latkes 1This recipe is pretty much unedited but I needed to get it up on the blog since each year we forget how to make these and have to rummage through our computers and emails to relearn. (January 2017: Rivka finally wrote down measurements that we were happy with. They appear at the end of this post.)

This recipe came from my brother-in-law in 2009. The expert speaks:

The key is to grate the potatoes then squeeze the gratings to get out as much moisture as possible.

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Gluten Free HaMotzi Challah

IMG_1726With many thanks to Julie and Judi, here is our new, delicious recipe for gluten free challah over which we can legally say hamotzi.

As Julie says on her kosher coeliac blog, “Gluten free hamotzi challah … is the holy grail of gluten free baking.” I didn’t think about this until recently, when Judi and Ray invited us to shabbat Continue reading “Gluten Free HaMotzi Challah”


one gluten challah and one gluten free challah for shabbat
one gluten challah and one gluten free challah for shabbat

Contains gluten

We go for the whole wheat rather than sweet challah. This large loaf bread machine recipe makes one large challah, or two small ones, or four smaller ones …


  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 2 cups white flour
  • 1½ cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 Tbsp sugar (use corn sugar for fructose free recipe)
  • 2 tsp salt  Continue reading “Challah”

Thanksgiving 2011 gluten free menu

  • turkey (pastured, kosher, from Grow and Behold, basted and roasted)
  • gravy made from pan drippings, thickened with cornstarch
  • cranberry sauce
  • cranberry jelly
  • wild rice and mushroom stuffing
  • roasted Brussels sprouts
  • roasted green beans (see the Brussels sprouts recipe, above)
  • yams with marshmallow creme topping
  • cornbread (parve, gluten free)
  • apple pie (parve, gluten free)