Pesach, Granoladox style

Reposting this from last year, since chometz is going out of style again soon. We start out Pesach with grand plans. We're feeling like royalty--dressed in our finest clothes, the table is set for a king and we even lean to drink our wine. And then, only a few hours into the holiday, the matzah, … Continue reading Pesach, Granoladox style

Sweet Roasted Beets

Our garden is full of beets and greens, and that's about it now that the weather's gone south. I think we'll manage just fine with the two. ROASTED BEETS AND GREENS 3-4 large beets, peeled and sliced 4 handfuls greens (kale, chard, spinach) 3 freshly minced garlic cloves 1/4 cup raw walnuts sea salt and … Continue reading Sweet Roasted Beets

Fall favorites for Sukkos

For a family that loves camping and the outdoors, there's pretty much no better holiday than Sukkos. Despite the anticipation of 12 (!) upcoming meals, all the size of a typical American's Thanksgiving dinner, I can't wait. To manage the cooking and eating of all that food, read the following posts. Simplifying Sukkos Cheaper, easier … Continue reading Fall favorites for Sukkos

3-Day Yom Tov Plan

There's a lot to do to get ready for Rosh Hashana. Fall clothes to purchase, food to buy, menus to plan and--oh, yeah--teshuva to do. After all that, there's little time to plan more, but I'd like to humbly suggest one more plan to make all these days of cooking and eating leave us fulfilled … Continue reading 3-Day Yom Tov Plan

Garden glory

We pretty much ate exclusively from the garden last Shabbos, as we should in mid-August. Put enough money and time into the backyard, and with a little luck, you get to reap the rewards, literally. The garden prize goes to the potatoes. You know those gross "eyes" that grow out of old potatoes? Well, you … Continue reading Garden glory

Rutabaga Fries

These fries are a nice change from conventional french fries. The rutabaga has a subtle sweetness that when combined with salt bursts with flavor. The recipe will work well with any fries, though.RUTABAGA FRIES 2 rutabaga, peeled and cut in long strips 4T neutral oil (I use grape seed oil) 1t sea salt 2t corn … Continue reading Rutabaga Fries

Thanksgiving round up

I'm happy to report that I am not making Thanksgiving this year. I can't remember the last time I didn't make it, but this year I managed to pass the torch. I can't help but be amused by the flurry of panic across this country, though. Anyone who makes the equivalent of Thanksgiving every week … Continue reading Thanksgiving round up