Hello!  Please find our final special of 2011 below. We will be having a Super Bowl Special – so look out for that in the coming weeks.  Binyamin is pulling himself to standing and eating solid food (and whatever else he can).  Nava is lighting her own Menorah and we all have fun singing the dreidel song.  I hope everyone else is also having a happy Chanukah. 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). “Israeli” Special – $15 a person – Please let us know as soon as you know, preferably by noon on Wednesday. Appetizer: Hummus dip and Pesto dip Fish (an additional $4 per serving): Baked Gefilte Fish with homemade sauce Soup: Matzah Ball Soup…

One way to perfect a dish is to showcase all 5 “tastes” – salty, sweet, sour, bitter, and umami (which refers to a type of fermented taste).  When you use all 5 tastes this sometimes makes for a delicious “symphony” of flavors, but if the dish is out of balance the flavors could quickly turn into a muddled cacophony instead. I put this recipe together while I was trying to make a very fancy fish course.  I was trying to impress a few special Shabbos guests, and it turned out I was low on fish – I had one can of anchovies in the house.  You might ask, how can you  make 1 can of anchovies stretch for 8 people?  Make it into a dressing!  We had apples and avocados – and then I garnished it with some very thin julienned red pepper and…

Ok, are they really the best doughnuts ever? I’m not sure, but these are amazing.  I’ve made sufganiyot (doughnuts) for years.  And you know what – I can’t make them.  I don’t know why.  I’ve gotten recipes from lots of doughnut makers – people who have great success making doughnuts (I know, because I’ve eaten their doughnuts, and then I say, “can I have your recipe, I have trouble making doughnuts.”  They then give me their recipes and their tips and are very nice about the whole thing and then I still get flat fried dough. It’s very sad. It’s almost like Charlie Brown and the football.  Every year I try again.  And every year I’ve been just a little disappointed – you can’t really be a lot disappointed, because for goodness sakes, we’re still dealing with fried dough with sugar, if you know…

Chanukah is coming – so what should you make?  Latkes – of course.  These do not have to be high in fat (although they can be) – instead you can bake these and still have tasty and delicious homemade latkes.  With all of the fried foods that abound during this season (and I do enjoy my share, don’t get me wrong), you don’t have to have every meal filled with oil (and calories – for those who are counting).  These latkes are delicious and easy to prepare.  And you can serve them with the typical latke fare – applesauce, sour cream (or low fat yogurt or greek yogurt if you’re looking for substitutes).  I prefer applesauce – and you can do some fun applesauce “bars” – where you can add flavors to your applesauce.  For cinnamon applesauce add one and a half teaspoons of…

Hello!  We needed a healthy and quick dinner last night so we pulled out some fish.  We made a delicious easy, child friendly recipe with 4 ingredients!  All parties ate the dinner (a not so small feat).  The potato chips helped – and you can have little hands help crush them (put them in a zip lock bag, zipped tight and then everyone can not only help – but sprinkle on their own potato chips).  As you might already know one of the secrets to getting people to eat foods they haven’t tried before is if they help in the making of the food – then it’s not so foreign.  A friend of mine in Denver did this recipe originally (Esti Schwab) though her daughter made the “crust” with pistachios, and I would’ve used those if I had had them in the house.  It…

Hello – I hope everyone is doing well.  Please find our special for Shabbos below.  Please order the Shabbos Special as soon as you know, preferably by noon on Wednesday.  We’ll try to accommodate orders after that, but no guarantee. We will be putting together our famous latke bar for Chanukah this year; we will send out the menu next week. If you have a holiday party coming up, or you have a luncheon at the office – give us a chance to cater the event. Don’t forget: you can order sushi from Tuesday to Shabbos – $6 a roll. $15 per person Special: Appetizer: Crepes filled with onions and vegetables Soup: Potage Crecy (creamy carrot soup) Main Course: Coq Au Vin (Chicken in a wine sauce) Julia Child’s Boeuf Bourguignon ($10 upgrade) Sides (you can pick 2): Fresh Steamed Green Beans Potato Galettes (these are similar to homemade…