Sunday, December 30, 2012
Choosing the appropriate sparkling wine for New Year's Eve can make you dizzy before the first sip. Here's a handy guide to the intoxicating world of bubbles on a budget.
The pop of the Champagne cork is as much a part of the New Year’s Eve soundtrack as "Auld Lang Syne" and fireworks. The tiny, tickling bubbles evoke celebratory moods. With so many sparkling wines to choose from, picking the best bottle can be daunting. Prices for sparkling wine range from less than $10 to more than $500 per bottle. Keep in mind that while you usually get what you pay for, there are some great options for those of us on a budget. Large “negociant” champagne houses that purchase much of their fruit, such as Veuve Clicquot, Bollinger, Roederer, Taittinger, Perrier Jouet and Nicolas Feuillatte, dominate the market. However, in the last decade or so, Champagne from small growers has gained some traction with Champagne …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Whether you only venture into the kitchen to turn on the microwave or you’re a gourmet at heart, chances are you have a favorite holiday recipe. We want to hear about it!
If there’s one thing about the holidays that almost everyone can agree upon loving, it’s the food! Decadent desserts, scrumptious roasts, to-die-for sides, homemade breads–you get the idea. The spreads that start popping up in homes and offices this time of year make the holidays memorable for many. The holiday season is upong us and we want to make it easy for East Brunswick Patch readers to plan out their menus. That’s why we’re inviting you to share your favorite recipes right on the site. It doesn’t matter if you have an elaborate turkey dish to share or your favorite is a simple cookie recipe that gets your family in the holiday spirit each year: We want to hear from you! Just share your favorite recipes–and photos if you have them–…
Monday, December 17, 2012
Need a quick holiday cookie recipe? Make one of these for your parties this season.
One of the most important holiday questions to ask yourself is: What kind of cookies will you be baking for your get-togethers this season? From sweet to savory, holiday cookies come in all shapes and sizes. And what’s better than to top off a tray of cookies than a glass of homemade eggnog? You can also check out myrecipes.com to learn how to host a successful cookie swap and view more holiday cookie recipes. Eggnog In a saucepan over low heat combine milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon, cinnamon stick and clove. Bring to a slow boil (this will take between 5-7 mins). Once the milk mixture starts to boil remove from heat and leave cinnamon stick in for a couple of minutes, then remove. Put egg yolks and sugar into a bowl. Using a hand held …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Get a great holiday gift this weekend.
Come to the fifth Annual Holiday Craft and Vendor show Saturday, Dec. 15, at the East Brunswick High School. The event is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and in addition to crafts and vendors there will be food, music and entertainment. Get some of your holiday shopping done and take pictures with Santa. Follow Patch on Facebook. Visit www.facebook.com/EastBrunswickPatch and like us. You can also find us on Twitter at twitter.com/EBrunswickPatch.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The holiday season brings joy; it can also bring injury or even death to your pet if you aren't careful.
The holiday season is filled with family, friends and parties but don't forget about your pets. Here are a few helpful tips to keep your animals safe and happy this holiday season. Fore more ways to keep your animals safe during the holiday season check out ASPCA.org. Follow Patch on Facebook. Visit www.facebook.com/EastBrunswickPatch and like us. You can also find us on Twitter at twitter.com/EBrunswickPatch.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Dave Schlossberg will perform holiday favorites Sunday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. in the library.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Stop by the East Brunswick Public Library and get a taste of the holidays. "Piano Dave" Schlossberg will perform an evening of holiday melodies beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 at the library. A perennial library favorite, "Piano Dave" is home for the holidays and tickling the ivories with his renditions of Christmas, Hanukkah and winter-themed classics. Come enjoy the music and celebrate the season! Follow Patch on Facebook. Visit www.facebook.com/EastBrunswickPatch and like us. You can also find us on Twitter at twitter.com/EBrunswickPatch.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Playhouse 22 will perform "A Christmas Carol" beginning Friday, Dec. 5 and running through Sunday, Dec. 16.
It’s become a holiday tradition around the country, and for the 16th year in a row, East Brunswick is a part of it. Playhouse 22’s production of the Charles Dickens’ classic, “A Christmas Carol,” opens Friday, Dec. 7, and will run through Sunday, Dec. 16. The production once again brings the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, the Cratchits, and the Christmas ghosts to life in a stage play originally adapted by Tony Adase, who returns as the director. “Ever since I was a kid listening to it on the radio it has stayed with me,” he said this week minutes before a dress rehearsal. "We made this a serious drama, like it should have been. Like the book.” Just in case you’ve never hard of it, or know it by another name (perhaps simply as “Scrooge”), “A …
Celebrate the holidays and learn about Milltown's train legacy during a Holiday Train Show.
Learn about Milltown’s place in railroad history at the upcoming holiday toy train show and Raritan River Railroad memorabilia display on Saturday, Dec. 8, and Sunday, Dec. 9 at the Milltown Senior Center. This great family event will spark your holiday spirit as it features a spectacular winter wonderland with many operating toy train layouts, a vintage Victorian sleigh, a replica model of the Raritan River Railroad station built by Ken Durrua of Point Pleasant, and Santa showing his support for preserving the train station. Many are wondering where things stand for the fate of this little station, and if it wasn’t for some very dedicated volunteers like Jim Reid, owner of Frosty Automotive, who knows where we would be today. He has done …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
A menorah and Christmas tree will be on display at the Municipal Pond during the holiday season.
Municipal workers set up a menorah and strung lights on a Christmas tree thsi week at the Municipal Pond. Both are expected to be light next week on the first day of Hanukkah Follow Patch on Facebook. Visit www.facebook.com/EastBrunswickPatch and like us. You can also find us on Twitter at twitter.com/EBrunswickPatch.
Friday, November 30, 2012
Do you prefer to trim a freshly cut tree? Here are some places in the area where you can go to choose and chop.
If your family prefers to deck the halls with a freshly cut Christmas tree, there are several in Middlesex County to choose from. Here is a list of farms in Middlesex County, according to the New Jersey Department of Agriculture: Giamarese Farm, 155 Fresh Ponds Road, East Brunswick Open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, closed Monday through Dec. 23. A Christmas shop, holly and garland decorations, hayrides and refreshments are available at this farm. For more information, visit www.giamaresefarm.com or call 732-599-3988. Griffin Nurseries, 190 Fresh Ponds Road, South Brunswick Open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily through Dec. 22. Griffin Nurseries offers precut trees and live trees, refreshments, …