quick and easy lamb stew

Brrr! It’s the time of the year when you can see wisps of your breath as you dig your hands into your coat pockets, and don your earmuffs. You just walked in from the frigid cold with your children. Your hands are numb, your cheeks are frozen, and all you […]



My dad loves duck. In Australia it’s a real delicacy and has to be special-ordered from the butcher. Whenever he can, my dad tries to order one for special occasions (like when the grandchildren visit!). As both of my parents are great cooks, I have some real competition and I […]


Back To School Lunches and Snacks…

Children all over the Northern Hemisphere will begin school this week. College kids have already moved into college campuses all over the country — and sandwich season for the academic year has begun. As a mother of four, I have to be creative every day to think up new and […]

Main Dishes, meat, Shavuot


I love the whole summer outdoor eating experience.  I really enjoy BBQ’s and picnics, and the eating outdoors concept is fabulous and exciting to me.  However, in New York, due to our climate, we have a limited time-frame to enjoy BBQ’s and eating outdoors.  Because I love BBQ food so […]


Aussie Meat Pies

I am visiting my family in Australia, and I thought I would have a go at trying to make my own meat pies so I wouldn’t be so homesick when I got back to New York. My daughter and I made a big mess in my mum’s kitchen but the […]

meat, Shavuot

Memorial Day BBQ Tips and Marinade

I love to BBQ. In fact I have been known to do it with 3 feet of snow on the ground. I BBQ chicken, lamb chops, vegetables even fruit. Now that the BBQ season officially opens this weekend with Memorial Day I have tried to come up with new BBQ […]