Z’houg (Yemenite Green Chili Paste)

Wow, what a kick! One taste and I was immediately addicted. All I could think was, “What can I put this on? I want to put it on everything!” What caused this reaction? Z’houg, a Yemenite green chili paste I made with jalapeno peppers and parsley from my garden combined with garlic and a bunch…

Jalapeño Cheddar Challah Rolls

I have 4 jalapeño plants this year and all are very happy.  I will definitely be replenishing my supply of pickled jalapeños. But I have a bunch of other plans for my peppers as well. The first is a Challah I have been waiting all year to make; I needed to wait for my plants to…

Cousin Zamy’s Romanian-style Grilled Tomato Salad

When I was in Israel this spring, I was treated to a wonderful dinner at my cousin Zamy’s house in Netanya.  There was one dish, in particular, that I could not get enough of, a grilled tomato salad that was an accompaniment to the barbecue.   Like my father, Zamy is from Romania. They share…

Flatbread Pizza from the Garden

Sometimes my plans for dinner get changed at the last minute.  While I had planned to make a roasted brussels sprouts pasta dish tonight, Cam (who has been sick and barely eating) begged for pizza.  I realized that I had some flatbread in the freezer, so, instead of bringing in pizza, we had individual flatbread pizzas…