Mouthwatering stuffed vegetables to celebrate the harvest season

Stuffed vegetables, brimming with abundant fillings, are traditionally eaten to celebrate the autumn harvest. Tuck in to these delicious dishes and enjoy!

Succot, the Jewish autumn harvest festival, is surely party to some of the oddest practices in the Jewish calendar. If we aren’t parading round shul waving citrus fruits and bunches of foliage, we’re eating dinner in a draughty hut in the garden. To the untrained eye, we must look properly bizarre. And yet, …

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Honey roasted root vegetables with apples

Apples & honey aren't just for desserts! Try them in these delicious roasted root vegetables - a perfect autumnal side for Rosh Hashanah or any festive meal.

Honey and apples! Does anything shout Rosh Hashanah more? I must admit, I’m guilty of adding them to all sorts of dishes, but these roasted root vegetables are definitely among my favourites. If you’re a regular reader here, you’ll know I love roasted vegetables (for instance these, these, these or these). So …

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Cheese and olive savoury picnic muffins

Easy and delicious! Packed with tasty olives and tangy cheese, these fabulous savoury muffins are perfect for picnics and lunch boxes, or as a snack any time.

Oh, the joys of the English summer’s unpredictable weather! We recently spent a lovely evening at the Botanic Gardens listening to live music and picnicking in the company of several hundred like-minded folks. Our decision to go had been a bit last minute though, and the picnic reflected our haste …

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How to jazz up your jackets! No more boring baked potatoes…

Baked potato inspiration

Kipper has a dance class one afternoon a week, which means that we don’t get home till 6 o’clock, so dinner has to be ready and waiting for us when we come in. For months I’ve worked hard to create bakes and casseroles and risottos and things that could cook in …

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Israeli vegetable salad

Diced fresh, ripe vegetables, lightly dressed with olive oil, lemon juice & herbs - delicious! Serve with falafel, shakshuka, or even eat it for breakfast!

Between school and university, I spent the year in Israel with a group of like-minded people from Habonim-Dror. We were based on a kibbutz, and each of us was ‘adopted’ by a kibbutz family for the duration of our stay. It was a great way to feel welcomed and part …

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Incredible lemon & cinnamon charoset with pine nuts

An unbelievably delicious combination of nuts, lemon, cinnamon and apple - from North Africa via Italy. This charoset will revolutionise your seder!

So, you know that moment at the seder when everyone fights over the last bit of charoset….? No? No, I’d never experienced it before last year either, now you mention it. Which was the first time I made this incredibly delicious lemon & cinnamon charoset. Seriously, we licked the bowl …

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Sahlab – sweet, creamy hot drink AND ancient aphrodisiac!

Rich, creamy & delicious, topped with nuts and cinnamon, sahlab is a winter treat!

As a child, I visited Israel pretty often with my family. I have lots of cousins, aunts and uncles there (and friends, too!) so we typically went at least once a year. However, these trips were almost always in the summer, and my first memory of Israel in the winter …

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