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Passover in Paris

August 27, 2015, by

During our years in France, my husband and I had the opportunity to explore French Jewish cuisine and to attend Parisian Passover Seders. Most of the Jews in France are either of North African or Ashkenazi origin, and the taste of both groups was apparent in our holiday fare. Although tradition dictates much of the

Macaroons for Passover

August 27, 2015, by

In the weeks before Passover, which begins this year at sundown on April 8th, I start to think about getting my home ready for the holiday and about the first Seder. Who will come? Because of space considerations and growing families it is my husband’s side one year, my side the next. What will I

Diabetes Myths, Realities and a Beef Skillet Supper

August 27, 2015, by

Listen to Linda’s Food Talk show on OURadio.org! So many of us are touched by diabetes – either through friends, families or ourselves. Wherever I go to promote my latest book Mix ‘n’ Match Meals in Minutes for People with Diabetes, I hear my father has diabetes or my sister or I’ve just become pre-diabetic.

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

Recipes with Pomegranates

August 21, 2015, by

Let me get this out of the way before I go any further with this column: pomegranates while delicious, good for you in so many ways and truly a wonderful addition to any dish they can be a PAIN to peel. Ok, not really technically difficult, mind you, just a pain or should I say,

SIMANIM–SIGN ME UP FOR A SWEET, HEALTHY NEW YEAR!

August 21, 2015, by

Rosh Hashanah is usually associated with apples and honey, symbolizing sweetness for the coming New Year. In our family, honey cake, apple cake or strudel and a carrot tzimmes sweetened with honey are always on the menu. The following are recipes that include some of the special symbolic foods—the simanim—eaten on Rosh Hashanah: fish, pomegranates,

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 KOSHEREYE.com Adapted from Mylittlecelebration.com 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

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