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[2 Dec 2009 | 6 Comments | 2,254 views]
Best Omlette Ever

Growing up in suburban Maryland, there was a company called Mr. Omlette that you could hire for parties and brunches. That event’s Mr. Omlette would wear a white chefs coat and a tall toque and it was so much fun to pick as many fillings as I wanted.
Back in mid-September I was visiting my family in Maryland for both Rosh Hashanah and my birthday and our friends the Feldmans/Rices invited us over to brunch.
When we arrived we were greeted by this gorgeous spread:

Jared Rice and his girlfriend Leila woke up …

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[17 Nov 2009 | 11 Comments | 2,881 views]
Pasta with Goat Cheese and Olives

The recipe below came about through social networking at it’s best. I follow @laurasrecipes and she tweeted about goat cheese and olive pasta. As you may know, I’m not the most regular cook but these two ingredients caught my eye after our visit to both goat and olive farms the day before.
I followed the link, which led me to Saveur’s “Best of the Web” — handpicked links to the staff’s favorite recipes and articles. This led to a blog called food & style.
The recipe that inspired me to whip up …

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[31 Oct 2009 | 49 Comments | 5,126 views]
Nagymama’s Matzo Ball Soup

Earlier this year I posted, “Love, 1930s style,” a letter written by my mom’s father, Papa, upon meeting his future wife. Last November, I posted my dad’s mom, Nagymama’s, recipe for chicken paprikash.
Last week Nagymama passed away. I was lucky to have her in my life for such a long time and have so many loving memories of my grandparents.
I flew home to Maryland and spent the weekend looking through pictures, sharing stories, and being together with my brother, parents, and friends. This is exactly how Nagymama, who loved nothing …

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[25 Oct 2009 | No Comment | 3,552 views]
Italian Plum Goodness

I was introduced to the Italian plum over Rosh Hashanah in September when the lovely Marcia F. served a delicious Italian Plum Cake for dessert.
According to the kitchn, Italian Prune Plums are small, dense, egg-shaped fruit with blue or purple skin. These are the plums that are made into prunes but are also great for baking.
They are a seasonal fruit, available in stores during August and September. The week after I tasted Marcia’s cake, I bought a couple pounds of them to make my own.
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get …

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[25 Sep 2009 | No Comment | 4,217 views]
Tomato Soup for the Soul

As the weather inches towards winter, I’ve started thinking more about soup. There are few things more comforting or evocative than soup. After all, one of the most infamous artists of the 20th Century, Andy Warhol, was obsessed with the stuff.

As M. F. K. Fisher author of our recent book club selection said, “It is impossible to think of any good meal, no matter how plain or elegant, without soup or bread in it.”
Fisher features a recipe for Tomato Soup Cake in her book “How to Cook a Wolf,” published …

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