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Baroness Tapuzina

I live in a small predominately Yemenite farming village in central Israel that is surrounded by citrus groves and nurseries. I am originally from a small town in Alabama, born to an immigrant Jewish-German family. My best friend called my home the â??house of weird vegetablesâ??!... Full Bio
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Comfort in a Bowl by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I am sure everyone is wondering where I have been for the last two months. I wish I could give you some glamorous answer, but the truth is that life got in my way: work dead ... Read on »
Lemon and Goat’s Cheese Ravioli by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Italians are passionate about just about everything, but when it comes to food, they have a passion for the ingredients that make up a dish as much as for the final result. ... Read on »
Ein Kamonim Goat Farm by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Amiram and Drora Obrutsky started the Ein Camonim goat farm in 1979. They took the name Ein Camonim from Ephraim Kishon’s book The Fox in the Chicken-Coop, which is about an ... Read on »
Corn Couscous with Lamb and Vegetables by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking As I have noted on many of my Moroccan posts, Paula Wolfert is responsible for my love of Moroccan food. When I picked up her original Couscous and Other Good Food from Moro ... Read on »
Rosh Hashana 5772: Tarte à la Compote de Pommes by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking For erev Rosh Hashana I tried another recipe from Joan Nathan’s new cookbook, Quiches, Kugels, and Couscous: My Search for Jewish Cooking in France, and it was a perfect end ... Read on »
Rosh Hashana 5772: Muesli Challah by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I love researching the history of food, and one of the foremost experts on the history of Jewish Food is Gil Marks. I am going to have the immense honor of dining with him a ... Read on »
A Moroccan Fantasy in Israel by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I have been talking for the last several years about driving up to the north for the day and going to the Moroccan Fantasy (פנטזיה מרוקאית) store in Hatzor Haglilit to find ... Read on »
Borough Market Part II – International Stalls by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Here is my second and final installment about Borough Market. The market has an extensive international representation with stalls from Italy, France, Spain, Turkey, Greece, ... Read on »
An Ottolenghi Dinner by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Ever since Mr. BT gave me the Plenty cookbook I have been wanting to make everything in the book. Most of the recipes are perfect for the scorching summer when no one feels ... Read on »
Israel Celebrates Ramadan Too by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking There are about one and a quarter million Muslims in Israel, and most of them will observe the holy month of Ramadan, which this year begins on the evening of the 29th of Ju ... Read on »
Green Pancakes with Lime Butter by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking The second feature of our brunch on Saturday was delicious savoury pancakes made with spinach, green onions and chillies. The accompanying lime-garlic butter was a perfect a ... Read on »
Roasted Butternut Squash with Sweet Spices, Lime and Green Chilli by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking When it is hot and steamy out, we don’t feel like having a big heavy meal. On Saturdays we usually have brunch consisting of bread, cheese, a frittata or omelet and a salad. ... Read on »
Borough Market Part 1- A Feast for the Eyes and the Mouth by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Over the last few years, London has developed the reputation of being one of the best food cities in the world, with celebrity chefs such as Marco Pierre White, Gordon Ramse ... Read on »
For Shavuot: Goat Cheese Quick Bread with Apricot and Mint by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Cheesecake and blintzes are probably the two most popular dishes that are served on the Shavuot table, but being me, I like to find at least one new dish to put on my table. ... Read on »
Can’t Stand the Heat? by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Here is a guest post from my friend, Emily Segal, who is a certified holistic nutrition counselor and writes a blog on her website, Triumph Wellness. Be sure to sign up for ... Read on »
Safer and Healthier Grilling by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Here is a guest post from my friend, Emily Segal, who is a certified holistic nutrition counselor and writes a blog on her website, Triumph Wellness. Be sure to sign up for ... Read on »
Red and White Sangria – The Perfect Yom Ha’Atzmaut Refreshment by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Yom Ha’Atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day, is on Monday. The whole country will be turning on their grills and the flavors of grilled lamb, beef short ribs, kebabs,  steaks, ... Read on »
Roasted Lamb Shoulder with Chickpea Puree and Hot Mint Sauce by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking The most iconic food of Pesach, the Jewish festival celebrating the Children of Israel’s Exodus from Egypt, is usually thought of as matza, the flat crispy unleavened bread ... Read on »
Algerian-Style Slow-Cooked Lamb Neck by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Passover is the time where you can find better deals on lamb here in Israel. Lamb is very expensive here, but for me Passover just isn’t Passover without at least one lamb d ... Read on »
Cookies Perfect for Passover by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I remember Passovers past at my grandparents’ and parents’ houses were always large and boisterous with at least 25-30 people attending, spread over two or three tables. We ... Read on »