Harvest Tzimmes


Harvest Tzimmes

Harvest Tzimmes

A Tzimmes (pronounced “tzimess”) is a Jewish stew usually made with sweet potatoes, carrots, dried fruit and sometimes meat. This is a much lighter and easier version. It is completely vegetarian and pareve (neutral for milk and meat dishes) and is the perfect side dish for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. I think it’s fun to have ethnic dishes, in this case, Jewish dishes, on the traditional American Thanksgiving table. The Tzimmes can be prepared several days in advance and reheated the day of the holiday or it can be made in a flash two hours before the feast. I’ve used cranberries to keep it festive and some lemon juice to keep it light. They give a nice balance to the hint of brown sugar and the sweetness of the sweet potatoes. Have a great Thanksgiving!  The Recipe


The Last Nights of Chanukkah

What are you making for the last few nights of Chanukkah? Keep life easy, remember, “No patchke in the kitchen”, which in Yiddish means, “No fuss in the kitchen”. Here are two kinds of latkes that you can put on the table in a flash (the photos are a hint…)Sweet Potato Latke2Latkes2 Read on for the Recipes

Easy Sweet Potato Latkes

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This is such an easy Sweet Potato Latke recipe that you can make it in just a few minutes, even after you come home from work. I guarantee this is a “no patchke”, “no fuss” recipe. It’s perfect to serve for Thanksgivukkah this year or any year for a Chanukkah treat!  Read on for the Recipe