Appetizers

Pastelicos With Meat and Rice Filling

September 15, 2011
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I baked pastelicos today in my frenzy of preparation for the upcoming Rosh Hashanah celebration.  They freeze

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Eggplant Parmesan Salad

August 11, 2011
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Everyone loves a decadent slice of eggplant parmesan with hot bubbly cheese oozing out layers of fried eggplant laced with marinara sauce, but how about a hot weather version that you could serve cold in salad form, for those dog days of August.

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Kezadas

June 1, 2011
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Last week my sister Barbara was visiting from the East Coast, with her daughter and granddaughter.  Along with Nona that made 4 generations all together.  We had a lot of fun reminiscing and talking about passing the culinary torch down to generation number three.  One of the fondest memories in our family is all of […]

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Fava Bean Hummus

May 25, 2011
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Wednesday’s Santa Monica Farmers’ Market had so many treasures on display including huge piles of fresh, puffy, bright green fava beans.  Luckily, McGrath’s Family Farm stand sells fresh shelled fava beans in ½ pound and 1 pound bags. Fava beans or Ava Frescas, or some call them Ful, are a Sephardic and Mediterranean favorite.  

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Pissaldiere

May 1, 2011
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This is one of my favorite, comfort foods if you wish.  26 years ago when my oldest son was a baby I used to cart him around in his infant seat during the day and attend cooking class at the now defunct Montana Mercantile  store and cooking school in Los Angeles. The cooking school fostered […]

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