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Kim Cassar on Beetology


 

Not a fan of beets? Think again!

Kim Cassar, Vice President of Bayonne‘s Beetology joined Lisa Marie Latino in the #HipNJ studio. Beetology is the first line of functional craft beet beverages. 

While developing the line, Kim Cassar traveled the world to find beets of the highest quality. She even worked with locals in Turkey and Spain, where she formulated the juicy blend.

All juices are made from only 3 ingredients! The five featured flavors include Beet & Berry Juice, Beet & Cherry Juice, Beet & Lemon & Ginger Juice, Beet & Tropical Juice, Beet & Veggie.

You can find Beetology in ShopRite, Foodtown, C-Town, and your local natural product stores. 

For more on info, click here.

Cara’s Cucina: Grilled Strip Steak with Chef Jesse Jones

Today on Cara’s CucinaCara Di Falco teaches us how to make a Grilled Strip Steak with special guest Chef Jesse Jones!

Chef Jesse Jones says that if you want a nice and durable steak for the grill, this is the way to go. Check out the official list of ingredients below for the dish, which serves four.

Grilled Strip Steak
Serves 4

4 4-6 oz. strip steaks
1/4 c. olive oil; plus 1 tsp.
6-8 sprigs fresh thyme
4 cloves of garlic, chopped; plus 1 head
1 stick of butter
salt & pepper

Watch the video above to learn how to make your own, and click here to see the official Cara’s Cucina recipe! 

If you make this at home, be sure to post it on Instagram along with the hashtag, #CarasCucina.

#MusicMonday: Happy Hawthorne

It’s #MusicMonday, and #HipNJ is here to tell you about an up-and-coming New Jersey band named Happy Hawthorne.

Before we learn about how the band came to be, here is a breakdown of who is who in this Garden State group:

Steve Hawthorne: Lead Singer/ Rhythm Guitarist

Chris DeCheser: Lead Guitarist/ Backup Vocalist

Deniz Piatt: Drummer

Riley Cocchi: Bassist

Hawthorne got started at The Original Music School in Morristown. There, he met Cocchi and DeCheser. Piatt discovered the group online and jumped right in. “I think it adds a unique aspect to the band,” Cocchi says of being the only female band member.

The band says that they are still developing their sound, which sometimes ranges from rock to jazz.  Their songs are mainly originals, but they tend to perform covers at their live shows.

The band treated the #HipNJ studio to a performance of their original song, “Mad Max.” Check it out below.

They didn’t stop there! Happy Hawthorne also performed their cover of “Hang Me Up To Dry” by Cold War Kids. Watch below!

To learn more about Happy Hawthorne, click here.