Our New Local Haunt: Long Branch Beach!

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All right, we don’t exactly have a beach in Montclair, so it’s not that local, but barely an hour away is the fabulous *Long Branch Beach in Monmouth County! On Saturday afternoon, having entertained new neighbors with a barbecue lunch, we drove straight to Long Branch and enjoyed a lovely stroll on its boardwalk and beach, where, as massive Hawaii Five-O-sized waves pounded the shore, two couples pledged their troth to each other, with sand betwixt their toes. (more…)


July 12, 2010. Tags: , . American, Stories. 1 comment.

Happy 4th of July!

To life, liberty and the pursuit of .. trifle (aka happiness)!

God bless the USA, where I’ve  found all three (maybe four) of the above.

As for the trifles, I made two of these for Independence Day parties. Just layer up jelly (aka Jell-0) and strawberries, homemade vanilla-bean custard, blueberries and whipped cream. Dive in head first 🙂

Enjoy the festivities!

July 4, 2010. American, Cultural Feasts, Desserts, Festive, Uncategorized. 2 comments.