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Baharat: Make Your Own All-Purpose Middle Eastern Spice Blend

By Jan Buhrman

Baharat is the Arabic word for “spices.” Used throughout the Arab world as well as in Turkey and Greece, this mix of warm spices and cooling mint adds distinctive Middle Eastern flavor to all kinds of meat and vegetable dishes. Try it on chicken! It has no salt, pepper or chilis, so you can...

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...

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...

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