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Plan your Elopement: There will Always be a Chabad House!

Never mind the popular belief: Elopements are almost always carefully thought out. The only people who deny this simple fact are those who were vexed about not having been consulted, or those who were left behind. This summer has been particularly stressful, working like crazy to meet some deadlines, and it seemed the season passed […]

Cape Cod Cold Kugel Recipe

What’s going on, have I lost my head? Who needs a cold kugel recipe? Who would even give cold kugel the right time of day? Or was I just playing with alliteration (Cape Cold Cold Kugel: Does sound catchy!)? Seriously: All of us harried people racking their brains about how to make and serve interesting […]

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Strange Fruit, Indeed: Horned Melon

Strange fruit is not just a beautiful song. Strange fruit is also what you might come across before Rosh Hashanah or Tu Bishvat on the produce stalls. This past Rosh Hashanah, as every year, my husband and I didn’t host the second dinner. Shul services ending mighty late, and a huge lunch ending at about […]

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No Name Calling EVER, Stupid!

Mine is a family notorious for bringing every argument to its – hopefully favorable – outcome, no matter what it takes. Sometimes the argument is conducted in installments, court-style. Thank you, we are not considering reality TV. One guest, so dear that he’s considered as family, recently told us what a privilege it had been […]

Upcoming NYC Cooking Demo: Monday August 30th: Rosh Hashana Feast

In this fabulous dinner, you will be hard-pressed to pick your favorite dish: each one is a star! If you have a special occasion in mind, I can’t think of a better place to bring your guests along. I will be demonstrating: Roasted tomato soup Chilled salmon roulade with tehina sauce Beef stew with wild […]