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.
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UPDATED – Vegan Chocolate Matzah Bark
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!
Seder Chocolate (Matzah) Cake
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?
No tangerines were harmed in making of this dish. Tangerine Fishballs makes an excellent, easy Seder alternative to the ubiquitous gefilte-fish starter (appetizer).
Leaving Washington DC
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.’
Meditations on Moving House and Reaching Your Destination
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 buy an existing home in a desirable location, here in Israel many people buy real estate ‘onContinue reading “Meditations on Moving House and Reaching Your Destination”
Gluten Free (GF) Potato Latkes
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”
Gluten Free (GF) Granola
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.
Taking the Middle Path to Bein Hatlamim Farm (חוות בין התללים)
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.
My Dad’s 3rd Yartzheit
Whatever our own talents and accomplishments we stand on the shoulders of giants, including our own parents. While we consider Abraham and Sarah the first Jewish Patriarch and Matriarch, in actuality it was Terah who first pulled up stakes and started the journey.