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October 2010 Features 19 22 30 32


Waiting to exhale Slow, mindful respiration can beat stress, lower blood pressure, relieve hot flashes and more.

Great health, from A to Z! Want to feel better, live longer and be more wellnesssavvy? Here are 26 tips to get you on your way!

Your fat—and how to find it

Departments 4 Editor’s letter 11 Morris mix

Hay day • Cupcakes galore • A walk in the stalks • Shop pink! • Where the hawks are

14 Things we love Natural beauty These luxurious lotions and potions draw

on earth’s bounty to help you look your best.

Ready to know how much you’re really carrying? Don’t rely on weight alone.

16 Flash

Beauty bargains

44 Glorious food

Want to look your best for less? Morris Health & Life asked these seven in-the-know locals to share their favorite wallet-friendly secrets.

Test your lunch-box IQ Can you spot the best options for your child’s noonday meals?

36 At home / Beyond bachelorhood

A man gets a comfy but chic New Vernon abode worth sharing.

40 Escapes / Autumn by the sea

Head to Cape May, the charming Victorian town at our state’s southern tip, for storybook sights and family fun.

Captured moments around the county

Rockin’ ‘role It might not be the most popular green in the

produce aisle, but humble, beloved escarole makes a lively addition to many a meal.

46 Morris gourmet

No-fuss French The ambience may be casual and unpreten-

tious at Resto in Madison, but the fine cuisine is full of upscale delights.

48 Where to eat

Your Morris County dining guide

52 Be there Local events you won’t want to miss 56 Faces of Morris Wheels and deals

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Look good, feel good! We at morris health & life abide by a simple mantra: that good health is paramount to a good life. that’s why we fill our pages with a plethora of wellness advice, tips and tidbits—so that you, our readers, can maximize the quality of your own health, and thus enjoy all the wonders of morris County to their fullest. this issue, we make that mission our dedicated focus—and like any good lesson, we start with an “abC” primer: in “Great Health, a to Z!” on page 22, you’ll find info on 26 different subjects, covering a broad range of health concerns. From antioxidants to “zzz’s,” we’ve got take-home tips for everyone. We narrow our scope in “Waiting to exhale,” where we examine a bodily function each of us performs some 20,000 times each day: breathing. With so much practice under our belts, you’d think we’d all be masters of this daily ritual. but research has shown that many of us are breathing too quickly and shallowly—and that it’s taking its toll on our health. turn to page 19 for advice on getting it right, and for some surprising facts about the benefits proper respiration can yield. your kids’ nutrition is the focus of the quiz on page 34, where we challenge you to “test your Lunch-box iQ.” From snacks to sandwiches, we ask you to select the healthier option for students’ midday meals. are you lunch-smart? if you’ve been watching your own eating habits and willing the scale to budge, you’ll appreciate the article on page 30. there we tell you why your body-fat percentage— not your weight—is the optimal way to measure your health risks. We also run down six different methods that provide this information—and the pros and cons of each. Of course, as the headline at the top of this page implies, in this issue we’re also striving to help you look your best. to that end, we present “Natural beauty” on page 14, where we share our favorite organic and earth-centric hairand skin-care finds, and “beauty bargains” on page 32, where seven local pros dish on their favorite under-$20 products. With this issue in hand, we know you’ll be wellarmed to enjoy a very healthy, happy autumn full of morris County delights!

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Morris M I X your local guide to trends, treasures, people & well-kept secrets

Cupcakes galore

Hay Day Looking for a little autumn pick-me-up? Get one—literally—on a local hayride! At the 365-acre ALSTEDE FARMS in Chester (908-879-7189,, for instance, you can enjoy fall’s breathtaking foliage aboard a hay wagon shuttle, then stock up on pumpkins, red raspberries, apples, Indian corn and more that you can pick yourself. Rides are offered daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. through October 31 and on weekends from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in November. Basic admission is free on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and $5 per person other times (this fee includes a hayride plus a $3 coupon off of produce you pick). You can also purchase day passes to enjoy the farm’s many other attractions, including pony rides and a corn maze (prices vary). The free weekend hayrides at HAMILTON FARMS in Boonton Township (973-334-6528,, available 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays in October, take you to a pickyour-own pumpkin patch (pumpkins sold separately) and offer up-close views of farm animals galore, including sheep, pigs and chickens. Weekday hayrides are available for private parties only and include a pumpkin ($7 for kids, $5 for adults). STONY HILL FARM MARKET in Chester (908-879-2908, www.stony also offers weekend hayrides ($1 per person) into its pumpkin fields (pumpkins priced per pound), available 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from September 25 through the last weekend in October. After your ride, meander through the farm’s impressive Maze Fun Park, featuring corn mazes, fence mazes, rope mazes and more, open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily ($10 for kids, $12 for adults).

Cupcakes continue their unstoppable march across the American palate. Luckily Madison residents now have a handy way to indulge in this national obsession: HEY CUPCAKE! (973-377-4422), which opened in May to near-instant success. “We get a big rush after school, we get the crowds from the nearby colleges, we get people from local offices,” says owner Bridget Crowley of her bustling shop. The chocolate-brown and strawberrypink store offers at least 10 fresh-baked varieties every day. Crowley loves to dream up new flavors with her kids (recent standouts were Raspberry Beret—raspberry icing over chocolate cake—and a chocolate ganache–covered cupcake patterned after the Hostess kind). Prices range from $1.25 for mini-cupcakes (“We sell a lot of those, especially to moms,” says Crowley) to $2.50; oversize brownies and cinnamon buns cost a bit more. Among the seasonal flavors this fall, look for Apple Pie cupcakes (featuring apple pie filling, a sprinkling of cinnamon and a drizzle of caramel). It’s almost enough to make home bakers hesitate before whipping up their own varieties—but Crowley insists you needn’t be intimidated: “Kids will love anything home-baked, especially if they helped make it!” She offers one sure-to-please tip: “Try putting colorful sprinkles in vanilla cake batter, and then sprinkle them liberally on vanilla frosting. We call that our Birthday Cake cupcake, and I can’t believe how many we sell!” —Lee Lusardi Connor

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Morris mix A walk in the stalks To exercise mind and body alike, check out the multiple mazes at WIGHTMAN’S FARMS in Morristown (973-425-9819, www.wight Each year Wightman’s commissions an elaborate design that is cut into a 2½-acre cornfield. This year’s theme, Island Adventure, lets maze-solvers work their way through an island, a sun and a palm tree— with the help of strategically placed clues. “It’s intimidating when you first look at it—you think, ‘Oh my gosh, I’m totally going to get lost in there,’” says regular visitor Jane Zielenbach. “But it’s fun—kids love trying to guess the clues, running around, finding a dead end and having to try another way.” The maze is $8 per person and open Saturdays and Sundays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. So popular are the puzzles that Wightman’s has added smaller mazes, made of rope, stone, pavers and small and giant hay bales, respectively. “Our mazes are mind-benders,” says foreman Adam Costello. “You follow the rules and see if you can get to the end.” —LLC

Where the hawks are Right now, raptors of all kinds (falcons, Cooper’s Hawks, bald eagles) are migrating south for the winter. And Rockaway Township boasts one of the best places in the state to see them: the Hawk Watch at Wildcat Ridge (, a 3,700acre protected wildlife management area on a 1,025-foot overlook with a spectacular 180-degree view. There you’re likely to find volunteers from Friends of Wildcat Ridge (www.wcrhawkwatch. com), whose goal is to keep ’round-theclock vigil so they can get a count of the raptors that soar by during migration season. (On their best day ever, they counted 6,000 broadwing hawks.)



