The tea party was a resounding success – where success is defined that the food was extremely tasty.  We took video of the three tiered plates, showing off the scones, sandwiches and pastries.  See the video below (you have to click on “Sweet & Good Tea Party”). Sweet & Good Tea Party VIDEO The petit fours were tricky.  We didn’t glaze them this time, but hopefully next time, there’s lots of fun ways to decorate them once they are glazed. The scones were delicious, of course, once you throw cream in there, hard not to be tasty.  And we had lemon curd – which is yummy buttery lemon deliciousness that you can put on the scones (it tastes very similar to the lemon part of a lemon meringue pie).

Hello Virtual Cooking Class, I hope all is going well.  Binyamin is 13 weeks old, Yaakov is helping return his fallen pacifier and giving hugs and kisses whenever he can.  Nava is also helping, getting him diapers and wipes and playing with him and reading him stories.  So, in the arena of “healthy” treats for the helpers – I want to make a peanut butter cookie. I found a recipe from Paula Deen that has 3 ingredients – peanut butter, sugar and an egg.  We’re trying those out today, I found a recipe for tagalogs (the Girl Scout cookie).  However, I was hoping for a kind of energy cookie – that has protein and I would feel like our children are eating something good for them as well as being good tasting.  And hysterically, as I was looking around for a recipe – I…

Everyone should have an easy fast.  Thanks to Elisheva Rabinowitz for the opportunity to write about Jerusalem artichokes:  Find the article with a recipe for Herbed Quinoa here: http://www.sweetandgoodcatering.com/?p=90 Do you have a parlor meeting coming up?  Call us to cater the event for beautiful, gourmet delicious food! As usual, we will continue having our sushi for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and for Shabbos. You can have raw fish, cooked fish, veggies, tofu, egg or any combination. $6 per roll (Tuna rolls are $8). Delicious Special – For $15 a person (please order by Wednesday at noon): Appetizer: Cherry Tomatoes stuffed with Spinach dip Soup: Dual Toned Split Pea Soup (yellow and green) Main Course: Chicken and Broccoli in a wine sauce in a crepe (yum) Side Dishes: Miso Eggplant (sauteed eggplant with miso) Hasselback potatoes with red peppers and Thai chili sauce Asian Cabbage Salad (with…

Are you looking for new and interesting salads – filled with taste and nutrition?  Then consider the Jerusalem Artichoke – neither from Jerusalem nor an artichoke! Despite the misnomer – Jerusalem artichokes (also known as sunchokes) are delicious. They have a nutty, refreshing taste and can be eaten in a variety of ways – raw, boiled, steamed, sauteed, mashed, baked, etc.  They can be substituted for potatoes in recipes (although the sunchoke cooking time is vastly quicker – once you can pierce the sunchoke easily, it is done).   You scrub them clean, no need for peeling.  If you are looking for them in a supermarket – they look very similar to ginger root.  You can find these at SunFresh – the produce market on Reisterstown near Subway.  If you are choosing – you will want to avoid sunchokes that are wrinkled, have soft spots,…