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Have Tea Mug, Will Travel!

Recently I bought myself a great overnight bag, and decided my spiffy and capacious new purchase would be the  bag to end all bags: I would give away all others, but I decided to check into all the pockets first, to make sure nothing valuable was being discarded before the bags would be reincarnated in […]

Upcoming Cooking Demo in NYC: Monday May 16th: Chocolate a Toute Heure!

Chocolate for dinner and dessert, or for snack, and why not, it’s fabulous and so good for you! I’ll be demonstrating: Black bean burritos Chicken breasts with cranberry chocolate sauce Chocolate zucchini bread Chocolate jasmine marble cake Chocolate espresso bark Chocolate hazelnut meringues Click here to register!

Upcoming Cooking Demo in NYC: Monday May 9th: Yom Haatzmaut Israeli Feast

We will celebrate Israeli Independence Day right at the demo! I am including some of the great and fun dishes we were served during a recent trip to Israel, including a delightful and fun rose water-scented dessert. I’ll be demonstrating: Yemenite Halbah meat soup Zaatar-rubbed flat bread Stuffed artichoke bottoms with lemon sauce Easy un-stuffed […]

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Our Passover Vacation: Honeymoon at the Fairmont Scottsdale

 Lynda and I at a Wild West BBQ at the Fairmont In nearly thirty five years we have been married (that’s right, my marriage predates my electronic Facebook marriage announcement by about thirty-three years, but thank you all anyway for your recent and misguided avalanche of heartfelt good wedding wishes: bring them on down anytime!) […]

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Truffle Oil: The Dark Side of Labeling

This bottle of “Truffle Oil” was part of a gorgeous Mishloach Manot/birthday present basket I received from my daughter Bella. Reading the ingredient list created an uproar among my guests. Not a single drop of truffle oil. Intrigued, I looked online for the price, which created some more consternation….I am hoping this image and the […]