Korean Pickled Cucumbers

6-8 Persian cucumbers, washed, and sliced into 1/4″ rounds 24 hour payday loans las vegas nv 2 teaspoons kosher salt 2 cloves of garlic, minced 2 teaspoons guchugaro powder 1 teaspoon garlic powder 2 tablespoons sugar 1/4 cup rice vinegar 2 tablespoons sesame oil toasted sesame seeds, […]

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Exploring Korean Cuisine

Inspired by two interesting articles, a few memorable conversations, and one great meal- an interest in Korean cuisine emerges. VISITYAZOO.ORG/BIN/ Korean Cuisine: Salty-sweet-spicy, with a deeply pleasing u-mmmmm-ami appeal.  Barbecued meats like galbi and bulgogi provide the basis of the meals, but the variety of side dishes, […]

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Fantasy Baking Project

Creating flavor-bombs for occasions that are destined to be remembered in family folklore and photos, really thrills me. So when I received a text from a friend asking me to create a dessert menu/buffet for her son’s pre-wedding Shabbat celebration, that simply read:  “Do whatever u want. trust u” I was giddy with the possibilities. Some […]

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Tomato-Herb Summer Soup (D or P)

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This soup puts juicy-sweet summer tomatoes to good use. The more flavorful the tomatoes- the better the soup. Roasting the fresh ingredients takes the flavor to the next level. Adding in a half a cup of your favorite fresh herbs takes it even further. Serve hot or […]

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Smoked Salmon Patties (P) with Egg-Caper Relish (P)

5/30: This recipe is  a cross between a latke and a seafood cake or patty.  It is also a fantastically flavorful way to utilize leftover salmon.  The egg-caper relish is really just a tricked-out über yum version of egg salad, it is not essential to the success of this dish- […]

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Memorial Day Weekend & Other Celebrationist Stories

  I immediately seized on the chance to get away for the long weekend, when Hub floated the idea of renting a cabin outside of Hancock, NY on Thursday morning.   I was eager to take a break from testing and trying out recipes, fretting over deadlines, and the general routine that makes  family […]

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Crunchy French Toast

Crispy-crunchy on the outside, soft and fluffy within- I made this recipe with the memory of the delicious French toast I had at Norma’s on my taste buds.  It’s a great thing to do with challeftovers. But enough words, now for some flavor: 1/2 cup crushed cornflakes, about 1 cup 2 […]

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Tzpectacular Tzatziki

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  I maintain that a shmear of tzatziki would even make an old shoe taste amazing….This stuff is so great that I’ve been known to eat spoonfuls of it like yogurt (which is what it is).  On  crackers, or as a dip for veggies or chips it’s a dreamy snack.  Dollop it on grilled fish and […]

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Grilled Falafel Burgers (P) Tzpectacular Tzatziki Sauce (D)

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I knew I had to try this recipe when I saw it in Fine Cooking magazine.  To follow: My version of a really filling vegetarian dish that would be right at home at a summertime barbecue .  Keep ’em dairy-free by serving it with a drizzle of tahini sauce instead of the tzatziki (although […]

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Every bitter has its sweet

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Ever have a week where you feel like you lived a lifetime within its confines. Well not quite a lifetime but maybe a few years? I moved into Monday April 15 and attended to its usual needs: Article and meal planning, supermarket run. Carpool.  The Boston Marathon […]

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Bissel (bis-sul)Yiddish: A bit, a little.
B'Tayavon (be-teya-von) Hebrew: Bon Appetit! Enjoy (in reference to a meal/dish)
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