Author: Helen Nash

The Chef’s Table: Summer Salads

Salads are colorful, light and refreshing and are a wonderful choice for summer meals. They can be served either as a main or a side dish.   Asian Cabbage Salad 10 servings as an appetizer 14-16 servings as a side dish   This salad is nutritious and tasty, a perfect accompaniment to grilled meat or […]

The Chef’s Table: Usher in Spring

Spring recipes may require seasonal ingredients that are a little tricky to get, since new vegetables are not yet at their prime. I have therefore selected a few recipes with ingredients that are available year-round. Please note that these are recipes for spring; they are not related to Pesach.   Sweet and Sour Eggplant 4 […]

Welcoming Spring

The arrival of spring ushers in new, lighter foods. Your taste buds will surely appreciate some of these refreshing spring recipes. Hummus 8 appetizer servings, approximately 14 hors d’oeuvres servings, approximately This dish is especially tasty when served with cucumbers, radishes, bell peppers and toasted pita triangles. 8 unpeeled garlic cloves, wrapped in foil 15-ounce […]

A Taste of Spring

Come spring most of us long for lighter fare, such as vegetables, fish and a touch of sweetness. Beet Borscht 8 servings There are so many versions of beet borscht. Most of them are made with beef stock and served with pieces of meat, and are meals in themselves, especially in winter. This version, which […]

Warm Winter Dishes

Bean and Roasted Tomato Soup 10 servings This is a hearty winter soup that can be made a few days ahead and will keep either refrigerated or frozen. 1/2 pound small dried beans, such as Great Northern 3 pounds tomatoes, cored, halved and seeded 3 tablespoons olive oil 6 garlic cloves, peeled 6 cups vegetable […]

Hearty Dishes for Hearty Appetites

Pea Zucchini Soup 6 servings A lovely thick soup of Italian origin, this recipe calls for non-seasonal ingredients. The soup freezes well and you can make it pareve or dairy. 4 tablespoons olive oil 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 pound zucchini, rinsed and trimmed, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 20 ounces frozen sweet peas, thawed […]

Sumptuous Summer Fare

When most people think of summer, they think of cold soups and barbecues. Here are some of my favorite summer recipes, most of which don’t require much cooking. Gazpacho 10 servings Perfect for the summer, this popular cold soup made with raw vegetables can be made as spicy and as colorful as you’d like. It […]

Summertime Specialties

With the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables, I am always inspired to try out new recipes during summer. I hope you will be, too!

Fall Favorites

For me, fall is the time to think of creative, eclectic dishes, since local summer produce is no longer at its best. The recipes below are some of my fall favorites. Split Pea Soup 8 servings This recipe is easy to make and wonderfully convenient to have on hand. It freezes well. 2 tablespoons olive […]

The Flavor of Fall

After the light foods of summer, more wholesome fare may be appealing with the coming of fall. Eggplant Relish 4 servings Eggplant is a versatile vegetable that can be prepared in a variety of ways. This dish is quite easy to make since the bell peppers are not peeled, just diced. I like to serve […]

Wholesome Delights

Winter, in my mind, always invokes hearty soups, meats, chilies and other delicious dishes that permeate the house with their wonderful aromas. Barley Soup with Miso 10 servings This soup differs from the traditional mushroom barley soup with the addition of miso as a flavoring. 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 medium onions, finely chopped 4 […]