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Yom Kippur Menu Ideas

Yom Kippur Menu Ideas

Yom Kippur Menu Ideas Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the Jewish calendar.  Jews refrain from all food and drink, including water. It is no coincidence that the solemn day of Yom Kippur occurs in the midst of the autumn bounty, just before the most exuberant of the harvest festivals, Sukkot, the Jewish Thanksgiving.  […]

Labor Day Weekend Picnic

Labor Day Weekend Picnic

Labor Day Weekend Picnic Labor Day Weekend is the perfect weekend for a picnic.  To celebrate the end of summer I’ve organized a feast of some of America’s favorites – from fried chicken to chocolate cake, cheeseburgers to homemade strawberry ice cream.    Parsley Potato Salad Mushroom Artichoke Salad Chile-Spiced Bean Salad Crusty Parmesan Chicken […]

Beach Barbecue Picnic

Beach Barbecue Picnic

Beach Barbecue Picnic Salt, spray, sea air, and warm sand underfoot are all the pleasant sensations of a day at the beach which stir cravings for good and hearty food.  A perfect refreshment is a traditional beach-blanket banquet, complete with charcoal-grilled corn on the cob.  You can prepare this picnic to feed a crowd or […]

Fruit Essentials

Fruit Essentials

Fruit Essentials Have you ever come home from the market after purchasing fruit to find that you spent money for nothing?  I have plenty of times and it ticks me off every time.  Here are some Fruit Essentials that may help you have more fruit shopping success. Did you know that many plants that are […]

Pack Your Omelet Full Of Goodness

Pack Your Omelet Full Of Goodness

Pack Your Omelet Full Of Goodness Omelets are one of those dishes that you can have for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  The versatile omelet is low in calories too especially if you start with one egg and two egg whites (about 100 calories).  Add the fillings of your choice and you have a protein packed […]

All-American Hot Dogs

All-American Hot Dogs

Summer is here and why pay top dollar going out when you can make delicious hot dogs at home?  Here is a guide to the different ways Americans make their frankfurters around the country.  I had the Sonoran style hot dogs while I was in Tucson in February and absolutely loved them.

Easter Menu Ideas

Easter Menu Ideas

The greatest feast of the Christian Church takes its name from that of Eastre, The Anglo-Saxon goddess of the dawn.

Tomatoes From My Indoor Tomato Plant

Tomatoes From My Indoor Tomato Plant

I just picked these delicious tomatoes from my indoor tomato plant today.

New Canaan Farmers' Market

New Canaan Farmers’ Market

I love going to farmers’ markets. It is the closest to “farm to table” that I can get without growing my own fruits and vegetables.

How To Peel A Tomato

How To Peel A Tomato

How To Peel A Tomato   Score the blossom end of the tomato (the bottom – opposite the stem) and drop into a pot of boiling water for 30 seconds.  15 to 20 seconds if the tomato is very ripe.  Transfer to a bowl of cold water.  The skin will wrinkle immediately and peel off […]