Marge’s musings 001

March 9th, 2015

Yep, I know I have been offline the blog for ‘some time’.  The fact is I started a new job and had my business to run so time has been running away with me.  I have not had a chance to even think of recipes or take any gardening pics for yonks.

Times are a changin’!  Pesach is on the way in just a matter of weeks (eek!) so naturally I will do my best to post some yummy Pesach recipes for you to try.

This has been Marge’s musings, til next time peeps :)

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Meatballs in pepper boats

October 5th, 2014
Thanks again to the Wayback Machine I have found one of my favourite recipes.  This dish is quite timely as I will be having meatballs in pepper boats (or with cabbage) for Succot this week.  Here is the recipe as posted on my original site…A variation on the classic Jewish holishke recipe (meatballs in cabbage leaves in a rich tomato sauce), I came up with a dish that made use of oldish peppers and minced beef.  Meatballs in pepper boats is so easy to make and will freeze well too so you can do a bit of batch cooking.


  • 500g of minced beef (I like to use minced steak as it is less fatty)
  • 1 egg
  • 2oz matzo meal or flour
  • 4 large peppers any colour
  • 1 sliced onion
  • small bunch of fresh herbs (can include rosemary, lovage, sage, bay and similar)
  • 1 tbsp soya sauce
  • seasoning


  1. Pre heat the oven to about 200 oC for about 10 minutes (remember I use a fan oven so you may need to wait a bit longer for your oven to heat up)
  2. Wash the peppers and cut in half removing the seeds, spines etc.
  3. Wash the herbs well and sprinkle over the base of a shallow roasting dish. Add a little seasoning and sliced onion.
  4. In another bowl mix up the minced beef, matzo meal and egg so they are thoroughly combined.
  5. Form the meat mixture into flat patties.  Remember to wash your hands well in hot water.
  6. Take a pepper half and fill with a meat patty, and then place the pepper boat in the roasting dish.  Do this for all the pepper halves.  If you have any meat patties over then simply place them in the roasting dish on the herbs.
  7. Sprinkle/drizzle or whatever you want to call it(!) the soya sauce and season the pepper boats again.
  8. Place the roasting dish in the oven and cook for about 20 minutes (again non-fan oven users will need to cook the pepper boats for longer), and check to see if a little water is needed.
  9. Cook for another 20 minutes or so at 180 oC and serve.