Passover Meal, fit for a Prince

April 13th, 2014

Chicken With Mushrooms

Original recipe makes 2 servings

  • 2 chicken breasts
  •  salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  •  8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


1.    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C)

2.    Season chicken on all sides with salt and ground black pepper.

3.   Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in an ovenproof skillet. Place chicken skin-side down in skillet and cook until browned, about 5 minutes.

4.    Turn chicken over; stir mushrooms with a pinch of salt into skillet. Increase heat to high; cook, stirring mushrooms occasionally, until mushrooms shrink slightly, about 5 minutes.

5.    Transfer skillet to the preheated oven and cook until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 15 to 20 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Transfer chicken breasts to a plate and loosely tent with foil; set aside.

6.    Set skillet on the stovetop over medium-high heat; cook and stir mushrooms until brown bits start to form on the bottom of the pan, about 5 minutes. Pour water into the skillet, and bring to a boil while scraping the browned bits off of the bottom of the pan. Cook until water is reduced by half, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

7.    Stir in any accumulated juices from the chicken into the skillet. Stir butter into mushroom mixture, stirring constantly until oil is completely dissolved  and incorporated

8.    Season with salt and pepper. Spoon mushroom sauce over chicken and serve.





April 13th, 2014

Welcome to the new blog of the Teaneck General Store!

We think that our community store provides an ideal platform for sharing news, recipes, an occasional opinions, and noteworthy events.

We will be closed at 3 pm, tomorrow, Apr 14 through April 16 and re-open on April 17

Our cafe will be closed from 7pm, Sunday and will re-open on April 22 at 10 am

Women’s Learning at the Teaneck General Store

April 2nd, 2014


April 27, 10:30-11:30am

Julie Farkas leads a  weekly learning class for women of all denominations and backgrounds. Occasional guest speakers from  a variety of Jewish lifestyles and perspectives  adds understanding and meaning of Jewish holidays, lifestyles, bible and traditions..

The culmination of study is an optional  trip to Israel

There is no charge for the class that meets most Sunday mornings at the Teaneck General Store, 502a Cedar Lane, Teaneck, NJ.

Due to space limitations, reservations are required.

Please email  to make your reservation.


Artist Exhibition and Book Signing

April 1st, 2014

Sunday, April 6, 2014

4-6pm Exhibition

Artist’s work will remain in display until  Apri 25


In 1952 at the age of ten, Dennis Hirschfelder accompanied his parents to Europe where they bought him a Kodak Retina 1A camera.  He has been photographing ever since. The small group of photos presented in his show at the Teaneck General Store reflect his long time interest in “street photography”. He enjoys walking about with his camera, coming upon and quickly capturing a particular moment in time be it of an individual, a landscape, light and shadows or textures juxtaposed against each other.

Dennis and his wife, Arlene, reside in Teaneck where they have lived for thirty-seven years and where they raised their children, Adam and Brooke.


 Carl Housman has been a painting contractor, an  artist 

He is also a Holocaust survivor.  Mr. Hausman was born in Germany and spent much time hiding in France He came to the United States in 1947 and will discuss his rescue in his book,  Rescued.



Scroll Art: Manfred Wegner

 Hobbyists began “fretsaw” carving shortly after the Italian invention was introduced in the 1500’s.

The carving of thin, curved lines evolved into scrollwork and became popular in Germany. It was there that Mr. Wegner learned the art form from his father

A member of the Bergen County historical Society, Manfred has made portraits of historical re-enactors and created 26 individual portraits of the 26 shooting victims of the Newton Connecticut School shooting.






Artist Exhibition: Ryan Brown & Jamel Thompson

April 1st, 2014


Ryan Brown

 Ryan Brown is an urban artist and Teaneck High School senior, born June 15, 1996. Ryan stays very true to the era he was raised in. Over the years of searching for his passion he realized it was all around him the whole time — music and art. Ryan uses these as an escape from everything negative in the world.  It allows him to tap into his full potential by putting every ounce of his being into what he creates and captures. He has a vision to start a movement to bring culture back into the arts of urban society.  His photography, along with an EP (extended playlist), which he just completed, are the start of that mission.

                                                             Jamel Thompson 

Jamel Lecap Thompson, a Pan Asian urban artist and Teaneck High School senior, born on June 14, 1996 in Manhattan, New York.  Jamel’s artistic focus is a genre he likes to introduce as “selective realism”, a genre he describes as psychological problems faced in society, over emphasized in a subliminal expression.  Jamel, a published and exhibited artist, who currently studies in an art honors program, has his sights on pursuing a career in Art Therapy.  Jamel was inspired to pursue art through an earlier Renaissance study and expanded his realm of art from there.  Jamel lives by his creative doctrine.  “Freedom, the essence and back bone of genuine artwork.  Art is a gateway, a vessel of expression, and as an artist I think this realization is crucial for profound artists to artistically transcend.”

InfoMercials: Home Grown with Amazing Performances

March 24th, 2014

Check out our new infomercials:

This one is about the amazing outdoor lantern:



Our New Key Finder:


Timeline Game




Thursdays Are For Poetry: Our featured poet Michael Grabell

March 1st, 2014

Thursday, April 24, 7:30pm

Thursdays are for Poetry.

Our featured poet is Michael Grabell and our host is Alice Twombly

Michael J. Grabell’s first poetry chapbook, Macho Man, won the Finishing Line Press chapbook prize and will be published in November. His poems have appeared in the Best American Poetry anthology, Best New Poets 2009, Southwest Review, Columbia Poetry Review, Alehouse, Rattle, and the Sow’s Ear Poetry Review. His poetry has won a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg prize and was runner-up in the River Styx International Poetry Contest. By day, Grabell is an investigative reporter for ProPublica, where he has produced stories for the New York Times, NPR, and Time magazine. He has also served as a mentor in the MFA program at Western Connecticut State University.

Open Mic, $6.00 cover



The Teaneck Garden Club and Teaneck Green House present

January 3rd, 2014

Greenhouse 1 Greenhouse3

  Sunday April 27th 4 to 6pm at the Teaneck General Store

The Teaneck Garden Club and Teaneck Green House


          Plants that Thrive in the Teaneck Area

          Presentation by Joe Papa, Teaneck Green House Horticulturist       


  •  The Teaneck gardening climate
  • Garden preparation
  • Use of organics
  • Annuals
  • Perennials
  • Sun vs. shade
  • Vegetables (how to plant tomatoes)


A slide show will be prepared with information about the Garden Club and Green House history and current activities.





Yachad Art Show

April 2nd, 2013

Sunday, April 27, 12-2pm

Art Show featuring artists from Yachad, The National Jewish Council for Disabilities. This group is a thriving global organization dedicated to addressing the needs of all Jewish individuals with disabilities and ensuring their inclusion in every aspect of Jewish life. Read more…