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April 4, 2014
Irene Saiger

4 comments

Cottage Cheese Chremslach (Passover)

We use to have really good home-cooked breakfasts when our children were little.  Norm would spend every Sunday morning in the kitchen, trying to please everyone by preparing pancakes, eggs, hash browns, and French Toast.  Despite the complaints, especially if the yolk of the fried egg broke, we knew how much the children enjoyed not […]

March 4, 2014
Irene Saiger

9 comments

Dried (and fresh) Mushroom Soup

‘ Letters would arrive from France, Poland, and Israel, my father carefully removing the stamps before tossing the envelopes.  Once in a while, no more than once or twice a year, a package would arrive as well.  It was always the same, a cardboard box wrapped in brown paper tied with a rope.  It was […]

December 25, 2013
Irene Saiger

8 comments

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 […]

July 26, 2013
Irene Saiger

17 comments

Jenny’s Eggplant Parmesan

As a child I was frightened of revolving doors, worried that they wouldn’t slow down long enough for me to get out.  Eventually I overcame my fear, (I must admit I still don’t like them) but in truth revolving doors are unavoidable, and have become somewhat of a metaphor.  People seem to come in and […]

May 30, 2013
Irene Saiger

9 comments

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

The trip was special in that it began with my daughter-in-law’s graduation from medical school and ended with a wedding of close family friends.  In between it went something like this. I took a class in Tai Chi while visiting a friend in New Jersey, and it was all about balance and the ability to […]

February 22, 2013
Irene Saiger

6 comments

Shortbread Triangles

Shhhh,  here is what I baked and sent in lieu of Hamantaschen this year, and here is what I received in return.  Chag Purim Sameach. Shortbread Triangles (a Martha Stewart Recipe) 1 stick unsalted butter room temperature 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a mixing bowl, cream […]

January 15, 2013
Irene Saiger

5 comments

Tomato Soup

My sister told me that despite her repeated requests for a colored television, my parents refused to buy one until I (the baby in the family) wanted one, and then one was bought right away.  That television changed our lives in many ways.  Ed Sullivan, The Micky Mouse Club, and Captain Kangaroo became weekly guests […]