Each year, during the days and weeks leading up to Pesach, my social media feeds inevitably fill up with Ashkenazic laments about the custom to refrain from kitniyot and calls for “liberation” from this practice. Even the popularization of several moderate approaches to kitniyot has not stopped the clamoring for an end to it and
The Onion Tart is a humble comestible, yet one that always brings a stroke of elegance to a table. I like to call this my Wits End Tart; when I have nothing in particular to prepare, am cranky and did not go shopping, I always have frozen pastry dough handy, as well as onions, eggs, milk and cream. Cream may not be in your fridge (I happen to like cream in my
Hydrogen peroxide is so versatile and it is an amazing household tool. Most people use it to cleanse a wound, but there are many more uses, too.
Wash vegetables and fruits with hydrogen peroxide to remove dirt and pesticides. Add 1/4 cup of HP to a sink of cold water. After washing, rinse thoroughly with cool water.
In the dishwasher, add 2
Sometimes you ache for a food from your past. Fish and chips bring me back to childhood times in London. With a dash of vinegar, I’m in a Proustian moment, watching the “telly” with my sisters, and eating fish and chips off newspaper. Here is a version of fried fish, lower in oil and with a lighter coating. These petits batons can be served for
Baking for Pesach is somewhat challenging for some, but if you have the right recipes, it is fairly easy. I highly recommend buying a very good mixer with two bowls because so many of the recipes require separating eggs. If you are a Pesach “stayathomer,” tell your husband this is not a luxury, but a necessity. Here are a few of my
Teaneck—Get out your napkins, bibs and Wetnaps! March 23 is the first of two planned visits to Teaneck this spring by Jewish BBQ pitboss Ari White and his Wandering Que, the 20 foot, 4,700 pound mobile kitchen. Ari is bringing a full smokehouse menu of genuine Texas-style barbeque to Congregation B’nai Yeshurun, to feed customers while they shop
Pesach: a time when we have the maximum amount of work on our plates, but a minimum amount of time to get it all done.
Maybe that definition didn’t come straight out of Webster’s, but it sums up what Pesach is all about for so many of us. Every year, I find myself on a quest for recipes that look and taste amazing but don’t require
Tnuva has announced the launch of Jell Desserts. These new Jell Dessert treats taste great, and the face on the package will make people smile. Tnuva’s Jell Desserts are fun to eat and will be enjoyed by all. The four delicious flavors—peach, lemon, pineapple, and raspberry—are gluten free and low calorie. The entire line is certified kosher
A roast with a bang!
The recipe instructions include cooking the sauce, but if you are short on time you can just blend the sauce ingredients, and that also works well.
1 (3-4 pound) second cut brisket
1 Tablespoon prepared horseradish
1 Tablespoon imitation mustard
½-1 cup ketchup, to taste
Spring is finally approaching! We’ve moved the clocks ahead, huge chunks of ice are falling from our roofs and Purim is here. It’s a time for festivity, bright colors and celebration. And this fragrant rice pilaf, with its sweet carrots, butter, raisins and toasted almonds fits the bill. Just the perfect Persian-style dish Queen Esther would have served to
Purim is unique in the cannon of Jewish holidays in that while wine is a critical component of most holidays, it is only on Purim that one is encouraged to overindulge. While one can fulfill this mitzvah of drinking on Purim with any sort of wine, one of the most delightful ways to fulfill the mitzvah is with a good dessert wine, one to linger over at the end
We all recognize that poppy seed or jam taste when we bite into Hamantaschen on Purim every year. But given the right filling, or dough, the traditional pastry has a lot more to offer.
Hailed as the “Queen of Kosher” and the “Jewish Rachael Ray,” best-selling author Jamie Geller is the founder of the Kosher Media