Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Food & Wine

Stay Calm and Start Planning

So Pesach is coming and I’m calm, I really am. I mean, this is not my first rodeo, and besides, I have an entire folder full of Pesach shopping lists, menus and recipes from previous years. Lists are good, right? I feel completely in control of my Pesach planning, so I can now focus my attention on repairing the

Inbal Jerusalem Hotel’s Executive Chef Presents Unique Passover Dessert for 2017

With Passover fast approaching, award-winning Executive Chef Nir Elkayam of the Inbal Jerusalem Hotel has created two mouthwatering recipes for the holiday.

“The greatest challenge of Passover is creating tasty recipes despite the restrictions of the holiday,” said Elkayam. “These recipes

Not My Grandmother’s Hamantashen

Do you have a favorite hamantashen recipe? I know I do. (And it’s not my grandmother’s, although I do love that one too.) This one is a simple cookie dough recipe that is easy to make, has no margarine, needs no refrigeration prior to rolling out, is very easy to handle and tastes delicious. Do you have one like that?

L’Chaim…Festive and Unique Purim Seudah Wine Cocktail Recipes

Don’t just open a bottle of wine to serve friends and family during the Purim seudah…Shake things up by creating unique wine cocktails with these delectable recipes that are easy to make and are destined to bring a smile to everyone’s face!

 

Purim Seudah Sangria Cocktail

You Say Flodni, I Say Fluden

You say flodni, I say fluden.

So what the heck is fluden anyway? Growing up, my grandmother made it for Purim. To me, it was something she put together after she got tired of making hamentashen. You know, there was too much dough left, and she was not rolling, cutting, filling

Gluten Free Hamantashen: Great Taste Without the Gluten

For those on gluten-free diets, finding delicious baked goods can be challenging. Enter Pereg Natural Foods, with six gluten-free flour varieties that offer versatile baking options that yield delicious texture and taste. Combine these products with the baking talents of Koshermoms, and you’ve got winning recipes all year

No More Techina, Please!

I know I’ve overplayed my hand when my kids walk through the door and see the delicious cake I’ve made, eye me suspiciously and ask, “There’s no techina in there, right? Please, no more techina!” What? I’ve been having such fun, making all the recipes with techina drizzled here, techina drizzled there. Here

Psagot Wines Mark Occasion of New Kashrut Supervision: Badatz Jerusalem Eida Hachareidis

To kick off 2017, Psagot Winery, in the Jerusalem hills, held a special observance of terumot and maasrot (produce offerings and tithes), attended by rabbis and management of the Badatz supervision of Jerusalem.

During the special occasion, thousands  of

Flourless Chocolate Cake

The rich chocolate pairs well with the tart, slightly sweetened yogurt. Separating the eggs makes this dessert light and fluffy, without the need for flour. I hope you and your family enjoy the cake as much as I do!

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Warming Up With Elegant Wines

The winter is a time when we enjoy learning, reading a good book or listening to some nice, relaxing music in the comforting warmth of our homes. Preferably near the fireplace for those of us who are lucky to have one. The winter is also a great time to indulge and sip some full-bodied, concentrated wines while doing any

What's in a Name?

Three of my four high school years were spent in an Israeli school. Of course, one of my biggest struggles was learning the language and communicating with my new friends. Sometimes things got lost in translation—like when I was sent to the market to buy an eggplant. I thought I was so smart and clever, as I used my New

Nicole’s Lemon Mushroom Chicken

You know how there are recipes that are like mesorah? They are handed down and passed around… and recreated and tweaked along the way. Like the ubiquitous cranberry crumble or carrot muffins or crunchy cabbage salad. These dishes appear on everyone’s table, and we love them. Everyone has a different version and

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