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
This post was contributed by Melissa Roberts.
What does a July 4th celebration have to do with Kosher Like Me? Well, not a whole lot really.
Except….Jews are an integral part of the American fabric. There are probably more of us here in the U.S. than in any other country or continent.
So celebrate America’s independence?
For my family, the 4th is an official kickoff for summer complete with house guests, grilling, and a flag cake.
This year, I decided to move on from this unoriginal yet always delicious dessert and my mind turned to a pavlova, a marshmallow-y meringue filled with cream and fruit.
Living in Fairfield County, CT., we are blessed to have properties that are often zoned with a couple of acres of land. It’s very peaceful but can be a little isolating if you want to connect with your neighbors.
Sometimes we mistakenly imagine that once our kids no longer need friends to ride bikes with “on the block”, we don’t need our neighbors much anymore either.
Chanukah has arrived!
And while there is nothing like the sizzling sounds and homey aromas of latkes on the first night of celebration, cooking fatigue may set in by night four or five. Depending on the ages of the little ones and where you live, you may feel inclined to take a break and check out these great choices for eats and treats in Connecticut and NYC.
Starting in CT. check out Cake Suite in Westport, where owner and baker Michelle Klem has prepared a riot of sweets to bring to your party host or to enjoy with your own family.