Siman Fish – Special for Rosh Hashana

Many years ago my mother was visiting me in New York for the Yamim Noraim and we were busy cooking together in my kitchen. The two of us were testing out new recipes for a fish cooking class that I was scheduled to give for Ossie’s Fish in  Gourmet Glatt supermarket. We came up with […]

Back To School Lunches and Snacks…

Children all over the Northern Hemisphere will begin school this week. College kids have already moved into college campuses all over the country — and sandwich season for the academic year has begun. As a mother of four, I have to be creative every day to think up new and delicious lunches for my children […]


I love the whole summer outdoor eating experience.  I really enjoy BBQ’s and picnics, and the eating outdoors concept is fabulous and exciting to me.  However, in New York, due to our climate, we have a limited time-frame to enjoy BBQ’s and eating outdoors.  Because I love BBQ food so much and would love to […]

Blueberry Cinnamon Pie

In Jewish communities across the globe we have been busy helping the people of Israel during their time of need.  A lot of amazing fundraisers are being conducted to help all kinds of people in Israel who need assistance, such as children in S’derot, wives of chayalim, wounded chayalim, and also for Lone Soldiers.  (“Lone […]

9 recipes for the 9 days

The 9 days can be a challenge of what to make for dinner. We all would like our dinners to have some variety and be nutritious, while not being a huge “patchke”. Among all the food blogs, cookbooks, and articles in newspapers, there are a variety of fresh ideas for you and your family. I […]

Aussie Meat Pies

I am visiting my family in Australia, and I thought I would have a go at trying to make my own meat pies so I wouldn’t be so homesick when I got back to New York. My daughter and I made a big mess in my mum’s kitchen but the end result was well worth […]

Fish Quesadillas

Growing up in Sydney, Australia we didn’t have too much choice about which restaurants to eat at. Of course we had a few falafel joints, Australian cuisine (which is meat pies), and even a traditional fish and chips shop. No pizza shops, can you imagine!!!! So if you wanted Chinese you made your own. If […]

Summer Dinner Menu

Now that summer is almost in full swing, I am looking to make light, healthy, delicious dinners.  I came across an article last week from a magazine that I subscribe to called Southern Living.  It’s a great magazine with real southern charm.  It features tips on hospitality and cooking, and always has some interesting tidbit […]

Memorial Day BBQ Tips and Marinade

I love to BBQ. In fact I have been known to do it with 3 feet of snow on the ground. I BBQ chicken, lamb chops, vegetables even fruit. Now that the BBQ season officially opens this weekend with Memorial Day I have tried to come up with new BBQ ideas for my friends, family […]

hasselbeck salami on the grill

The weather was perfect this past Sunday for a Mother’s day BBQ. Seeing as I am the one who cooks the BBQ at our place, I wanted a quick and easy food for the grill that didn’t take too much preparation time so I could relax with my family. I went to Gourmet Glatt and […]