Monday, August 29, 2005

Crab Dip

8 oz pkg cream cheese
1 dash tabasco sauce
1 stick butter
2 tsp minced garlic or 1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 lb white crabmeat
1/4 tsp white pepper
1 small onion, finely chopped

  1. Melt the cream cheese and butter. Add the crabmeat and seasonings.
  2. Serve in a chafing dish to keep warm. Good with dip-size corn chips, in pastry shells, or crackers.

Servings: 6

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Jersey's Best, sweet peach crop

This summer, I have been having some exceptional peaches, juicy and sweet. The taste reminded me of those times when the fruit ripened in the tree. I have just learned that New Jersey is the fourth peach producer, after California, South Carolina and Georgia. I wouldn't have though it possible. New Jersey's peach season typically starts in late July and runs until mid- September. This year the crop has been exceptional due to the hot summer on the East Coast. Most of the New Jersey peaches arrive to the market within 24 hours of being picked from the tree.