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Seaside Heights, NJ. 2013. By Paul Goldfinger

Seaside Heights, NJ. 2013. By Paul Goldfinger. click to enlarge.  This Jersey Shore town has a long tradition of youthful summer romance.

THE McGARRIGLE HOUR with Kate and Anna, and Chaim Tannenbaum, and Lily Lanken.

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Chatsworth, New Jersey. Pine Barrens.   Paul Goldfinger ©. Oct. 21, 2018 Blogfinger.net  click to enlarge.

 

Paul Goldfinger © Cranberry Festival. Oct. 21, 2018. ©  This kid ate too many berries and was rushing to the metal can called Mr. Bob’s on the door.

 

By Paul Goldfinger at the New Jersey Cranberry Festival.

The food stand on the top photo  had a sign that said, “Shiksabob.”

We wondered about that dish.  Was their word spelling correct for their language, or was this an English misspelling ?

We said it over and over until we figured out that it was a misspelled word:  Let’s try “Shiskabob.”  No–that’s not a word.

Then we said:   “Sishkabob,” but no, that was rejected.

But we finally realized that it was “Shishkabob,” but we tried so many versions that we began speaking gibberish and we seemed to have become fahblunget.   Or farblunget.   Oh, “farblunget” means hopelessly screwed up in Yiddish.

And, last but not least, the correct word (s) is “shish kabob.”   And even though I briefly thought I was having a stroke, we finally became coherent again as we walked to our car.

On the way,  there was a row of toilets at the Cranberry Festival with the name “Mr. Bob’s” on each  door.  A lady came out of one and walked towards me.

I held out my hand and said, “Hi, I’m Mr. Bob, and that will be 50 cents. ”   She laughed and breezed by.  No more Mr. Bob jokes.

BILL MONROE AND HIS BLUEGRASS BOYS

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October 2015. Design by Eileen Goldfinger. Blogfinger.net photo.

Ocean Grove. October 2015.  Design  by Eileen Goldfinger. Paul Goldfinger photo.  Fresh cranberries harvested  at Chatsworth, NJ.  Leaves from the Garden State Parkway.  Eileen’s homemade cranberry sauce is  in the center.  Click to enlarge.  © Blogfinger.net

 

Cranberry bog. nchip.uga.edu

Harvest time.  Cranberry bog. nchip.uga.edu

By Eileen Goldfinger, food editor @Blogfinger and Paul Goldfinger, official taster and photographer  @Blogfinger.

On Oct. 20 and 21, 2018,  (next weekend) is the 35th Chatsworth Cranberry Festival. It’s fun. Read about it at http://www.cranfest.info.

This is a very crowded event in the Pine Barrens, about an hour from here.  The best bet is to go on Sunday morning early and park along the side of the road.

New Jersey is one of the most important cranberry growing regions in the world with over 3,500 acres devoted to the crop.  In the US, we are second in size to Wisconsin and Massachusetts.  Cranberries are grown in bogs where the soil and water requirements are quite complicated. The harvest is usually complete by the end of October.

In New Jersey, most of the growing occurs in Burlington County, around Chatsworth, where the annual Cranberry Festival will be held this month.

 

Annual Cranberry Festival. Chatsworth, NJ. Oct. 19, 2013. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Annual Cranberry Festival. Chatsworth, NJ. Oct. 19, 2013. Paul Goldfinger photo ©  Click left

We go to the Festival  to enjoy this unique cultural event—-Appalachia in Jersey.  Hear bluegrass music and  buy fresh picked cranberries.  Eileen purchases her usual 7 pound box.

In 2015 we were away for the Festival, so we drove to Tabernacle, NJ  ( BF search Tabernacle))  down the road from Chatsworth, one week later,  and visited Russo’s Farm Market where Eileen purchased her supply of cranberries.

She makes fresh cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving and freezes the rest of the berries in small Ziploc portions to use throughout the year.  Fresh cranberries can be purchased at Wegmans and Delicious Orchards.

Fresh cranberries from New Jersey. Photo design by Eileen Goldfinger. Background is a 1950's dish cloth. PG photo ©

2013  photo design by Eileen Goldfinger. Background is a 1950’s dish cloth. PG photo ©. Left click to enlarge.

Below is Eileen’s recipe for homemade cranberry sauce.   It’s a treat for your company on Thanksgiving, so don’t get bogged down with that gelatinous canned stuff.

EILEEN’S CRANBERRY SAUCE:

1 cup of water

1 cup sugar

2 cups fresh cranberries

1 orange, peeled and diced

1 tablespoon orange zest

1/8 cup Grand Marnier (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS:

Mix sugar and water in a medium sauce pan.

Bring to a boil and stir to dissolve sugar.

Add cranberries and bring to a boil; then reduce the heat and gently boil for ten minutes, stirring occasionally.

Remove from heat.

Cool to room temperature.

Add diced orange and zest and Grand Marnier.

Refrigerate.

Makes approx. 2 cups of cranberry sauce. In general, if used as a condiment, it will serve about 4 people.

BETTE MIDLER   You can’t hurry cranberry sauce or love.

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Deal Lake branch off Wikipecko Road, Ocean Township. October 2015. Paul Goldfinger ©  Click to enlarge.

 

CARLY SIMON:   “Hush Little Baby/ My Bonnie”   From her album Into White

 

 

 

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heading north - Version 2 2014

Leaving Ocean Grove to explore A. Park. Will the new North End be welcoming as it currently is? c. 2014. Paul Goldfinger photograph. ©  Click to enlarge.

 

AMY WINEHOUSE

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Deal, New Jersey. Paul Goldfinger ©. September 24, 2018. Click to enlarge the drama.

 

JOHN COLTRANE AND JOHNNY HARTMAN:  “Autumn Serenade.”

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Harmony 3 sculpture by Daniel Kainz (1993). Hamilton, NJ. Paul Goldfinger photo © 2007

Harmony 3 sculpture by Daniel Kainz (1993). Grounds for Sculpture.  Hamilton, NJ. Paul Goldfinger photo © 2007   Click to enlarge

YO-YO MA.    Ennio Morricone’s “Gabriel’s Oboe” from the film The Mission

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Seaside Heights boards. Closing attractions early; Sunday night crowds thin. No clams to be found.   9/16/18. 7 pm.  Paul Goldfinger photo © Click to enlarge.

JOHNNY CASH AND JUNE CARTER CASH:

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Raceway Mall in Freehold. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Raceway Mall in Freehold. Paul Goldfinger photo ©  Re-posted from 2014

Flavonoids and “good fats” are found in chocolate, especially the dark variety  (which, in small doses, is also good with another heart-healthy food—red wine).

But watch out–chocolate is fattening and is not good in a Milky Way or chocolate cake. No one knows what a healthy dose is, but the Cleveland Clinic says one ounce would be good.  Can you eat only one ounce of chocolate?

JOHN PIZZARELLI     Album: My Blue Heaven

 

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FullSizeRender (1)Moe Demby, Blogfinger staff, was walking Chico around the Grove at 6:00 pm, December 23, 2015.—-rain, no snow. A wet winter wonderland.

JOHNNIE RAY:

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