About the Author
The "South Jersey Foodie" is Nicole Pellegrini, sometimes known as sockii. She enjoys life as a writer, artist, webmaster, crafter and avid food-lover living in some of the last vestiges of active farmland in Gloucester County, New Jersey. She shares her home with her partner David, a podiatrist in Woodbury NJ and their six cats: Peanut, Norman, Sammo, Mischief, George and Benny.
I believe in enjoying life - and that includes enjoying as many different kinds and styles of food as possible. I am an omnivore with a personal passion for small, sustainable, ethical farming and natural foods. I have little patience for the "Food Police" or those who advocate that one dietary plan is the only "right" one for everyone. Find your personal balance and conscience; make food a joy in your life - that's my motto.
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Yesterday one of my neighbors brought over some beautiful yellow and variegated tomatoes from his organic garden – it seems none of us right now have any shortage of beautiful tomatoes this season. I’d just gotten the newest issue of Food Network Magazine and of course, the current cover recipe was a stunning-looking Tomato “Caesar Salad”. I just had to try it out for dinner and overall thought it was quite nice – although I may tweak the details next time to give it more of an actual “Caesar Salad” taste.
The tomatoes are thinly sliced and mixed with a dressing of anchovies, olive oil, salt pepper, lemon and Worchestershire sauce.
I moved out of Philadelphia to South Jersey last summer, and one of the things I was looking forward to was finally having a chance to start gardening in earnest. Yes, I’d had an itty bitty backyard before, but very little ever grew well there – it was too shady for most of the vegetables and herbs I wanted to grow.