Good Eat'n in New Jersey!  

rm_tennismaiden 59F
2103 posts
7/20/2006 4:21 pm

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Good Eat'n in New Jersey!

Oh...I know you think I'm gonna write something about the sensual kind of eating. Well maybe...we'll see.

Many think that New Jersey is the stink capital if they fly into Newark and travel on the Turnpike through Elizabeth. That area is a seaport where much of the oil comes into New York Harbor. The stench is horrific and one cannot think the rest of the state is the same.

However...Jersey is the Garden State. We're green, really green and known for the best tomato's and corn during summer months. Add to that jersey blueberries, cranberries, clams local fish and other freshly grown produce all summer long.

There is a phenomena about our soil, very rich in nutrients and wonderful even for the many nurseries that grow trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals for planting in the landscaping business.

Summer is our best time here in the garden state not only is the food outstanding but the shore line trails with white soft sandy beaches. There are some mountainous areas, not many but a few fresh water lakes and interesting geographical terrain making our little state jam packed with diversity.

One of my favorite things to do is cut a tomato fresh from the garden sprinkle a little salt and bite into it's warm skin, juice dripping down your chin and taste so delicious it practically screams summer!

So now that you know we have fabulous produce
(besides juicy sweet pussy)you must come visit and dine on heavenly summer treats. Our Government might be corrupt but hell our soil is rich! Where else could you be smooshed between two wonderful cities New York and Philadelphia?

In New Jersey!

MarcoPolo197676 39M
541 posts
7/20/2006 7:11 pm

Sounds fantastic, not at all what Ive heard of Jersey. There are few things better than a day of taking it all in, summer nights are my fav.
Ft Mac has 3 Major refineres, and counting, the air quality is questionable sometimes. But the outdoors, the greenery, entangled rivers, and the white dunes are great.

rm_tennismaiden replies on 7/22/2006 5:36 am:
These days we must take the good with the bad. It's a shame one can peer out the window and view a nuclear power plant being so close to mother nature. It just condemns our existence and reminds us we're getting too populated!

Enjoy those summer nights! My fav is going skinny dipping on a hot sultry steamy night. about a night sail? That could be fun too!

rm_silly153 63M/59F
26 posts
7/20/2006 7:38 pm

Well speaking as a South Texas Boy, I can tell you that after traveling all over this magnificent country, and without fear of contradiction, Jersey tomatoes are the best there are! After recently sampling a particularly succulent variety transplanted to an area around the Long Beach Island area, the taste can best be described as orgasmic.....LOL ... Who would Ever thought that this ole hillbilly boy would miss being in the Garden state. As soon as I can finish this project in the sunshine state you can bet that I am going to eat me one of one of them Joysey

rm_tennismaiden replies on 7/22/2006 5:38 am:
Oh My...and do you like the "beef steak" variety, "Jersey girls" or "tennismaiden" kinds? So many to chose from how will I ever know if your appetite is satisfied?

rm_Keystone3812 65M
583 posts
7/21/2006 2:34 am

What a great time of year for fresh produce! Sweet corn, tomatoes, melons............ and speaking of melons............

rm_tennismaiden replies on 7/22/2006 5:40 am:
Melons..Hmmm well...yes they can be nice especially spiked with vodka or better yet in the hands of a capable and loving man!

And what would you do...juggle those melons?

free2chose2 66F

7/21/2006 6:00 am

Jersey Tomatoes are great, my Dad had a garden and as a child I use to nab a few. It's nice that a Texas farm boy thinks so highly of our fruit.

Don't worry, be Happy

rm_tennismaiden replies on 7/22/2006 5:42 am:
Yeah I miss having my own garden to pick from...nothing better than hot ones from the back yard!

Texas boy? He's likely to explode if I let him linger in the produce isle...quick...get him to the frozen section!

HeardLankaMalls 55M
2925 posts
7/21/2006 6:18 am


I agree totally, being a native new jersey-ian. I love tomatoes exactly as you described. I remember growing up and always having tomato sandwiches for lunch; nice juicy and thick slices of NJ tomatoes, a little may, a little salt and pepper, all on two slices of warm toasted bread....mmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

And the fresh blueberries are to die for. We bailed from the parkway one summer due to a backup right out of AC. Found a blueberry farm during our traverse back towards RT 206, and bought 5 or 6 pints (or maybe 1-2 flats) of fresh picked blueberries; and they were HUGE! They made great jam, and were delicious just by themselves.

Thanks for sharing 'our' NJ with the rest of the blog world here

rm_tennismaiden replies on 7/22/2006 5:50 am:
Yeah baby tomato sandwiches! Now add a little bacon and we've got it goin on!

Wow that's allot of blueberries! If I had time I'd do the same and use all my domestic goddess like skills to make jams, tarts and fruit crisp. But then I'd eat it all and turn into a ripe fat juicy ball of roll me over and eat me whole jersey girl! LOL I can't stand the idea of being one of those...besides I don't have the big hair, can't have one without the other!

SpaceRangerNJ 55M
4687 posts
7/21/2006 7:35 am

The best pasta sauce I ever had was home made from my Mother's garden right here in NJ.
I believe we have 5 different land types in NJ. More than most states I believe.
And Southern Jersey is so different from Northern Jersey. Wow.
There certainly is a lot here.
You and I are both here. And the rest of the Jersey Bloggers.

rm_tennismaiden replies on 7/22/2006 5:55 am:
This might indicate you have some Italian heritage somewhere Space? A mother that prepared fresh "sauce" or "gravy" from the garden has got to be ethnic! Good memories I bet, those were the days.

You and Cor are the only Jersey Bloggers that stop by, do I have cooties? I've tried posting several times elsewhere but no I don't try anymore. Oh Well...cest la vie.

libgemOH 56M/52F

7/22/2006 7:50 am

Waiting to see if Jim gets sent back to Jersey for his next job. If he does, hoping to make it that way for a weekend!!! Don't be surprised if you get a knock on your door!!! -B

rm_tennismaiden replies on 7/22/2006 12:33 pm:
Bring it on sista! But remember I might be living out of a hotel room soon. I've decided to put my house on the market for sale sooner that I expected. I need to take that leap you so often tell me to do and sitting idle isn't helping me either.

I'll make sure to save some "maiters" for you, they'll be really ripe any day now.

TheRealThing655 48F
9558 posts
7/22/2006 9:12 am

I would love to taste a New Jersey tomato!! I have heard many nice things about New can't compare it to the Newark Airport! Someday I would love to come out and visit.
I see some similarities even here in the Seattle area. We are the evergreen state and it is green and lush here too. And many wonderful fruits of the summer! In fact I think I'm going to head to our local farmer's market and pick up some more Rainier cherries before they're all gone for the season.

rm_tennismaiden replies on 7/22/2006 12:35 pm:
Everyone raves over those cherries, maybe I should get myself out and buy some soon before they're 10 dollars per pound!I've never eaten them before and I love finding new sweet tastes.

HeardLankaMalls 55M
2925 posts
7/24/2006 6:08 am

Hmmmm....but the "roll me over and eat me" part sounds delicious

I know...I'm such a devil

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