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Date Thumbprint Cookies with Walnuts (Koloocheh): the Perfect Cookie for Tu B’shevat

Date thumbprint cookies (koloocheh) are perfect for Tu B’shevat. They closely resemble other Middle Eastern baked goods — ma’amul, hamantaschen and khak. Perfumed with rose and orange blossom water but simplified using a thumbprint method – they are modernized yet filled with history.

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Enticing Turmeric: Tasting Jerusalem February 2015

Turmeric: A healing root that adds color and flavor to so many cuisines is our Tasting Jerusalem Feb 2015 ingredient. Find it fresh and you’ll fall in love.

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saffron

All About Saffron and a Recipe for Ottolenghi’s Chicken with Jerusalem Artichoke and Lemon

Tasting Jerusalem November 2014 is all about the ancient, exotic, and valuable spice Saffron. Luckily just a pinch delivers all the flavor your dish needs.

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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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Tasting Jerusalem: Ancient Pistachios Perfect for Modern Cooking

Tasting Jerusalem is going nuts for pistachios in November – lots of great background and recipe ideas for this ancient nut that is so prevalent in modern cooking.

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