Grandma’s fruit compote & sweet Tu B’Shevat memories

Grandma's dried fruit compote

Succulent spiced fruits in a rich syrup. Grandma’s fruit compote makes a delicious dessert or a healthy breakfast. Do you ever prepare a dish whose aroma transports you while it is cooking? The fragrance of this sweet and spicy dried fruit compote is like a culinary time machine – one…

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Hot mulled apple juice with little fruit dreidels

Hot Mulled Apple Juice

Fruity & fragrant mulled apple juice has all the flavours of the festive season. Cosy, warm and delicious, it’s perfect for Chanukah. Chanukah is a special time of year, a time to brighten the dark winter evenings and celebrate with family and friends. We like to throw a Chanukah party,…

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Chocolate orange pudding ice-lollies – frozen sugar-free vegan treats!

chocolate orange pudding ice-lollies

A while ago (when I made my amazing vegan 3-ingredient chocolate tart) I mused about the items available in supermarket kosher sections, and whether they were really any indication of the essentials for living a kosher lifestyle. I’m still not convinced you can draw any meaningful conclusions about Judaism from the…

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Blood orange salad with avocado, radish & dill

Creamy avocado, sweetly tangy blood orange, & crisp peppery radish, topped off with tangy spring onions, fresh dill, & a drizzle of olive oil. Delicious!

Do you like to eat seasonally? There are all sorts of spurious claims made about the benefits of eating what’s in season, but the main reason for me is that stuff just tastes better! Take these blood oranges for instance – sweet, tangy and uniquely flavoured with hints of raspberry. And…

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Hot Magen David buns!

magen david buns

Rich, fruity, spicy & delicious, each of these buns sports a magnificent Magen David on its golden, shiny top. Enjoy them warm, cold or toasted.  What to make when Purim & Easter (almost) coincide? Hot Magen David buns of course! I’ve often noted how British Jews have adopted and adapted…

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Roasted carrots with fresh ginger and orange

Roasted carrots with orange & ginger

I do love roast vegetables.  They are a regular feature on our dinner table – roasted carrots, beetroots, parsnips, butternut squash and pumpkin in the autumn and winter, and then aubergines, courgettes (zucchini), peppers, shallots and more in the summer. They are so simple to make, and so delicious! Roasting…

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Beetroot salad with pomegranate

beetroot salad with orange, red onion & pomegranate seeds

The pomegranate is a highly symbolic and significant fruit in Jewish tradition. Legend has it that every pomegranate contains exactly 613 seeds – the same as the number of mitzvot (commandments) in the Torah. The calyx at the end of a pomegranate resembles a 6-pointed star of David. The robe of…

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Avocado salad with oranges, olives & watercress

The recipe for this yummy avocado salad comes from my Mum. She has been making it for years and years and years. Sometimes it comes on individual plates as a starter, sometimes on one big platter, as I’ve done here. Always, it is delicious. Avocado & citrus is a winning…

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