White Shakshuka

White Shakshuka | Rivka's Kitchen What happens when someone abandons their blog for two months and then makes a meek attempt to creep back in and pretend they were never gone? You just go with it, okay? Also, what happens when someone still tries to make a 2014 year review happen at the end of January 2015? You give them a second strike and hope that their white shakshuka recipe can make up for the unforgivable sins that are about to be committed.  Continue reading


Pear, Arugula and Goat Cheese Salad

Pear, Arugula and Goat Cheese Salad | Rivka's Kitchen

Over the course of my not very eventful life, I have developed a very invaluable useless skill. So while I don’t often toot my own horn, please excuse me while I do. I am really good at ordering food at restaurants. Who cares? I care! I finally found something that I am good at, something I can be proud of. Continue reading

Bacon, Cheddar and Scallion Scones

Bacon Scallion and Cheddar Scones | Rivka's Kitchen

When you’re doing something that most people advise you not to do, things can get a little tiring. Sort of like swimming against a current, you spend most of your energy doing your best to stay afloat. Inevitably, the current will overtake you, and when that happens, it’s good to take a step back and see if the path you’re swimming on is really all that you had hoped for. Continue reading

Croque Monsieurs


Last year I wrote a blog post about Shavuot. A lot has changed since I wrote that investigative piece getting to the bottom of what the holiday is about. First, my love for cheese has continued to blossom – I am more into it than ever. Second, I have completely forgotten what Shavuot is about. Thoughts about Moses, Mt. Sinai and the Torah vaguely come to mind, but mostly I am drawing a blank. Continue reading