40+ of the best make-ahead recipes for easy Shavuot entertaining

40+ recipes ideal for easy Shavuot entertaining.

Make light work of Shavuot entertaining with a handy pick-and-mix menu planner! Choose from over 40 easy recipes for delicious prepare-ahead main dishes, salads and desserts, including fish, vegetarian and vegan options. In case you hadn’t noticed, Shavuot is approaching! I love to entertain on YomTov, but when we have…

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Eccles cake hamantaschen – a British/Jewish Purim treat

Eccles cake hamantaschen

A sweet, buttery, curranty filling encased in crisp, golden flaky pastry – classic British bake meets tasty Purim treat! It’s the Eccles cake hamantaschen!   Purim inspiration? Every year as Spring rolls around my thoughts turn to hamantaschen – those delicious three-cornered pastries traditionally enjoyed on the Jewish festival of…

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Crunchy red cabbage slaw with a zingy juniper dressing

red cabbage salad

Crunchy red cabbage and delicious wintry spices combine in this gorgeously vibrant raw vegan salad that will brighten any plate. January may not seem like the most natural time of year for salads. When the days are short and the weather is cold, I think most people, myself included, prefer…

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Homemade gifts round-up – just in time for Chanukah!

homemade gifts

Treat your family & friends this Chanukah with some gorgeous homemade gifts! Chocolates, cookies, jams, preserves & more. Quick & easy ideas for everyone on your list. I always think there’s something extra special about homemade gifts, lovely things that have been hand made, just for you. A thoughtful present…

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Fluffy feta cheese pancakes – a rediscovered Chanukah treat

feta cheese pancakes

Light and fluffy, cheese pancakes with ricotta and feta are deliciously savoury. Perfect for Chanukah or as a tasty brunch treat at any time! Do you associate dairy foods with Chanukah? No, me neither, or at least, not until recently. Turns out that delicious cheesy treats pre-date potato latkes and…

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