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…

My Youngest and Cutest Fan: My Muffins are Working:-)

Is she my cutest fan or what? How young - and how adorable - can a fan of my desserts be? All the way from the Holy Land. Take a look: accompanied by the loveliest note written by Mommy, which I am sharing below: What Nachas! Most important…
The Bengali Five Spice Chronicle

The Bengali Five Spice Chronicle: Rinku Bhattacharya. Book Review

Reading - yes, reading, that's how intriguing and exciting it is - Rinku Bhattacharya's cookbook is to me the next best thing to a stroll through, say, Machane Yehuda, the legendary open-air market at the heart of Jerusalem. It positively vibrates…

Potato Latkas and Fritters International. All Recipes

Potato Latkas time is short: Make the most of it! In this post you will find everything there is to know about potato latkas and fritters from the world over, plus tips on how to fry latkas and other fritters safely and effectively. Scroll…
Kosherfest 2012 Standout New Products

Kosherfest 2012 Standout New Products

Kosherfest in Secaucus was great fun this year. I and quite a few others marveled at how the staff at Kosherfest pulled off the whole show with their hands often tied behind their backs, so soon after Hurricane Sandy, which crippled many warehouses…
Mahia (Eau de Vie) Nahmias et Fils. Drink - and Eat - to Your Health!
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Mahia (Eau de Vie) Nahmias et Fils. Drink - and Eat - to Your Health!

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Dorit and David Nahmias, distillers extraordinaire, of Mahia and Rye Whisky at Nahmias et Fils: their Mahia is fabulous! They even gave me and my friend Chaim Szmidt a grand tour of their distillery in…
Kosher by Design Cooking

Kosher by Design Cooking Coach: Susie Fishbein

The only thing that would be more delicious than admiring Susie Fishbein's latest cookbook 'Kosher by Design Cooking Coach' with its lavish display of gorgeous pictures would be to roll up your sleeves, open the book on any page, and go chopchop. This,…
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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,…