Best Cheese Latkes ever!!! Just in time for Chanukah.

Chanukah is the only time of the year when I feel that we have a license to fry without the guilt. As many of my readers know, I love frying foods — from Fried Goat Cheese salad (Shavuot) to Deep Fried Turkey (Thanksgiving). It doesn’t take much to get me to fry something, but I […]

Hawaiian Tuna Poke

I recently was lucky enough to vacation in Hawaii. It’s a beautiful part of the world and we really enjoyed ourselves. Any time I travel, I love to explore and research the local cuisine. Even though Hawaii has no kosher restaurants (yes, I had to schlep all my own food!), I took the time to […]

Let’s Talk (deep fried) Turkey and other yummy fried foods!!!

Well it’s turkey time across America. This week people the country are preparing for their Thanksgiving dinners. So many people have different opinions as to which is the best way to cook a turkey, such as: whether to brine the turkey first (a process which is similar to marination); dry rub or marinades; or whether […]

quick and easy lamb stew

Brrr! It’s the time of the year when you can see wisps of your breath as you dig your hands into your coat pockets, and don your earmuffs. You just walked in from the frigid cold with your children. Your hands are numb, your cheeks are frozen, and all you want is something piping hot […]

Fabulous Fall Soup

There is nothing like the magic of hot soup to warm your soul and fill your belly. I have always loved soup. This easy to make hearty soups will keep you warm and satisfied any night of the year. I try to make a lot of different soups on one day so I have ready […]

Pumpkin Challah

I was visiting California last year with my husband and we spent shabbat in San Diego. We stayed at a friend of a friend and she made the most incredible shabbat dinner for us. She was a wonderful cook and baker. After dinner we discussed all the different kids of challahs she made including a […]

Kale and Butternut Squash Salad for Sukkot- perfect for fall

Kale Salad with Miso Hummus Dressing, Butternut Squash Croutons 1 bunch kale leaves, tough center stems removed, washed well, dried and torn into pieces. 1 small butternut squash, peeled and cubed Olive oil Garlic powder paprika Kosher salt Dressing 1 tablespoon brown miso paste. (you can also use yellow or red miso) 2 oz hummus […]

Simanim Seder For Rosh Hashana

Every Rosh Hashanna, I prepare a beautiful simanim platter reflecting the variety of yehi ratzons that we recite. To enhance the presentation, I buy multi-section platters or plates and I place each of the simanim dishes in separate compartments, so that each siman is highlighted.  I serve it with a mini-fork and I serve the […]


My dad loves duck. In Australia it’s a real delicacy and has to be special-ordered from the butcher. Whenever he can, my dad tries to order one for special occasions (like when the grandchildren visit!). As both of my parents are great cooks, I have some real competition and I have to try really hard […]

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 […]