We typically associate Chanukah with potatoes, but potatoes, although ancient, were not always part of the Chanukah repertoire. Nevertheless, the cold-loving starchy tuber took well to Chanukah’s dark time of year.
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It’s not a shockingly new revelation that heavy cream and thin slices of potatoes bake up to be pretty delicious. While traditional gratin recipes tend to stick to gruyere and thyme as the appropriate seasonings, I like to throw in some seasonal greens along with a little bit of sage and nutmeg to really make the…
How many ten-month-old babies do you know who have tried authentic croissants, hummus and tzatziki? Summer travels to France, Israel and Greece exposed little Malakai to all these and more.
This is a popular dish for Israeli babies, as it combines grains (pick the one of your choice—in Israel, it’s usually made with ptitim, or Israeli couscous) and vegetables. If you prefer, add half a cup of red lentils at the very beginning (you’ll need about one-fourth cup extra water), and skip the tahini.
Vacationing on the rural Greek coast with my family, we had plenty of opportunities to give ten-month-old Kai samples of local taverna fare. While fresh grilled fish seems to be a perennial favorite, a new delight was tzatziki. Most tavernas have a list of various prepared salads that accompany main dishes, but perhaps none is…
White flour and whole wheat are so last year. Gluten is even coming back in style these days, with farmers making ancient varieties of wheat and grains available.
This recipe comes from Eliza Hertzmark, a farmer’s wife, civil engineer and mother of three, who is a talented baker and makes sourdough challah loaves for the families’ Shabbat table every week.
Just when you thought the weather was too hot to handle…Josh decided to spice up the Hebrew month of Tammuz, known for its heat, with an assortment of hot peppers.
These can be made and canned for off-season enjoyment. Follow directions for safe food canning. This recipe is acidic and thus more forgiving of unsafe canning practices, but safe sterilization and process should always be followed when preserving foods nonetheless. You can also just make one jar using the recipe below and keep it in…
That tasty condiment you find on your tacos and served with chips at the local Mexican joint? It’s way easier to make than you think. Just a few bright and flavorful summer tomatoes and jalapeños, and you’re halfway there.