Isabella Freedman

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 […]

Pasta Salad

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 […]

Shavuot-Recipes-LevanaCooks

Shavuot Dishes: Some of my Favorites Dairy Creations. All Recipes Included

You’re gonna LOVE my mega Shavuot Recipes! Lots of’em, scroll down, you’ll see! My – usually virtuous enough – students and readers have asked me specifically to go all out for my Shavuot Dishes, starring mostly dairy treats, all those foods we love to hate. “With Cheese!!!”, one of them even gushed via email in bold print: […]

The Passionate Vegetable: Suzanne Landry. Cookbook Review

The Passionate Vegetable: Suzanne Landry. Cookbook Review

Well-deserved Living Now award for Suzanne Landry and her beautiful new Cookbook, The Passionate Vegetable! A book writer after my own heart, Suzanne goes well beyond the recipes, and lets the reader get a full view of the philosophy that informs all her cooking. Her approach is empowering, her language clear and accessible, and the […]

Pate de Campagne

My Last Sheva Brachot Menu and Recipes

I was asked by several of my guests to share my recipes for the Sheva Brachot we hosted this week for my niece Mushkie and her husband Zalman, and I am delighted to oblige. So, here comes, complete with recipes. I used some wonderful treats Grow and Behold sent me, and the beef cheeks and […]