Posted on 23rd of May, 2012 by Lévana
Let me tell you flat out: You won’t get this cheese babka in any commercial bakery. In this cheese babka, the ricotta filling is wonderful, but you might prefer to use it in combination with farmer cheese, just as long as you use 2 cups total. This will make you 2...
Posted on 6th of May, 2012 by Lévana
This shabbos looked like it was going to be another unseasonably chilly day, soup weather. And I had several non-meat eaters coming for lunch. So I made fish for main course, but decided I would make a soup for first course. The result was out of this world, and is...
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Posted on 10th of April, 2012 by Lévana
The French term for chickpeas is “pois chiches,” meaning something like pea’s poor relatives. Wow, if poor and modest could always taste like this (I for one think it always does), just give it to me! So many hummus joints have recently sprouted all over the city: chickpea spreads with...
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Posted on 3rd of April, 2012 by Lévana
Poor parsnips too often serve as crowd actor, and then get discarded (as in chicken soup), but here they are “it”. Who knew they could be so fabulous? hot and sweet is a great treatment for them, and the easiest. They are delicious at room temperature as well. Sephardi Tsimmis?...
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Posted on 9th of February, 2012 by Lévana
Hammentaschen the signature triangle-shaped fun Purim cookie, shrouded in legend and folklore (ear-shaped? purse-shaped? Read on!) with three points pinched around a jam filling. It matters not at all if you don’t celebrate Purim—you will love ’em! Attention Gluten-Free Diners: This is for you too! The day you get really...
Posted on 21st of September, 2011 by Lévana
Spinach Borekas are the perfect occasional treat: Ethereally light and crunchy, and so easy to make. There are no fillings you can’t use, savory or sweet. Here I make my filling without even sauteing anything: I just add a finely grated raw potato to my spinach filling to be sure...
Posted on 31st of August, 2011 by Lévana
My granddaughter Musia and I had ourselves a little cottage cheese party this past shabbos. Just in case cottage cheese eaten alone sounds too plain, here’s how to jazz it up! My mother in law used to make it for us all the time, and called it – mysteriously –...
Posted on 24th of August, 2011 by Lévana
Couscous is wonderful and fun, the rock star of Moroccan cuisine. Couscous is native to Morocco, and the word refers to both the grain and the traditional dish made with the grain. It is semolina, or durum (the heart of the wheat kernel), ground to the consistency of coarse cornmeal...
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Posted on 13th of April, 2011 by Lévana
Farfel is nothing more than matzah cut up small and calibrated for quick cooking. I use the Osem whole wheat version, with wonderful results. You will love the robustness of the whole-grain flavor. No need to wait for Passover to make this treat! Oh I know it doesn’t exactly look...
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Posted on 6th of April, 2011 by Lévana
Brisket in Coffee Bourbon Sauce Another brisket of mine with wacky ingredients that comes out to die for! Just ask all the guests that were at my Seder Demo last night: They were falling like flies! So sorry about indulging in some un-ladylike swagger! This star was recently born when...
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