April 28, 2020

Tried 'n tested, favorite recipes are like old friends.

While it's always fun to meet someone that you instantly click with, you can just be yourself around childhood besties, each knowing what the other will say before a single word is spoken.

This beloved soya 'n...

April 14, 2020

Why is this Pesach different from any other Pesachs?

Hmmm....where do I start?

We've had Seders via Zoom.

Egg-sightings were even more newsworthy than Tnuva butter alerts.

Synagogues were closed.

And frenzied mask-purchases took precedence even over matzo meal h...

April 7, 2020

Turning water into wine is so last Testament...it's transforming carrots into vegan smoked salmon that is really impressive.

I first heard about this new, culinary trend while paging through a food magazine on my recent flight home and, within hours of landing, I got...

March 31, 2020

Year-round I coat potato wedges with polenta corn meal before baking to produce a gorgeously golden, crisp shell.

I was thrilled to discover that coating with matzo meal produces a virtual identical result.

Boil, shake 'n bake for perfect potatoes every time.


November 6, 2019

Anyone who's shopped regularly at Meatland within the last 10 years is sure to be familiar with Seth's ready smile and always charming service.

Seth started at Meatland as a 16-year-old, pigtailed shelf-stacker, then graduated to become one of our most popular cashier...

August 28, 2019

Back in the days that I lived in Johannesburg, running out of essentials like sugar or eggs meant an emergency dash to the supermarket, as asking a neighbor for help was just not done.

It's entirely different here, where my neighbors regularly pop across for random, m...

July 3, 2019

Maximum impact with minimal effort.

That's what time-worn cooks aspire to always but especially in the sweltering, summer months.

It's with the rising temperature gauge in mind - not to mention rising tempers - that I chose now to share this new favorite Green Bean &...

June 26, 2019

You wouldn't know this, but I spend hours each week debating which best-loved recipe to share with you next, and pondering on how likely you are to make it.

Always mindful of my discerning audience, I carefully consider important factors like ease of preparation, acce...

June 19, 2019

It was only recently that I discovered the versatility of ground turkey and, now that I've stumbled on this new world of culinary opportunity, I regret the time wasted studiously ignoring this high protein option.

Less fatty than ground beef, it takes on flavors with...

June 12, 2019

This week I married my long-time love and now have Starr status.

(This will explain my sign-off name change.)

Blithely ignoring well-meaning friends' and family's advice, I chose to cater and decorate the event myself, a mammoth task that wouldn't have been possible...

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