Jul
18
7:00 PM19:00

Fruits of Summer class

Did you know the tomato is actually a fruit? So are peppers! Chef and Author Rachel Weston has traveled the state to help educate residents on Jersey Fresh Products.  Come taste these and other summer fruits while they are in season this summer.
Spiced Shrimp with Tomatillo Salsa Verde
Grilled Peach Salad with Tarragon Vinaigrette
Corn and Poblano Pepper Soup
Grilled Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce
Penne Pasta with Pesto and Pan Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
Jersey Blues Shortcakes

Partial Hands-on • $75

Location: Taste and Technique Cooking Studio, 597 River Road, Fair Haven NJ
Register: Call 732.741.COOK or register online.

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Aug
3
12:00 PM12:00

Cooking Demo at Rutgers Gardens

Join Rachel Weston, author of "New Jersey Fresh: Four Seasons from Farm to Table." at the market as she cooks the recipe of the day. Rachel will answer questions about seasonal produce, farmers markets and eating with the season. Demo is 12-3 pm. FREE

It is the Peach Festival. Celebrate all things peach and learn about this important crop in NJ.

 Market is open 11 am - 5 p.m.

Location: Farmers Market at Rutgers Gardens, 124 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ.

More info: http://rutgersgardens.rutgers.edu/

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Aug
31
12:00 PM12:00

Cooking Demo at Rutgers Gardens

Join Rachel Weston, author of "New Jersey Fresh: Four Seasons from Farm to Table." at the market as she cooks the recipe of the day. Rachel will answer questions about seasonal produce, farmers markets and eating with the season. Demo is 12-3 pm. FREE

The market is having its Tomato & Basil Festival today. too!

Market is open 11 am - 5 p.m. Location: Farmers Market at Rutgers Gardens, 124 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ.

More info: http://rutgersgardens.rutgers.edu/

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Oct
5
12:00 PM12:00

Cookind Demo at Rutgers Gardens

Join Rachel Weston, author of "New Jersey Fresh: Four Seasons from Farm to Table." at the market as she cooks the recipe of the day. Rachel will answer questions about seasonal produce, farmers markets and eating with the season. Demo is 12-3 pm. FREE

The market is having its Pepper Festival today. too!

Market is open 11 am - 5 p.m. Location: Farmers Market at Rutgers Gardens, 124 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ.

More info: http://rutgersgardens.rutgers.edu/

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Nov
16
12:00 PM12:00

Cooking Demo at Rutgers Gardens

Join Rachel Weston, author of "New Jersey Fresh: Four Seasons from Farm to Table." at the market as she cooks the recipe of the day. Rachel will answer questions about seasonal produce, farmers markets and eating with the season. FREE

Demo is 12-3 pm. Market is open 11 am - 5 p.m. Location: Farmers Market at Rutgers Gardens, 124 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ.

More info: http://rutgersgardens.rutgers.edu/

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Jul
6
12:00 PM12:00

Cooking Demo at Rutgers Gardens

Join Rachel Weston, author of "New Jersey Fresh: Four Seasons from Farm to Table." at the market as she cooks the recipe of the day. Rachel will answer questions about seasonal produce, farmers markets and eating with the season. Demo is 12-3 pm.FREE

This week we are celebrating Jersey fresh blue berries and apricots! Rutgers fruit  breeders  Joseph Goffreda and Nick Vorsa will be at the market from 12-3 to answer any questions about the journey to becoming an official Rutgers variety.

 Market is open 11 am - 5 p.m. Location: Farmers Market at Rutgers Gardens, 124 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ.

More info: http://rutgersgardens.rutgers.edu/

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Jun
15
12:00 PM12:00

Cooking Demo at Rutgers Gardens

Join Rachel Weston, author of "New Jersey Fresh: Four Seasons from Farm to Table." at the market as she cooks the recipe of the day. Rachel will answer questions about seasonal produce, farmers markets and eating with the season. FREE

Demo is 12-3 pm. Market is open 11 am - 5 p.m. Location: Farmers Market at Rutgers Gardens, 124 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ.

More info: http://rutgersgardens.rutgers.edu/

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May
4
12:00 PM12:00

Cooking Demo at Rutgers Gardens

Join Rachel Weston, author of "New Jersey Fresh: Four Seasons from Farm to Table." at the market as she cooks the recipe of the day. Rachel will answer questions about seasonal produce, farmers markets and eating with the season. FREE

Demo is 12-3 pm. Market is open 11 am - 5 p.m. Location: Farmers Market at Rutgers Gardens, 124 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ.

