My Latest Shabbos Menu: Cool and Playful Summer Recipes

My Latest Shabbat Menu: Cool and Playful Summer Recipes

My Latest Shabbat Menu: Cool and Playful Summer Recipes: On impossibly hot days, rather than make up a menu and try to stick to it, I decide to look around me, and let the produce displays surprise me and inform my menu. Since going this route guarantees nothing but the best and freshest, it is […]

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School Lunch: Dearest Little Musia, You’ve Got Mail!

A few months ago, my granddaughter Musia sent a letter to the Mayor’s Office, pouring her heart out about the deplorable state of the School Lunch Programs, and sent her letter with a petition signed by all the girls in her school. Her idea was simple and beautifully expressed in her own words: A mayor […]

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Isabella Freedman Retreat. A Wonderful World in NYC’s Backyard

Enjoy the pictures https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.566167356768468.1073741832.213383695380171&type=1 Several friends had been telling me about the Isabella Freedman Retreat, at the border of Connecticut and the Berkshires (hence the name, Connecticut Berkshires), just two hours of GWB, so I was thrilled to receive an invitation from Sarah Chandler at the Retreat to give a couple cooking demos the weekend that […]

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Magnoodles for Shabbos Dinner: Can Pasta be Smart AND Delicious?

Shhhh, don’t tell anyone! I get really lazy about preparing Shabbos meals on hot summer days when we have no guests, in part because my husband always votes for salads, in all shapes or form, and very little else. So imagine my excitement when I received Aileen Magnotto’s box containing samples of her new line […]