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Look good, feel good, do good—you can accomplish all three in one fell swoop this October by purchasing a variety of products sold in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here are a few of our favorites: From handbags to eyeglass cases to wristlets, you’ll find a host of brightly colored accessories in Vera Bradley’s Hope Garden collection, sold at The Depot in Morristown (973-425-4080, The items feature a fun, whimsical floral pattern, and 10 percent of the proceeds benefit the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer, as well as other breast cancer projects and services. Sweet and dainty, the Hope collection from Papyrus in Chester (908-879-5775, includes pink stationery and writing accessories, such as the pink poppy note-card-and-pen set for $19.95. A portion of proceeds from each item will go to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. You’ll be charmed, indeed, by the chic Key to Your Heart Cluster Pendant Necklace by Carolee ($75), sold at Bloomingdale’s at The Mall at Short Hills (973-5482200, and online at The necklace features a 30-inch gold-tone chain with a 6-inch drop adorned with a variety of fun charms; 10 percent of sales are donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. —KC

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To spot these feathered friends for yourself, head up to the ridge with sturdy shoes and binoculars—a volunteer will be glad to give you pointers. “We love to have people come up,” says volunteer Dorie Cappiello, a West Orange veterinarian, “and we’re always looking for people to help us with the count.” —LLC

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exhale Waiting to

Slow, mindful respiration can

beat stress, lower blood pressure, relieve hot flashes and more

Did you know that in a 24-hour day you take in and release air some 20,000 times? Breathing is something we do without even being aware of it. But practitioners of the Eastern arts of yoga and tai chi have long insisted that a few moments of conscious, deliberate breathing daily can be a health boon—and Western science is starting to agree. “Breath can definitely be used as a tool to enhance health,” says Victoria Maizes, M.D., executive director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, founded by wellness guru Andrew Weil, M.D. “We now know that by slowing and deepening our breathing we can promote relaxation and affect our physiology in numerous beneficial ways,” she says. continued


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As the doctor explains, most people habitually inhale with only the tops of their lungs, never utilizing the diaphragm. This does not allow enough fresh oxygen to enter cells and circulate through the body. Shallow respiration also means that carbon dioxide isn’t properly expelled, lowering resistance to disease. We fare better if for at least a few minutes each day we take in oxygen slowly, methodically and belly-deep— evidence suggests doing so can improve health in several ways: • Beating stress and anxiety. “If you’re feeling stressed,

taking a few deep breaths makes you breathe slower and helps your muscles relax,” says the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Conscious abdominal breathing also slows heart rates and stops adrenal glands from producing the stress hormone known as cortisol. This may be helpful to future health in ways that aren’t yet fully proved. Says Dr. Maizes: “Some experts even suggest a link between chronic stress and Alzheimer’s disease.” Breath work is also used to calm victims of posttraumatic stress disorder and people in the grip of phobias. In a 2008 study in the Journal of Psychiatric Research, 37 people with longstanding panic disorders were given a biofeedback device to slow and regulate their breathing. For more than two-thirds of them, panic attacks ceased. • Lowering blood pressure. RESPeRATE, an FDA-

approved portable electronic device, uses chest sensors to analyze a patient’s specific breathing pattern and then create a personalized “melody” that gradually helps them slow that pattern down from the 14 to 19 breaths per minute

most of us normally take into a “therapeutic zone” of less than 10 beats per minute. It’s been proven that breathing in sync with that slow tune can significantly lower high blood pressure for a time—without drugs. • Improving digestion. Heartburn or upset stomach?

Deep breathing may help here too, says Dr. Maizes, because the body can only digest food properly when the nervous system is at rest. “If you can activate a relaxation response through deep breathing,” the doctor contends, “you’ll alleviate the shooting aches of indigestion.” • Treating debilitating lung conditions. People with

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bronchitis, asthma and emphysema can’t take breathing for granted as the rest of us do. For them, diaphragmatic breathing is important to improve oxygen saturation. Because of the respiratory limits imposed by COPD, deep breathing isn’t intuitive, but when patients are trained to do it, says Dr. Maizes, they can strengthen their breathing muscles and feel better. • Easing menopausal hot flashes. In recent studies, says the doctor, expansive diaphragmatic breathing “has been shown to help shorten hot flashes and reduce their intensity.” Accordingly, the U.S. National Institute on Aging now recommends trying relaxation breathing “if you feel a hot flash coming on or if you need to relax before falling asleep.” “Until recently our culture hasn’t put much emphasis on teaching proper breathing techniques, which can help in many wonderful ways,” says Dr. Maizes. “Fortunately, that’s changing.” n

‘Belly-deep’ breathing: a how-to “I use a practice called the 4-7-8 breath, which I learned years ago from Dr. Andrew Weil,” says Victoria Maizes, M.D., executive director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. Here’s how it’s done: • Start by resting your tongue on the roof of your mouth, near the ridge behind your upper front teeth. Exhale fully. • Inhale through your nose to the count of four. Hold your breath to the count of seven. • Exhale with your mouth slightly open, tongue held in the same position, to the count of eight. Your breath should make a whooshing sound. “Do this four times in a row, twice each day, and I guarantee it will pro-




foundly affect your life,” promises Dr. Maizes.

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The bellows breath: Need an afternoon pick-meup? This stimulating technique is a great substitute

for a second cup of coffee, says victoria Maizes, M.d., executive director of the Arizona center for Integrative Medicine. Sit upright with your mouth closed. begin breathing in and out of your nose as quickly as possible. You should hear a panting sound. do this for 10 to 30 seconds at a time—but never exceed one minute, or you may hyperventilate.