More info: http://rutgersgardens.rutgers.edu/

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Apr
18
6:30 PM18:30

Growing Unusual Fruits, Vegetables and Grains

ooking for a new or different fruit or vegetable to plant in your backyard or windowsill garden this year? The Master Gardeners of Middlesex County can give you some fresh ideas at a workshop titled Growing Unusual Edibles. These include grains, heirloom fruits and a variety of vegetables.

This free seminar is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18 at the EARTH Center located in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park at 42 Riva Ave., South Brunswick.

In this workshop, you’ll learn about new and exciting types of produce you can grow at home, including ingredients that can be used in different international cuisines.

This event is free of charge, but registration is required. To register, please call 732-398-5262 or e-mail Carol.richiusa@co.middlesex.nj.us by April 13

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Nov
17
12:00 PM12:00

Cooking demo at Rutgers Gardens

Join Rachel Weston, author of "New Jersey Fresh: Four Seasons from Farm to Table." at the market as she cooks the recipe of the day. Rachel will answer questions about seasonal produce, farmers markets and eating with the season. FREE

Demo is 12-3 pm. Market is open 11 am - 5 p.m. Location: Farmers Market at Rutgers Gardens, 124 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ.

More info: http://rutgersgardens.rutgers.edu/

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Nov
9
6:30 PM18:30

Autumn Appetite cooking class

Rachel Weston, uses her knowledge of Jersey Fresh Produce to highlight fall flavors as she guides students in preparing this flavorful meal.
Apple Cheddar Melts
Kale and Endive Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette and Optional Seared Beef Tenderloin
Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic
Fingerling Potatoes with Garlic, Lemon and Herbs
Roasted Broccoli with Smoked Gouda Cheese Sauce
Chocolate Spice Cake with Apple Compote
Partial Hands-on • $75
Location: Taste and Technique Cooking Studio, 597 River Road, Fair Haven NJ
Register: Call 732.741.COOK or register online.

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Oct
27
12:00 PM12:00

Cooking demo at Rutgers Gardens

Join Rachel Weston, author of "New Jersey Fresh: Four Seasons from Farm to Table." at the market as she cooks the recipe of the day. Rachel will answer questions about seasonal produce, farmers markets and eating with the season. FREE

Demo is 12-3 pm. Market is open 11 am - 5 p.m. Location: Farmers Market at Rutgers Gardens, 124 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ.

More info: http://rutgersgardens.rutgers.edu/

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Oct
17
10:00 AM10:00

Cooking with Rachel Weston: Preserve the Season

Part 3 of a series of 3 workshops at Greenwood Gardens in Short Hills.: Learn about the benefits of buying directly from farmers, and the heirloom tomatoes, antique apples, and other colorful and unusual crops being grown locally–along with internationally inspired ways to cookand preserve them from Rachel Weston.

Part 3: Preserve the Season, Tuesday, October 17
Food preservation is an age-old way of making the most of produce when it is in season. The class includes an overview of canning, freezing, pickling, dehydrating and lacto-fermenting techniques and the equipment needed to get started. There will be a tasting of locally produced specialty food products.

Location: Greenwood Gardens, 274 Old Short Hills Road, Short Hills, NJ 07078

Register for one or all three workshops in this series.
Series of 3 workshops: $50 members; $70 non-members
Individual workshop: $20 members; $30 non-members

Register online here

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Oct
10
10:00 AM10:00

Cooking with Rachel Weston: The Iconic Jersey Tomato

Part 2 of a series of 3 workshops at Greenwood Gardens in Short Hills.: Learn about the benefits of buying directly from farmers, and the heirloom tomatoes,  being grown locally–along with internationally inspired ways to cook them from Rachel Weston.

Part 2: The Iconic Jersey Tomato, Tuesday, October 10
Once considered poisonous, the tomato has become one of the most anticipated joys of summer and synonymous with New Jersey. Learn about the tomato’s lore, its true origins, and New Jersey’s role in its popularity. There will be a tasting of locally grown heirloom tomatoes.

