Month: August 2016

Apple Tart
Dessert, French, Parve

Apple Tart

This Apple Tart is rich and sweet from the apples sautéed with the seeds from a vanilla bean and topped with apples glazed with orange marmalade and orange liqueur. What a treat and a beautiful way to impress your company! No rolling pin needed! You can press the dough around […]

Chicken Soup
Eastern European, Holidays, Soup

Chicken Soup

Chicken Soup, aka Jewish penicillin, is one of the world’s most iconic soups . Every family in every culture has their own special formula. My Chicken Soup is the same one that was made in my Great Grandmother’s home, my Grandmother’s home,  in my home as a child and now […]

Cucumber Salad
Salad

Cucumber Salad

The secret to having Cucumber Salad taste like it just came from the garden is in the salting. Draining the excess water from the cucumbers before you marinate them helps the cucumbers absorb the flavor of the sugar and vinegar. Loads of fresh dill puts it over the top! Hint: […]

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The Nine Days!

Just a little background for those who might wonder about the sundry posts for The Nine Days and meatless meals preceding Tisha B’Av. “Tisha B’Av (Hebrew: תשעה באב or ט׳ באב, “the Ninth of Av,”) is an annual fast day in Judaism, named for the ninth day (Tisha) of the […]