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CKH Foodies - new special interest group!

  • In the true spirit of community, we invite you to our virtual table to share the best life has to offer - good food and great company.  Food has always provided comfort and nourishment, especially in trying times and this past year has certainly been a challenge for most. 
  • CKH Foodies brings us together safely with healing, delicious tastes, food stories, cooking demos, and more.  All of our recipes are kosher style (no pork or shellfish) with dairy-free, gluten-free and kosher dietary options provided.
  • These monthly events are open to all.  While there is no charge, donations to Congregation Kol Haverim’s Lifelong Learning Committee are welcome.  
  • Gatherings are run by a group of volunteers.  Your contributions, both financial, and food-wise, help to keep these programs going. Remember to buy Gift Cards to grocery stores from the CKH Office and use them for your shopping, online or in person!
  • We’ve saved you a seat!  Please join us. For further information, please contact LLL Co-Chair Blanche Meslin at

EASY SUMMER PICNIC - Thursday, June 10th - 7 PM ZOOM

Susan Sandals will prepare "An Easy Summertime Picnic" including:
* Baked Chicken Pita Pockets with Roasted Red Grape Spread and Five Spice Honey Sauce
* Tomato, Peach, and Corn Salad
* Salted Caramel Hand Pies
Susan Sandals is a Cooking Instructor for the Glastonbury Adult & Continuing Education Program. She is a retired Nutritionist with a Master's Degree in Human Nutrition. Along with her husband Harold and her son Aleksei, she is a long time member of CKH. Above all else, Susan is simply a Jewish Mother who loves to cook, and to teach cooking!

Click HERE to register and receive the recipes in advance of the session.

PASSOVER PALOOZA - Sunday, March 14th - 4 PM ZOOM

Passover on our mind. We DISH'ed about brisket, charoset, kugel, desserts and more.  And you won’t want to miss the matzo bakeoff with Marji’s gluten-filled matzo and Beth’s gluten-free variation.  PDF of Recipes, including Rabbi Kari's Chicken Soup at the end, can be found HERE.

SUPER APPETIZERS - Sunday, February 7th - 4 PM ZOOM

A full meal of appetizers: Polenta Pizza Rounds, Pesto Chicken Meatballs, Buffalo Cauliflower and Maida’s Spinach Dip.  This is a live cooking class. 

People who sign up in advance will receive a shopping list and do-ahead instructions before we meet. People are also welcome to come watch if they don’t feel like cooking.

Recipe PDF from the Super Appetizer session can be found HERE.

SOUP'S ON!  - Sunday, January 10th, 2021

Nothing says comfort like a steamy bowl of soup and we can all use a little comfort these days.  Join KH Foodies and Beth Hillson, food writer, cooking teacher, and food editor as we dish about the ultimate food for soul and body, chicken soup, and share stories about the best way to make Matzoh balls (gluten-free and gluten-filled varieties).  We’ll talk about our favorite soups and share recipes and pictures. 

To whet your appetites, try Beth’s recipe for Minestrone by downloading from THIS LINK.  

Additional links to information and recipes from the Program are:

Soups On Slide Presentation

Soup Recipes and Program Notes

This community-wide event was sponsored by Congregation Kol Haverim's Lifelong Learning Committee.

LATKE PALOOZA - Dec. 6th, 2020

On Sunday, December 6th, the first meeting of KH Foodies discussed Latkes.  

Have you ever thought about the origins of potato latkes?  Seriously. Did our biblical ancestors have electric skillets to make these emblematic treats?  Must you grate the potatoes by hand?  Do you need to fry them in tons of oil to savor the goodness of the holiday?  Do they have to be made from potatoes?  

We’ll talk about the origins of this tradition, a feminist twist on the beginning of latkes, memories from our own childhood and a couple of new takes on latkes like Sweet Potato Latkes with Currants and Crème Fraiche; Potato, Quinoa Latkes with Carrots & Cumin. 

Links to PDF from the Event can be found here.



Fri, January 27 2023 5 Sh'vat 5783