Post Tagged with: "New Jersey"

9Sep
2010

Jersey Tomatoes Fresh Off the Farm

It’s time for tomatoes, vines and buckets full of plump, ripe Jersey tomatoes. Ask us New Jerseyans about our tag as the “Garden State,” and right now is when we most passionately can back up that designation. Growing up, I never consciously realized when tomato season came around, but I registered it on some level. For a time each year, the tomatoes on our counter were a deep red and more luscious than ever. They burst with color and looked […]

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22Aug
2010

Shot of the Week

When Tara and I lived together in New York City in spring of 2009, our West Village apartment was just a short walk from the West Side Highway. The path stretching along the water is a favorite escape and running trail for New Yorkers, and the same was true for us. This photograph is from one Sunday sunset walk; the skyline is New Jersey’s. –Karina for TKGO

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18Aug
2010

From ‘Eat Pray Love’ to Two Buttons

Author Elizabeth Gilbert and her husband own an imports store — Two Buttons — in Frenchtown, New Jersey The ultimate movie for wanderlusters (especially female ones) like Tara and me is currently out in theaters: Eat Pray Love. Chances are you’d heard of the story before Julia Roberts even took on the role; Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoir of the same title was released in 2006 and hit number one on the New York Times best-seller list. In it, she ventures to […]

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29Jun
2010

The Beautiful Jersey Shore

New Jersey, that great state I call home, suffers a less than stellar reputation. When I’m out of state, whether at Northwestern or traveling, I find I spend a lot of time defending its largely unwarranted notoriety. (“Where else can you live that you’re one hour from New York City, one hour from Philadelphia and 40 minutes from the beach?!” I always say.) The stereotypes were already bad enough, I thought, when this little show called “Jersey Shore” debuted. Forget […]

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