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Tamar Ansh

Yom Ha’atzmaut: Blue & White (Cookies) Are My Colors

August 27, 2015, by

“…כחול ולבן הצבע שלי” Blue and white are my colors (and what’s black & white anyway?!), and I’m just seeing one star. So how about some Hummus, eggplant dip, pita crackers and blue & white cookies for a Yom Ha’atzmaut treat. Tamar Ansh is an author, freelance recipe developer, and food columnist. Her articles have

Pesach Beets and Sweets

August 26, 2015, by

With the cleaning and scrubbing well underway (oh, to be finished) it is now time to concentrate on the kitchen, and the preparation of those special Pesach foods. Since beets are one of the most widely and traditionally used vegetable at this time of year, we will focus on them (and sneak in a little

The Latke: New Twists On An Old Favorite

December 18, 2008, by

It’s just about Chanukah time again but who says that Chanukah has to be only oil and potatoes? On the other hand, what would Chanukah be without that old time favorite, greasy potato latkes? And while I’m quite sure that most everyone out there already knows how to make a regular latke, how about some

Quickie Pasta and Grain Salads

June 26, 2008, by

This week’s column will focus on some really nice, simple and healthy side dishes that can be used any time of year, for Shabbos or weekday. These “sides” are an excellent alternative to more traditional kugels and lower in fat and calorie content. They are a great accompaniment to any meat, fish or dairy meals;

A Delicious Taste of Pesach Tradition

April 3, 2008, by

For this Pesach column, I’d like to cut right to the chase (who has time for anything else with all the preparation?!) and focus on some non-gebrokts side dishes, without potatoes! And they are good enough to eat all year long… Eggplant Nicoise (Dairy) 8 to 10 servings Ingredients: 1/3 cup olive oil 2 cloves

Quick Comfort: Quiches and Noodles

February 27, 2008, by

An end to winter might be in sight, but we are still seeking out some comfort foods to tide us over…Here are some ideas for you to try, and each one should take you about 20 minutes or less to prepare… And I know for many people this is a bit early to hear, but

“Dipping” Into Shabbat Appetizers

January 30, 2008, by

Now that we’re in the long stretch of winter, without any exciting Yamim Tovim to break up the monotony of daily life, we can take some time to explore new and tasty dishes for ‘just’ Shabbat. I enjoy creating my own “dips”, cold pureed vegetarian ideas that spread well on challah. After my homemade challahs

Cooking With Fruit, For Tu B’Shevat

January 10, 2008, by

With the month of Shevat here, and Tu B’Shevat soon to come, we will take a look at some different ways to serve fruits; included are two delicious salads and two dessert-type ideas for you to try out. I’ve included some of the fruits of the Seven Species of Fruits of Israel in each one

Feeding the Chanukah Gathering

November 29, 2007, by

With 8 whole days of Chanukah looming ahead, here are some holiday ideas for you to try out. They are great for Chanukah parties or get-togethers with family and friends, or even just a quiet night with your own, after the candles have been lit… Greek Dairy Squash Souffle Pie 4 servings Ingredients: 4 eggs or

Tantalizing Winter Aromas

November 8, 2007, by

With the change in weather imminent, if not already happening, we all feel the need for some healthy, filling and warm foods. These recipes are a special favorite if you are in search of something warm and delicious to serve your family. And there is little more inviting than walking into from a cold or