Monday, November 25, 2013

TANKUKAH... at last a holiday I KNOW how to celebrate!!

I don't know what the combo-word means, but it sounds like Swedish to me. So of course I'll be celebrating the combined holiday of Thanksgiving & Chanukah at IKEA on Thursday. 

Thanksgiving has evolved into a celebration of cooked turkey, unless you are one, like Mr. Darcy.

Mr Darcy enjoys his Sundays at the Farmers Market
We'll both be at the Palma Sola Farmers Market Sunday from 11-3, strutting around. Chanukah celebrates survival, which has somehow become immortalized by Potato Latkes frying in oil. This is a good example of why I'm not involved in organized religion.

However, I wouldn't pass up any excuse to make some of the Jewish bakery classics from my childhood. Happy Holidays!

Here's what I'm baking in my kitchen this week:

Handmade melt-in-your-mouth Rugelach

Bonni's Rugelach   $6/half a pound
It wouldn't be Chanukah without a beautiful platter of Rugelach for dessert. Made with the classic cream cheese dough and filled with (guess who's) jam, walnuts & raisins or jam, pecans & chocolate. They'll never last for 8 days & 8 nights!

Brooklyn Bialys (Vegan)   $3/pkg of 4
To me the perfect light breakfast after a multi-course celebration dinner is a simple toasted bialy...with a shmear of cream cheese and maybe a little nova. These are the babies that will get me through.

Cinnamon Sugar Snickerdoodle Cookie

Big Cookies   $1.50/each
Individually wrapped & available in the following flavors:
Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Orange Belgium Dark Chocolate Walnut, Oatmeal Raisin Walnut, Snickerdoodle, Pecan Coconut Belgium Milk Chocolate

Classic Jewish Apple Cake

Jewish Apple Cake  $3/slice
A light textured moist cake that embraces fresh apple chunks enrobed in cinnamon sugar. Some recipes never change and have the power to transport us back in time with one bite. This cake makes me recall people I loved & hugged from my childhood.

The answer to a chocoholic's prayers

Chocolate Orgasm Cookies   $5/pkg
My legendary chocolate delivery system made from melted Belgium Bittersweet chocolate, toasted fresh almonds & chocolate chips. It's the holidays, time to share with others.

Crisp Seeded Flatbread  (Vegan)   $4/pkg
The perfect multi-tasking munchy addition to a holiday buffet. Flavorful thin shards look great snuggled next to a dip or bowl of hummus; served with a salad, or just enjoyed naked alongside a drink. Simple, classic & welcome everywhere.

Honoring Aunt Gert at BONNI BAKES Bakery/Cafe

Aunt Gert's Carrot Cake Muffin  $2
Each Christmas, for decades, Aunt Gert baked tons of her famous Carrot Cake so Uncle Irv could share it with employees of the manufacturing company he managed. I've treasured her hand-written recipe since the early 1960's, and it's still a winner!

Homemade Jam & Chutney   $4/ jar
Peach Mango Brandy, Mango Strawberry Cardamom, Blueberry Lime, Mango Chutney, Mango Meyer Lemon Lime, Pineapple Mango Rum, Peach Melba, Mixed Berry, Blueberry Lemon, Ginger Pear Chutney. Cranberry Pear coming soon.

 Everything always hand-made in small batches with the best ingredients & locally sourced when possible. No artificial flavors, colors, preservatives or fake stuff EVER!!


FRIDAY or SATURDAY 12-4 in Village of the Arts
at BONNI BAKES Gallery 
930 12 St W (just south of MLK)  


SUNDAY 11-3 at Palma Sola Farmers Market
  at Geraldson's Community Farm, directions at

All items in limited supply...first come, first served

call me at (941) 746-6647 
  or email  


 Hugs from my kitchen,

No comments:

Post a Comment