The runner’s breath: “what moves you when running is your ability to deliver oxygen to your muscle

cells,” says Stephen rice, M.d., a sports medicine specialist based in Neptune. “If the blood is not oxygenated you have to do more work, and you waste a lot of fuel.” To keep airways from constricting, breathe through the nose instead of the mouth. Oxygen should also come from the diaphragm rather than the chest, so always take deep belly inhalations in which you can feel the abdomen expand.


The yogic breath: “Yoga teaches many styles of breathing, but there is one simple method I find

especially useful for obtaining a deep sense of wellbeing,” says yoga guru Georgia balligian, an instructor at bikram Yoga NYc. “Sit with your legs crossed, hands relaxed at your sides. Inhale slowly through your nose, filling lungs to the maximum. Then exhale slowly, also through your nose. The point of this exercise is to connect your mind with your breath, so try to let go of any worries, thoughts or plans. You’ll feel great—and because oxygen is good for the skin, doing this regularly will help your complexion look great too!”

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Great health

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Want to feel better, live longer and be more wellnesssavvy? Here are 26 tips to get you on your way!

“A is for apple” begins many kids’ books, while a popular saying credits daily use of this A-fruit with “keeping the doctor away.” But what if all 26 letters climbed aboard the bandwagon of good health? That question inspired Morris Health & Life to do a bit of research into the latest health findings. The result: the good-health alphabet you’ll find on the next few pages.



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ntioxidants: They battle “free radicals�

that can damage cells. Consider, for instance, the antioxidant curcumin, which helps give the spice turmeric (used in many Indian dishes) its yellow color. Recent research suggests that curcumin has anti-cancer properties and may help prevent fibroids, painful joints and other ills. (Score one for Indian Ayurvedic medicine, which has used turmeric for 4,000 years.) Other antioxidant-rich foods include beans, berries, apples and artichoke hearts. continued

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ad breath: Don’t let halitosis—bad breath— sour your eating, talking and kissing! We all know that onions, garlic, tobacco and bad oral hygiene can cause the problem. But if you already avoid these and still suffer, you should know that medications, infections, gastrointestinal disturbances and even diets can also be the culprit, the American Dental Association reports. If you have halitosis and have had no luck in ditching it yourself, your dentist can help you explore possible causes and find a solution.


ommunity: As our urban and suburban lives have grown busier, the number of Americans who say they lack close friends has tripled. A recent analysis of 148 studies involving more than 300,000 people found that those with the strongest social ties tended to live longer. So pick up the phone, send that e-mail or even drop by next door for a visit.


iabetes: This condition—which hikes the risk of life-threatening cardiovascular illness—usually begins with insulin resistance, a disorder that prevents the body from fully utilizing the hormone insulin. But progression to diabetes is not inevitable. Weight loss and regular physical activity can help delay, prevent or even reverse diabetes, possibly returning blood glucose levels to normal. In one diabetes prevention program, lifestyle changes such as these reduced the risk of diabetes by 58 percent over three years.



Not a track star or a gym rat? Don’t worry—even regular walking can have a positive effect on health. In one study of previously sedentary adults, a 12-week program of walking 10,000 steps daily significantly improved post-exercise heart rate and total cholesterol. It also had a positive effect on fitness and flexibility.



ructose: Is highfructose corn syrup really worse than other sugars? “So far, research has yielded conflicting results,” says the Mayo Clinic. The problem, many experts say, is that this product is everywhere: The ultra-low cost and ubiquity of high-fructose corn syrup may encourage overconsumption and contribute to obesity. So watch for it on ingredient lists and go easy!



Think acid reflux and heartburn and you’ve got the gist of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Most adults have experienced it, but if it becomes excessive or distressing, it’s time to seek help. Left unchecked, chronic GERD can alter the lining of the esophagus and increase cancer risk. Lifestyle changes are the simplest preventive: Keep your weight down, don’t smoke, be sparing with alcohol and spicy foods, and keep clothes and belts comfortably loose.



When a heart stops suddenly, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can often start it again. A recent study found that chest compression alone is as effective as compression plus mouth-to-mouth resuscitation in reviving patients with suspected cardiac arrest.


nternet: Five to 10 percent of Internet users are overly dependent on the medium, researchers have found. With roughly 203 million active Web users in the U.S., that means that at least 10 million people are to some degree “hooked”— thereby risking eyestrain and missing beneficial fresh air, exercise and socializing. Is it time for your family to institute computerfree Sundays?

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umping rope:

Those girls on the

playground were onto something. This activity is excellent exercise—good for bone density, aerobic capacity and coordination, it

can pack a wallop of health benefits into a few minutes. Jumping rope nonstop for 10 minutes at 120 revolutions per minute, says the Jump Rope Institute, provides the same benefits as playing two sets of singles tennis or jogging for 30 minutes. (Neophytes may wish to begin slowly and build up.) continued

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A knee is a terrible thing to waste. If you perform an activity (running, for example) that puts wear and tear on knees, protect them with crosstraining—switch off to biking or swimming some days, suggests orthopedic surgeon John Hurley, M.D., of Morristown’s Summit Medical Group. And keep your weight under control, as even a few extra pounds can put dangerous stress on these joints over time.



Drugs can cause trouble here, and we don’t mean just street drugs. A recent study found that acetaminophen (Tylenol) caused elevated liver enzymes after only 10 days’ use at the maximum dosage (4 grams a day) in nondrinkers. Participants had no symptoms of liver damage, but the elevated enzymes indicated that their livers had already been affected.



Want to get the most out of your workouts? Load up your iPod! Many of us already know that upbeat tunes make exercise time seem to go faster. But research also indicates that they help improve your performance. One study from the University of Cumbria found that participants who listened to “fast” or “moderately fast” music showed significantly higher intensity in their workouts than those who listened to “slow” tunes or no music at all. Aim for songs of at least 120 beats per minute, such as “Born to Run” by Bruce Springsteen or “Mr. Brightside” by the Killers, both 150 bpm.


utrition: Getting this right when you’re not home has always been a challenge. Will that diner grilledcheese sandwich put you over your daily calorie limit? Now, happily, there are apps—like 26


Lose It!—that put calorie counts and other nutritional facts as close as your cell phone.


besity: Need extra motivation to help your daughters eat right and stay trim? A recent study found obese girls as young as 7 and 8 were developing breast tissue—probably because body fat produces hormones. And the additional years of exposure to estrogen and progesterone could increase their lifetime risk of breast cancer.


ets: Mounting evidence says your furry friends are good for you. A Japanese study found that dog owners were significantly more active than petless folk; other research links having a pet with reduced heart-disease risk. Mental health, too, is affected— a study by the HMO Kaiser Permanente Northwest of 177 people recovering from serious mental illness found that pets helped by providing emotional support and “strengthening their sense of empowerment.”


uitting: You’ve heard it before,

but it bears repeating: If you’re still a smoker, kicking the habit is the best single thing you can do to avert cancer, emphysema and heart disease and add length and quality to your life. Then there’s the money: Smoking a pack a day burns up at least $2,000 yearly—that’s a nice vacation. Need help? Try, a site visited regularly by some 60,000 smokers and ex-smokers, who share tips and support.

