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Our Seudat Hodaa. Menu, Recipes and Product Plugs

Enjoy the pictures of our food and our guests at our Seudat Hodaa on Facebook. This week we hosted Seudat Hodaa for my husband’s… not recovery exactly, but for our New Normal: Yom Yom. His health crisis is multiple myeloma, a rare and treacherous form of cancer, and while it is not curable, it has […]

Masbia Soup Kitchen: Our Fundraising Event at Lincoln Square Synagogue

  Last night was our exciting fundraising event for Masbia Soup Kitchen, at Lincoln Square Synagogue. The ballroom was filled to capacity. I just can’t tell you how much fun it was, cooking along fellow chefs and cookbook authors Poopa Dweck and Leah Koenig in a Cooking Competition to Benefit Masbia Soup Kitchen. Since LSS is […]

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Nuts About Almonds! My Favorite Almond Recipes

Although I am always tinkering with almond recipes and almond flour, I owe the real impetus for writing a whole post about almonds and multiple almond-based recipes to Nuts.Com. I was inspired by Nuts.com’s “April Showers Bring May Flours” project to create a post sharing all the information about almond recipes. I thought to myself, boy, am I am […]

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Misleading Food Labels. The Food Industry: Friend or Foe?

Photo via pickyeaterblog.com I get into occasional tiffs about my undisguised contempt of many food labels put out daily by the food industry.  The gist of the blame aimed at me by a few readers is, if I really cared, I would be really grateful about manufacturers being kind enough to warn us via food labels, for our […]

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I Remember Bubbie

It’s been just a year since my husband Maurice’s mother Fanya – Bubbie – passed away. Bubbie was Fan for her four boys, Maurice, Avrum, Sol and Sam, the ultimate Em Habanim (sons’ mother). My sisters and I gave her name an affectionate old-fashioned Sephardi twist and called her Freha. I never referred to her as my mother in law, […]