Tomatoes – Red Bank Green https://www.redbankgreen.com Serving Red Bank and Greater Red Bank, NJ Fri, 13 Mar 2015 14:41:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.2 WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? A SALAD MIGHT WORK https://www.redbankgreen.com/2015/03/whats-for-lunch-salad-might-work/ https://www.redbankgreen.com/2015/03/whats-for-lunch-salad-might-work/#respond Fri, 13 Mar 2015 14:39:07 +0000 https://www.redbankgreen.com/?p=96394 Nuevo Nicoise salad from Saladworks on Broad Street in Red Bank, below. (Photos by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge) By SUSAN ERICSON If you’re seeing red-breasted robins in the garden and shirt sleeves on the street, can spring be far behind? It’s time to put away the bulky sweaters, and that means those extra pounds you(...)

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SHREWSBURY: GARDENERS EAT THEIR OWN https://www.redbankgreen.com/2014/09/shrewsbury-garden-club-harvest-fest/ https://www.redbankgreen.com/2014/09/shrewsbury-garden-club-harvest-fest/#respond Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:49:00 +0000 https://www.redbankgreen.com/?p=92942 Community gardeners celebrating their harvest at the garden, located adjacent to Borough Hall. Below, Pam MacNeill and Maureen Collins in the gazebo. (Photo by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge) By SUSAN ERICSON Sipping wine amid tables festooned with bouquets of flowers, the Shrewsbury community gardener’s celebrated the end of the growing season with a potluck dinner(...)

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WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? A CLUB WE DIDN’T ORDER https://www.redbankgreen.com/2014/09/whats-lunch-something-didnt-order/ https://www.redbankgreen.com/2014/09/whats-lunch-something-didnt-order/#respond Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:45:17 +0000 https://www.redbankgreen.com/?p=92978 PieHole was bested by the immensity of this turkey club at No Joe’s Café. (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge) By JIM WILLIS Red Bank’s protean coffee house, No Joe’s Café, is once again trying something new. Born in the depths of the town’s ‘Dead Bank’ phase, the Broad Street stalwart has been through a number(...)

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CIAO, BASIL’S. IT’S ‘BIRRAVINO’ NOW. https://www.redbankgreen.com/2014/09/finding-la-forza-birravino/ https://www.redbankgreen.com/2014/09/finding-la-forza-birravino/#respond Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:45:02 +0000 https://www.redbankgreen.com/?p=92880 Victor Rallo in the bicycle-decorated atrium of Birravino. Below, one of the long communal, or feste, tables in the dining room.  (Photo by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge) By SUSAN ERICSON The Old World charm of Basil T’s Brew Pub is gone, along with its popular mug club, where members had personalized mugs hanging at the(...)

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SEA BRIGHT FARMERS MARKET: DIVE DEMO https://www.redbankgreen.com/2014/09/sea-bright-farmers-market-dive-demo/ https://www.redbankgreen.com/2014/09/sea-bright-farmers-market-dive-demo/#respond Wed, 03 Sep 2014 20:35:31 +0000 https://www.redbankgreen.com/?p=92564 Dive chef Kyle Hopfensperger and sous chef Daniel Ciameroni at the Sea Bright Farmers’ Market. Their salsa, below. (Photo by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge) By SUSAN ERICSON Last week, the still-new Sea Bright Farmers’ Market added a weekly feature: local restaurant chefs’ demonstrations and tastings. First up were Dive chef Kyle Hopfensperger and sous chef(...)

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LITTLE SILVER: SEEDS OF A TOMATO DYNASTY https://www.redbankgreen.com/2014/09/little-silver-tomato/ https://www.redbankgreen.com/2014/09/little-silver-tomato/#respond Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:21:44 +0000 https://www.redbankgreen.com/?p=92590 For the third year in a row, Michael Mansfield of Oceanport won the the biggest homegrown tomato contest at the annual Sickles Farm Market weigh-in on Saturday, with a 4-pound, 2-ounce giant. This time, though, Mansfield was “tickled,” according to his wife, Linda, to finally meet 88-year-old Minnie Zaccaria, right, the Long Branch tomato breeder whose(...)

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RED BANK: SMUT AND WEED AT THE MARKET https://www.redbankgreen.com/2014/08/red-bank-unique-farmers-market-finds/ https://www.redbankgreen.com/2014/08/red-bank-unique-farmers-market-finds/#respond Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:41:30 +0000 https://www.redbankgreen.com/?p=92462 Corn smut, or huitlacoche,  for sale at the Twin Pond Farm table.   (Photo by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge) By SUSAN ERICSON The Red Bank Farmers’ Market can be counted on as a great source of fresh-picked tomatoes, corn on the cob and sunflowers, all of which and more PieHole found in abundance last Sunday.(...)

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SEA BRIGHT: FRESH-PLATED BY YOUNG CHEF https://www.redbankgreen.com/2014/08/sea-bright-ama-means-love/ https://www.redbankgreen.com/2014/08/sea-bright-ama-means-love/#respond Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:54:48 +0000 https://www.redbankgreen.com/?p=92127 Chef Chuck Lesbirel in the dining room of Ama. Below: a seasonal salad of Jersey peaches, Jersey tomatoes and lobster.  (Photo by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge) By SUSAN ERICSON How does a 26-year-old become an executive chef? For Chuck Lesbirel, now presiding over the kitchen of Ama Ristorante in Sea Bright, it starts with an(...)

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SHREWSBURY: GROWING COMMUNITY ROOTS https://www.redbankgreen.com/2014/08/shrewsbury-growing-community-roots/ https://www.redbankgreen.com/2014/08/shrewsbury-growing-community-roots/#respond Tue, 05 Aug 2014 19:00:13 +0000 https://www.redbankgreen.com/?p=91962 Eileen Olson and Carla Fiscella discuss the day’s bounty in the Shrewsbury Community Garden. (Photo by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge) By SUSAN ERICSON In its third year, the Shrewsbury Community Garden is a thriving example of team spirit. Inclusive to the point of having two raised beds that are ADA approved with ample room for(...)

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FAIR HAVEN: GARDENERS SHARE HARVEST https://www.redbankgreen.com/2014/07/fair-haven-master-gardener-shares-mother-lode/ https://www.redbankgreen.com/2014/07/fair-haven-master-gardener-shares-mother-lode/#respond Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:15:01 +0000 https://www.redbankgreen.com/?p=91589 Master gardener Cindy Skoe in the Fair Haven Community Garden. (Photo by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge) By SUSAN ERICSON Among the plots in Fair Haven’s community garden is an area with two small signs. One reads “UMW,” and  the other declares that Master Gardeners worked here. The UMW stands for United Methodist Women, from United(...)

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