It’s an all recipe week here at Kosher Like Me, with Passover in full swing and the local farms starting to sprout.
Asparagus and radishes are among the earliest spring veggies and welcome harbingers of the abundance to come. Watch for our Seasonal Snippets ALL about asparagus next week. Continue reading
I’m guessing it’s time for fruit and something much lighter than the fare you’ve been eating at your Seders.
I’m keeping it fresh and simple with this Orange and Fennel Salad from our Passover eBook, 4 Bloggers Dish: Passover. This vegan, pareve, gluten-free salad is so easy to make and so refreshing, you’ll want to make it all year round. Continue reading
Lots of laughter, wild costumes, and of course, the re-telling of the Purim victory tale, are all part of the Purim celebration. The hamantaschen, triangular cookies filled with jam, are always a key component.
And while I’ve seen these favorite cookies in bakeries at other times of the year, nothing signals Purim more delightfully than the tradition of baking these sweet treats in your own kitchen. Continue reading
Food memories have become central to the stuff of culinary themed memoirs, lately.
I don’t see the trend ending any time soon, either. Almost every major event in our lives is connected to celebrating with foods we love. It makes for great story telling and transports us across cultures and eras. Continue reading
Wondering how to celebrate the launch of 2013?
I’ll wager that bubbly and sweets are on your menu. Check out Lil’ Miss Cakes and her whimsical idea for merging the two. Continue reading
With Thanksgiving one week away, there is still plenty of time to deliberate over the menu. One thing is for sure, though, and that is that I’ll be serving soup as a warming and tantalizing opener at our Autumnal Feast.
Dana Noorily was selected (by www.random.org) as the winner of my one year blog-iversary give-away!
She is already in touch with Naomi Sugar at 365scoops and will be receiving one quart of Sugar’s super rich, custom made ice cream as her prize.
Perhaps it’s beshert (destiny) that these two talented producers of specialty KOSHER artisanal products meet! Granola and ice cream get together, why don’t you?!
photo courtesy of o.a.t.s. granola
Read what I had to say about o.a.t.s.and co-founder Dana Noorily: http://kosherlikeme.com/in-the-kitchen/o-a-t-s-spells-delicious-granola#article-title. You’ll see what I mean.
coffee heath bar ice cream in oreo cookie shell created by Naomi Sugar, 365scoops
Come celebrate with me!
It has been one year since I launched Kosher Like Me. And what’s a celebration without ice cream?
And this ice cream is not just any fantastic ice cream. This is Naomi Sugar’s homemade, artisanal, pure as the newly drifting snow ice cream. I’m talking about 365scoops frozen ambrosia, folks. Continue reading
Quick! Name three quintessentially Jewish foods. Don’t think too much about it.
I bet that kugel is on your short list.
Even the most health conscious cooks will likely whip up a luscious, highly caloric noodle pudding at some point in the next month as Jews everywhere, celebrate four holidays over five short weeks. This rapid-fire succession of holidays requires lots of planning and some easy recipes that are guaranteed to please a crowd.
Kugel is a versatile and variable concept. Depending on the region your family hails from, or the place you currently live, your kugel may be creamy and cheese laden, savory with fresh herbs and veggies, or stacked with potato and onion layers simply seasoned with salt and pepper. Add thinly sliced firm apples or slightly under ripe pears from the orchard?
Why not? Continue reading
Labor Day’s signal is loud and clear.
Like Pavlov’s dogs, we respond to the first Monday in September with a wave of sadness as the date proclaims that summer is over. Not so fast!
I’ll take this Labor Day to give thanks to those who advocate for fair wages, better working conditions, and fair trade. Now is a good time to re-state our commitment to honoring those who grow our food with concern for our environment and better nutrition for our families.
I’ve come closer to my food sources this year, through an all organic, GMO free, guaranteed local farmers’ market in my hometown, in Westport, CT. As a result of the persistent efforts and support of town leaders, a visionary and super smart (and strict) market manager and tireless volunteers, I can now turn to my local (within 120 miles) market for farm fresh deliciousness each and every week. Continue reading