Monday, March 27, 2023

Food & Wine

Will You Be My Honey???

As Rosh Hashanah approaches, we pray for a safe year, and to help with a sweet year read ahead…

Susie’s Honey Cake


2¼ cups flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

2 tsp ground cinnamon

3 eggs

1 cup liquid honey

¾ cup canola oil



Jamie Geller’s Honey Baked Salmon

The table presentation gets even prettier when you serve the whole side of salmon on a cedar plank, and garnish it with roasted lemons. Soak cedar plank in water for 1 hour before baking. Place 2-pound side of salmon directly on plank on a baking sheet, and cover with sauce. Bake 20 to 25 minutes. Cut lemons in half and sear cut side in a medium saut?


Zucchini Never Lets You Down

Zucchini is one of the most versatile vegetables ever. From quiches to kugels to soups or just roasting plain, this vegetable can be used in almost every way possible. Here are some ideas for you to use for this great green friend.

Zucchini Fritters

12 Oz/2 small-medium zucchini

1/4 cup grated


Jamie’s Fennel-Orange Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

The anise flavor of fennel pairs perfectly with the sweetness of oranges, peppery radicchio and tangy lemon in this refreshing salad. The lemon dressing made with canola oil complements every sweet and savory element of the other ingredients.

Prep Time: 10 min

Ready Time: 10 min


4 Servings




A Different Chicken: Yes, A Surprise!

Summer brings with it all kinds of lovely grilled foods. And then there’s the barbecue sauce. Bar­becue sauce, and yes, there are a variety of ren­ditions that start to paralyze my palette. Most of the time, it’s a red candy coating with a splash of Worcestershire.

Several months ago, I did a recipe for a Ko­rean inspired grilled skirt steak.


Jamie’s Garlic Honey Brisket

Prep Time: 10 + 24 hours chill time min

Cook Time: 3 hour, 15 min

Ready Time: 3 hour, 25 min


8 to 10 Servings


1 cup honey

½ cup mustard

8 cloves garlic, minced

4 tablespoons orange juice

1 tablespoon lemon juice

½ teaspoon red chili flakes



Marinated Beef Kebabs, Spit-Frogs Optional

Shish kebab, bro­chette, pincho, pinchi­to, yakitori… However dubbed, marinated and skewered meats cooked over a fire are an age-old, global tradition. Hunted meat was typi­cally roasted on a spit. This brings us to today’s shish kebab. “Spit” is, in fact, a 15th-century term meaning “to pierce with a weapon.” The sword is indeed double-edged!


Tips for Dips

Dips are so versatile. They can be eaten with chips, with veg­gies, with crackers, with gefilte fish, etc. I am happy to share some old fa­vorites.


¼ Tsp. curry powder

2 cups mayonnaise

3 tab ketchup

15 drops Tabasco sauce

3 tab honey

1¼ Tsp. lemon juice

2 Tsp.


Jamie’s Individual Apple-Stuffed Challah

When our patriarch Yaakov masqueraded as Eisav to obtain his rightful “firstborn” blessing from his father, Yitzchak, he donned Eisav’s cloak. Yitzchak exclaimed, “the fragrance of my son is like the fragrance of a field that God has blessed” and blessed Yaakov. The Talmud identifies the fragrance as an apple orchard, and the Vilna Gaon says this


Mango, Corn and Green Tomato Salsa

Every so often, I try my hand at veggie burgers. While I haven’t yet gotten that recipe exactly the way I want it, one of the accompaniments was so good it stole all the attention.

The local organic market had some lovely green tomatoes. I adore fried green tomatoes, so I bought three beauties and set them aside. I didn’t get around to frying them,


Pancakes........... So Easy to Make!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pancakes used to be considered a breakfast food. However, people eat them for any meal; breakfast, lunch and even dinner. Here are some great recipes that you can use when you are in the mood for that old fashioned comfort food.

Basic Easy
Home Made Pancakes


1 1/2 Cups of All-Purpose Flour



Turn the Tide on your Sides

If you make the same side dishes all the time, your meals can get boring after a while. That’s why I try to vary the menu from time to time. Although we all have our favorites which we can easily whip up, once in a while it’s fun to try new ideas out. Try them out for your family and then on compa­ny!!!

Dijon Red Potato Wedges


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