Cheese and Scallions Pie

The holiday of Shavuos is starting in two days, and I have been volunteered by The Boss (my husband) to make our traditional cheese and scallions flaky pies for the entire congregation. I have just finished baking them and will deliver the baking sheet with four huge pies to the synagogue tomorrow, to be shoved…

Say CHEESE for Shavuos!

Contrary to all other Jewish holidays, when we prepare festive meals that include both fish and meat, signifying rejoicing in His benevolence that grants us abundance, traditional Shavuos table is laden with dairy dishes, from blintzes to cheesecakes, and anything milky delicious you can think of.  One of the reasons for this unique menu is…

The Diva pasta … pasta alla Norma

Originally posted on My Home Food That's Amore:
Pasta alla Norma comes from Sicily and, in particular, from Catania.  Rumours still abide that it was the Sicilian writer, publisher, journalist and producer of theatrical works, Nino Martoglio, who came up with ‘title’ for this pasta sauce, comparing it to the sublime of Vincenzo Bellini’s…

Quiche Is Only Partly French — A Jeanne in the Kitchen

I have found a phenomenal food blogger, Beautiful People! As I read, with fascination, the history of quiche, an image of Joan of Arc formed in my imagination, accompanied by a great song: Read on to find out why, and please remember that in Kosher cooking, the only meat used in quiches must be FAKE,…

Patriotic Fruity Pizza

Happy Independence Day, Beautiful People! I’ll take independence any day; to quote Janis Joplin, Here is a fun patriotic dessert for you, offered by https://www.womansday.com/food-recipes. INGREDIENTS   Flour, for the parchment 1 (16-oz.) package refrigerated sugar cookie dough 2 tbsp. Strawberry jam 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice 1 lb. strawberries, hulled and cut into pieces 1 1/2 c. blueberries 1 (8-oz.) package…

Say CHEESE for Shavuos!

Contrary to all other Jewish holidays, when we prepare festive meals that include both fish and meat, signifying rejoicing in His benevolence that grants us abundance, traditional Shavuos table is laden with dairy dishes, from blintzes to cheesecakes, and anything milky delicious you can think of.  One of the reasons for this unique menu is…

Finnan Haddie – a Moment in History

A beautiful poem by Ellen Winter came to me via amazingly creative blogger Judy of the awesome lifelessons.  Go visit her blog, Beautiful People, and be impressed, amused, and delighted with her whimsical poetry and art! Meet the adorable couple, Ellen and her boyfriend Fred: Enjoy Ellen’s poem that actually contains the recipe for a…

“The Best Is Yet To Come”

While in Rome, my adorable blogofriend The Dippy-Dotty Girl has visited the Jewish Ghetto, billed as the oldest Jewish ghetto in Europe. Judging from her excellent description and gorgeous photos, the tour – and the kosher food! – was very impressive. However, I beg to disagree with the chronology of the tour books. While the…

Presidential Waffles

This was sent to me by a cousin, and I felt I had to share it with you, Beautiful People. Alegedly, First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy made really good waffles. I say “allegedly” not because the waffles attributed to her in various cookbooks aren’t objectively good; they’re actually wonderfully airy and crisp, thanks to an…

Tasty Tuesday: Plain And Simple Hot Milk Sponge Recipe

I realise that I haven’t posted a new Tasty Tuesday recipe in ages, so here’s one that you can use for all occasions – a hot milk sponge cake. This is always the base for my children’s birthday cakes and is perfect for trifles or for sandwiching strawberries and cream. I also baked this cake…

Cheese Shlishkes (Lazy Kreplach)

If you recognize them as cheese gnocchi, I won’t argue. But I grew up knowing them as Farmer Cheese Shilshkes in Yiddish or Galushki in Ukrainian. I also knew them as Lazy Kreplach  – lenivye vareniki (Kreplach is a Yiddish word for ravioli).  I thought it was just my grandmother’s name for them. Think about it:…

My Shavuos Menu

I am now taking you on a virtual tour of my Shavuos table. As I couldn’t – for obvious reasons! – take pictures of the actual table with food on it and guests around the table, I did the next best thing, rounding up collages of all five courses. Each dish is labeled and links…