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EST. 2011 BY LIZ RUEVEN
Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Seasonal Snippet: Sweet Potatoes & Why We Love Them

Seasonal Snippet: Sweet Potatoes & Why We Love Them

Contributed by Katy Morris Whipped to creamy perfection and topped with toasted pecans? Roasted and sprinkled with a dash of cinnamon? Perhaps baked into a cupcake and generously frosted? There are so many ways to enjoy sweet potatoes; it’s hard to choose just one. And given we are in the throes of Th...



Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Kosher Kitchensurfing at Home

Kosher Kitchensurfing at Home

Contributed by Katy Morris Ready to take a break from holiday cooking challenges even before Thanksgiving and eight nights of Chanukah throw those kitchen curve balls at you?  If you're looking for an effortless alternative, and you already feel relieved as you imagine a professional chef keeping your tur...



Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Crispy Roasted Cauliflower “Steak”

Crispy Roasted Cauliflower “Steak”

The cruciferous Autumn darling of the season seems to be cauliflower. With the proper prep and seasoning, it's pretty easy to forget how you felt about this veggie when you were a young'un.  11572...



Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Is this Kosher Chef the Next Top Chef? Consider this Ceviche.

Is this Kosher Chef the Next Top Chef? Consider this Ceviche.

How does a non-Jewish, half-Mexican, half-Japanese, treyf-loving chef become the first ever kosher “cheftestant” on one of the most popular TV shows in the country? “I didn’t pick kosher, kosher picked me,” he claims. Chef Katsuji Tanabe of L.A.’s premiere authentic Mexican kosher restaurant...



Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Try Cooking with Tea for Nuanced Flavors

Try Cooking with Tea for Nuanced Flavors

The chilly temps of Autumn have us sipping steaming cups of hot tea while spending more time looking for new recipe inspirations.  When we started wondering about cooking with tea we consulted local experts and CT friends at  Leaf & Ardor Tea Co. to get the skinny. 11580...



Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Soup Dumplings (Kreplach) in Golden Broth

Soup Dumplings (Kreplach) in Golden Broth

Contributed by Melissa Roberts Served on Sukkot, kreplach (soup dumplings) serve a dual purpose. First, for practical purposes and when served in soup, it’s a warming dish when eaten outdoors on a cool autumn night. 11586...



Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Seasonal Snippet: All About Pomegranates

Seasonal Snippet: All About Pomegranates

Contributed by Katy Morris Pomegranates are kind of like the queens of fall. Not only are they robed in ruby red, filled with jewel-like arils, beautified with a crown-like head and reputed to be high-maintenance to handle, they have been highly prized for centuries by royals, religious icons and spirit...



Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Burnt Eggplant with Garlic, Lemon and Pomegranate Seeds

Burnt Eggplant with Garlic, Lemon and Pomegranate Seeds

When I felt a little short on pomegranate recipes in this season of honey, apples and these seedy beauties, I turned to Shulie Madnick, food writer, blogger and photographer extraordinaire. I knew that she would have something big on unexpected flavor combinations and connected to the upcoming holiday of Ros...



Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Peak of Summer with Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms

Peak of Summer with Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms

Fiori di zucca or zucchini blossoms are a delicacy in Tuscany but with the farmers' markets heaped with towers of zucchini here in the U.S. it's easier than you may think to bring this very Italian dish to your own table. If your favorite market vendor doesn't sell these sunny, edible flowers, ask her to g...



Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Summer Baking with Advice from the Pros

Summer Baking with Advice from the Pros

contributed by Katy Morris Don’t let the thought of adding more heat to your kitchen deter you from baking this summer!  The bounty of local fruit in farmers' markets is truly irresistible, making summertime the perfect time to express your creative genius.  11618...