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The Mayo Clinic

says it “decreases the wear and tear on your mind and body from the challenges and hassles of daily life.� By truly relaxing, you can slow your

heart rate, lower blood pressure, increase blood flow to major muscles, reduce chronic pain, improve concentration and reduce anger. Among the best relaxation techniques is visualization: Picture yourself on a serene beach, imagining the sound of the waves, the scent of sea-salt, the warmth of the sun. (No sunscreen needed!)

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uperstition: Embarrassed that you can’t go to a

business meeting without your lucky pen? Don’t be! Now there’s evidence that following such superstitious “musts” really does enhance performance. In a study, activating “good luck” with a special ritual—like crossing your fingers—helped people play golf and unravel anagrams better and enhance performance on memory and motordexterity tests. Researchers speculate that heeding the superstition boosted confidence in the task at hand.



Evidence suggests that green tea can reduce LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, burn fat, reduce the risk of breast and other cancers and ease depression. But tea needn’t be green to be good for you— a recent Dutch study linked regular blacktea consumption with reduced stroke risk.


ltraviolet light:

Until recently, ultraviolet-B light was considered the major skin-cancer culprit, but we now know that UV-A is also problematic. Both UV-A and UV-B destroy vitamin A in the skin, but SPF labels on sunscreens refer only to UV-B, says Morristown dermatologist Robert Marinaro, M.D. Happily, some sunscreens do protect against UV-A: Look for products that contain ecamsule, titanium dioxide or zinc oxide, Dr. Marinaro recommends. Be sure to apply liberally—and often.


itamin D:

It’s not just teeth and bones that use this bodily building block—every tissue has a receptor for it. Without adequate D, the risk of colon, breast and prostate cancers rises, along with blood pressure and the chances of cardiovascular disease or osteoarthritis. Vitamin D is absorbed through the skin from sunlight. But since too much sun can be dangerous, many experts recommend taking a supplement of 1,000 to 2,000 units of vitamin D daily.




ater: We’re about 60 percent water by body weight, but the amount we need to drink daily to stay properly hydrated varies by individual, weather, exertion level—and which expert you ask. “In general, doctors recommend eight or nine cups” for the average healthy adult in a temperate climate, says the Mayo Clinic. And don’t skimp: If your kidneys are healthy, it’s virtually impossible to drink too much water, but one study of 17 distance runners found that even a modest deficit in hydration impaired performance.



While the radiation you get in a diagnostic Xray is usually not a cause for concern, a new study from Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center suggests it’s prudent to limit tests to what’s truly needed. Researchers found that low-dose diagnostic X-rays did slightly increase chromosome damage— specifically, “translocations” (rearrangements of chromosome parts), which can slightly increase cancer risk. When getting a scan (especially for a child) ask if your hospital aims for “ALARA”—levels “as low as reasonably achievable”—in using ionizing radiation.



Want to get fit but don’t know where to start? Head to your computer! Visit YouTube and search on your area of interest. There, you’ll find videos on how to properly hold a tennis racket ( com/watch?v=2aIQcVZX_ A8), how to run with correct form ( watch?v=_UIDErK5ARA), even the ideal method for brushing your teeth ( com/watch?v=1GXQLnTalcg)!

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Can snoozing

keep you thin? Getting enough sleep does help. In one study, people who slept 6 hours a night were

23 percent more likely to be obese than those who slept 7 or more hours. Those with just 5 hours of slumber were 50 percent more apt to be obese; for 4-hours-or-less sleepers the difference was 73 percent. One reason? Hormones. Leptin, which tells your brain to stop eating, declines in people who sleep fewer hours, while the hormone ghrelin, which tells your brain to keep eating, rises as you’re awake longer. n

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Your fat —

and how to find it Ready to know how much you’re really carrying? Don’t rely on weight alone

Ever look at the scale and reason, “Maybe I’m just big boned?” The truth is, weight by itself is an imperfect measure of what shape you’re in. To truly gauge your health risks, you need to know your body fat. “Fat is your predictor of mortality, and it needs to be measured directly,” says Eric Braverman, M.D., author of Younger (Thinner) You Diet. “The average person loses 15 years by being obese.” That’s a pretty hefty figure, especially considering America’s rising obesity rate: From 2007 to 2009, that rate jumped from 25.6 percent to 26.7 percent. But with so many methods that purport to help you figure out how much fat is on your frame, how can you separate the bull from the bona-fide? Here’s the skinny on several techniques: Body Mass Index (BMI) What it is: A simple formula (weight in kilograms divided by




height in meters squared, or kg/m2) evaluates your weight relative to your height. In general, the higher your BMI, the more body fat you’re likely to have. To find out yours, head to Is it accurate? Well, not exactly, since it doesn’t factor in a person’s muscle mass. Take lean, well-trained athletes, for example: Their weight may force their BMI up into the overweight or obese range, even though they carry very little fat. But the flip side, says Dr. Braverman, is even more disconcerting: “Most Americans are more out-of-shape than their BMI suggests. It may fall into the normal range despite extra flab.” What should you shoot for? Normal BMIs range from 18.5 to 24.9 for both men and women; overweight ranges from 25 to 29.9; and a BMI above 30 indicates obesity.


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Body-fat Percentage Recommendations Age













20 to 40

less than 21

less than 8





more than 39

more than 25

41 to 60

less than 23

less than 11





more than 40

more than 27

61 to 79

less than 24

less than 13





more than 42

more than 30

Source: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2000

Waist circumference What it is: A standard-issue tape measure is used to mea-

sure your waist size—the higher the number, the bigger your belly. Why it matters: Excess abdominal fat is proven to put folks at greater risk for type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, coronary artery disease and more. Is it accurate? Yes—provided you don’t cheat. So no sucking in your stomach or pulling the tape too tightly. Simply measure around your bare belly, right above the navel, keeping the tape parallel to the floor. What should you shoot for? More than 40 inches puts men at higher-than-average risk for developing obesityrelated illness; for nonpregnant women, the threshold is 35. Skin-fold measurements What they are: Calipers are used to measure the thick-

ness of skin folds on three to seven areas of the body, such as upper arm, belly and thigh. The measurements are then plugged into a formula to calculate body-fat percentage. (Find detailed instructions plus the fat-percentage calculator at Are they accurate? Sure … if you’re pinching the right spots at the right time and in the proper way, if you’re not very overweight and if you record the measurements within five seconds. It helps to be a contortionist. In short, skin-fold measurement requires precision that can be difficult to achieve by oneself. What should you shoot for? See the chart for ideal body-fat percentages. Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) What it is: To measure your body-fat percentage, a device

