Mid Winter Family Shabbat Dinner


This week has been incredibly rainy and gloomy.  With a low cloud deck overhead I listened to my own rhythmic breathing and focused my attention on all the thoughts buzzing around in my head, my inner monologue.  I decided on Monday that it was a week for thanksgiving and I would invite all the immediate family for a Shabbat dinner.  You see my house is not in danger of sliding because Continue reading

Weekly Menu: Family Dinner Friday August 14th

Family Dinner Friday August 14th


Wine:  for regular Shabbat  Teal Lake 2008 Shiraz

Wine: for special occasion, Casa da Corca, Douro, reserva 2005


Lime marinated grilled lamb shoulder chops

with Bobby Flay’s Cascabel Chili Fig sauce

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Roasted squash blossoms with toasted bread crumbs

Saute of fresh figs, mushrooms, and fennel

Basmati rice pilaf with pistachios and scallions

Stone fruit crisp

Weekly Menu: Family Shabbat Dinner Friday July 31

Family Shabbat Dinner Friday July 31


Herzog Special Reserve Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2006



Pico De Gallo

Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Wild Arugula, heirloom tomato, and organic beet salad, lemon vinagrette

Grilled Artichokes with sea salt, olive oil, and herb mayonnaise

Roast Chicken with Lime and Sumac

Oven Roasted Cauliflower

Haricort Verts

Egyptian rice pilaf with currents and pine nuts


Fresh fruit