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EST. 2011 BY LIZ RUEVEN
Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Thanksgiving Chutney with Cranberries & Cherries

Thanksgiving Chutney with Cranberries & Cherries

With Thanksgiving just two weeks from now, it's time to start building your menu with an eye towards   easy, do-ahead dishes so the day before the feast doesn't send you off into a tizzy. Considering that cranberry sauces, dressings and chutneys may be prepared up to one week in advance,  you can knock one...

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Sizzling Brussels Sprouts with a Side of Bourbon/Mustard

Sizzling Brussels Sprouts with a Side of Bourbon/Mustard

I only deep fry during Chanukah and even then, it always feel slightly unfamiliar and guilt provoking. This season, I'm paying close attention to my local vegetables so I can re-imagine frying latkes (vegetable pancakes) with some new combinations of flavors, ingredients and a little more skill. When I att...

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Why You Should be Slow Roasting Late Season Tomatoes

Why You Should be Slow Roasting Late Season Tomatoes

Slow roasting end of season tomatoes with garlic is the perfect way to fill your home with  seductive aromas that will get your creative juices flowing. It's  virtually effortless and yields sweet results that will spark the cooking in your autumn kitchen. Best of all, slow roasted tomatoes are a great star...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Joys of Jewish Preserving & Cranberry Applesauce

The Joys of Jewish Preserving & Cranberry Applesauce

The Joys of Jewish Preserving, a new guide to holding onto the best of the seasons’ harvest, is an inspiration for those who well, just can’t let it go. If you love those stacks of ruddy apples at your farmers...

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Modern Jewish Baker & Pizza Rugelach; Basics & Way Beyond

Modern Jewish Baker & Pizza Rugelach; Basics & Way Beyond

Modern Jewish Baker; Challah, Babka, Bagels & More by Shannon Sarna, is a cookbook that will serve as both guide to baking basics and boundary bender for those ready for  adventures and mash-ups. Just as autumn's chill a...

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Do-Ahead Bread Pudding with a Sephardic Back-Story

Do-Ahead Bread Pudding with a Sephardic Back-Story

As Yom Kippur approaches, the question of what to make for break fast that's easy and do-ahead is paramount. The break fast meal, whether you have a big party or keep it a simple family affair, is an important part of the Yom Kipp...

Monday, September 25, 2017

Do- Ahead Grilled Corn & Avocado Salad

Do- Ahead Grilled Corn & Avocado Salad

Do- ahead, prep ahead, make in advance... these are the magic phrases when it comes to planning my break fast feast following Yom Kippur. If I have to do more than pull platters from the refrigerator or slip a casserole into the oven, I'm simply not up for it. Along with kugels and bread puddings, smoked f...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Crisp Autumn Salad Loaded with Symbolism

Crisp Autumn Salad Loaded with Symbolism

I've been giving a lot of thought to how to incorporate as many seasonal vegetables and fruits as possible into my celebratory menus as I begin to cook for Rosh HaShanah, the Jewish new year. While brisket and chicken soup will always have a place at my table, I turn to my local farmers' market for inspira...

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Late Summer Corn Soup Spans the Seasons

Late Summer Corn Soup Spans the Seasons

What took me so long to make stock from all of those corn cobs we've been nibbling on all summer?

It's not too late now that you know you should be making this effortless vegetarian broth for your future soups, grains and curries. Here in the Northeast, you'll find stacks of just harvested corn at y...

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

No-Bake Dessert Solution for August: Peach & Basil Granita

No-Bake Dessert Solution for August: Peach & Basil Granita

We've got a perfect solution to that "What should I serve for dessert" question when it's so hot that you probably could fry an egg on your back porch. We love August but really, why add heat to the kitchen unless you've over-purchased at your farmers' market? Instead, imagine this icy, dairy free, vegan g...