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Savory Hamantaschen

2020-03-05T15:04:53-05:00March 5th, 2020|Categories: Appetizers, Purim|Tags: , |

Last, but not least, here’s my recipe for savory hamantaschen.  To make these tasty treats, I use a store bought puff pastry to cut out the circles, fill them with a grated melting cheese, brush the pastry triangles with an egg glaze and sprinkle with seasame seeds.  These golden brown beauties are quick and easy [...]

Zucchini Pie

2019-11-09T11:09:09-05:00May 1st, 2014|Categories: Appetizers, Breakfast/Brunch, Food Columns, Pies, Tarts and Tortes, Side Dishes, Vegetables, Vegetarian|Tags: |

Here is a tasty recipe for a quiche-like vegetable pie that lends credence to the saying “easy as pie.” Once you’ve prepped all the ingredients, you simply place them in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade and process until smooth.  The mixture is then poured into a prepared pie plate [...]

Asparagus Mimosa

2019-08-25T18:00:38-04:00April 1st, 2013|Categories: Appetizers, Cooking Light, Food Columns, Vegetables, Vegetarian|Tags: |

Asparagus mimosa is a simple dish of blanched asparagus, sprinkled with the sieved yolks and whites of eggs and drizzled with a lemony mustard vinaigrette.  This dish gets its name from the bright yellow of the sieved egg yolks, which is reminiscent of the beautiful yellow mimosa flower.  To make the asparagus vase, use a [...]

Watermelon Gazpacho and Curried Coconut Chicken Salad

2019-08-13T19:29:29-04:00August 1st, 2012|Categories: Appetizers, Food Columns, Meat and Poultry, Salads, Soups, Vegetables|Tags: , , , |

During the dog days of summer the last thing we want to do is prepare food in a hot kitchen over a hot stove. We seek fare that requires little or no cooking and that can be prepared early in the day, cooled, and then served chilled directly from the refrigerator.  Watermelon gazpacho comes together [...]

Pigs in Blankets

2019-08-13T18:58:24-04:00July 1st, 2012|Categories: Appetizers, Food Columns, Fourth of July|Tags: |

Here are some fun and creative recipes to enliven your July festivities.  Pigs in blankets—hot dogs wrapped in puff pastry—add a delicious gourmet touch to the common hot dog in a bun.  For those in a red, white and blue state of mind—the fruit kebabs and potato salad will be sure to please.  To make [...]

Deviled Eggs

2019-08-13T18:45:12-04:00April 1st, 2012|Categories: Appetizers, Breakfast/Brunch, Food Columns|Tags: |

It is spring and we are delighted to observe life renewing itself in the little green shoots pushing their way up through the soil, in the incipient buds on the trees and bushes, in the newborn baby animals.  Here in Essex Fells, some of us may even be fortunate enough to spot a newborn fawn [...]

Caponata

2019-08-12T14:13:26-04:00August 1st, 2011|Categories: Appetizers, Food Columns, Side Dishes, Vegetarian|Tags: |

Caponata is a classic Sicilian eggplant relish. It has a delightful medley of flavors—sweet and sour, salty and nutty--and is refreshing and delicious especially when it is served during the hot and hazy days of summer. There are as many variations of this dish as there are cooks and recipes may include such ingredients as [...]