Substituting Quinoa flakes (available from organic / health food stores) for rolled oats makes for a delightful granola with no more work and great taste. Another Passover miracle?
There are many versions of Passover (Matzah) Chocolate Bark. This variation is both vegan and a bit healthier at the margin. Still this is essentially candy for dessert. Shakespeare wrote that "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet." Whatever you call yours, it should taste as sweet!
Queen Elizabeth’s favourite chocolate cake is a refrigerator cake known as Chocolate Biscuit Cake…. the recipe is very similar to our own familiar Seder Chocolate Cake, which I am sharing here. Who knew?
Our new back yard; the furniture we brought from the US to Israel (the cat came separately). We have arrived at our destination. Just short of three years after we left Washington DC, we completed purchase of our permanent 'second-hand' home here in Zichron Yaakov. Fun fact: while in the US it is common to … Continue reading Meditations on Moving House and Reaching Your Destination
So now it is Hanukkah, the Jewish holiday of lights and the miracle of the oil that lasted 8 days. Potato latkes cooked in oil are an enduring Hanukkah tradition and I have been making latkes at home for more than 30 years. That's a lot of latkes! Here is my fool-proof gluten free (GF) … Continue reading Gluten Free (GF) Potato Latkes
We have found a better way forward for our son Aaron (27, ASD) to live independently from us, in a supportive community offering meaningful employment and social engagement.
More than twenty years ago we found a home where we could raise our children, cultivate our garden, and open our doors to our community, friends and family to share in our simchas (celebrations) and support us in our sadnesses - the stuff of life.
This recipe started out as a way to solve the problem of how to make caramel without butter, ie to make parve or vegan caramel for Vegan Chocolate Matzah Bark. It ended up tasting too good to be just a means to an end.
No tangerines were harmed in making of this dish. Tangerine Fishballs makes an excellent, easy Seder alternative to the ubiquitous gefilte-fish starter (appetizer).
Washington DC can be a cold and indifferent place ...if you felt claustrophobic during COVID-19 lock-downs imagine how it would feel if that was all you had, all the time, with nothing to look forward to, adding in the necessity of drugging your son to help him get through the reality of his daily life and his very real feelings of being in his words 'left behind.'
Back in the day, we used to eat granola in the morning with milk or yogurt for breakfast, as a snack throughout the day, and in the evening to top fruit or ice cream. I am not sure why we stopped making it (and eating it), however of the blue last week my husband asked if I would make him some granola. Now we are off and running again.
After our relocation from Jerusalem to Zichron Yaakov we were initially living yet another temporary apartment with limited storage and a weekly box of fruits and vegetables was just too much. At the same time the quality and taste are amazing and we missed the experience of supporting local organic farming.