Part 3: Preserve the Season, Tuesday, October 17
Food preservation is an age-old way of making the most of produce when it is in season. The class includes an overview of canning, freezing, pickling, dehydrating and lacto-fermenting techniques and the equipment needed to get started. There will be a tasting of locally produced specialty food products.

Location: Greenwood Gardens, 274 Old Short Hills Road, Short Hills, NJ 07078

Register for one or all three workshops in this series.
Series of 3 workshops: $50 members; $70 non-members
Individual workshop: $20 members; $30 non-members

Register online here

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Oct
3
10:00 AM10:00

Cooking with Rachel Weston: Farmers Market Finds

Part 1 of a series of 3 workshops at Greenwood Gardens in Short Hills.: Learn about the benefits of buying directly from farmers, and the heirloom tomatoes, antique apples, and other colorful and unusual crops being grown locally–along with internationally inspired ways to cook them from Rachel Weston.

Part 2: The Iconic Jersey Tomato, Tuesday, October 10
Once considered poisonous, the tomato has become one of the most anticipated joys of summer and synonymous with New Jersey. Learn about the tomato’s lore, its true origins, and New Jersey’s role in its popularity. There will be a tasting of locally grown heirloom tomatoes.

Part 3: Preserve the Season, Tuesday, October 17
Food preservation is an age-old way of making the most of produce when it is in season. The class includes an overview of canning, freezing, pickling, dehydrating and lacto-fermenting techniques and the equipment needed to get started. There will be a tasting of locally produced specialty food products.

Location: Greenwood Gardens, 274 Old Short Hills Road, Short Hills, NJ 07078

Register for one or all three workshops in this series.
Series of 3 workshops: $50 members; $70 non-members
Individual workshop: $20 members; $30 non-members

Register online here

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Sep
24
8:30 AM08:30

Nutley Farmers Market Walk & Talk

I'll be the tour leader for this week's Market Walk & Talk. Every Sunday from June 18 through October 29, walkers can join a featured leader for a one-hour loop through our scenic Nutley parks. During the walk, participants can ask the leader questions within their area of expertise in a relaxed, informal setting. Walkers meet at the Nutley Farmers Market(Municipal Lot #1, William Street, Nutley) at 8:15 a.m., walk from 8:30-9:30 a.m., and return to the Market to try some delicious samples from our vendors.

Market Walk & Talk leaders come from a wide variety of disciplines, including health, wellness, fitness, education, government, law, art, design, writing, and more. Market Walk & Talk is funded in part by a grant to the Nutley Department of Health from Partners for Health Foundation whose mission is to make our communities healthier, better places to live.

 

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Sep
15
12:00 PM12:00

Cooking demo at Rutgers Gardens Farmers Market

Join Rachel Weston, author of "New Jersey Fresh: Four Seasons from Farm to Table." at the market as she cooks the recipe of the day. Rachel will answer questions about seasonal produce, farmers markets and eating with the season. FREE

Location: Farmers Market at Rutgers Gardens, 124 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ.

More info: http://rutgersgardens.rutgers.edu/

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Aug
18
12:00 PM12:00

Cooking demo at Rutgers Gardens Farmers Market

Join Rachel Weston, author of "New Jersey Fresh: Four Seasons from Farm to Table." at the market as she cooks the recipe of the day. Rachel will answer questions about seasonal produce, farmers markets and eating with the season. FREE

Location: Farmers Market at Rutgers Gardens, 124 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ.

More info: http://rutgersgardens.rutgers.edu/

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Aug
2
7:00 PM19:00

Fresh & Fabulous Jersey Tomato Supper Class

There is nothing like the taste of Jersey Tomatoes in August!  In this class food writer and educator, Rachel Weston, will inspire students to use the Jersey Tomatoes' fabulous flavors in some new and creative ways.
Spice Dusted Shrimp over Seared Beefsteak Tomato
Heirloom Tomato, Grilled Eggplant and Fresh Mozzarella Napoleon
Jersey Tomato and Peach Gazpacho
Penne Pasta with Pesto and Pan Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
Chicken Picatta with Stuffed Tomato
Summer Berry Cobbler

Partial Hands-on • $75
Location: Taste and Technique Cooking Studio, 597 River Road, Fair Haven NJ
Register: Call 732.741.COOK or register online.

