Hello! We’re writing articles for BaltimoreJewishLife – we’re going to post a blintz recipe there this week (and you can use the homemade cheese recipe for it, as well).  The homemade cheese article is here: http://baltimorejewishlife.com/news/news-detail.php?SECTION_ID=29&ARTICLE_ID=29096   Here is our Shavuos Menu: please order dairy by Tuesday and Fleischigs by Wednesday.     Appetizers: Gazpacho – $2.50 per portion (one cup portion) (parve) Spinach Dip, Carrot Dip or Pesto: $7 for small, $12 for large (parve) Entrees/Sides  Spinach or Broccoli (and Red Peppers) Three Cheese Quiche $25 (10 inch circle)* – can be parve Salmon and Onion Quiche $30 (10 inch circle)* -can be parve Vegetarian Burritos: filled with rice, beans,onions and peppers $8 per portion (parve) Homemade ravioli! (so exciting) : can be parve World Famous Vegetable Lasagna (incl. Spinach, Carrots, Zucchini, Onions) 9 x 13 tray -$30 (dairy) Stuffed Acorn Squash (with celery,…

Just in time for Shavuos – you can make your own cheese. It is surprisingly easy to do, it’s healthy and tasty.  Cheese has been around for millenia.  Prior to the onset of refrigerators the only (?) way of preserving dairy for an extended period of time was to make it into cheese.  Milk would last hours, yogurt could last days -but cheese could last years! Gorgonzola was first made in 879, Roquefort in 1070, cheddar in 1500, and parmesian in 1579.  As a relative newcomver – Wisconsin started it’s cheese making business in 1841 (Anne Pickert is cited as the founder of factory cheese production there).  Today Wisconsin makes over 2.6 billion pounds of cheese (with over 6,000 varieties). The following recipe makes a soft cheese. Apparently, hard cheese is trickier to make (then you have to worry about rennet).  And here’s a question one of…

We have had some very successful classes recently- we did home-made cheese making and carving watermelon swans! We catered an upshirin and a fundraiser for Shearim (where we made – scrambled egg in the shell, Mashed Potato tower (with hidden salmon barbecue), individual quiches, homemade soda, chocolate mousse in a chocolate cup and more!).  We have pictures….   This week we have a down-home Shabbos – it’s $15 per portion. If you would like to order please let us know as soon as you know preferably by Wednesday at noon.   Appetizer: World Famous Spinach Dip   Soup: Chicken Matzah Ball Soup   Main Course: Granny Harriet’s Brisket (upgrade of $8) Chicken Turkey Side Dishes (Pick 2) Glazed Carrots Roasted Vegetables   For orders over $75 and in the eruv, there is free delivery.  For orders under $75 there is a $5 delivery charge or you can…

This recipe is shockingly easy and delicious.  And no one will guess what the ingredients are (you could play the “what are the ingredients” game after your guests try it).  What I am about to tell you will shock some of you (those of you from Mexico, or familiar with Mexican cuisine will not be as shocked). If you would like to try a new dry rub that brings your entree into a whole new realm of flavor, I have a dry rub for you.   I came across this recipe while I was looking through Scharfenberger’s cookbook.  The cocoa when used as a spice brings out the flavors of the meat or chicken and the reason it will be hard for people to identify the taste is because we’re used to eating chocolate with sugar.  The cocoa brings a fullness and a richness to the…

We had a great class on gluten free cookies and delicious home-made sodas this week.  As a reminder – we give classes – it’s a fun activity for camp or parties or just a good time to bring friends together and enjoy food.    For this week’s special: Please order as soon as you know preferably by Wednesday at noon.     Shabbos Special $15 per portion: Appetizer:  Watermelon cubes with mango salsa Soup: Chicken Matzah Ball Soup Fish:  Baked Gefitle Fish with red sauce ($3 upgrade) Main Course: Radical Roast Chicken (*Shockingly* delicious) or Herbed Roast Chicken or French Onion Roast (upgrade of $8)    Side Dishes (pick 2): Potato Kugel Sweet Potatoes and Pineapple Roasted Beets     For orders over $75 and in the eruv, there is free delivery.  For orders under $75 there is a $5 delivery charge or you can pick…