Tag Archives: New Jersey

Buffalo Calamari at Blue Point

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One of my favorite local restaurants is Blue Point Grill in Princeton. It’s on the pricey side but you can’t beat the fresh seafood. In fact, the menu changes daily depending upon what is caught that day. The menu is also extensive and offers all kinds of fish and seafood. One thing I love about Blue Point is that many of their fish entrees come prepared very simply with just a light lemon butter sauce. I love this because it really allows the flavor and the freshness of the fish to stand out. Food doesn’t always need tons of ingredients to make it taste good. Sometimes simpler is better and in this case it definitely is. Continue reading

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My favorite restaurant at the Jersey shore

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Believe it or not my favorite place to eat at the Jersey shore is not a seafood joint. Most people really look forward to the fresh seafood when eating at the beach but my favorite beach restaurant happens to be a casual little restaurant that serves up Mexican and Tex Mex food. Ever since we moved to New Jersey, my family has been taking summer vacations in Wildwood. I have eaten at numerous restaurants there, some fancy, some casual and dinner at Bandanas Mexican Grille is still the meal I look forward to the most. The festive atmosphere and the delicious food keep me coming back each summer. And, by the way, I’m not a dessert person but the dessert here is FANTASTIC.
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Holy cow! That’s a lot of Sushi

Just had to share this picture…

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This is from Sushi Palace in Kingston, NJ. All you can eat sushi has never thrilled me because it usually isn’t the best quality. That goes for most all you can eat places, in my opinion. But the sushi at Sushi Palace is GOOD quality and for $25 you can eat your fill of the stuff. We definitely did as you can see from the pictures above! I love trying the specialty rolls, but I have to say, spicy tuna is really a favorite of mine no matter where I go. It’s so good! What’s your favorite sushi roll?

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Kyma Restaurant in Somerville, NJ

I feel incredibly blessed to live in an area with great restaurants and only 45 minutes away from New York City, home to some of the greatest restaurants in the world. When we want to go out to dinner, our options are seemingly limitless. Thai, Indian, Greek, Italian, you name it and we can easily find it. Continue reading

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A day at the doggie beach

I love the beach. And I love Maggie (my puppy). So I jumped at the chance to bring her to the beach. Since it’s off season right now, I planned to bring her to the regular beach and walk her on-leash. It’s a good thing I didn’t do this, because we found out that dogs are not allowed on the beach/boardwalk after April (at least in Manasquan. I haven’t checked with other beaches). Before we left our apartment, Matt decided to look online and see if there were any off-leash beaches for dogs. So, using trusty google search, we came across this website, http://www.bringfido.com/, and found a dog beach in Manasquan that looked promising. We decided to give it a whirl. Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to me!

My quarter century birthday (or 25th) happened this month and celebrations ensued. I feel so blessed because not only do I get to celebrate my birthday once, I also get to go out with my family, my husband’s family, and my friends. It’s nice to feel loved :). However, the month of May will now be devoted to dieting since basically I ate my way through the entire month of April! Continue reading

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Good reason to break a diet

I was so good on my diet. I really was. I didn’t cheat at all while on the Daniel fast, at least not knowingly. Except once. One Friday night while on the Daniel fast, I made an exception. Sometimes, you can’t help it…this was one of those times. 

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Up the Adventure factor

Hiking with Maggie

“What humbugs we are, who pretend to live for Beauty, and never see the Dawn!”  ~Logan Pearsall Smith
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Picking out the Christmas tree

Tis’ the season to pick out a Christmas tree! And for us, it’s our first Christmas tree as a married couple. I was so excited for the bonding experience of picking out a tree together, and for getting it all set up in our apartment. However, when we arrived at the farm, I quickly realized that the Christmas tree Matt had envisioned was quite different than the one I had envisioned. What should have been a happy occassion, quickly turned a bit tense as we argued over which tree to get. I felt sorry for the guy helping us. Continue reading

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Observations from the Dog Park

Maggie and friends at the dog park.

I never know quite what to expect when I venture to the dog park. Dogs are often unpredictable, much like humans are. Overall, I really enjoy the dog park. I love to see all the different dogs and the way they interact with the other dog owners and with each other. But as much as I enjoy it, I am always a little nervous bringing Maggie (my little beagle) there because you never know exactly what you’re going to get. Continue reading

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