Matzah Ball Soup (9 of 9)

Matzah Ball Soup

My mom makes the best matzah ball soup. So good that it was the standard of comparison for all matzah ball soups, not just in my family, but in other’s too. “These aren’t as good as Bev’s,” was a comment made on more than one occasion by a friend or neighbor when the Passover hostess…

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Chicken Pot Pie (7 of 8)

Chicken Pot Pie

There is a weird food holiday pretty much every day of the year if you pay attention to those sorts of things. Which, to be honest, I do only about half of the time. There’s a margarita day, a watermelon day, even a day in honor of creamsicles. But, as I believe we established here…

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Caraway Carrot Salad (9 of 9)

Caraway Carrot Salad

It’s that time of year when my refrigerator bin is constantly full of carrots, but this winter I’m one step ahead. It’s not that I’ve embraced snack times full of carrot sticks – although they are an excellent vehicle for cream cheese when the bagels are stale. Nope, it’s that I’ve teased out what I…

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Lamb and Apricot Stew

‘Read the recipe twice’ is an often-repeated bit of wisdom that gets passed around in cook books and magazines and I’ve been known to say it myself to people. And it’s good advice; you should read the recipe twice to make sure you actually have the some semblance of the ingredients and know what you’ll…

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Pickled Carrots

Every week I get a box of vegetables from my CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). We don’t pick what will come in the box but usually it’s a good mix of staples (like onions, garlic, and citrus), seasonal items, and the occasional bag of walnuts or pistachios. I love the challenge of getting the box each…

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