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Garden Gets 8 New Boxes As we began planning and planting the garden this spring, we quickly realized we had maximized all of our growing space and needed more. Our garden has expanded a bit every year since we first broke ground four years ago, but now we knew a significant expansion was needed. So, we took a few measurements, cleared a little brush, and we were able to add eight new boxes to our plot of land. We now have 28 boxes, in addition to the herb garden that is 12’x36’! First Radish of the Season In addition to being able to provide a greater variety of produce, the expansion will...
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We had a wonderful evening enjoying some A.S. Kiken (literally as* kicking) wines from Reverie Winery at our recent wine dinner. Starting the evening with the Reverie Roussanne 2010 introduced our guests to a varietal they may not have been familiar with. This Roussanne was fresh, vibrant, aromatic and full of fresh fruit flavors. A great way to wake up the taste buds! The Roussanne grape is indigenous to Southern France and is one of the whites that is used for blending into the Chateauneuf du Papes. We enjoyed an interesting red named A. S. Kiken nicknamed for the son, Andrew. S. Kiken, ha...
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Lord Stirling Stables As the warm weather continues and the days get longer, I invite you to escape into the sunshine. There is so much beauty to enjoy outdoors! Notice the spring foliage in your own neighborhood--the peaking blooms, crisp air, and flowering branches. If you haven’t yet discovered Leonard J. Buck Gardens in Far Hills, I strongly recommend a visit. Enjoy their “Woodland Walks” through the celebrated gardens, including one of the premier rock gardens in the Eastern United States. Located just minutes from The Bernards Inn in Far Hills, tours begin at 2 p.m. and admission is $...
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Bernards Inn Garden Ready for Planting
Bernards Inn Garden Ready for Planting Spring in New Jersey is an amazing time. Trees are in full bloom, ramps are popping up by the river beds, and it is time to get The Bernards Inn garden planned and planted. One of the great things about being a chef and living in New Jersey is enjoying the four seasons. I love the fact that we can experience all of them and each one is so very different. It was disappointing to have such a mild winter, as I love to spend time with my wife and kids in the mountains snowboarding. But as each day gets a little longer and a little warmer, my thoughts turn...
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Reverie Wine Dinner
Looking to experience great wine that is not available in any retail store? Hoping to add some cult following gems to your wine collection? Then join us on April 18th when we will be hosting a fabulous wine dinner with Reverie Winery. This will be a golden opportunity to purchase these hard-to-find wines. Norman Kiken is the proprietor of Reverie (www.reveriewine.com) and is a native of New Jersey. He purchased the property on Diamond Mountain in 1993 which is located in the little town of Calistoga, CA. He named it “Reverie” meaning “dream” in French, as it was always his dream to own a vi...
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