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December 10, 2014
Irene Saiger

18 comments

Schmaltz and Gribenes

Last week Norm lost his Dad, I lost my father-in-law, and my children lost their last surviving grandparent.  We were in Toronto for the funeral but after the first day of Shiva, we returned to Los Angeles for Norm to complete the week here.  We arrived to our home to find that in our absence […]

November 13, 2014
Irene Saiger

16 comments

Short Ribs (Flanken)

For over 25 years I  have prepared a traditional Thanksgiving feast, but truthfully the meal is not traditional in terms of my family’s recipes or origins. This Thanksgiving I am going to acknowledge my parent’s journey which took them from Poland to Germany to France where they remained till 1952 when they, along with my […]

October 22, 2014
Irene Saiger

6 comments

French Split Pea Soup

There aren’t many foods that are more comforting than a simple bowl of soup.  It may not elicit the same oohs and aahs that taking a bite of perfectly cooked steak can, or cause you to close your eyes as you might when eating a decadent piece of molten chocolate cake, but unlike its flashier counterparts, […]

September 19, 2014
Irene Saiger

6 comments

Chicken Soup for a Crowd

Recently my sister asked me if I ever think about our mother.  I was more than slightly surprised by the question, but Anita explained that I don’t often bring her up in our conversations.  She’s right, I don’t speak of her very much, but still she is never far from my thoughts, especially around the […]

September 12, 2014
Irene Saiger

2 comments

Moroccan Fish Balls (Boulettes De Poisson)

My daughter Shira and one of her oldest and closest friends Alex, have been traveling through Morocco for the past two weeks.  Shira has sent  detailed e-mails about their adventures, and this one was perfect to share just before Shabbat.  As we begin planning our Rosh Hashana menus, I love the idea of having something […]

August 31, 2014
Irene Saiger

6 comments

Lemony Zucchini Ribbons

With the New Year approaching, it was time to spruce up my blog with a “new” look.  A BIG thank you to my son Micah who made it happen.  Hope you like it!! Several weeks ago my daughter was visiting when she wanted to make a salad that she had eaten at the home of […]

August 17, 2014
Irene Saiger

13 comments

Cinnamon Buns

Last week I dreamt about my Mom for the very first time since she passed away over a decade ago.  In my dream I was laying in bed and she was sitting on the edge looking down on me, reassuring me that “everything was going to be alright,” an expression that I don’t remember her using […]

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