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Okay, pretty hilarious that another year has gone by without a post! But, BUT, my recipes for Rosh Hashana are true classics - enjoy!


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WSJHS Italian Plum Shortbread
September 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Cindy Masin, tireless editor and promoter of the Washington State Jewish Historical Society's cookbook, "Yesterday's Mavens, Today's Foodies" asks if I'd make a couple hundred samples of an item from the cookbook. These tidbits, to be given out at the Mercer Island Far... (Continue to recipe and instructions)

Baba Ganoush
September 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

We frequently come to this website for recipes. Working from my home office, I bring what I need to the kitchen on prep days. Sometimes I forget things and it has been very handy to have so many recipes in the archives. These are my catering recipes; I'm happy to share my repertoire but mostly I... (Continue to recipe and instructions)

Easy to Work Empanada Dough
October 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

I first made empanadas last spring, using a black bean and green plantain filling to great reviews. My most recent curried vegetable empanadas are fabulous. Both are encased with this wonderful dough recipe. The dough is super easy to handle so shaping is a breeze. The egg yolk in the... (Continue to recipe and instructions)

Apple Raspberry Crisp
September 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

I love apple crisp and the addition of raspberries is stellar. Tangy raspberries and tart apples with a crispy cinnamon and nutmeg scented topping. It is the perfect dessert for those not up for attempting a pie. It is a sensible finish to 3 weeks of eating; keep it simple. I love sneaking into the ... (Continue to recipe and instructions)

Pumpkin Borekas
October 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

I love Sukkot. It is like Thanksgiving a month early....and, for 8 days. For me, that means all things apple and all things pumpkin. Catering a couple of sukkah parties is a opportunity to make pumpkin borekas. Delicate pastries, it's like eating hand held pumpkin pie. A Sephardic treat, I'm... (Continue to recipe and instructions)

Kasha Varnishkes with Piccolini (mini Farfalle)
October 9, 2011 | 1 Comments

Aviva and I love kasha varnishkes. I'd never seen it before until I converted and always found it an unusual blend; kasha and pasta. This past summer I saw Barilla's Picocolini for the first time. The little mini bowtie pasta, mini farfalle, made my head bobble. I immediately thought kasha v... (Continue to recipe and instructions)

Fig and Raspberry Tart with Sesame Almond Crust
October 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

This is another favorite of mine from "Baking with Julia" by Dorie Greenspan. Called a "raspberry-fig crostata' in the book, a crostata is a tart in Italian. With Amanda Knox's return to Seattle tonight, we are tip-toeing around all things Italian....let's call it a tart. ... (Continue to recipe and instructions)

Sephardic Borekas
May 15, 2011 | 8 Comments

No self-respecting website posting a slew of Sephardic recipes in one day could omit borekas. These are, according to my mentor Katherine Scharon, the real deal. No funky random puff pastry wrapped blobs of potato here. No! These borekas have a unique dough made of flour, oil, water and salt th... (Continue to recipe and instructions)

May 15, 2011 | 3 Comments

Layers of fillo separate ground nuts tossed with spices, repeated to a stack of yum and drizzled with a lemony syrup. I should make baklava more often. Always disappearing from buffet tables, I love to team these sweet triangles with biscochos and date nut pinwheels paying homage to the ar... (Continue to recipe and instructions)

Balsamic Herbed Chicken
February 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

I found this recipe while browsing through my kosher for Passover collection used at Hillel. I love balsamic vinegar and kudos to Bartenura for making it kosher and kosher for Passover. This recipe has onion and tomato along with the herbs. In the past, I've simplified it and made the olive oil ... (Continue to recipe and instructions)

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