We’ve dreaded it. Started thinking about it after July 4th. Promised ourselves we wouldn’t complain about the heat or the bugs because we’d rather deal with that stuff over being freezing cold or wearing coats again. But it’s inevitable--just another thing we have no control...

Summer is a beautiful time of year for sand and surf  - but fueling right to stay happy at the beach can be a challenge. Who’s been hot, cranky and hungry after a few hours in the sun? And there is another snag as well...

[caption id="attachment_2965" align="alignright" width="300"] Fresh, green chickpeas[/caption] by Debbie Peterson Last week, I had the privilege to go out to eat with my mother at Semolina Restaurant in Red Bank. It’s a fairly new place, having the space that the restaurant Dish used to be in on...

by Debbie Peterson Growing up in the 70’s and 80’s, healthy food was for “hippies.” I remember going into health food stores with my mother. They all smelled the same. An earthy, patchouli, rotting produce smell. They were always small and rustic and the people who...