tahini

Tasting Jerusalem June 2014: Tahini Opens a World of Sesame Flavor

Tasting Jerusalem’s June 2014 ingredient is tahini. Learn how this versatile ingredient is perfect for so much more than hummus.

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strawberry shortcake

California Creamin': Roasted Strawberry Shortcake with Olive Oil and Orange-scented Whipped Cream

Savoring a California summer with OMG! Yummy’s entry for Driscoll’s and The Daily Meal’s strawberry shortcake contest: Roasted Strawberry Shortcake w Olive Oil and Orange-scented Whipped Cream

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date smoothie

I’m Back…with a Date Smoothie and My New Kitchen Toy

Back from a brief blogging hiatus with a delectable date smoothie and my new kitchen toy – a Vitamix!

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Jacques Pepin

Lessons From a Food Icon – An Evening with Jacques Pépin

Highlights from my lucky opportunity to spend an evening with Jacques Pépin and his daughter Claudine Pépin at Flint Center in Cupertino, CA.

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passover desserts

Passing Over Passover

What holiday isn’t better with chocolate? Orange cardamom chocolate truffles with a dairy-free option for your kosher for passover desserts planning

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cardamom

Tasting Jerusalem March 2014 – Cardamom

Cardamom, a fragrant and versatile spice, is our featured ingredient for Tasting Jerusalem March 2014. This month’s recipes range from salads to desserts, highlighting the chameleon-like nature of this fascinating spice originating in India, but used throughout the world.

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Date and Walnut Thumbprints

Date and Walnut Thumbprints: An Intersection of Cultures in a Cookie

Learning about cultures through cookies including recipes for date and walnut thumbprints, hamantaschen, ma’amul, and koloocheh.

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