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Jul
21
12:00 PM12:00

Cooking demo at Rutgers Gardens Farmers Market

Join Rachel Weston, author of "New Jersey Fresh: Four Seasons from Farm to Table." at the market as she cooks the recipe of the day. Rachel will answer questions about seasonal produce, farmers markets and eating with the season. FREE

Location: Farmers Market at Rutgers Gardens, 124 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ.

More info: http://rutgersgardens.rutgers.edu/

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Jun
16
12:00 PM12:00

Cooking demo at Rutgers Gardens Farmers Market

Join Rachel Weston, author of "New Jersey Fresh: Four Seasons from Farm to Table." at the market as she cooks the recipe of the day. Rachel will answer questions about seasonal produce, farmers markets and eating with the season. FREE

Location: Farmers Market at Rutgers Gardens, 124 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ.

More info: http://rutgersgardens.rutgers.edu/

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May
19
12:00 PM12:00

Cooking demo at Rutgers Gardens Farmers Market

Join Rachel Weston, author of "New Jersey Fresh: Four Seasons from Farm to Table." at the market as she cooks the recipe of the day. Rachel will answer questions about seasonal produce, farmers markets and eating with the season. FREE

The market is open 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Stop by Rachel's tent for a tasting from 12-3 p.m.

Location: Farmers Market at Rutgers Gardens, 124 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ.

More info: http://rutgersgardens.rutgers.edu/

 

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Feb
24
6:30 PM18:30

Private party

Did you know I am available for private classes or events in your home or a location of your choice? Let me help you create something special for your family, friends or group. Email me for details: njgutsygourmet at yahoo.com

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Nov
10
6:30 PM18:30

Festive for Fall Class

Food Writer and Educator, Rachel Weston will offer tips on using the fall harvest to make some creative seasonal dishes.
Sweet Potato Hummus with Spiced Pita Chips
Kale and Endive Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette
Carrot Ginger Soup
Butternut Squash Risotto
Turkey Cutlets with Roasted Mushrooms and Leeks
Sausage and Herb Stuffing Muffins
Green Beans with Pickled Red Onion
Gingerbread Cake with Apple Compote

Partial Hands-onclass, $75
Location: Taste and Technique Cooking Studio, 597 River Road, Fair Haven NJ
Register: Call 732.741.COOK or register online.

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Nov
5
2:00 PM14:00

Fall Produce and Eating Local for the Holidays

Fall Produce and Eating Local for the Holidays with info on where to buy your Thanksgiving turkey and all the fixings - pumpkins, squashes, apples, cranberries, etc. Tastings of heirloom apple varieties and a local seasonal condiment or two included!

Location: North Plainfield Library, 6 Rockview Ave.North Plainfield, NJ. Program Room

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Oct
29
2:00 PM14:00

Eat Local

A talk and photo presentation overview of the benefits of shopping directly from farmers and farmers markets throughout the state and in or around Somerset county. Learn about heirloom tomatoes, antique apples, colorful and unusual crops being grown locally and internationally inspired ways to cook them.

Location: Somerville Public Library, 35 West End Ave. Somerville, NJ. Public Meeting Room

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Sep
24
2:00 PM14:00

Preserve the Season

Food preservation is an age old way of making the most of produce when it is in season. We’ll overview canning, freezing, pickling, dehydrating and lacto-fermenting techniques and the equipment needed to get started on putting up your own larder this year.  There will also be a cooking demo and tasting.

Location: Bound Brook Memorial Library, 402 E High St., Bound Brook, NJ Finlayson Room A

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Aug
20
2:00 PM14:00

Preserve the Season

Food preservation is an age old way of making the most of produce when it is in season. We’ll overview canning, freezing, pickling, dehydrating and lacto-fermenting techniques and the equipment needed to get started on putting up your own larder this year. The program will last approximately 1.5 hours and will have a tasting and a cooking demo.

Location: Bridgewater Library , 1 Vogt Dr.Bridgewater, NJ. Meeting Room A

Registration is required.

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Aug
10
7:00 PM19:00

The Iconic Jersey Tomato

Once considered poisonous, the tomato has become one of the best loved joys of summer and synonymous with New Jersey. Food writer and culinary educator Rachel Weston will talk about the tomato's lore, its true origins and New Jersey's role in its popularity. Enjoy a tomato tasting and cooking demonstration of two recipes prepared by Rachel.

Location: Warren Township Library, 42 Mountain Blvd., Warren, NJ. Meeting Room 1

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