Roasted Butternut Squash with Shallots and Rosemary

Veg in Serving dish VIFor a number of years our family has enjoyed this recipe by Julie Grimes Bottcher from FINE COOKING magazine. I have added a couple of my own steps to make both the preparation and the cleanup easier for a busy cook. It can be doubled to serve a crowd and the leftovers are good reheated. Continue reading

Saffron Cauliflower


It is always a treat to discover new ways to cook favorite foods and in his appetizing cookbooks Israeli-born London restaurateur Yotam Ottolenghi provides many such opportunities. From PLENTY here is a new way to prepare cauliflower requiring a minimum of effort to produce a marvelous mix of flavors and textures and a stunning array of colors. Continue reading

Potatoes and Pumpkins

For some people it may seem a bit early to think about what to serve at the end of this month, but for me planning for Thanksgiving dinner is an enjoyable process that I start as soon as the November issues of the cooking magazines appear.

By clicking here you will have access to a plethora of recipes for this year’s rare concurrence of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving. Continue reading

Miriam Margulies’ Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage

Cabbage Plated IIThis is from RECIPES REMEMBERED, a marvelous book published by the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. Author June Feiss Hersh meticulously presents recipes shared by survivors and their descendants. The contributors are Jews from around the world, so with their personal stories come special flavors and seasonings that reflect their origins.  The author of this recipe lived in Austria under Nazi rule until 1940, when an uncle managed to get papers to bring her (then 10 years old) and her mother to America. This story ends happily with a reunion with her father after the war. She is now the mother of two with seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild!

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