za'atar

Za’atar – a Spice Rich in Stories and Flavor for Tasting Jerusalem July 2014

July’s Tasting Jerusalem ingredient is za’atar – an incredibly versatile Middle Eastern spice blend that you will find yourself reaching for again and again. Comprised of the base ingredients sumac and sesame seeds plus varying amounts of thyme, oregano, or the herb native to the Middle East called hyssop, za’atar is a great match for vegetables, chicken, fish, and so much more.

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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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