Pureed Beets with Yogurt and Za’atar from Jerusalem

Saturday we had lunch with some friends, over in the cooler part of the bay area. It was nice to escape the heat–and even better to visit with our friends. I brought a couple of dips as appetizers and gambled on a new one that had caught my eye, Pureed Beets with Yogurt and Za’atar […]

Breaded Fried Shrimp with Spaghetti

Spaghetti with broccoli and asparagus and a light sauce topped with breaded fried shrimp. What’s not to love?!  This is another fantastic recipe from Lidia’s Italy in America, one of my favorite Italian cookbooks. I am new to cooking shrimp. I’ve said it before–I’m just not a big fish / seafood person. But this recipe […]

Falafels from a Mix

Dinner last night was falafels. I will try to make them from scratch at some point. I see a recipe in Jerusalem: A Cookbook that I’d like to try. I did use the recipes in there for the tahini sauce and yogurt and cucumber sauce. But last night I used a mix I picked up […]