 a.m.,(…)

Glassboro Methodist July Events

Glassboro Methodist July Events

Glassboro First United Methodist Church has two special events scheduled for July. Glassboro First United Methodist Church will have one communion service on Sunday, July 6 at 9:45 a.m. Everyone is encouraged to wear red, white, and/or blue to celebrate the birth of our country.