Sukkot Meals Pure and Simple

August 20, 2015, by

“What do you do in the sukkah?” I once heard an interviewer ask a man as the holiday of Sukkot approached. His reply? “You eat, and you eat and then–you eat again!” How true. During the week of Sukkot, we consider our sukkah to be our home for seven days. Since the primary activities of

Recipes with Salami

August 20, 2015, by

While most of us think of the salami as “Jewish” in origin but in actuality its Italian origin goes back to ancient Rome. The word comes from the Italian word “salare” which means “to salt”. Originally salami was made from a mixture of chopped meat and salt that was stuffed into a natural casing and

Chanukah Delights

July 29, 2015, by

In honor of Chanukah, it is traditional to eat foods fried in oil, including luscious latkes and sufganiyot (Israeli-style donuts traditionally filled with jam). Dairy dishes, especially those made with cheese, are also customary because the Jewish heroine Yehudit killed Holofernes, the Assyrian general, after feeding him cheese and wine. The challenge for today’s kosher

No-Churn Vanilla Ice Cream

July 29, 2015, by

  FROM Adapted from Easy and Delicious – No ice cream maker required. Ingredients: 1 cup heavy whipping cream 1/4  cup half & half 1-2 cups confectioner’s sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions: Pour cream and half & half into a large bowl; beat with a hand mixer until semi–stiff peaks form. Add

Father’s Day

July 29, 2015, by

SLICE OF LIFE BY EILEEN GOLTZ Growing up the only time my dad cooked was when it was barbeque time. This is not to say that my dad was a good barbeque-er but rather, he was an enthusiastic barbequer who always surprised us with how he always managed to come within an inch of incinerating

Cold (Fruit) Soups

July 29, 2015, by

SLICE OF LIFE BY EILEEN GOLTZ Every year around this time I start getting calls for cold soups. Could be the 100+ temperatures we’re getting, could be the plethora of melons and berries that are so cheap it’s almost a crime not to buy them or even just because its summer and getting creative with

Meatless Menus for the Nine Days

July 16, 2015, by

Still worried what you will feed your family during the Nine Days? Here are more recipes from popular kosher bloggers that are sure to keep perspectives on mourning for the right reasons (ahem—not because they can’t eat meat). Be sure to visit the blogs for more step-by-step photos and anecdotes for each recipe. Please keep

No Meat? No Problem! Great Dairy Recipes for The Nine Days

July 7, 2015, by

As we spiritually prepare for Tisha B’Av—some of us are concerned how to gastronomically prepare for The Nine Days. Don’t worry, you can satiate your palate without meat. We’ve reached out to some popular kosher bloggers to share some meatless menu options. Make sure to visit the blogs for more step-by-step photos and anecdotes for

Becoming Freezer-Friendly Savvy

June 3, 2015, by

Not getting a chance to eat through all those vegetables you bought at the supermarket? Put them in the freezer, they’ll still be good (after defrosting) for almost a year. Fruit are another food that survives well in the freezer. Just how well? Citrus fruits can be left frozen for up to three months and

Not Your Bubby’s Wine

June 1, 2015, by

Hip, edgy, and the only of its kind on the shelves, Ralph’s company L’Chaim Kosher Wine is definitely not your Bubby’s wine, but it’s certainly worthy of her table. Phrases like that—and “Kosher, Even if You’re Not” have become marketing slogans launched by the international wine house to promote its products beyond the old-school styles

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