assesses the flow of a harmless electrical current through your body. (Some bathroom scales will do this analysis for you.) Electricity meets more resistance from fat than from muscle, so the faster the current travels, the leaner you are. Is it accurate? More or less. Factors such as hydration, skin temperature, time of day, your most recent meal and recent

physical activity can affect the reading. So if you just drank water, hit the gym or ate a Big Mac, don’t count on it. But used weekly, at the same time of day, it can be a useful guide. (Note: This method is off-limits for people with pacemakers.) What should you shoot for? See the chart for ideal body-fat percentages. Hydrostatic Weighing (or Hydrodensitometry) What it is: Underwater weighing! You enter a tank and a

technician calculates your body density by measuring the amount of water you displace. He or she inserts the info into a formula to derive your body-fat percentage. Is it accurate? Yes, but the tanks can be hard to find and expensive to use. Check out local universities and high-tech gyms. What should you shoot for? See the chart for ideal body-fat percentages. Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) What it is: A whole-body scan using low-dose X-rays that

shows the body’s fat (along with bone and muscle) and where it’s deposited. (It’s the same machine used to test bone density.) Is it accurate? Very. In fact, it’s now considered the gold standard in body composition analysis. “Ask your doctor to prescribe it,” says Dr. Braverman, who recommends having “your body fat measured at least as often as your cholesterol.” What should you shoot for? See the chart for ideal body-fat percentages. n

What’s this about neck measurements? You may have heard about a recent study finding that neck girth may be a good supplement to BMI, especially for children. Why the neck rather than the waist? Experts say figuring out exactly where the waist is may not be as obvious as it seems. The jury’s still out on this one, so if you’re going to rely on a tape measure, stick to your waist for now.


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BEAUTY BARGAINS WANT TO LOOK YOUR BEST FOR LESS? Morris Health & Life asked these seven in-the-know locals to share

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health & BEAUTY

Test your

lunch-box IQ Can you spot the best options for your child’s noonday meals?

As kids head back to school, a large part of their nutritional day is entrusted to whatever you pack in that iCarly or SpongeBob lunch box—so choose wisely. But how savvy are you really when it comes to lunchtime nourishment? Each of the questions on the opposite page pairs two lunch-box alternatives. Your task: Decide which option, all things considered, is better for your youngster.




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Quiz 1. A sandwich of (a) smoked turkey or (b)


low-sodium ham?

2. A snack of (a) white corn tortilla chips or


Choosing healthy food isn’t enough— you also have to keep lunches safe. According to The Nemours Foundation, fewer than one-third of parents include a cold pack with foods that need refrigeration. Follow these

(b) unsalted pretzels?

guidelines to protect kids’ lunches:

3. (a) Light mayonnaise or (b) mustard?

• Store hot foods in a thermos.

4. (a) Whipped cream cheese or (b) light cream

• Use cold packs or freeze some foods and drinks overnight and let them thaw in the lunch box.


5. (a) An apple or (b) an orange? 6. (a) Skim milk or (b) 100 percent fruit juice? 7. (a) Processed American cheese food or (b) deli-sliced provolone?

8. (a) A tuna salad sandwich or (b) peanut-butterand-jelly?

9. (a) White bread or (b) whole-wheat bread? 10. (a) a 1.5-ounce box of raisins or (b) a banana?

• Wash lunch boxes daily or use brown paper bags. • Add moist towelettes to remind kids to wash their hands before and after eating. Source: The Nemours Foundation

Your lunch-box literacy • 9 to 10 correct: Gold star! You’re a meal-packin’ whiz. Keep up the good work. • 7 to 8 correct: Check plus. You have good hunches on lunches, but a solid cram session would make you a more prudent packer. • 6 or fewer correct: See me after class. When it comes to lunch literacy, you need to do your homework. Check out the U.S. Department of Agriculture “food pyramid” website,, for healthy-meal tips.

ANSWERS: 1. (a) Pick the turkey. The poultry beats the pig in terms of protein (29.3 grams versus 22.3), fat (5 grams versus 8.3) and calories (162 versus 172). In terms of salt, low-sodium ham has only a bit less sodium than turkey (969 milligrams versus 996 in a 100-gram portion). 2. (b) Pretzels are the big winner here. Though tortilla chips are better than many potato chips, an ounce checks in at 137 calories and 6 grams of fat. The same amount of pretzels has 108 calories and less than 1 gram of fat. These pretzels win on sodium too—82 milligrams versus 118. (If regular pretzels are your choice instead, the call is less clear, as their other advantages must be balanced against a whopping 385 milligrams of sodium.) 3. (b) Choose the mustard. Even low-fat mayo (1 tablespoon) has 49 calories, 5 grams of fat, 101 milligrams of sodium and 5 milligrams of cholesterol. The same amount of plain yellow mustard, on the other hand, has just 9 calories, 0.2 grams fat, 57 milligrams sodium and no cholesterol.


4. (b) If your kids like a smear, make it light, though neither of these is particularly healthy. A tablespoon of whipped cream cheese: 35 calories, 3.5 grams fat. Light: 30 calories, 2.3 grams fat. 5. (b) The orange wins this battle of the titans. Either fruit is a fine addition to your child’s lunch, as both boast a variety of nutrients and lots of beneficial antioxidants. But while a medium-sized apple (3-inch diameter) has 4.4 grams of dietary fiber, beating the 3.1 grams of a medium orange (2 3/8-inch), the orange is preferable for calories (62 versus the apple’s 95), and contains a whopping 69.7 milligrams of vitamin C, compared with the apple’s 8.4. 6. (a) Pack milk, which has 10 times as much calcium as your typical apple/ grape-blend fruit juice. And then add an apple and some grapes, as the

