Our 3rd Annual Mussels Night

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MusselsPartyA few years I came back from France having gorged on glorious mussels and decided that a mussels party was in order. We had so much fun that it has become an annual event. Our good friend Chef Anthony Pino of Anthony David, Bin 14 and the soon-to open Porter Collins cooks up the mussels every year. We kept it simple for summer 2017 and just had a green salad and bread to accompany (the baguette from Choc-O-Pain is best for this) the divine mussels cooked in cream with Pernod, there is a similar recipe here . You can also stop by Chef Pino’s restaurant –Anthony David’s – to try this dish. It’s a staple and a summer favorite.

Serious Fairy Business

by & filed under Be Inspired, Family Craft Ideas, Family Time : New Jersey.

fairywalkWhen the girls were little we talked of fairies and even had a “fairy garden” in the backyard. The girls’ imagination ran wild and they spent hours building little homes for their winged friends. I recently saw an article about a fairy walk in the Milburn area which is simply lovely and a nice hike for little legs . Follow this link for more information about the walk plus instructions on how to build your very own fairy house.

The Ultimate Date Night

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ipic-theatersThe next level “dinner and a movie” take place all in one seat! The iPic theater in Fort Lee offers couches, blankets, a chef’s menu and table service complete with shaker cocktails. At this time the cost is about the same as a standard movie theater when you join their complimentary “purple” membership. It’s a great way to spend one of the last precious summer nights.