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May 14, 2021
Irene Saiger

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Jaden’s Cheesecake

“Measure with love”.  A saying I learned from my son David’s student when I was invited to join them today for a cheesecake baking session.  I was thrilled to join in, and delighted to watch high school students connect over a family recipe.  The recipe is from South Africa, where the young woman’s parents, whose […]

August 24, 2020
Irene Saiger

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Spinach Quiche

My “Machatenista” described it as Coronavirus Kashrut, and she’s right. Without any consistent set of guidelines to follow, every individual has to come up with their own set of protocols that they feel comfortable with. For some, the recommendations that do exist are more easily bent, for me it’s a struggle. The conversations in my […]

June 30, 2020
Irene Saiger

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Ricotta Stuffed Zucchini Flowers

My paternal family, the Grafs, had an appreciation and love of nature that they passed down to the next generation and, especially now, I am so grateful for that gift. The family came from Warka, Poland, and my father and his brothers often spoke of their childhood home which had fruit trees and a vegetable […]

October 7, 2019
Irene Saiger

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Sweet and Sour Cabbage Soup

Last month we went to Philadelphia for a family wedding.  It was not only great to be there for Beth and Zach, but it was also a reunion of the remaining first cousins of the Graf family.  There were six of us present (including myself and my sister) and after the wedding weekend, five of […]

May 17, 2015
Irene Saiger

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Blueberry Pop Tarts

With Shavuot less than a week away, I’ve been thinking of the trips that our family took with the Androns,  specifically during this holiday.  We would each pack up our Volvo wagons and take to the road, heading to Palm Springs, Sequoia National Park and Forest, Santa Barbara, and places I no longer remember.  We have […]