Friday Foodstuffs – 12.5.08: Greetings from Babyland!

The love affair with baby Elizabeth continues! And, I don’t see that changing any time soon. 🙂 So far, this much we know about our 8 day-old daughter:

She’s absolutely adorable.
Loves mommy’s milk.
Not so crazy about the binky.
Really not crazy about diaper changes.
Enjoys her car seat, whether it’s in the car or not.
And, she’s absolutely adorable.

So while we love and care for our new bundle of joy, why don’t you got out any enjoy one of the Festivals of Food happening this weekend, and it’s a busy weekend:

Tonight, you have the Epicurean Society of Southern NJ Holiday Event at the Ocean City Yacht Club as well as the Harvest of Spirits wine tasting event at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Vineland.

On Saturday, Ship Bottom has its Winter Festival on Long Beach Blvd, Winterfest comes to the Palmyra Cove Nature Park (with alpacas!), you can Decorate a Gingerbread Man with Mrs Claus
at Duffeld’s Farm in Sewell. In the evening, enjoy the Chef’s Tour in Stafford Township or the cookie and gingerbread house competition at A Gloucester City Christmas.

Sunday brings a special Open Hearth Holiday Brunch at Pomona Hall in Camden, the Swedish Festival in Wildwood, and the beginning of the Dickens Christmas Extravaganza in Cape May.

Please check out the Festival of Foods link on the right for more details about these and other upcoming holiday events.


In addition to the FoF events, here are a few more food happenings a-happenin’:

Panini Bay in Tuckerton is offering special Italian cooking classes Saturday and Sunday.

Feeling like sharing your cookie baking expertise for a good cause? You still have time to participate in the cookie swap in Seaside Heights. The cookies are being sent to our military folk in Iraq.

If you’re wondering what kind of bubbly to serve for the holidays, Passion Vines Wine Bar & Spirit Company in Somers Point is holding a champagne and sparkling wine tasting on Saturday.



Over to the news desk…

Another Atlantic City casino restaurant has closed – Specchio at Borgata.

Philabundance has now resolved its issues with Willingboro Township and will hold its Fresh for All program…somewhere else.

On the local cranberry front: demand and costs are increasing, and there’s a new hybrid that’s helping the cranberry industry.

Burlington County is looking to preserve additional farmland.

Ever wanted to see 500 pounds of provolone? Check out this article about Botto’s Italian Market in Swedesboro.

An older story, but still a good one: a nine year-old from Wildwood Crest helps out his school’s Thanksgiving food drive with his own savings.

Enjoy your weekend!

– John

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2 thoughts on “Friday Foodstuffs – 12.5.08: Greetings from Babyland!

  1. Ohhhh how adorable! I am in St Louis with my 21 year old college baby and he was the same fussy kind of newbie…have fun you two!

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