Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Elul 1, 5774
May means produce - and with that comes a sweeter type of onion - the Vidalia, grown in a specific region of south central Georgia. Vidalias are an ideal choice for spring salads, sandwiches and other lightly cooked dishes, and also can be incorporated as a side dish to any main course. These sweet onions not only provide strong flavor,...
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It's tea time, everyone!
By:
Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
It began with a fundraising request: Would I offer an authentic Scottish Highland Tea for four to benefit the organization JAFCO (Jewish Adoptive Foster-Care Options)? The event would be auctioned off at a dinner-dance at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla. So it happened on a Sunday afternoon, as my dining-room table was transformed from utilitarian to elegant. Snow-white...
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Admit it: The best part of dinner is dessert!
By:
Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
When I start planning a menu for a celebratory meal, my first line of attack is the dessert course. Whether it is an intimate sit-down affair with fine china and crystal, or a stand-in-line buffet kiddush with paper and plastic, I want the grand finale to be a memorable one. Now, creating a dessert for eight is quite a different...
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The Jewish love affair with carrots is obvious when you see how many recipes using this vegetable appear in most cookbooks, writes Michael van Straten, author of the recent The Healthy Jewish Cookbook . The first time he sampled carrot cake was in a tiny village overlooking Lake Zurich in Switzerland while visiting a friend's cousin. He assumed that the...
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By:
Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
t's a new season: The days are longer, the sun a little stronger. Fresh and local produce, not forced or imported, is now flooding the marketplace. With artichokes, asparagus, baby lettuces, spring onions and a bevy of berries making their springtime debuts, there's no better time to plan an easy Shabbat luncheon. Serve on the patio or in the front...
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