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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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Pumpkin Pisto by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking [Translate] Pisto is the Spanish version of ratatouille. There are many versions of this dish, and this vegetable stew is sometimes used as a filling ... Read on »
Chicken with Garlic, Pinenuts, Raisins and Saffron by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking [Translate] It is very rare that I buy a cookbook and want to make 90% of the recipes in the book….very rare. So, when David Lebovitz recommended all three ... Read on »
Trains and Balkan Water Börek by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking [Translate] I used to love to go to the train station in my hometown. My father would take us there every once in a while to see the trains and we wou ... Read on »
Baroness’ Bottega by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking [Translate] I have had a number of questions from readers asking where can I purchase this spice or that they can’t find something where they are loca ... Read on »
A New Website! – Flavors of Israel by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking [Translate] Sarah from Foodbridge , Miriam from Israeli Kitchen , and I have just launched a new online culinary magazine called Flavors of Israel .  The m ... Read on »
Tiramisu – A Little Pick Me Up by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking [Translate] There are many stories about the origin of this recipe, but the Italians from the Veneto region claim this luscious dessert as their own. ... Read on »
Chicken Hamin with Israeli Couscous and Butternut Squash by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking [Translate] As the weather get warmer here, I like to start lightening up the dishes. My husband just returned from a two week trip where he only had fish, ... Read on »
Shavuot Ideas – Saffron Semifreddo with a Dried Cherry-Cardamom Sauce and Almond-Orange... by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking [Translate] Chocolate is most people’s guilty pleasure, but my guilty pleasure is ice cream. And not just any ice cream, but luscious Italian gelato, prefe ... Read on »
Shavuot Ideas -Baby Lettuce Salad with Pears, Blue Cheese and Candied Walnuts by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking [Translate] We served this salad between the amuse bouche and main course as a light refresher, but you can also serve this before the dessert course. ... Read on »
Shavuot Ideas – Fresh Corn Pudding by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking [Translate] Planning a dinner party can be quite daunting, but it helps if you are the “planning type” like I am. I was a meeting planner, by professi ... Read on »
Shavuot Menu Ideas by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking [Translate] Mimi of Israeli Kitchen and I gave a dinner party for a few Israeli bloggers this past Thursday. It was a lovely event which included a wine ta ... Read on »
Lemon-Blackberry Coffeecake by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I have had people ask me if there is any type of food that I really miss having here in Israel, and I usually say real Chinese and Indian restaurants. But, last week ... Read on »
Chili and Chocolate by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I am not a big Mexican food eater, mainly because I do not like avocados and refried beans. I know that Mexican food is so much more than that; I just haven’t taken ... Read on »
Schwartzman Dairy – Cheese Made with Love by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I am so lucky to live in a small country where I have the opportunity to meet so many interesting people. I especially enjoy meeting people who take pride in their w ... Read on »
Malfatti di Spinaci e Ricotta Keeps the Vampires Away by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Well, not really, but fresh garlic on your front porch does! This past Friday I went to Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem with two foodie girlfriends, Mimi from ... Read on »
Roasted Lamb Shoulder with Baby Artichokes by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking We have had a lovely Pesach with family and friends. We went to a powerful and moving play at the Susan Dellal Center for Dance and Theatre in Neve Tzedek, called Si ... Read on »
Mina de Maza by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I hope everyone that had or went to a seder last night enjoyed themselves. My macaroons and Mr. BT’s haroset were a hit at our family seder. Tonight I made matza bal ... Read on »
P is for Patience and Passover by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Spring has sprung all over Israel. Almond trees, hollyhocks and other indigenous wildflowers are all in bloom. And spring means we have moved our clocks forward and ... Read on »
Passover Preparations 5770 by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Spring is in the air and that means it is time to start preparing for Passover, which begins at sundown on 29 March. I am not going to be doing a lot of preparation this ... Read on »
Red Currant Kuchen by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I have been trying to find ways to use up the remaining flour in the cupboard and luck would have it that I was invited to spend Shabbat with good friends. I insisted on ... Read on »