American Academy of Pediatrics advises that fruit be eaten, not consumed in juice form. 7. (b) Keep it real. True, those slices in their separate plastic wrappers have slightly fewer calories than the provolone (94, compared to 100 per ounce) and less fat (7.14 grams versus 7.55). But they also have less protein (5.22 grams versus 7.25) and calcium (162 milligrams versus 214)—and most U.S. kids are deficient in this bone-building mineral. Thus, a judicious use of real cheese can be an important part of your child’s diet. Plus, it tastes a whole lot better! 8. (a) It’s the tuna, though each has its pros and cons. Three ounces of tuna salad has more calories (342 versus 244) and sodium (342 milligrams versus 147) than 2 tablespoons of creamy peanut butter and 1 tablespoon of jelly. But PB&J has twice the fat (16 grams versus 8) and three times the sugar (10 grams versus 3). Why is tuna the champ? It wins on protein, 14 grams versus 8, and has heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids too. 9. (b) Use the wheat. The two are nearly identical in terms of calories, fat, sodium and cholesterol. However, each whole-grain slice has twice the protein and three times the fiber of its paler cousin. Those nutrients are contained in the grain kernel, which is stripped away to make white bread. 10. (b) Choose the banana. Raisins are a healthy, energy-boosting snack, but they’re definitely “second banana” here. A medium-sized banana delivers 422 milligrams of potassium with 14.43 grams of sugars—as opposed to the 322 grams of potassium your child gets with the raisins along with 25.45 grams of sugars. And it’s a wipeout when it comes to brain-boosting niacin: The banana has 0.785 milligrams, while the raisins come in at just under 0.329 milligrams. Source: Nutritional data from the United States Department of Agriculture National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference


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At home by Kristin Colella photography by Peter Rymwid


bachelorhood A man gets a comfy but chic New Vernon abode worth sharing




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Forget black leather couches, shiny chrome and giant flat-screen TVs. When bachelor Doug Falcone set about designing his new-construction centerhall Colonial in New Vernon, the busy executive bypassed stereotypical “bachelor pad” accoutrements in favor of a more classic aesthetic. “I wanted the design to be timeless—not trendy and ‘in today, out tomorrow,’” says Falcone. “And I didn’t want the home to be a showpiece, but instead to feel warm and livable.” To achieve that style, Falcone enlisted old friend Ginny Zonfrilli of VHZ Design Group in South Orange, who had designed his former house in Harding and several of his parents’ properties over the past 20-plus years. “Ginny knows my tastes and was involved every step of the way, from the time we first got the building plans,” says Falcone. “She helped me pick out every detail, from the colors, moldings and wall coverings right down to the tiles and faucets.” The designer also gave the home a much-needed “woman’s touch”: Though living alone and not yet engaged A former chef and restaurateur, Falcone’s new kitchen boasts a 60-inch Viking range, an expansive granite-topped island and a butler’s pantry that serves as wine storage.


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at the time, Falcone kept his now-fiancée, Sheri Brennan, in mind when making his design decisions. “Ginny helped create a nice balance between masculinity and femininity,” he says. In the stylish kitchen, for instance, a commanding dark-stained, granite-topped cherry island more than 10 feet long is offset by cabinets painted soft white. The large island was an important requirement for Falcone, who was previously chef-owner of Morristown restaurants The Polo Club and Café Beethoven. (He’s now COO of a Cherry Hill–based business.) “Doug frequently entertains large groups of friends and businesspeople, so the island allows for plenty of prep space, plus seating for guests to hang out while he’s cooking,” says Zonfrilli. “Because of his interest in cooking and entertaining, the kitchen is really the core of the house.” Above the 60-inch Viking range and around the perimeter of the kitchen, a backsplash featuring an array of porcelain tiles from Mediterranean Tile in shades of gold, honey-amber, beige and green adds visual interest. Other chic kitchen features include a Viking refrigerator and freezer, a walk-in pantry with a frosted glass door, a pot filler attached to the backsplash, an under-counter microwave, an iron pot rack equipped with halogen lighting and handmade Oriental rugs. A butler’s pantry just outside the kitchen serves as storage space for wine glasses and bottles aplenty, thanks to a dark-stained cherry wine rack and cabinets. Anchored by a two-sided stone fireplace, the rustic lodge–inspired great room also combines comfort and elegance. “We used a lot of natural materials to bring in a feeling of warmth and age,” says Zonfrilli—for example, a fireplace mantel made from salvaged barn beams, bronze table lamps, a honed marble-topped iron coffee table and partially exposed wide-plank oak floors. Rustcolored leather couches—chosen for their worn, weathered look—provide comfy spots to perch around the fire, while a bold Oriental rug with a black background adds strength and contrast. When Falcone craves more luxury, he can retreat into the sumptuous master bathroom, attached to the master bedroom suite upstairs. Chocolate-brown his-and-hers vanities topped with dark emperador marble provide a pop of contrast against the creamy travertine flooring, tub deck Perfect for carefree relaxation, the stunning master bathroom features a walk-in double shower, large soaking tub and commanding Italian-stone mosaic underfoot.




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At home

With its eye-catching stone surround and salvaged-wood mantle, the fireplace takes center stage in the great room.

and walk-in double shower. In the center of the floor, a custom mosaic panel made of thousands of pieces of imported Italian stone gives the room an artistic touch and helps create symmetry: “The floor panel balances the whole room, and its curved corners pick up the feeling of the arched window over the tub area,” says Zonfrilli. A metal-and-glass ceiling fixture with gold fleur-de-lis accents and matching sconces from West Essex Lighting Studio help complete the space. Dominated by dark wood tones, the chic office is a place for Falcone to conduct business from home occasionally and display cherished treasures. The room makes use of many antique and reproduction furniture pieces from Falcone’s former home and features custom millwork by

Touch of Class Carpentry. An elegant fireplace serves as the focal point of the room with its pistachio onyx hearth and fireplace surround, while a faux lizard wall covering from Thibaut creates an unusual-yet-neutral backdrop. Personal touches scattered throughout the office include family photos, industry awards earned over the years and an antique “hope box” Falcone purchased on a trip to Italy, which is placed above the credenza: “In Italian households, you’d put a loaf of bread and a pound of salt in the box and give it as a housewarming gift to wish the family good luck,” he explains, adding that here, it’s merely for show. With his home’s final design now complete, Falcone has nothing but raves: “It’s warm and comfortable but still sophisticated, and Sheri loves it too,” he says. But why stop designing when you’re on a roll? “Ginny is now helping us redesign our shore house in Brick!” n M O R R IS H E A L T H & L IF E

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escapes b y R i t a Gu a r n a

Autumn by the sea Head to Cape May, the charming Victorian town at our state’s southern tip, for storybook sights and family fun

