The Delicious World of Plums. Plum Sauce and Much More. Recipes

I get my fill of plums every summer while they are plentiful and linger until late October. Early November, and they are still there: Bring some plums home while they last! The variety of plums I love is the long, dark, sweet, plump and firm-tender, called Damson Plums. There’s nothing I don’t do with plums: […]

Hurricane Halloween

Hurricane Halloween

We always tell ourselves, as soon as we can set aside a couple days, we will put order in those photo albums, match – or dispose of – those missing socks, write our friends, make play dates. Like so many others, I have finally had just such days to myself, and not a stitch of […]


For my French Speaking Friends Only: Le Francais: Une Langue Animale

French is a dreamy but complicated language, and like every language, it borrows from the animal kingdom to describe actions, feelings and character traits: shrewd as a weasle, foxy lady, stubborn as a mule, gay as a pinson, sing like a canary, the trojan horse, the black sheep, and so on. Dear French speaking friends, […]

FANS ONLY: FREE SHIPPING on Levana’s Latest Cookbook

Just to say thanks to our loyal fans for all of your wonderful support,  Levana’s latest masterpiece, The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen, in now available with FREE SHIPPING! ($8.00 Savings!)   The Perfect Gift to Yourself and Beyond, Kosher or not! Second Edition: Hardcover | March 2012 | Publisher: Lévana Kirschenbaum 420 pages. 77 gorgeous […]

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Lidia’s Favorite Recipes. Lidia Bastianich. Book Review

I recently received Lidia Bastianich’s latest Cookbook, Lidia’s Favorite Recipes, which her publishers sent me for review. Lidia’s cooking show has always been one of the very few cooking shows I actually enjoy watching, for many no-brainer reasons: It is real food, not a fantasy; it has none of that swashbuckling that often turns a […]