Getting the most from a wine event
With wine events, dinners, focused tastings and seminars, and festival tastings scheduled year-round, New Jersey is an excellent place to get a wine education. Sometimes these events can be daunting, but a little preparation makes them educational and fun at the same time. Learn tips for each and the best places to attend events.
A fresh approach
Blotchy red-stained wooden containers spilling over with berries, bushel baskets of scarlet tomatoes and bins of shiny green peppers piled high are among the many fruits and vegetables on irresistible display at the farm markets that dot New Jersey’s rural landscape. This summer, celebrate New Jersey’s farm markets and roadside stands. It would be impossible to list and evaluate each one of the many places where wonderful Garden State produce is sold, but here are three of the very best: Melick’s Town Farm of Oldwick, Terhune Orchards Farm Market in Princeton and Delicious Orchards in Colts Neck. Plus, get recipes using the freshest ingredients you can find.
Yummy Potato Salad
Another classic recipe from Melick’s.
5 large red potatoes
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1 tbsp. sugar
11/2 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. salt
Dash hot sauce
2 ears of corn
1 small red onion, sliced thin
1/2 green pepper, chopped
1 Cook the potatoes and cut into bite-sized cubes.
2 Combine the oil, vinegar, sugar, chili powder, salt and hot sauce; pour over the warm potatoes.
3 Chill at least one hour.
4 Steam corn for 5 minutes, cool immediately under cold water and cut kernels from the cob. Add corn, onion and green pepper, then serve.
Servings: 8 to 10.
Optional: Mix chopped, cherry or grape tomatoes just before serving.
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