Thursday, August 22, 2013

Appetite Brings 4 Day Food Event to Red Bank (via Jersey Bites)
Strap on your seat belts Food Fanatics, The Count Basie Theater has got an exciting  4 Day event coming in September that you don’t want to miss (And we’ve got tickets to give away, Woo Hoo!!)APPETITE: A Gastronomic Experience™ features a different…

Monday, August 19, 2013

Woodland Park Fairway Firefighters BBQ Throw Down!

Winners, 2012 Fairway Firefighters Cook-off, Paramus
Fairway Market has a long history of supporting their local communities. For the last few years, the Paramus location has held an annual firefighters food face-off, a charity event where local firehouse teams compete against each other for the title of “Best BBQ.”  The Paramus events have been very successful, and now the fun comes to Woodland Park!
On Sunday, August 25, beginning at “high noon,” five Passaic County firehouse teams will meet to throw down the gauntlet, BBQ style. Participating firehouses include West Paterson, Totowa, Little Falls, Wayne, and Hawthorne. Using food donated by Fairway, the firefighters will cook their tastiest ribs, burgers, and chicken or vegetable skewers. A secret ingredient, which all teams will need to include in their burgers, will be announced right before the contest begins.

The judges, with the envious job of trying to pick a winner, will be Keith Kazmark, Mayor of Woodland Park, Steve Jenkins, Fairway’s cheese monger, Terry Krongold (yours truly!), from Jersey, Leia Gaccione, Chef de Cuisine for Bobby Flay's restaurant Mesa Grill, and Sara Monica Gaona from
The winning firehouse will receive bragging rights as the best Passaic County Fire Department grilling team and a $500 gift card to the store. More importantly, the first place firehouse will select the charity of its choice to benefit from a Fairway Market “Shopping Night,” in which 25% of sales will go to that charity. 
This event is a fundraiser for the Woodland Park 100th centennial event in May 2014, which Fairway Market is sponsoring. To help with the fundraising, food will be available for $5.00.
The event will feature samples of the firefighters’ fare and food from Fairway vendors, along with the music of The American Bombshells, giveaways, and face-painting for kids.

 “Firefighters are famous for being terrific cooks and are justifiably proud of the firehouse cuisine they create,” said Bill Sanford, president of Fairway Market. “We really enjoy shining the spotlight on them and their grilling expertise and giving the community a chance to meet and greet these local heroes. Plus, it is all done for a good cause, making the event so meaningful and important.”

Come support these brave firefighters in their quest to be the best BBQ firehouse team in Passaic County!

Sunday, August 25 (rain or shine)
12 noon
Fairway Market
1510 Rt 46 West
Woodland Park, NJ 07424

Friday, August 9, 2013

Recipe in a Flash: Facebook Snack Bars

This recipe comes from a photo posted on Facebook with no recipe name (hence, the title of this post).  But, man, are they good!  And pretty good for you.  They couldn't be easier -- mash up some bananas in a bowl, add the rest of the ingredients, and toss into a baking dish.  Twenty minutes later, Facebook Snack Bars!

3 mashed ripe bananas
1/3 C apple sauce
2 C oats (not instant)
1/4 C almond milk
1/2 C raisins
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 C chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350. Grease an 8" square baking dish. Combine all ingredients in bowl, mix thoroughly. Add mixture to baking dish. Bake 20 minutes.

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