Isabella Freedman
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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…
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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…

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…
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…
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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…
Pre-Pessach Shabbos Bash

My Pre-Pessach Chametz Shabbos Menu and Recipes

My whole grain loaves look plebeian and rustic, in the traditional Sephardi/Arabic tradition, but they taste awfully GOOD! Pre-Pessach Shabbos Menu, everyone's mind is racing about how to make the most of our stash of goodies, the ones we…
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Kosher Food and Wine Experience KFWE 2013

Kosher Food and Wine Experience is the perfect foodie dream: All your favorite Kosher Food and wine, with many new exciting Kosher Food additions each year, are displayed and generously offered in the magnificent Pier 60, which accommodates…

Main Course Salad Recipes: Two of my Favorites.

I could eat Main Course Salad almost everyday. And I do. For all of you always asking what fabulous treats I make my husband for dinner when we are alone, weekdays or shabbos, the answer is: Main Course Salad. I do hope you are not disappointed,…

Tu Bishvat: Cooking with Fruit. Menu and Recipes

Cooking with fruit is not just something seasonal we do in honor of Tu Bishvat, the celebration of Fruit Trees. In our Moroccan Cuisine, Cooking with Fruit occurs just as often as baking with fruit, as in this Moroccan Rice Chicken Dried Fruit…

Kids Food: Will They Eat THIS? You Bet! Recipes We Can ALL Share.

The perennial kids food question: "Will my kids like This?" So, the answer is yes yes yes! And not only for sweets, but for dinner as well, as you will see in a moment. This baby is among my youngest fans (what? do I have even younger ones?…
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Our Trip to Jerusalem Before the Snow: Restaurants and Beyond

Trip to Jerusalem with our tour guide, Gidi Kelman, and his beautiful family Enjoy the pictures! http://on.fb.me/1oxZg0B We came back exhausted but delighted from our trip to Jerusalem, the last three days of sleet, hail, diluvial rains…
Making Shabbos in a Jiffy

Making Shabbos in a Jiffy

Making Shabbos in a Jiffy: This whole past week was taken up at my apartment with emergency repairs, and the first time I had full access to my kitchen was Thursday night. Since we are going away to Israel this coming Thursday, for almost two…