September 15

Friday, September 15, 2017 6 No tags Permalink 3

I will love the light for it shows me the way,  yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars. – Og Mandino September 15 is the anniversary of the death of my brother, Michael. It has been 8 years since we lost him. 8 years is a long time and so much happens in ...

Clams in White Wine

Where liberty dwells, there is my country. - Benjamin Franklin The rattle of cars across the gravel of the courtyard below floats through the windows on the breeze like the distant roar of ocean waves. The shade washes over me, soothing, cooling, the shutters pulled closed against the searing heat. Voices on the street, the distant ...

Lemon Almond Sponge Cake for Passover (Gluten-free)

Friday, April 3, 2015 4 No tags Permalink 1

My parents were the model of discreetness. Social, well-known and very involved with our local synagogue, family mealtimes were nonetheless private affairs, the six of us finding ourselves around the dinner table every night without guests, friends, family or company of any sort. The food was plentiful but plain, a mix of Russian Jewish cooking, ...

Baked Chocolate Tartlets with Caramel Sauce

Friday, February 27, 2015 5 No tags Permalink 0

It has been shown as proof positive that carefully prepared chocolate is as healthful a food as it is pleasant; that it is nourishing and easily digested... that it is above all helpful to people who must do a great deal of mental work. - Anthelme Brillat-Savarin An absolutely stunning recipe, my Baked Chocolate Tartlets begin with a ...

A Frenchman’s Rice Pudding

Sunday, January 11, 2015 3 No tags Permalink 0

Riz au Lait If you carry your childhood with you, you never grow older. - Tom Stoppard  Some people think of childhoods long past, cozy corners in some nursery or propped up at a kitchen table in some small town far away with a nanny or grandma or mom hovering not very far away. Some people think of grade ...