In this issue

Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review

Strawberry rhubarb parfaits are elegant yet simple to assemble

By Betty Rosbottom

JewishWorldReview.com | Strawberry and rhubarb are winning partners. The sweetness of the berries balances perfectly the tartness of the sleek red and green stalks. This tempting duo has long starred in pies, tarts, crisps and crumbles, but the following recipe for Strawberry Rhubarb Parfaits could easily rival these classics as a delectable alternative.

Elegant yet simple to assemble, the parfaits are made by quickly cooking rhubarb with sugar, cornstarch and flavorings of orange and ginger until the mixture thickens. Then hulled and halved strawberries are stirred in.

The resulting crimson-hued melange is layered in wine glasses alternately with whipped cream scented with mascarpone and vanilla.

The parfaits can be completely assembled several hours ahead, so there's no last minute work. A single recipe yields four very generous servings, but can be doubled for larger groups.


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I would offer these cold confections as the finale to a special meal or just invite friends for dessert and coffee and make them the piece de resistance.


Serves: 4

  • 2 cups rhubarb (sliced crosswise into 1/2 inch pieces)

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice

  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest

  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger

  • 4 cups strawberries, hulled and halved (quartered if large)

  • 4 mint sprigs for garnish, optional

Mascarpone Cream

  • 1 cup heavy or whipping cream

  • 1/2 cup mascarpone

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Place rhubarb in a large, heavy, nonreactive saucepan. Add sugar, orange juice and zest, cornstarch, and ginger. Let mixture stand for 10 minutes.

Place saucepan over medium heat and stir and cook until sugar had dissolved. Continue to stir and cook until rhubarb is tender when pierced with a knife and mixture has thickened, 5 to 6 minutes.

Remove from heat and let rhubarb mixture stand for 5 minutes. Then stir in strawberries and toss until well combined. Rhubarb will start to break down as you toss the mixture. That's OK. Cool completely, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until chilled, 20 to 30 minutes.

Beat cream with an electric mixer on medium high speed until soft peaks start to form, then add mascarpone, sugar and vanilla. Continue to beat mixture until just firm.

To assemble parfaits, use 4 medium large wine glasses. Spoon about 1/3 cup of the strawberry/rhubarb mixture into each glass and top with about 1/4 cup of the cream. Repeat this layering two more times in each glass. (Parfaits can be prepared 4 hours ahead; cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.) If desired, garnish each parfait with a mint sprig.

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