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EST. 2011 BY LIZ RUEVEN
Monday, September 9, 2019

Chewy Tahini Brownies & the Joy of Sababa Cookbook

Chewy Tahini Brownies & the Joy of Sababa Cookbook

Adeena Sussman's latest cookbook, Sababa Fresh Sunny Flavors from my Israeli Kitchen, joyfully crosses many borders,  much like those who live and eat in her adopted land. With great gusto, she shares recipes and stories rooted in family, season, friendship and place. ♥Want to add something unexpected t...

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Make these Watermelon Pops to Beat the Heat

Make these Watermelon Pops to Beat the Heat

I listened with delight as a friend asked her husband which flavors he preferred from the selection of Bees Knees Ice Pops at my CT farmers' market. "You good with Strawberry Lemonade?" she asked. "Yup". "How 'bout Watermelon Strawberry?" "Sure". "Spicy Blueberry Lemonade? Cucumber Mint Lime?" "Yes. Yes. Ye...

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Blueberry Buckle Says Summer to Us

Blueberry Buckle Says Summer to Us

Call it a crisp, crumble, cobbler or buckle, my family simply calls this summertime dessert THAT favorite blueberry buckle we all love. This dessert is so easy to throw together that you'll be tempted to bring it to all of your warm weather outings when friends say, SURE you can bring a dessert. In fact, y...

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Easy Summer Nosh: Smoked Trout Canapés

Easy Summer Nosh: Smoked Trout Canapés

I had the honor of interviewing my friend, cookbook author and keynote speaker, Leah Koenig, at our third annual Southern CT Jewish Food Festival a few days ago. We dished about global Jewish foods, highlighting  the pressing question, what makes Jewish food Jewish, anyway? Ask either of us and we'd be gl...

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Lessons Learned between Layers of Lasagna

Lessons Learned between Layers of Lasagna

I've been teaching a trio of teen girls how to prepare healthy, seasonal, mostly vegetarian meals since they were eleven. Yesterday they reminded me that they will be heading to high school in the fall. I'm excited to think that I've given them a foundation for how to prepare nutritious and tasty meals for fr...

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Perfect Passover Chocolate Walnut Torte

Perfect Passover Chocolate Walnut Torte

You know that joke about the mother-in-law who shares her son's favorite recipe with the daughter-in-law but leaves out just a few key instructions so that the recipe fails? Voila! The mother-in-law continues to be THE BEST maker of her son's favorite cake. This is NOT that story. Because when I asked Litz...

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Lighten Up: Roasted Salmon during Passover

Lighten Up: Roasted Salmon during Passover

Kim Kushner has opened up her heart and home to us in her lusciously photographed third cookbook, I Heart Kosher: Beautiful Recipes from my Kitchen. Scroll to end of this post for recipe for Roasted Salmon with Squash & Zucchini Crunchies. As in both of her previous cookbooks, her cooking style is appro...

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

KuKu Sabzi Brings Greens to the Passover Table

KuKu Sabzi Brings Greens to the Passover Table

I assisted Chef Susan Barocas with the third in a series of kosher pop-up restaurant style dinners* I've curated in my hometown in CT this week. Our friendship is rooted in co-chairing the Hazon Food Conference last summer. It's now sealed by our shvitzing together in the kitchen as we cooked through two sol...

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Cherry Cardamom Hamantaschen Sweeten Purim

Cherry Cardamom Hamantaschen Sweeten Purim

Hamtaschen, the triangular cookie treats we eat on the holiday of Purim, are no longer just the classic versions we knew as kids. Sure, it's still easy to find these traditional treats with raspberry, apricot, prune and poppy seed fillings. And we haven't stopped loving them. But I'm more curious about why...

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Lion’s Mane Mushroom “Crab” Cakes

Lion’s Mane Mushroom “Crab” Cakes

Is it off-putting to see the word CRAB in this title? I debated whether to use it but I simply have to. I've been hankering to make these vegetarian and kosher faux crab cakes with Lion's Mane mushrooms since I first saw them at Westport Farmers' Market in CT. My curiosity was peaked when I read that when ...