Persian Purim Menu

Fesenjaan Chicken (chicken in pomegranate walnut sauce) The recipe calls for pomegranate syrup and water, but we used pomegranate juice and water instead. (2/3 syrup to 2 cups water, vs 2 cups pomegranate juice to 1 cup water) Fry 2 onions until translucent Three cloves of minced garlic Cinnamon and nutmeg Mixed in with onions…

Teas I like (that you should try)

For years, what I knew about my tea preferences was that I 1. Liked the celestial seasonings line of “zinger” teas. E.g lemon zinger, red zinger, wildberry zinger 2. Could not tolerate any teas with raspberry (read “could not tolerate” as “they made me nauseous, and even when sick with no other options I will…

Broccoli kugel

I love broccoli kugel. We’re having guests over this week, for the first time real proper guests, (a young couple). Actually, we’re switching off – going to them Friday night, having them over Shabbos lunch. Our Shabbos menu is pretty thoroughly worked out, and it works, for the two of us. Shabbos might we have…

Banana cake

Alright, let’s be honest here. People make banana cake because they forgot about the bananas until after they were too mushy to be pleasant eating. And that’s alright, really. There’s nothing wrong with that. It’s the same reason we make shakshuka when our tomatoes are starting to be off, or carrot cake when we just…

Artichokes

Artichokes were something I had as a child. Then, several years passed in which I did not have any artichokes. And during that time, I started to wonder if they were really as good as I remembered. I had loved artichokes. I remember jealously craving every single bite. But did they stand up to the…

Fruit crumble

I started this post months ago (maybe a week or two after I started this blog) — It’s shmittah right now.. There’s an organization called שנת ה7 that distributes shmittah produce. You pay a small lump sum and walk out with a bag of stuff- you don’t get to choose what’s in the bag, though,…

Fish curry

We bought a package of fish, a white fish called זהבנון in Hebrew. I don’t know what it’s called in English. The first thing we did with it was make breaded fish. My impression of זהבנון, on the basis of that first attempt, is that it is an almost tasteless fish and doesn’t have a…