Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Snacks

"I think it's nice that there are all different kinds of lunches and breakfasts and dinners and snacks. I think eating is nice." – Albert from Bread and Jam for Frances, by Russell C. Hoban

Is it over yet? Holiday survival thoughts.

Okay, the weather is better but the repeating round of meal planning, shopping, cooking, cleanup, serving and eating is..exhausting to belly and soul. How to survive? Plan well. Build your … Continue reading

October 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

Apple-Plum Crisp with Ginger and Lime

Crisp is my favorite, go-to, dessert. It makes use of aging fruit – just trim carefully as needed – and it’s a good answer, year-round with whatever’s in season. There are … Continue reading

September 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Rose Geranium Ice Cream Recipe – by popular demand

Ok, it’s only been 7 months since my last post. I was invited to my friend’s house for dinner, and she asked me to make Basil Ice Cream. I didn’t … Continue reading

September 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Luscious Pear Caramel Sorbet

Pears are definitely one of my favorite fruits. There are few things tastier than biting into a ripe, fragrant pear, and making sure you don’t get too much pear juice … Continue reading

December 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fabulous Roasted Eggplant

We’ve rediscovered eggplant this year. It’s so easy and available, as well as inexpensive. Yes, it sometimes makes my tongue feel weird but I’ve found that if I salt or … Continue reading

December 4, 2013 · 2 Comments

Cauliflower and Mushroom Masala

Masala means a mixture of spices  – think,  garam masala (a particular spice blend)  or chai masala, a spiced black tea, or masala dosa, a stuffed dosa (some kind of … Continue reading

November 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

North African Chickpeas and Greens

Chickpeas and greens are a wonderful combination. Healthy and easy to digest – especially if the chickpeas have been soaked and cooked at home (soak up a pound or two … Continue reading

November 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Thai Style Vegetable Curry

This combination of vegetables are easy to find and easy on the pocketbook too, especially when they’re all in season, which around these parts is virtually year-round. Adapt as you … Continue reading

November 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Menu #2 Shabbat. The Emperors’ Return

While Ira would question the presumption around here, that he’s an emperor of any sort, indeed, his return after 2 weeks away means more than anything that we have to … Continue reading

November 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tofu in Red Curry Paste

Curry continued. For all of you who think tofu just isn’t flavorful enough, this is for you. Curry pastes are easily found in the grocery store in red, yellow and … Continue reading

October 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

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