Appetizers

Rodanchas with Kalavasa

September 19, 2011

Hearing about an alternative to pumpkin borekas used to fulfill the simanim of squash for the Rosh Hashanah dinner blessings (Yehi Ratzones),  I endeavored to find a picture or recipe.  I have no memory of my mom or Nona making these.  I am not sure which Sephardic people made these or what towns they came […]

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Pastelicos With Meat and Rice Filling

September 15, 2011

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

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

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

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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