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EST. 2011 BY LIZ RUEVEN
Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Apple Cake Auction & Bake a Stand

Apple Cake Auction & Bake a Stand

When food blogger, social worker, activist Whitney Fisch springs into action she takes a stand and amplifies it via her 18,000 plus followers on social media. In response to the outrageous increase in attacks on the Jewish community worldwide, I join her movement to Bake a Stand by auctioning off my classic H...

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Lemony Yogurt Pancakes Lighten up Breakfast

Lemony Yogurt Pancakes Lighten up Breakfast

Here’s a recipe for Shavuot that elevates the humble pancake to a delicious functional food. In June Hersh's home, they are a Sunday favorite, with a batter that requires a few extra steps but lightens up these breakfast griddle cakes significantly. The secret ingredient is yogurt....

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Spring Miso Soup & the Berkshires Farm Table Cookbook

Spring Miso Soup & the Berkshires Farm Table Cookbook

I dance a little jig when I find a cookbook that speaks to me with stories and recipes that focus on local and seasonal recipes. Toss in background about the growers behind the ingredients and entries that teach while titillating and I'm jazzed to start whipping up something I've never cooked before. The B...

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Recipes Remembered: Chocolate Thinsies

Recipes Remembered: Chocolate Thinsies

This recipe for deeply chocolatey brownie thins jumped off the pages of Recipes Remembered; A Celebration of Survival as I spent a full weekend absorbing the remarkable stories in a book I revisit each year around Holocaust Remembrance Day. In June Feiss Hersh's powerful collection of individual survivors'...

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Essentials for Passover Meals; Or Not

Essentials for Passover Meals; Or Not

Flowers, special dishes and serving pieces on your holiday table? Essential or not? How about a buffet loaded with multiple family favorites? How many are enough? The word "essential" has taken on new meaning since we re-imagined Passover seders one year ago, in 2020. If we've learned anything, as we face ...

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Celebrate Purim with Bourekas Bursting with Beets & Feta

Celebrate Purim with Bourekas Bursting with Beets & Feta

Purim, the Jewish holiday told in the Scroll of Esther (Megillat Esther) is a triumphant story about our clever queen, whose hidden identity as a Jewess, is central to WHY we eat pastries and pastas filled with intriguing surprises as part of our celebration. While hamantaschen, triangular cookies filled w...

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Easy Sheet Pan Gnocchi with Sausage & Broccoli

Easy Sheet Pan Gnocchi with Sausage & Broccoli

Something magical happens when gnocchi, sausage, broccoli and onions sizzle on a piping hot sheet pan. Maybe it's the golden edges of tender potato bites. Maybe it's the easy recipe and almost effortless clean-up. Maybe it's simply the triumph of pulling together another dinner at the end of another ...

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Delicata Squash & Pandemic Cooking Fatigue

Delicata Squash & Pandemic Cooking Fatigue

During these months, when pandemic cooking fatigue translates to suffering from daily burnout, I've found new habits that help make preparing three meals a day a little easier. My goal is to spend less time in the kitchen with tasty results that can carry us through a few meals. For me, this means prepping...

Monday, November 23, 2020

Roasted Daikon & a Simpler Thanksgiving 2020

Roasted Daikon & a Simpler Thanksgiving 2020

Thanksgiving 2020 will be one for the history books, that's for sure. We'll be keeping ours very small, just four of us, and very simple. With the obvious goals of keeping our crew safe and well -fed, I backed into my menu thinking about roasting purple daikon radishes. I admit that it's a little unexpected. ...

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

These Spice Blends Help to Repair the World

These Spice Blends Help to Repair the World

Raise your hand if you're running out of ideas for what to cook for dinner? WHAT? You, too?! Nobody needs to remind you that we are the eighth month of this Covid-19 pandemic. If you're like me, you've made your favorite recipes one too many times and you're looking for inspiration. Really, desperate fo...