From the monthly archives: April 2016

Although Mother’s Day first became an official US holiday in 1914, its antecedents go back long before the 21st century. Early versions date back to the 19th century, and even further to the ancient Greeks and Romans who held festivals in honor of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele. 

Today, Mother’s Day is […]

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April seems like it went by too fast, but with the crazy cold weather we experienced in the middle of the month, I say goodbye April, hello May! This weekend, enjoy some beer, delicious local food and, of course, shad.

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What’s happening on the food scene in Bucks County? Here’s the scuttlebutt.

I dropped by ComfortFood & Kitchenette last week for the first time since owner/chef Kim Quay expanded into the storefront next door, adding a beautiful dining room. What a change from when I first interviewed her in 2012 about her […]

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Restaurants and bars are officially opening their outdoor drinking and dining areas, so this should be a sign that the nice weather is here to stay. Check out local happy hour specials, new tasting menus for spring, and another mini beer fest this week in Bucks County.

Organic delights. Organnon’s Natural Market in […]

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Earth Day is this Friday, April 22. Celebrate what the planet gives us by eating local food this weekend in Bucks County.

Check out local produce available from local farms, support local community restoration groups with a tasting dinner, learn how to make mead and food the way the people did in the 17th Century, and more local foodie events […]

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by guest blogger, Chef Melissa Wieczorek, Zest Culinary Services,

Spring has finally arrived!  Yes, the temperatures are warming up, the sun is shining and flowers are blooming. But it’s the appearance of ramps at local farmers markets that truly marks the season for culinary enthusiasts.

“What the heck are ramps?” you ask?  A member of […]

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This weekend it was nice enough for fro-yo — a treat that I pretend is “healthier” than ice cream. Once the weather warms, I’m always craving it. How can you resist this sweet treat when there are tons of flavors and toppings to choose from?

This week, whether you are looking for something sweet like fro-yo […]

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Tired of shivering? You’re in luck. This weekend the sun will be warming up Bucks County, just in time for spring festivals, farmers markets, and other outdoor fun. Also, most of us are done with our taxes (exhale sigh of relief). What better way to say goodbye to tax season than with a sunny day and […]

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I’ve got a riddle for you. What stays the same and yet gets better?

Answer: The “new” Lumberville Store & Cafe

When the Lumberville General Store closed in January 2015 there was concern in the small riverside village of Lumberville. A close-knit community, folks were worried. Where would they hang out? Pick up the paper? […]

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Despite the nasty weekend weather we had, spring IS here. And that means the Bucks County Food Calendar is filling up fast with lots of great foodie events. Check out what’s happening in Bucks County this week, like the annual Taste of Doylestown event, a tasty game dinner with wine, and beer from a well-known […]

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Is the sun ever going to come out? It’s so dreary, but the good news is this weekend is filled with spring events. Bucks County businesses are ready to combat the lack of sunshine with spring festivals, community food events, and other ways to cheer you up. Don’t forget, this weekend is the Philly […]

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Unami Ridge Winery

On April 6, 2016 By

What do you do after a 20-year career in the Army, after having lived all over the world, when you finally get to retire and do what you want?

Plant grapes, of course.

That has always been Jim Jenks’ dream. When he and his wife, Kathy, first married, he was stationed in Germany. That’s […]

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Talk about a blustery weekend! The weather folks are saying this is going to be a very cold April, so better hold onto those jackets a little longer. Consider making something warm yet light this week, like the detox soup I’m making at home in the crock pot.

If you check out Bucks County Taste’s

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