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 […]Continue Reading →
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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 TKGOContinue Reading →
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 […]Continue Reading →