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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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Chicken with Pasta by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking We’re having a heatwave. A tropical heatwave. The temperature’s rising, It isn’t surprising, We’re having a heatwave. Okay, I changed the last line… It is really hard t ... Read on »
Makroud - Date and Sesame Biscuits by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking [Translate] I wanted to make a traditional Ramadan dessert this month, a recipe that called for mahleb, which is an aromatic spice made from the see ... Read on »
Makroud – Date and Sesame Biscuits by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I wanted to make a traditional Ramadan dessert this month, a recipe that called for mahleb, which is an aromatic spice made from the seeds of the St Lucie Cherry (Prunus mah ... Read on »
Salmon with Spicy Citrus Soy Sauce by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking The hot weather does not inspire me to stay in the kitchen very long, so I have been making light, quick meals for dinner, and Mr. BT has been making nice big salads ... Read on »
Salmon with Spicy Citrus Soy Sauce by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking [Translate] The hot weather does not inspire me to stay in the kitchen very long, so I have been making light, quick meals for dinner, and Mr. BT has ... Read on »
Garum – Roman Ketchup by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking While perusing in my new favorite cookbook looking for something interesting to do with the fresh salmon I had just ordered, I found an interesting sauce for fish called Gar ... Read on »
Garum - Roman Ketchup by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking [Translate] While perusing in my new favorite cookbook looking for something interesting to do with the fresh salmon I had just ordered, I found an in ... Read on »
Mujadarah – Esau’s Bowl of Goodness by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking One day Esau, the biblical Jacob’s elder brother, came home one day from hunting in the desert with no game at all. He walks into the family tent and Jacob, the stay-at-home ... Read on »
Mujadarah - Esau's Bowl of Goodness by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking [Translate] One day Esau, the biblical Jacob’s elder brother, came home one day from hunting in the desert with no game at all. He walks into the fami ... Read on »
Pumpkin Pisto by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Pisto is the Spanish version of ratatouille. There are many versions of this dish, and this vegetable stew is sometimes used as a filling for empanadas. I am not usually a f ... Read on »
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 »