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PAGE 10A HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, JUNE 16, 2017 By Ronnie Fein (The Nosher via JTA)--The older I get, the easier my recipes become. I've cooked my share of three-pagers and struggled through dozens of works of culinary art. I'm done with all that. But I still want to serve delicious food that looks at- tractive, especially when the weather gets warm, the sun is shining and I'd rather be outside on the porch spending more time with my family and friends. It can all be done, even when you want to serve fancy-look- ing food. For example, when I have guests over for a Saturday evening or Sunday afternoon, I usually serve hors d'oeuvres before the meal--just a nibble or two. And yes, I could skip the cooking altogether and offer store-bought some things from the supermarket condiment bar, but I prefer to make my own, like these lox and bagel bites, which have come in handy on numerous occasions. They take about 15 minutes to prepare and look so pretty on a platter that people think you actually spent a lot of time fussing. The recipe is versatile, too. All you have to do is chop smoked salmon (you could use any smoked fish), add some sort of onion (I like the color contrast of red onion, but scallion or chives will do), mix in a few drops of olive oil and lemon juice for flavor and enrichment, and add a bit of Join the Stone Family At Westchester of Winter Park, a premier Assisted Living Community providing customized care and services in a palatial environment in Winter Park, Florida. Licensed nursing staff is in the building 24 hours each day. Multiple room options at affordable room rates and care level fees. Many services are included in the room rate. The Community entrance fee is $500. Join us for Shabbat every Friday and stay for a tour of our community. Please contact our Community Liaison for further information. 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Sprinkle in a few drops This recipe doesn't have to of olive oil and lemon juice cost an arm and a leg either, and mix. Smoked salmon can be expen- If you're making dairy-free sive, but when I am going to appetizers, top bagel chips chop it up like this I buy the with salmon mixture and "ends" and "pieces" that my serve. supermarket sells for less than If using dairy, spread the ba- half the price of sliced (many gel chips with cream cheese, stores do that), sour cream, cr me fraiche or That's all folks. Enjoy the mascarpone cheese. Top with time with people instead of some of the salmon mixture pots and pans. Ronnie Fein is a freelance Ingredients: food and lifestyle writer. She is 1/4 pound smoked salmon the author of four cookbooks pieces and was a contributing editor 2 tablespoons finely to "The New Cook's Cata- chopped red onion logue," the 25th anniversary 1-2 tablespoons chopped edition of the James Beard fresh dill original. few drops of olive oil The Nosherfood blog offers few drops of lemon juice a dazzling array of new and cream cheese, dairy sour classicJewishrecipesandfood cream, cr~me fraiche or news, fromEuropetoYemen, mascarponecheese(optional) from challah to shakshuka Directions: and beyond. Check it out Chop the smoked salmon at wwwTheNosher.com. Shannon Sarna Labne ice cream is surprisingly easy to make. By Shannon Sarna machine to make this recipe. If you don't want to invest in (The Nosher via JTA)-- a vanilla bean for this project Labne lovers rejoice! You (they can be pricey), just can now enjoy your favorite substitute with 2 teaspoons yogurt dip as a dessert. If of good quality, pure vanilla you love tangy, tart frozen extract. yogurt, you are going to Ingredients: love this easy frozen dessert 16ozlabne (can usehome- toppedwithtahini, silan (date made or store-boughO honey), regular honey and/or 1 cup heavy cream crumbled halvah, seeds of] vanilla bean OR2 This labne ice cream is tsp good quality pure vanilla incredibly simple to make, extract but youwill need an ice cream 2/3 cup honey @ (JNS.org) Hundreds of regularly scheduled monthly Hamas terrorists who were stipends from the PA, TheAs- formerlyimprisonedby Israel sociated Press reported. claim they have not received "The prisoners went to the theirmonthlypaymentsfrom banks today and found no the Palestinian Authority. salaries in their accounts," Abdelrahman Shadid, who said Shadid. "We are waiting headsaHamas-affiliatedpris- to hear from the bank offi- oneradvocacyorganizationin cially tomorrow to see if this Gaza, said 277 former terrorist is a salary stop." prisoners did not receive their The report comes after the Custom Print/Vla~t~ng leMtations &- Digital 8-- Of~t Printing Brochures 8- Bool-,lets Direct Mail Services B~rrns 8- Le~ds E volo 407-767-7110 ~L 205 Nor~ Street - Lonl~, FL 32750 __~[ w el ntpnntin=. t MenuonThis Adand ReceK,~ 18% Disc~nt ,m tahinL silan, honey and crumbled halvah toppings (optional) Directions: Make sure to chill the bowl of your ice cream maker overnight. In a large bow whisk to- gether the labne, heavy cream, honey and seeds of vanilla bean (or pure vanilla extract). Place in ice cream maker according to machine direc- tion and allow to churn 20-25 minutes. Remove ice cream from machine and place in a con- tainer. Cover top of ice cream with plastic wrap. Freeze for a few hours or overnight. Serve with drizzled tahini, silan (date honey), regular honey or crumbled halvah if desired. Shannon Sarna is the edi- tor of The Nosher. The Nosher food blog of- fers a dazzling array of new and classic Jewish recipes and food news, from Europe to Yemen, from challah to shakshuka and beyond. Check it out at www.The- Nosher.com. Trump administration's re- cent request that the PA cease its payments to Palestinian terrorists and their families, though senior PA official Nabil Shaath had called the American request "insane." The PA did not comment on the reported freeze in its pay- ments. The former prisoners affected by the development were freed as part of the 2011 deal inwhich Israel exchanged 1,027 Palestinian prisoners for Israeli soldier Gilad Sha- lit, who spent more than five years in Hamas captivity. In addition to the former prisoners, 47 Hamas activists in Gaza were affected by the reported freeze in payments, with Hamas member Ayman Daraghmeh saying Monday the funds were not received due to "orders from above," Israel Hayom reported.