(Hummus) Chickpea Soup

February 21, 2012 | 5 Comments

My wife made this dish first, and even when following the recipe to the letter, I feel like she has the gift of the chickpea soup, which is funny because usually she hates chickpeas! I figure this supports my theory that cooking is an art, fueled by the creative right side of the brain.  Like...

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Sun-Dried Tomato and Spinach Burger

February 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

If you've spent any time at all in Israel you've probably dined on everything from felafel on the streets of Jerusalem to aged asado with chimichurri in the fine eateries of Eilat.  When it comes to creating the perfect beef burger I think of the Joy Burger – a Sun Dried Tomato and Spinach Burger – the...

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How To Make Smoked Salt

February 13, 2012 | 3 Comments

My wife is away on business, my son is sleeping, the snow outside is melting, and my kitchen is flooding.  I’m assured that the plumber will be here before 10pm but in the meantime, all I can think about is the fact my plans for an early night have been washed away a leaking dishwasher....

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Giveaway: Bitayavon Magazine Subscription

February 5, 2012 | 1 Comments

Last September, my wife and I were enjoying date-night browsing the shelves of Barnes and Noble when Bitayavon Magazine jumped out and caught our attention.  Bitayavon magazine celebrates kosher cooking with a modern and revolutionary approach, presenting each dish with an easy to prepare recipe and professionally shot food-photography.  Highly acclaimed chefs Laura Frankel, Seth Warshaw...

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I was looking to do something new with my brisket.  There was nothing wrong with my briskets up until now, but there’s was nothing outstanding either.  They were good fresh from the oven and borderline over-cooked the next day when re-heated, and whether I marinated or or rubbed, something was lacking.  I turned to one of the...

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Cook Books on a Shelf in Crate and Barrel

Hosting the Kosher Cooking Carnival

January 25, 2012 | 7 Comments

It’s been a surprisingly long time since I last hosted the Kosher Cooking Carnival, and I am pleased to offer the kosher cooking community this roundup once again.  The Kosher Cooking Carnival is organized by Batya who does a wonderful job at keeping Israeli, Kosher and Jewish bloggers engaged and active.  I was almost late...

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Winter Barley and Potato Soup (Dairy Free)

January 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

The weekend is drawing to a close and it’s been one of those days were we didn’t really do a whole lot other than a visit to Whole Foods in the morning, and viewing a house if the afternoon.  It’s not the first time we’ve looked at the house so it’s less exciting that it...

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I’m sitting on my porch in Kansas City.  It’s 11.00pm, the temperature is 17°, my shabbat (sabbath) meal is cooked, table is set and my beautiful wife is fast asleep on the couch.  In Jerusalem it’s 7.00am, the temperature is thirty degrees warmer, and friends and family are waking to put the final preparations to their...

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