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

Grandma's dried fruit compote

Succulent spiced fruits in a rich syrup, Grandma’s dried fruit compote makes a delicious dessert or a healthy, nutritious 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…

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Courgetti (zoodles) with avocado pesto dressing & baby plum tomatoes

zoodle salad with avocado pesto

Fresh crisp courgette noodles – or “zoodles!”  – are tossed with olives, ripe juicy tomatoes, & a creamy avocado dressing, for a delicious summer lunch or side dish. Do you ever start cooking with a clear idea in mind, only to change pretty much everything before you’re done? That’s what…

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Strawberry cucumber spinach salad with nuts and seeds

strawberry cucumber spinach salad

Sweet, tangy, crunchy, tender & crisp, this gorgeous summery spinach salad has it all! Beautiful ripe strawberries & a light dressing make the flavour pop. There are so many reasons why I love this strawberry cucumber spinach salad! Mostly, it’s because it tastes like summer in a bowl and is…

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Amazing garlic & herb potato wedges – better than chips!

Back during Pesach, readymade frozen oven chips were off the menu. Perhaps you can buy them for Pesach where you live, but here in Cambridge, far from a large kosher shop, there were none to be had. And I was really craving chips. Well, not necessarily chips, but definitely hot,…

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