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

Category Archives: Dessert

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

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

Menu Planning…Bah, humbug

It’s the bane of everyone’s life – menu planning. What to serve, what’s the order of operations in the kitchen? How to best plan the shopping, the prepping, the cooking, … Continue reading

October 31, 2013 · 6 Comments

Chill out with Marzipan – Chocolate Ice Cream

I love Marzipan, recently we’ve been getting some high quality, homemade Marzipan and it’s really delightful. I’ve wanted to make Marzipan Ice Cream for a while but never got around to … Continue reading

June 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Kumquat Compote – a winter recipe

I love kumquats. In Israel, they’re a specialty winter fruit along with the rest of the citrus family. They’re tart and sweet and assertively flavored in a way that I … Continue reading

June 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Holiday Cooking – Fried on Chanuka

EDIT: The Gulab Jamun aren’t really ideal with my modifications, but they’re still tasty if you’re lacking the ingredients you need. Chanuka (spell it however you want), like any Jewish … Continue reading

December 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Meal planning – The taste of independent living

Glossing over my 4 month posting absence, I’m living in an apartment in Lenox, Massachusetts until the end of January, while attending a program at Shakespeare & Company. From my … Continue reading

December 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

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