archive for September, 2008

Pomegranate Salad

Posted on September 26, 2008

With only two more days until erev Rosh Hashanah I am putting the final touches on the planning phase of our holiday feast.  Soon much cooking and celebrating will begin.

Today I made this tangy pomegranate salad.  During dinner my children coveted the pomegranate seeds and needed a bit of convincing to eat the spicy greens –in the end my husband and I ate the bulk of the salad greens and for once let them indulge in the fruit portion somewhat […]

Honey Cake

Posted on September 23, 2008

This gluten free, “Honey” Cake is a great dessert for Rosh Hashanah or any special occasion.

One of my favorite readers, ~M, who keeps me on my toes with her fabulous questions, comments and requests, recently asked for a gluten-free “honey cake” recipe for the High Holidays.  A few others did as well, so here it is!

You may notice that my “honey cake” actually has no honey in it.  Feel free to experiment and amend the recipe if you miss […]

Rosh Hashanah Dinner

Posted on September 19, 2008

Lately I have received many requests for a gluten free Rosh Hashanah menu.  People are asking what I will serve for this celebration of the Jewish New Year and so I am posting my dinner plans more than a week ahead of the actual holiday.  You people really know how to get me organized!

I make a habit of serving rich, seasonal and of course, gluten free fare at all of my family’s festive celebrations; below is a list of dishes […]

Vanilla Plum Jam

Posted on September 16, 2008

As fall approaches, my attention is shifting to our fruit trees. A few years back we planted a peach and two apple trees along the perimeter of our packed yard; they are now bursting with fruit, as is our dwarf plum. While we eat the peaches and apples straight off the trees, each fall we make a habit of picking the tart little plums and making our own homemade jam from them.

During this last weekend, the boys commenced […]

Peach Arugula Salad

Posted on September 12, 2008

The 8th graders at Shining Mountain Waldorf School held a huge peach sale this week and we participated by ordering two cases.  Today, the boys and I picked up 40 pounds of luscious local Colorado peaches after dismissal.  Hands and faces sticky with juice, the boys dug in before we made it to the car.

Now, we are in peach heaven, flush with fruit.  Accordingly, I have been rifling through recipes to find a variety of ways to put our massive […]

Peach Crisp

Posted on September 9, 2008

The boys’ school is selling organic peaches.  I ordered two cases (about 40 lbs.) for my family; we will be getting our luscious Colorado fruit this Friday at 3 pm.

In the meantime, I am readying my peach recipes.  Of course, my all time favorite is peach crisp.  It is perfect for fall, which incidentally arrived a few weeks early here in Boulder.  We are presently in a cold spell and warm cooked fruit desserts are ideal for this wet, chilly […]

Six Layer White Cake

Posted on September 2, 2008

My children have been stuck with me and my veggie creations for the past month; these final days of summer, they are not drawn into the kitchen so quickly. Sure, they eat the vegetable dishes I make, however they are not particularly excited by my recent culinary explorations.

Imagine their interest the other day then, at the very end of their summer vacation, when I offered to bake cake with them (and the four friends they had over). They […]