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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 […]

April 21, 2013
Irene Saiger

8 comments

Almond Stacks

She would fold a towel and place it on the window sill, pull over a chair and then peer out the window. High above the Grand Concourse, she looked down and watched what was happening on the streets below. That was how my mother spent her afternoons once her chores were completed and before we […]

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 […]

February 17, 2013
Irene Saiger

4 comments

Chocolate Babka

I wish I knew something about the Purim celebrations that my parents experienced during their childhood.  They were both from observant families so it is hard to imagine that the holiday was not marked in some way.  On top of which my mother’s aunt owned the bakery in Mogielnica.  Did she prepare Hamantaschen or some […]

September 30, 2012
Irene Saiger

6 comments

Micheline’s Creme Caramel

We are standing in the kitchen together again, as we have for more than 50 years, but this time we weren’t in her kitchen.  The location doesn’t seem to matter, we have an easy rhythm that two people share when they are just happy to be together.  Like a duet, effortless, even though we hadn’t […]

July 29, 2012
Irene Saiger

10 comments

Susan’s Mini Corn Muffins

The stoop was not just an architectural feature of many of the buildings in The Bronx, it was much more than that.  In addition to flanking the entryway to the building , it was the place to linger, to hang out and have what my older son refers to as a “stop and chat.”  It […]

July 20, 2012
Irene Saiger

9 comments

Summer Fruit Cobbler

My father had a story to tell but unfortunately I was not ready to hear it when he was alive.  I know that he was the youngest of seven children and that his father died shortly after my father was born.  I don’t recall my father sharing many stories about his siblings, extended family or […]

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