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April 27, 2020
Irene Saiger

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Challah

I have been making this particular recipe for over 35 years, since my daughter Shira was in pre-school and Rosa, one of the Moms, shared it with me. I used to make challah fairly regularly when the kids were growing up, but then Norm started making it, and I pretty much stopped, other than for […]

March 24, 2020
Irene Saiger

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Cinnamon Rolls

Over the last few weeks, there has been a noticeable shift in my approach to cooking.  Growing up, after having a day or two of leftovers my Mom would toss them out and declare she had eaten enough bad food in her life.  She didn’t repurpose food, she never froze leftovers, frugality was not part […]

March 15, 2020
Irene Saiger

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Simple Loaf Bread

Just like many of you, I am staying home, trying to do the right thing, and keep myself and others healthy.  After about four days of reading, watching TV,  and worrying, not in that order, I decided to take on some “projects” to distract myself and be productive at the same time.  I actually spent […]

November 21, 2017
Irene Saiger

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Shira’s Cornbread

As a child what I remember wanting  most was to be as American as Apple Pie.  I wanted my parents to speak English without an accent, I wanted to have an American style turkey (no idea what that meant) for Thanksgiving dinner, and not one prepared in the same way my Mom made roast chicken […]

September 10, 2017
Irene Saiger

9 comments

Fig and Date Syrup Challah

The past few days have been filled with worry, not always at the forefront of my mind, but ready to surface at any given moment.  As Hurricane Irma began to pound Florida, those of us who are far away feel powerless, and all we can do is stay-tuned and pray for the best. My sister […]

August 17, 2014
Irene Saiger

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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 […]

December 25, 2013
Irene Saiger

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Rolled Biscuits

Having grown up in New York, I couldn’t imagine a childhood free of snow, so each year, around  Christmas time, we piled our kids into the car and drove them to the mountains surrounding Los Angeles.  There were day trips to Angeles Crest, the trunk of the Volvo Wagon holding plastic saucers and black garbage […]