“Seaside charm” doesn’t get much more charming than Cape May. America’s oldest oceanfront resort (and the first entire town to be named a National Historic Landmark), its streets are bursting with quaint delights. Thanks to its famous “gingerbread” Victorian homes and a host of family-friendly activities, it’s a perfect spot for an impromptu autumn getaway when the crowds drawn by its beautiful beaches have departed. Upon your arrival, you’ll want to explore the visual treasure trove—and there are several ways to do so. You can sign up for an entertaining Historic District Walking Tour (609-884-5404,, stop by the Emlen Physick Estate (1048 Washington Street) to buy an audio cassette and tour at your own pace, or hop aboard a Trolley Tour (609-884-5404,—some feature intriguing titles such as “Pirates and Plunder” and “Cape May Unzipped.” The aforementioned Physick Estate is a don’t-miss destination. This Victorian mansion–turned-museum, built in 1878, departs from the Cape May gingerbread, embodying instead the “Stick” style of architecture, featuring bays, towers and a gridwork of boards over clapboard walls. Also 40


worth a peek is the Colonial House, built in 1775. Cape May’s oldest surviving building, it was originally a tavern and home of Revolutionary War patriot Memucan Hughes. The 157-foot Cape May Lighthouse (609-884-5404) is proof that “the third time’s the charm.” The first lighthouse, built in 1823, was carried away by soil erosion; the second, constructed badly in 1847, simply crumbled. This one, from 1859 with a beacon that still aids navigation today, is open to visitors. Cape May is renowned as a birdwatcher’s paradise, and fall “is our busiest season, because of migration,” explains a representative of the Audubon Society’s Cape May Bird Observatory. The organization has 138 events planned for October alone, from “Hawk Identification Mini-Workshops” to “Songbird Morning Flight.” Want to spot larger creatures? Take a two- to three-hour trip aboard the Cape May Whale Watcher or its new comrade, The Spirit of Cape May (609-884-5445, For high-flying fun, stop by the Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum (609-886-8787) at the Cape May County Airport. Your kids can check out a Vietnam-era helicopter and sit at the controls of a torpedo bomber from World War II.


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The Cape May area abounds in wineries, thanks to the moderating climatic influence of the Atlantic and Delaware Bay. Check out Natali Vineyards (609-465-0075, www.natali, Turdo Vineyards (609-884-5591, www.turdovine and the Cape May Winery and Vineyard (609-8841169, All offer events or tastings. When hunger strikes, options are abundant, but here’s a tip: At 5:30 p.m. most Thursdays in September, head to the Towne Crier information center on the Washington Street Mall for Taste of the Towne, where you’ll sample dishes from local chefs before deciding where to dine. Two notable dining options include The Mad Batter at the Carroll Villa (609-884-5970,, set in a landmark 1882 hotel, and The Blue Pig Tavern, located in the renowned Congress Hall (609-884-8422, bluepigtavern.html). When it’s time to rest your head, you’ll find an array of hotels and bed-and-breakfasts that embody the town’s many enchantments. The Chalfonte Hotel (609884-8409, is one prominent option. Built in 1876, it’s the town’s oldest continuously operating hotel. Book a land-side room for as little as $80, or try the Presidential Suite for up to $499. Whichever you choose, be sure to get plenty of rest—an exciting day of exploration awaits when you awake. n

TOP: Performers for Cape May’s Victorian Week, set for October 8 to 14. ABOVE: Surfers enjoy the sea—and views of the Cape May Lighthouse. OPPOSITE: The town’s “gingerbread” houses.


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assisted living and nursing care is available with no increase in monthly fees. Our residents are not isolated and love being a part of the town of Denville. In the nice weather, they can walk to nearby specialty shops and boutiques, spas, restaurants and the fabulous Denville Dairy. The local library and the post office are also walking distance from Franciscan Oaks, and Denville offers public transportation to New York City and its cultural, sports, dining and entertainment. Having Saint Clare’s Hospital right next door gives our residents a heighten level of comfort and security that emergency healthcare is only yards away. Give us a call to schedule a personal tour!

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The Good Life THE HOUSE OF GOOD SHEPHERD HAS MORE THAN a century of experience providing seniors with dignified and active lifestyle choices. Nestled in a secure, 15-acre park-like environment bordered by the Musconetcong River and Stephens State Park, this continuing care community offers 175 homes from independent apartments and cottage homes to assisted living and skillednursing residences. “Consistency of care is the cornerstone of our community. Most employees have worked here for many years and love what they do,” says Jim McCracken, CEO and Executive Director of The House of the Good Shepherd. “Our residents also enjoy an active lifestyle with trout fishing in the river, walking in the park, numerous clubs and activities, and taking advantage of the nearby downtown area and Centenary College.” In addition, The House of Good Shepherd operates an onsite, state-of the-art subacute rehabilitation center with physical, occupational and speech therapy as

well as other services residents and folks from the surrounding community might need to recover from an accident, illness or surgery. The community is a nonprofit organization with Episcopalian roots that is not distracted by stockholder issues, but listens to the needs of its residents. There is also an active foundation that ensures no resident be forced to leave their home should their financial situation decline.

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Glorious FOOD

Escarole soup with turkey meatballs Serves 5

For the meatballs: 20 ounces 99 percent lean ground turkey breast ¼ cup seasoned breadcrumbs ¼ cup Parmesan cheese ¼ cup parsley, finely chopped 1 egg ¼ cup onion, minced

Rockin’ ’role It might not be the most popular green in the produce aisle, but humble, beloved escarole makes a lively addition to many a meal



For the soup: 8 cups fat-free chicken broth 1 head escarole, chopped ½ cup orzo fresh pepper to taste • In a large pot, heat the chicken broth over medium heat, covered. • While the broth is heating up, in a large bowl combine all the ingredients for the meatballs. • Using your hands, mix all the ingredients until well-combined. • Roll mixture into small balls. (It should yield approximately 25 meatballs, 1-inch in diameter.) • When the broth comes to a boil, drop in the meatballs. Add the orzo and chopped escarole. Add fresh pepper and cook about 10 minutes or until orzo is done.

tional boon: It’s high in folate, vitamins A and C and potassium. When purchasing a bunch, look for firm, brightgreen leaves free of blemishes. And because escarole’s growing period stretches well into the chillier season, the months ahead are the perfect time to give this humble leaf its chance—finally— to shine. n

Recipe by Gina Homolka; reprinted with permission from

Think of escarole as the quiet child amid a throng of attention-seeking siblings: As its leafygreen brothers kale, arugula and radicchio have become fashionable health foods in recent years, escarole has remained largely unlauded. Luckily, many of us with Italian grandmothers learned to love the strong-but-tender leaf anyway, thanks largely to a pleasant peasant soup made of cannelini beans plus escarole sautéed with olive oil and garlic that was a staple in many an émigré’s kitchen. Indeed, with a broad leaf that holds its shape well when cooked, escarole is particularly well-suited for hot soups and side dishes—try it braised, wilted or sautéed. Its bold taste hovers between bitter and sweet, complementing other flavors (garlic, Parmesan and even lemon pair with it nicely) or adding kick to milder dishes (combine it with standard-issue greens for a salad with spark, for example). Of course, like any green worthy of its name, escarole—a member of the endive family—is also a nutri-

