What an amazing night. I just have to share some photos
Saturday, December 30, 2023
Years ago I attended a Jewish Italian cooking class in a private home in Newton. I can’t remember the year. I can’t remember the cook. But I saved this recipe, and made it years ago when my kids were little. It is a “parve” soup, which means it contains no dairy products and no meat products. Vegan!
Broccoli with Fresh Fennel Soup.
Makes 6-8 servings.
2 large heads of broccoli
1 large onion, chopped
5 garlic cloves, minced
1 T olive oil
Fennel feathers from one bulb of fresh fennel
6 cups water (I use 4 c vegetable broth and 2 c water)
Salt and pepper
Chop the broccoli and get rid of the large stem (but not the smaller ones). Chop the small stems.
Sauté onion and garlic in the oil for 5-9 minutes in a large pot.
Add broccoli, fennel and water, and simmer for 20-25 minutes, until the broccoli is soft. Purée the mixture in a blender (you can use a stick blender)
Return to pot and simmer 10 minutes, add salt and pepper as needed.
Friday, November 24, 2023
Cheese, crackers and grapes and chips and dip (provided by Dave Follick and Erica Berliant Follick)
Mock Meatballs - Vegetarian Times Thanksgiving
Sparkling Apple Cider
Mark’s Hard Lemonade
Cucumber and Apple Salad (from Adeena Sussman’s Shabbat)
Olives and Pickles
2 Turkey Breasts
15 bean chili (Vegetarian Times Thanksgiving)
Sweet potato with marshmallows
Stuffing - Mom’s
Canned Cranberry Sauce
Mom’s cranberry relish
Kugel (from Robin Weiner Healey)
Tiny Potatoes roasted
Fruit from Barbara Cohen
Coffee and Tea
Candied Cranberry Chocolate Tart - December 1999 Bon Appetit
Pumpkin Pie - Pie and Pastry Bible
Apple Pie - Pie and Pastry Bible
Mae’s Chocolate Pie
Tahini Blondies - Adeena Sussman
Chocolate Brownies with Caramel (Foolproof Ina Garten)
Espresso Brownies (Half Baked Harvest website)
Saturday, November 18, 2023
It has been a bit busy this fall in the Weitzman house. I am incoming president of Hadassah Boston. I just returned home from my three day training in NYC. I received a lot of information, but I met 11 other women who are also becoming regional presidents on January 1, 2024! We are a diverse group of women, and live across the country. It was nice to meet our trainers, and each other.
And now I am home, am preparing Thanksgiving. I will post my menu later.
Work is busy, as it is at the end of every year. I like to be busy. Everything will get done by December 31, 2023.
Youngest child is applying to colleges, which is stressful and exciting.
More to come, but I didn’t want you to think I forgot about you.
Thursday, October 19, 2023
I have been neglecting my cooking blog. I have been a bit busy.
I did attend two King Arthur Flour classes. I took a cupcake class and a tart and pie class. Both were amazing.
Let me share some photos.
Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Hi friends. I am really still processing everything. The deaths of young people in Israel at a music festival. The kidnapping of children and the elderly. The rockets firing into and out of Israel.
As someone who doesn’t love crowds, attending the rally was something I had to do. I can’t explain it. I was drawn there.
Hearing the speakers support Israel. Stand with Israel. Being with people who are on the same emotional rollercoaster with me. I am so lucky to live in a city that provided me the space to mourn and rally. I am so lucky to live in a country that provides me the freedom of religion and the freedom of speech.
I am so lucky to have Governor Healey, Senator Warren, Mayor Wu and other elected officials Stand with Israel. And speak out for Israel.
I am so lucky to have Hadassah Hospital treat all patients. But I have a heavy heart knowing peace is not as close as I want it to be. I pray for peace in Israel. “Am Yisrael Chai.”