Fresh, locally grown basil in February? Yep.

Jersey Fresh hydroponic basil from Olive Creek Farms |

I needed fresh herbs for pizza sauce, and I was pleased to find Jersey Fresh basil at Shoprite in February. How is that possible? Hydroponics. It’s a method of growing plants without soil. All the nutrients that plants need come from water in this modern farming method, and it’s very space efficient.  This is a […]

Locavore odds and ends: Beer, restaurant closings and openings & more

FU Sandy from Flying Fish |

  I’m still enamored by Tenaya Darlington’s DiBruno Bros. House of Cheese book, and I pulled out my copy just last week to create a cheese plate for some friends. You can win your own copy of DiBruno Bros. House of Cheese  through Tenaya’s Madame Fromage blog - she’s giving away one copy to a winner […]

Watch the latest episode of Savoring South Jersey

Episode two is in the can! Last night John and Lisa from Eating in South Jersey and I sat down in front of our computers and had a chat with Chef Alex Capasso from Blackbird and West Side Gravy and Chef Joey Baldino from Zeppoli. We talked about the restaurant scene in Collingswood. If you […]