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EST. 2011 BY LIZ RUEVEN
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Happy Birthday Trees & Chocolate Tart

Happy Birthday Trees & Chocolate Tart

We're jazzed to sweeten our favorite holiday around preparing local ingredients and seasonal fruits. Tu b'Shvat, this locavore's favorite winter holiday, is coming right up and we're turning to the Bible's set list of ingredients as a guideline for what to eat. Start planning your feast's dessert by whipp...

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The Healthy Jewish Kitchen & Sri Lankan Rice with Dried Fruits & Nuts

The Healthy Jewish Kitchen & Sri Lankan Rice with Dried Fruits & Nuts

Jewish soul food and healthy recipes are perfectly in sync in Paula Shoyer’s most recent and fourth cookbook, The Healthy Jewish Kitchen; Fresh, Contemporary Recipes for Every Occasion. Vibrant recipes transport the home cook across the globe in Shoyer's exploration of nutrient dense dishes that reflect tod...

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Celebrate Birthday of the Trees with this Savory Galette

Celebrate Birthday of the Trees with this Savory Galette

If you didn't know that this savory, vegetarian galette is rather symbolic you'd think it was just another tasty winter baking project with seemingly unrelated ingredients.

But you'd be wrong.

This sweet and salty, jammy galette recipe is actually full of early Spring spirit in Israel. It hig...

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Roasted Fruit Sparks Winter Salads

Roasted Fruit Sparks Winter Salads

Recipe and photo courtesy of Robin Selden for Maria Selden Catering and Event Planning Remember the first time you grilled those peak-of-season, local peaches and were blown away by how much sweeter and more nuanced they tasted? Now imagine roasting winter fruits that seem, well, less exciting. By a lot. ...

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Winter Salad that Meets the Challenge

Winter Salad that Meets the Challenge

Winter salads can taste a little lackluster, we know. But colder months provide an opportunity to create pairings with dried fruits and nuts that sing differently but still shine in composed salads bursting with warm flavors and colors. 11364...

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Sweet and Savory Galette for Tu b’Shvat

Sweet and Savory Galette for Tu b’Shvat

The challenge: Create a recipe with seven seemingly disparate ingredients.  A wild mystery basket full of items on CHOPPED? 11366...

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Finding Meaning in Winter Fruit Salad

Finding Meaning in Winter Fruit Salad

Do you love to eat foods imbued with symbolism? With the Tu B'Shvat holiday approaching on the eve of February 3 we have an opportunity to pause and connect nature's wondrous cycles with deeper meaning while enjoying tasty fruits and grains. The holiday of Tu B'Shvat (15th day of the Hebrew month of Shvat)...

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Birthday of the Trees with Pecan & Fig Biscotti

Birthday of the Trees with Pecan & Fig Biscotti

I wrestled with my warmest waterproof boots, grabbed my camera and began to hunt for signs of spring last week. There were spots of snow everywhere but some sunnier patches in my yard made way for tufts of bright green shoots. Good thing I was looking then, since temps have plummeted into the Arctic zone in ...

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The New Year of the Trees & Couscous with Chicken

The New Year of the Trees & Couscous with Chicken

Take a moment to pause and imagine:  Spring is only a few weeks away! The Jewish holiday of Tu b’Shvat is a day set aside to celebrate the fruit of the trees and to give thanks for their well-being and bounty. Perfect timing. 12048...