The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, begins today and is celebrated for two days. It is the first of the Jewish High Holy Days specified by Leviticus 23:23–32, that occur each year. Symbolic foods include: Apples and honey Challah Couscous With Seven Vegetables Dates Fish Honey cake Leeks, chard or spinach New (i.e. seasonal) fruit […]

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[1] Salmon sashimi with marinated cucumbers and caviar, recipe #1 (photo © Le Coucou | NYC). [2] Salmon sashimi on fancy tostadas, at LT Bar & Grill in Hackensack, New Jersey (photo © LT Bar & Grill). [3] Raw salmon fillet (photo © Sitka Salmon Shares). [4] Salmon caviar, called ikura in Japanese (photo © […]

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The easiest red, white and blue desserts with which to celebrate the July 4th weekend are these two, from prominent New York City restaurants.     RECIPE #1: RED, WHITE & BLUE ICE CREAM The first recipe from Il Buco, is as easy as it gets: Ingredients 1 scoop of strawberry ice cream 1 scoop […]

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If you like to cook with fresh mushrooms, grow some at home. It’s easy, fun, and, as you can see from the photos, have grat eye appeal. North Spore offers mushroom kits of exotic mushrooms. These are beauties, not [with no disrespect] plain white button mushrooms or brown creminis. The varieties are gourmet mushrooms, highly […]

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February 22nd is George Washington’s birthday, so per convention, we’re bringing out the cherries*. There are endless recipes for cherry pies, cakes, muffins, brownies and bars, even cookies. But our focus today is on ice cream. Alas, we are nowhere near fresh cherry season, so here are some easy-to-serve options that don’t require waiting—or turning […]

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[1] Enjoy a cup of matcha effortlessly, with Cuzen Matcha (photos #1 to #5 © Cuzen Matcha). [2] You can turn the whisked matcha into a hot or iced latte. [3] The ground matcha leaves drop into a cup of hot water, where they are whisked into a froth with a magnetic whisk. [4] Dried […]

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Popovers have always been a special food to us. Light and airy, they can be part of the bread basket for almost any meal. Bread lover that we are, we can make a meal just of popovers and a pot of tea. Eat them plain, with butter, with jam—with any type of sweet or savory […]

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[1] Super-easy apple chips are low in calories (photo © Melissa’s Produce). [2] Fuji apples (photos #2, #3, #4 and #5 © Good Eggs). [3] Gala apples. [4] Golden Delicious apples. [5] Pink Lady apples.   Crunchy, homemade apple chips are wonderful homemade snack. And it couldn’t be easier. No dehydrator is needed to make […]

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The one food prep task we fear is slicing and peeling butternut squash (and all the winter* squashes, but we eat butternut most often). It’s not the easiest thing to slice and peel, given the force needed to cut through the squash. Even with a firm cutting board and a super-sharp knife, we face with […]

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