Pick Your Peppers

Homegrown peppers bring so much joy (and pain) to our late summer salads and dishes.  And they are gift that can give though out the cold winter by pickling or making a hot sauce with them.  It is not secret we love hot sauces. If you want to get started with your own pepper field […]

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Savor Our Sauvignon Blancs

If you love dry white wines with strong, fruit fragrance, Sauvignon Blanc is the grape for you.  Sauvignon Blanc grows prolifically across the world, on five continents, but the grape takes its name wild white from French, where it probably originates.  The grape ripens best slowly on the vine with plenty of sun and no […]

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This One for the Hop Heads

Hops have always been an important part of beer, perhaps now more than ever due to innovation and cross breeding of varietals.  Each week at Bottles we get fresh, new beers that flex uncommon flavors, in large part due to hops. So we took some notes and sharing here how hops build a better beer. […]

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Seed + Mill Banana Bread Recipe

Just in time for the endless summer baking season we are introducing Seed + Mill Tahini to our shelves.  It is made from from ground organic sesame seeds, which have long been a staple of mediterranean cuisine.  Quite cool, then, that Seed + Mill is a women owned and operated business in NYC.  Started by […]

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Top Tomato Plant Tips

Folks, this is it. This is the time to plant your tomato garden. Our long cool spring is warming up, and we have summer salads and tomato sandwiches on our mind. Your garden starts at Sickles, our Garden Center has everything you need to get started. Tomatoes grow best in warm soil with plenty of […]

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Celebrate American Craft Beer Week

This week marks the annual American Craft Beer Week, a nationwide celebration of small and independent brewers. It comes during a difficult time for these local businesses as they grapple with restaurant and bar closures. Normally this is a time to celebrate in a taproom or at a bar, but we cannot. Our response at […]

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Garden 101: Getting Started

Garden 101: Getting Started

Our Garden Center team is a great resource for tips on starting or maintaining your garden.  Collectively they have decades of experience growing in the area.  But since so many have been interested in growing a “Victory Garden” we took a moment to sit and talk with Kelsey Forsyth, our lead farmer/grower, about some Gardening […]

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New Hot Sauce Obsession

Jersey Barnfire Hot Sauces are the newest heat on our gourmet shelves.  We love their flavors, we love the story of old friends reconnecting and making a new business, and we especially love the focus on New Jersey produce.  Founders Austin D’Almeida and John Sauchelli got to work in 2013 making their first hot sauce […]

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Sickles Teams Up with Fulfill NJ to Keep Food Banks Stocked

Sickles Market has partnered up with Fulfill NJ to keep our community food banks open and feeding families in need.  Fulfill NJ works as a central hub, distributing foods to 280 feeding programs across Monmouth and Ocean Counties.  Prior to the Covid-19 epidemic, Fulfill NJ met provided136,000 meals per week.  Since the outbreak there has […]

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La Vie en Rosé for Mother’s Day

    A Les Dauphins Cuveé Speciale Rosé 2019 | Cotes du Rhone, France |70% Cinsault & 30% Syrah  A lovely pink with a delicate aromas of summer fruits. Full flavored & refreshing with a lingering finish.   Laurent Miquel, Père et Fils Cinsault Syrah Rosé 2019 | Languedoc-Roussillon, France | 70% Cinsault & 30% […]

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Cinco de Margo

The month of May kicks off with two of our favorite cocktails: the Mint Julep and Margarita. Margarita’s are especially fun because the classic trio base of Tequila – Orange Liquer – Lime juice leaves open plenty of room to be creative. Whether you take yours on the rocks, or blended, spiced and smokey with […]

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Pasta alla Carbonara — Anytime of the Day!

We love pasta alla Carbonara because the flavors remind us of a savory breakfast.  Easy to make and easy to please. Best of all, the ingredients call for the staples you may already have in the house, so preparing this could be a real cinch.   While there are purist recipes to make Carbonara—we do […]

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