Chopped and fried gefilte fish aka ‘fishballs’ (+ Thermapen review)

How to make delicious, crispy, 'chopped & fried' gefilte fish balls from scratch - so much better than shop bought! Eat them with chraine for a real treat!

Chopped and fried gefilte fish, or ‘C&F’ as it was known in our house, was a regular fixture on our family menu. My Grandma would make it every week, on a Thursday, first mincing the fish and onion using a hand-cranked mincing machine, then adding the egg, seasoning and matza …

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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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Little apple cupcakes – for Rosh Hashanah, apple day, or whenever!

Easy to make and super cute, these little apple cupcakes are a seasonal autumn treat - perfect for back-to-school, Rosh Hashanah or apple day.

How cute are these apple cupcakes? I love them! Almost too cute to eat. Not quite though, eh?! Kipper certainly thought so, she scoffed several of them… I had the idea for these months ago, when I saw how you can insert a ball of tin-foil into the side of your …

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Rustic apple galettes with honey and thyme

Apple galettes with honey and thyme

September is here, the air is getting crisper, the leaves have started to turn golden, and autumn is on its way. Maybe it’s the season, or maybe its the fact that Rosh Hashanah is looming, but this time of year is all about APPLES. Crisp, juicy, sweet, fresh, delicious, ripe, lovely …

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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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Individual berry cheesecakes – a Shavuot treat!

Fruity berry cheesecake topped by a plain cheesecake layer, & decorated with berry syrup swirls. These cute & easy individual cheesecakes are just divine!

Last year, Cambridge enjoyed its first Shavuot garden party, held in the gorgeous surroundings of Kings College Fellows Garden. The sun shone, Pimms was drunk, and a lovely time was had by all. The week before the event, I had been busy busy busy, making brownies, mini victoria sponge cakes, meringues, …

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Feel-good fish curry – comfort food with Asian flavours

A deliciously nutritious coconut-milk fish curry flavoured with mood lifting spices and a tingle of chilli, will fill you up and make you feel A-MA-ZING!

The trouble with comfort food, on the whole, is that it isn’t usually very good for you. Sure, it makes you feel better for a minute or two, but in terms of nutrition, it tends to be heavy on the sugar and fat, and lacking in the sort of stuff that …

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