Homemade Challah with Honey

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Challah is the quintessential Jewish Sabbath and holiday bread.  Bread baked from the staff of life has a spiritual essence that affirms our connection to the earth’s harvest and sustains us.  This Challah is sweet and moist.  It has a long stranded texture, Continue reading

Weekday Lentil Soup

Lentils are one of the most nutritious foods on the planet used as part of a complete protein in vegetarian diets or used as a low calorie, vitamin and fibre rich part of any diet.  There are many different colors of lentils,  with different cooking times and textures.  Lentils are a staple in the Middle and Near East and India, while cooked in some European countries also.  They can be paired Continue reading

Seattle Blackberry Crisp

 While growing up in Seattle, I developed a passion for blackberries and raspberries.  Blackberries grew plentifully on every vacant lot and on every little untended strip of soil all over the city.  On late summer afternoons, we would put on old clothes Continue reading

Lasagna per Cousin Paula

Once in a while, a big baking dish of lasagna, smelling of cheese and tomatoes, crispy edges of lasagna noodles sticking up in the corners, Continue reading

Boreka Video

Take a look at my first attempt at a food instruction video.  It is a funny, but instructonal video showing how to make cheese borekas.  Enjoy.

Osso Bucco for Sisters

Friday was here again!  I blinked and the week passed.  For me it was time to plan another Friday night dinner, Shabbat dinner, since I am the keeper Continue reading

Mid Winter Family Shabbat Dinner

Rain

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