Borscht Under My Belt

I’m a latecomer to borscht. Growing up, I would see the stuff in jars in the supermarket and think, “Gross!” But the summer I turned 16, I was in Israel, and spent a weekend hosted by a family in Haifa. I was served cold borscht, with a generous dollop of sour cream and a few …

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Holiday Ice Cream

I wouldn’t know Candy Cane Joe Joe’s existed if it weren’t for my friend NJ, who writes A Cookie Before Breakfast. So, thanks a lot, NJ. Also, I must give a shout-out to Justine, whose ice cream recipe has inspired my ice cream flavor adventures and to Lydia, for the new-to-me ice cream maker!   …

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Scenes from a Dinner

A few weeks ago, my friend Justine from Full Belly Sisters (@fullbellysis) invited me to a dinner sponsored by Foods From Chile (@FoodsFromChile). I get delicious food, great wine, good company and a night away from home? Of course I said yes.  1. the table was set with votives nestled in chilean almonds, which i …

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