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Zesty Za’atar

By Jan Buhrman

I first discovered za’atar on a trip to Southern France, visiting a spice market with my dear friend Joan Nathan. Every spice merchant has their own version of this Israeli blend: Ours is made with dried thyme and sumac—both of which are easy to grow on the Vineyard—and white sesame seeds. We began packaging...

Tasty Holiday Meals for Challenging Diets

By Jan Buhrman

Happy Holidays to all of you! I wish you a blessed and joyous season, gathered around the table with family and friends and cooking delicious, healthy food. I sent out an email last week about the challenges of serving those who follow diets that used to fall far outside the mainstream. Vegan, gluten free, dairy...

Wild Rice and Mushroom Stuffing (Dairy Free & Gluten Free)

By Jan Buhrman

My son Oren asks for this every Thanksgiving. Make your gluten-free corn bread a few days before. Cut into small squares (croutons) and allow to harden. You can speed up the process by placing in a 200 degree oven for 1 hour. This will easily serve 14-16. 2 cups extra virgin olive oil 4...

Holiday Tips for Dietary Challenges

By Jan Buhrman

This is the time when family and friends gather to share a traditional meal—and some of them bring their not-so-traditional diets along. I am often asked by friends or clients what they should do when they have a guest with a certain dietary restriction: vegan, gluten free or dairy free. I find any meal can be adapted for...

Late October Treats to Harvest and Preserve from the Garden

By Jan Buhrman

If you don’t have a garden, there are plenty of farms that are harvesting an abundance of turnips, carrots, parsnips, beets, rhubarb, chard and a wide variety of radishes. Radishes are very good for the liver and they act as a powerful detoxifier as well. They are of the Brassica family with a great...

Oysters Vineyard

By Jan Buhrman

                      At Kitchen Porch Catering, we love Oysters every way! Here is one of our favorite recipes to share in our Culinary Experience! Oysters Vineyard – inspired by the classic Rockefeller 8 servings as an appetizer 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 garlic cloves  minced...

Jeweled Rice or Wedding Rice

By Jan Buhrman

Middle Eastern/West Asian cooking, specifically the Iranian culinary style, is unique to Iran but has naturally been influenced by neighboring regions at various stages throughout its history. Due to the fact that Iran was formerly known as Persia, cuisine from the region is alternately referred to as Iranian or Persian. When I serve this...

Salade Juive ( Moroccan Confit Of Tomatoes and Peppers with Coriander ) or Shakshouka

By Jan Buhrman

This is one of my favorite recipes. I am not sure if it is because of the story of how it came to be or if it is because it just so flavorful. It is a perfect when you are gathering the last of the tomatoes and peppers and can be frozen for several...

I do not follow a recipe. That is why I am not a baker.

By Jan Buhrman

“I hate, hate, the notion of a secret recipe… Recipes were made to be shared. That’s how they improve, how they change, how new ideas are formed and older ones made ripe.” ~Molly Wizenberg, A HOMEMADE LIFE When I read this, I thought how true it rang for me. Recipes that sound interesting to...

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