Watermelon and coconut ice-lollies for Tu B’Av – the Jewish festival of love

Watermelon & coconut ice-lollies

If Jewish festivals are ranked by importance, Tu B’Av comes somewhere very near the bottom. In fact, most Jews (in the UK at least) have probably never heard of it. Which is a shame, as it is a good excuse for some summer fun and romance!  When the Jewish Temple …

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And the winner is…

Finish dishwasher tablets, rinse aid & dishwasher cleaner

Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway for the Finish Dishwasher products bundle. It was fun to read everyone’s comments and learn just what makes having a dishwasher so great! Personally, I love that it keeps all the dirty dishes out of the way and then cleans them to a sparkling …

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Aubergine shakshuka

aubergine (eggplant) shakshuka

I recently attended Gefiltefest, where a highlight of my day was watching Itamar Srulovich of Honey & Co cooking up a delicious shakshuka. As a result, I’ve been craving shakshuka pretty much every day since! Fortunately, a dish of spicy, saucy vegetables and eggs is entirely compliant with my current …

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Easy vegetable crustless quiche – delicious & dairy-free

easy crustless quiche

I’m currently following the Whole30 diet. Part of me thinks I must be insane, and the rest is thinking this is the best decision I’ve made for a while. It’s a 30 day commitment to healthy eating, but has a lot of rules – no grains, no dairy, no legumes, no alcohol… …

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Lime & coconut ice-cream – dairy-free, parve tropical frozen dessert

lime & coconut ice cream twitter-2

According to Jewish dietary laws (kashrut) one cannot eat a dairy dessert after a meat meal. This has been taken as something of a challenge by kosher cooks, who strive to produce gooey, creamy puddings without any milk in them. With varying degrees of success. Dairy-free (parve) ice-cream is pretty …

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Greek potatoes with lemon & garlic

Greek potatoes twitter

Sometime in the late nineties or possibly early naughties I visited a friend in New York for a few days. I’m sure we went to plenty of restaurants, but the only one I remember was his local Greek place that we had dinner in one evening.  If I’m honest, even …

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