Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict and a Mother’s Day Blog Hop

Mother's Day is a little over a week away, but I wanted to have a Mother's Day blog hop today in order to give plenty of time for menu planning and inspiration. Back home Mother's Day is usually one of my favorite days of the year. Usually my mom, sister, and I use it as an excuse for a girls' day out. We go to the zoo or botanic gardens, get mani-pedis or enjoy a leisurely brunch, stroll through...
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Guest Post: Strawberry Tart and an Easter Blog Hop

Oh do I have an exciting post for you. While I am in Istanbul (cue song: Istanbul not Constantinople) I have a very special guest: Kim from Cravings of a Lunatic! You may recall that I did a guest post for her back in December. If you read food blogs then chances are you know Kim, but if not head on over and check out her blog. I promise you will leave with a smile on your face. Not only does Kim...
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Guest Post: Spinach and Feta Turnovers

I have a special surprise for you today: I am so honored to be guest posting over at Just One Cookbook! Although Nami and I have never met I feel like we are friends. Even through emails and blog posts I can tell that she is a warm, kind soul who always tries to make time for everyone. I always enjoy emailing with Nami about blogging and food, and I want to try every single gorgeous dish that...
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Announcing my Cookbook: Puff Pastry at Brunch

I have some exciting news to share with you. I've been keeping it under wraps for months. Waiting. Sitting on my hands. Impatient for the day when I could tell you: my first cookbook has just been published! I'm trying to stay calm, cool, collected, but the truth is I can barely contain my excitement. Of course I could have told you it was coming, drummed up excitement and shown you previews....
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Guest Post: Bacon, Vegetable, and Ricotta Quiche

When Kim from Cravings of a Lunatic asked me to do a guest post on her lovely blog, there was only one answer: Of course! I’ve admired Kim’s blog for some time. It’s written in a funny, candid voice and is full of inspiring recipes. Having recently become blogging buddies, I can also tell you that Kim is a thoughtful, supportive individual, the kind that you’re lucky to have in your...
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Individual Chicken Pot Pies

Chicken pot pie? In this weather? I know I complain about how hot it is, cry for no cook dishes that won't heat up the house, and then keep giving you baking recipes. And here, after cauliflower mac and cheese, lemon poppy seed muffins, and fig and brie-stuffed chicken I'm giving you the fourth recipe in a row that requires turning on an oven. I do apologize. But if you're thinking of the heavy,...
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Cocktail Hour: Mustard Batons

Over the last few days I've given you recipes for simple syrups, grenadine, and maraschino cherries. You're all set to get creative with your home bar and make some cocktails. Now I need to feed you. Can't have all drinks and no food. That's when things get messy. Not at my party, thank you very much. These mustard batons are perfect for your next cocktail hour, whether you're hosting a party...
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Curry Puffs: A Take Out Mainstay, At Home

At home in New York, I was accustomed to ordering Thai food on any given night when I was too tired to cook, rainy evenings, lazy Saturday afternoons, you name it. Curry Puffs and Pad See Ew have developed into serious comfort food for my husband and I. Now, living in Israel, Thai food is hard to come by. In Be'er Sheva there isn’t a single Thai restaurant, and I’ve been known to lug home...
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A Summer Tart, Just in Time for Winter

Though I arrived at the end of summer (yes, September 26 still constitutes summer in Israel) I didn't see any fresh berries. Not in the shuq, not in the supermarket, not in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem. I resigned myself to having to wait until next summer when I can have fresh farmer's market berries in New York. But suddenly, strawberries are everywhere. And not just any strawberries - some of the...
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