Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles

by Shoshana on September 5, 2014 · 1 comment

It may be after Labor Day, but with the temperatures being up in the high 80s this week it is still definitely popsicle weather. These strawberry lemonade popsicles are a summer favorite. The combination of the sweet strawberries and the tangy lemon make them the perfect refreshing treat. My kids have even been forgoing desserts at […]


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Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

by Shoshana on May 9, 2014 · 2 comments

Even though my mom is not the kind of woman who loves everything pink (her color is purple) there is something about planning an elegant Mothers’ Day brunch that makes me want to make pretty pink cupcakes for dessert. These strawberry lemonade cupcakes are perfect for an elegant brunch, an afternoon tea party, or really […]



Fresh Strawberry Lemonade

by Shoshana on July 3, 2013 · 10 comments

This summer we started the tradition in my family of having homemade strawberry lemonade on Shabbat afternoons. We often have friends over and end up sitting outside on the patio watching the kids play in the backyard. Perhaps it is because I am eight months pregnant, but I have to say the idea of sitting […]



Strawberry Meyer Lemon Trifle

by Shoshana on June 5, 2013 · 11 comments

Trifle is one of those desserts that isn’t one of the first things that comes to mind when I am planning dessert, but every time I do make it I wonder why I don’t make it more often. Layers of cake, fruit, and custard blend seamlessly into a delicious and beautiful dessert that is better […]



It sometimes surprises me how many strawberries we go through in my house durring the summer months. Most of them get eaten straight out of the baskets or pureed into smoothies and popsicles but I also love to play around with strawberries in all kinds of recipes from salads to jams to cakes. One of […]



This past Sunday I took the kids to the farmers market for the first time in months. This being California the farmers markets are open year round, but the baby growing in my belly has left me exhausted. It takes quite a bit of energy  to navigate the farmers market with two small children, so it’s […]



Strawberry Banana Chia Pudding

by Shoshana on March 27, 2013 · 12 comments

Chia seeds are popping up all over the place in all kinds of recipes. (Yes, the same chia seeds of ch-ch-ch-chia fame) They are being touted as the forgotten superfood, full of all kinds of essential nutrients that will give people more energy and better health. While I am sure there are a lot of […]



Strawberry Lemon Verbena Jam

by Shoshana on August 7, 2011 · 13 comments

I absolutely adore making jam. There is something about the process of jam making that is very calming. One summer I made seven flats of jam while living in an Indiana apartment with no air conditioning. The air temperature in the kitchen was usually around 95 but there I was, several days a week, putting […]



Strawberries with Key Lime Custard

by Shoshana on May 28, 2010 · 9 comments

Things have been a bit hectic around here, so my posting schedule has been a bit off lately. The chaos has been caused by all good things, like my husband being ordained as a rabbi and us preparing to move to California, but it still leaves little time for anything else. I will try to […]



Strawberry-Rhubarb cupcakes, revisited

by Shoshana on August 24, 2008 · 1 comment

Since my shabbat dessert plans fell through (see previous post) and I needed to come up with something that could be made quickly I decided that this would be a good opportunity to revisit the strawberry-rhubarb cupcakes I had made earlier this summer. I had liked the original version, but the cupcakes did not have […]


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Strawberry-Rhubarb, the essence of summer

by Shoshana on July 24, 2008 · 0 comments

Ok, so maybe that is an exaggeration, but strawberry rhubarb happens to be one of my favorite flavor combinations of all time. Actually, it is really the rhubarb that I love. As a kid I used to eat it raw, straight out of the garden at camp. So when I saw fresh, local rhubarb in the store […]