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Morris gourmet classic favorites with a creative twist. Take the trio of oyster shooters: Three fresh mollusks arrived on a bed of seaweed alongside three shot glasses, each containing a different pepper-herb juice (red pepper–thyme, yellow pepper–marjoram and green pepper–oregano). Happily, the flavorful, potent juices complemented the oysters just right. The gazpacho was a chilled purée of yellow tomatoes, cucumbers and olive oil with an olive oil–paprika sauce drizzled on top. While the zesty broth was delicious, it slightly overpowered the jumbo lump crabmeat placed in the center. Our favorite appetizer was the tiny, round Juni cheese soufflé—light, airy and perfectly browned. We also enjoyed the small mâche salad served on the side, featuring saffron-pickled cauliflower and a tangy horseradish dressing. Between our starters and entrées came two pleasant surprises: a complimentary martini glass filled with a creamy purée of chilled tomato, fennel and a touch of milk, and a warm greeting from Chef Ubhaus himself. But he was soon back to work, whipping up our main It seemed cuisine worth dressing up for. dishes. The grilled ranch-cut medallions of beef featured When we arrived on a recent Saturday night at Resto, a tiny six tender, well-seasoned pieces of sliced steak served over BYO on Madison’s main drag, we knew a bit of what we were a crispy, flavorful galette made of potato “strings” and fava in for, having perused the offerings beforehand. beans. Though the dish was slightly salty, this was tempered We had learned that chef-owner Robert Ubhaus by a pleasantly sweet drizzle of raspberry glaze. changes his innovative menu of contemporary French fare A hearty vegetarian dish, the eggplant Provençal farci every four to six weeks, depending on what’s in season. Givcomprised a hollow eggplant half stuffed with tasty Flageolet en this and the restaurant’s “rustic chic” débeans, tomatoes, capers, olives and other  cor of cheery yellow walls, sleek wooden furveggies, but it was the heap of melted RESTO niture and pleasant oil paintings, we figured chèvre that made the dish a real “wow.” 77 Main Street, Madison, it as a perfect date-night spot—and were thus For dessert, we adored the creamy 973-377-0066; surprised to find diners in shorts, casual jeans apple pie crème brûlée. Glazed to perfecand sandals. Yet as our meal unfolded, we tion with bits of apple inside and a bunHOURS came to realize that though the food is an updle of blueberries on top, the preparation Dinner: Monday, 5–8:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 5–9 p.m.; Thursday, scale delight, Resto’s relaxed vibe is key to its was divine without being overly rich. 5–9:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, charming, unpretentious personality. The “milk and cookies” dessert featured 5–10 p.m.; Sunday, 5–8 p.m. This quality extends to the staff. heavenly mascarpone mousse sandOur friendly, knowledgeable waiter gave wiched between two spongy, homemade WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW us plenty of time to make our selections dark-chocolate cookies. Our advice: En• Entrées range from $24 to $33 and patiently answered all of our quesjoy it without the super-tart strawberry •$  45-per-person chef’s tasting tions with a smile. We were a bit dismayed crème anglaise served on the side. menu available Sunday through by the unusually warm temperature inside By meal’s end, we learned it matThursday • BYOB the restaurant—but when it came to the ters little what one wears to a restaurant • Major credit cards accepted food, there was little to complain about. such as Resto—nothing can mar the Our starters were a colorful mix of elegance on the plate. n

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to the area’s best restaurants Arthur’s is often compared with some of the finest steakhouses in Manhattan for good reason. This casual, neighborhood tavern serves amazing aged and tender steaks, mouthwatering burgers and French onion soup, all at affordable prices. In addition, there’s a host of other selections worth taking note of. For example, on a recent visit, the specials menu had Maine lobster and a broiled Alaskan salmon over greens with lemon and rice as well as an unusual chicken and brie arugula salad with grilled peaches and strawberries.


In addition to being one of the most romantic restaurants in the state, the historic Ivy Inn has some homemade soups and salads that are a perfect start to entrées that range from Maryland crab cakes, whole wheat rigatoni with broccoli rabe and shrimp in a light sauce to blackened catfish, grilled chops and a wonderful chicken breast stuffed with prosciutto and sun-dried tomatoes. And don’t miss the Happy Hour or dessert menu that were both voted #1 in the area.

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Funky and fun, the Martini Grill will not disappoint. Their innovative Italian-Continental food is made from local ingredients bought and prepared onsite daily. Some of the most popular dishes include a Chilean sea bass baked with horseradish crumb crust over wilted spinach and lemon jus; a lamb shank braised with vegetable brunoise and a creamy white-bean provencal; and pan-seared medallions of filet mignon topped with jumbo shrimp, roasted peppers and mozzarella in a light garlic jus. Even their latest martini, Day at the Spa, with cucumber vodka, pureed cucumber, mint and yogurt sounds deliciously healthy.

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NEVER BE WITHOUT TEETH, INCLUDING IMPLANTS Patients travel from around the country to Denville, in search of the perfect smile. Denville is famous for its medical community. So, it’s no surprise that a perfect smile is a must have item in this friendly town. Hand crafting those smiles is the life work of Dr. Steiner and Dr. Fine. Our office’s reputation has spread so far that we now treat patients from around the world; often doing more smile makeovers in a single month that some dentists do in a lifetime. We also offer an amazing alternative for those living with missing teeth. This dramatic advancement in the field of dental implantology now makes it possible for many patients to switch from dentures to permanent implant supported teeth in only a few hours. This new approach can be used to replace a single missing tooth or an entire mouth. Patients leave the office after just one appointment with a beautiful and strong smile. Discomfort is so minimal that most patients eat a light meal that evening. Upon entering our front door you will immediately know that this is no ordinary dental office, because that’s what most people say upon seeing it for the first time. Among our practice’s notable patients are actresses, actors, astronauts, models and TV personalities. However most of the doctor’s patients are everyday people who just want to look their best. Drs. Steiner, Fine and Kwiatkowski have focused their practice on those areas about which they are highly passionate. (After all you wouldn’t ask your family doctor to do heart surgery.) Those areas are Cosmetic Dentistry. Trained at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for advanced dental studies, they have devoted over fifty combined years to perfecting their skills and have placed over 23,000 cosmetic restorations. Our main focus is on cosmetic and full mouth reconstruction cases. This includes Implant Dentistry and Neuromuscular Orthodontics, which can avoid unecessary removal of teeth. Many people do not realize that dental problems may be the cause of headaches, shoulder, back and neck pain, noisy jaw joints and pains in the TMJ. Drs. Steiner, Fine and Kwiatkowski pride themselves in having Morris County’s premier head, neck and jaw pain relief center. Our office also offers a “limited warranty” that provides free repair or replacement of restorative dental work, when a patient’s regular hygiene visits are maintained. This kind of security could only be offered by truly World Class Dentists. This is why our motto is: “Experienced professionals make the difference.”

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