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For my friends: Kosher Cooking Carnival

October 30, 2011 | 6 Comments

For some, food is fuel.  For others, food is art.  For both, there's a delicate balance that must be found so the art can be appreciated, and the fuel can keep us going.  Not every pit-stop need be a banquet and sometimes we just need coffee and a bagel to get us through to our...

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Soup Vegetables

The Best Chicken Soup Ever

October 23, 2011 | 2 Comments

Sunday didn't really go quite a planned.  We didn't learn how to can our own produce at the farm.  We didn't make it to the Truman Museum or Clinton's Soda Factory in Independence, MO.  We did not even make it to a movie.  Stomach flu kept my wife in bed and at 8.00 am I found...

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When you pick a spouse, you pick a partner for life.  You pick someone to share the smiles and the tears with, someone that will be your rock when you need it, and in turn you will be their rock too.  Often, you pick someone with similar interests so you can spend the weekends hiking,...

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Before relocating to the Mid West earlier this year, my terra firma was the streets of Jerusalem.  I know my way around that city better than any place I have ever lived or visited.  I knew where and when to buy my produce, and where and when to avoid the bustle of the shuk (outdoor market) for...

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Roast on a gridle

New Year Shoulder Roast

October 4, 2011 | 2 Comments

The Jewish New Year, Rosh HaShana, has passed, and with it, the first of three multi-day eating marathons of the season been completed.  You see, the Jewish New Year is not celebrated in the same way as one throws a party for New Years Eve, the two-day holiday is evenly split between praying in Synagogue, and...

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Cod and Corn Chowder – A Taste of the Coast

September 26, 2011 | 4 Comments

Growing up in England, fish was served in one of two ways – succulent cod fillets in a warm, crispy beer batter, wrapped in newspaper with a side of crispy chips (fries) and mushy peas.  The second was gefilte-fish re-heated on a Friday night with watery beet-horseradish sauce.  Needless to say, I am not much...

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Lemon Thyme Chicken Tenders

September 26, 2011 | 1 Comments

For the second time this week, I share a chicken dish but these flavors could could just as easily be applied to tofu, tempeh or perhaps salmon.  Thyme is a very versatile herb but it's not often that I use it as a primary flavor, but this dish, like many others, was born from that...

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Chicken with Spinach

Quick and Easy Chicken Recipe with Spinach

September 21, 2011 | 1 Comments

Chicken is a funny one.  I can make the same chicken dish time and time again, but without a little attention, I can turn a delightfully juicy chicken shawarma dish into a dry leathery dish that resemble more of the conflict than than the culinary excellence of the Middle East....

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