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Star Anise Tea Biscuits

Every single time I make a batch of these irresistible heroine-biscuits, I swear it’ll be the last time. And I’d probably keep that promise if someone didn’t always beg me to make them. Or if…

Easy Garlicky Potato Salad

Did you know that garlic is more than a pungent and medicinal ingredient? It’s also a powerful spiritual symbol. In many cultures, garlic is believed to protect from evil spirits and negative energies. Some cultures…

Easy Passover Layered Cake

I’m assuming most of you are already familiar with Passover. In a nutshell, Passover is a major Jewish holiday, one of the three pilgrimage festivals, that celebrates the Biblical story of the Israelites’ escape from…

Easy To Make Spicy Condiment

One of the most annoying things in my work as a recipe developer is titling the recipes—giving them an appealing name so people will want to make the recipes and eat the food. Nowadays it’s…

Beet and Beet leaves soup 

It’s only 10PM but I am drained and tired. Probably from politics, propaganda and worrying. The computer screen hurts my eyes, but before I crawl into bed with Barbara Kingsolver’s book Copperhead Demon let me…

One-Pot Meals Cooking Class

Next month I will be teaching again at LA Valley College how to prepare unfussy, one-pot meals. If you live in Los Angeles or know someone who lives here who would be interested in taking…

Delicious Fennel & Persimmon Salad

A letter I left in one of the houses in my neighborhood.  Dear lucky neighbor, For a month now, every time I pass by your house I hear your persimmon tree whispering “Please come pick…