Archive For September, 2011

A funny thing happened on the way to Rosh Hashanah

By | September 28, 2011

shabbos candles

I think we’ll always remember Rosh Hashanah 2011 as the Year of Irony. Exactly 16 days before Yom Tov, I wrote out a pretty menu plan with perfectly straight lines (the hard copy, of course) detailing what we’d be eating for all seven RH/Shabbos meals. So far, so good. Two days later, we got invited […]

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Roasted eggplant dip

By | September 26, 2011


Anyone else feeling the pre-Rosh Hashanah crunch? I started cooking 15 days in advance, and I still feel like I’m way in over my head. It’s not Rosh Hashanah, per se. It’s everything, all at once. There are¬†deadlines at work, and laundry and dishes at home (fortunately, there’s also my husband at home). There are […]

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Rosh Hashanah Special: Apple spice cake

By | September 23, 2011


When I baked my first brownie mosaic cheesecake in June, I immediately started planning to make it again. It seemed Rosh Hashanah would be a good enough reason to go all out, so I mentally put it on the menu. But when I sat down earlier this month to write out the full menu plan, […]

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Kitchen Tips: Sprucing up your rice

By | September 22, 2011


One of my goals when I started this blog was to create something more than a collection of recipes. Cooking isn’t always as simple as following a series of directions. There are all these little things¬†you need to know: what goes well with what, which veggies take the same amount of time to roast, which […]

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