Mushroom Matzoh Lasagna

As I have mentioned before, living near Kennet Square, PA, the Mushroom Capital, mushrooms are quite a local food.  They are also one of Lauren’s favorites.  Thus, mushroom matzoh lasagna when she came home for the weekend. This recipe is adapted from one I found on fabulousfoods.com a few years ago.  The changes I have…

Matzoh Bark – Chocolate Peppermint and Peanut Butter Banana

OK, I admit it, there is absolutely nothing local about this treat.  But I realized that I promised the recipe, so here it is… This version is adapted from one by Zoe Francois.  I made 1 1/2 times her recipe for caramel and doubled the number of trays.  I also decided to make one tray…

Passover Granola and the Start of Marathon Training

Hands down, this granola is my family’s favorite thing I make for Passover.  Even though it makes 2 quarts, I usually have to make it at least twice to get us through the week. The original version of this recipe comes from a book my mother got back in the 80’s “Cooking Kosher Naturally” by…

Sabzi Polo ba Mahi (Herbed Rice and Fish)

The holidays are falling just about on top of each other this year. Persian New Year was March 21 and Passover starts March 25.  Oy! Sabzi Polo ba Mahi, a special herbed rice with fried fish, is the traditional dish for Persian New Year. I have been searching for a recipe that I really like…

Pesto Salmon Cakes

We are still working our way through all the sauces I made and froze last summer.  I am always amazed at how much pesto there is in the freezer; I think it multiplies when I am not looking! So, tonight it was time to use some pesto to make really yummy salmon cakes.  Of course,…

Lemon Broccoli Pasta

We planted the first seeds this weekend:  sugar snap peas, peas, spinach, red and purple carrots, rainbow chard, and lettuce.  Now I hope for regular rains to nourish my seeds.  The strawberry plants are looking a little worn, perhaps they have played themselves out, we will see how it goes the year.  The garlic are…

Win’s Irish Soda Bread

Growing up in New York City, we all were Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, you never even thought about it, you just were. Even my Romanian Jewish father made corned beef and cabbage every year. My annual tradition includes my former mother-in-law’s Irish soda bread. I adored Win and am glad she is still part…

Hidden Carrot Baked Ziti

Life with a 3 year old is a challenge – sometimes even I resort to hiding vegetables to get them into my son’s diet. Even with his love of eating things from the garden, he is still a pre-schooler whose food whims change weekly. These days cucumbers are a favorite, but carrots are on his…

Spaghetti Squash with Honey and Feta

This post initially appeared in December as a guest blog on Rantings of an Amateur Chef.  I am reposting it here in case you missed it there. In my garden I grew both large and small spaghetti squashes.  While the large ones go into main dishes, small spaghetti squash are useful for side dishes when…

Oven Roasted Jerusalem Artichoke Chips

We are finally down to the last pound of Jerusalem artichokes, I can’t believe how long hey have stayed fresh!  I stored them in sealed plastic bags in the vegetable bin of the fridge.  Yet one more example of how long things stay fresh when you get them right after they come out of the…