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Category Archives: Stories

What Pots Brand to Buy?

20th of February, 2015

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What Pots Brand should I Buy? That is the question I am always asked at my cooking demos. Ages ago, my mother in law bought me a set of Farberware pots and pans for my shower, commenting they had served her right in all her lean years, and she hoped they...
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Filed under: Kosher Recipes, Pots Brand, Stainless Steel Pots, Stories

KFWE 2015 Kosher Food and Wine Experience

10th of February, 2015

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What a fabulous food extravaganza KFWE was, last night at the Metropolitan Pavilion! Oblivious to the fact that I was not a growing girl any more (unless you threw in width, not just length), I had been “sampling” all the delectable offerings on display all evening, going right back to...
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Filed under: Abigael Restaurant, Basil Restaurant Brooklyn, Chagall Bistro, ETC Steakhouse, Finchi Desserts, Gemstone Caterers, Grow and Behold Meats, Jack's Gourmet Sausage Recipes, Jeff Nathan, Kedem Wines, KFWE, Kosher Food, Kosher Food Show, Kosher NYC Restaurants, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Restaurants, Kosher Wines, Miami Beach Chocolates, Mike's Bistro, Prime Hospitality, Stories, Wolf and Lamb Restaurant

Haboydem: Jerusalem Attic with Hip Clothing, a Vision and a Mission

5th of February, 2015

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Enjoy the pictures! https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.937171919668008.1073741873.213383695380171&type=1 With Haboydem (whimsical Yiddish for “Attic”) Second Hand Clothing Store, right around the corner from Kanyon Hadar, a trendy shopping mall in Talpiot Jerusalem, a few of your favorite things will become someone else’s overnight, in good style and in a most dignified way, as the store...
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Filed under: Haboydem, Jerusalem, Jerusalem Thrift Stores, Second Hand Clothing, Stories, Vintage Clothing, Workers in Treatment

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

21st of December, 2014

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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...
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Filed under: Diet Fads, Food Industry, Food labels, Food Stories, Gluten Free Recipes, Processed Foods, Stories

Decadent Vegan Gluten Free Baking. Cara Reed. Book Review

17th of November, 2014

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Bravo to Cara Reed for the recent publication of her book, Decadent Gluten Free Vegan Baking. I would feel much better starting with the kinks in the book, and get them out of the way, so we can move on to the good stuff. – Cara’s blog, Fork and Beans, is lovely....
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Filed under: Book Reviews, Cara Reed, Cookbook Reviews, Cookbooks, Dairy-Free Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Recipes, Stories, Vegan Desserts Recipes, Vegan Recipes

Artisan Gluten-Free Bread in 5 Minutes a Day. Zoe Francois and Jeff Hertzberg. Book Review

24th of October, 2014

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Another gorgeous artisan bread book by Zoe Francois and Jeff Hertzberg, hot off the press.  Their artisan No Knead bread gamut is constantly expanding, this time to include Gluten-Free no knead bread. I was so excited when I received my advance copy for this review I ordered copies for my...
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Filed under: Almond Flour Recipes, Artisan Bread, Book Reviews, Bread Recipes, Cookbook Reviews, Cookbooks, Cornmeal Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Gluten-Free Bread Recipes, Gluten-Free Challah Rolls Recipes, Jeff Hertzberg, Kosher Recipes, Recipes, Sorghum Flour Recipes, Stories, Zoe Francois

OATrageous Oatmeals. Kathy Hester. Book Review

1st of October, 2014

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http://www.amazon.com/OATrageous-Oatmeals-Surprising-Plant-Based-Heart-Healthy/dp/1624140742 Bravo to Kathy Hester for her delightful new Cookbook OATrageous Oatmeals. The title alone is a great promise, a promise Kathy Hester keeps throughout the book. Beside the obvious OATrageous pun, I do love the tweaking of oatmeal, that little “s” at the end propels oatmeal from a humble...
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Filed under: Book Reviews, Cookbook Reviews, Cookbooks, Gluten Free Recipes, Gluten-Free Grain Recipes, Kathy Hester, Kosher Recipes, Natural Foods Recipes, Oatmeal Recipes, Recipes, Stories, Vegan Recipes

Taste of Beirut. Joumana Accad. Book Review

1st of October, 2014

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http://www.amazon.com/Taste-Beirut-Delicious-Lebanese-Contemporary/dp/0757317707 After regaling us these past several years with her blog, Taste of Beirut, Joumana Accad has recently published a cookbook of her favorite native Lebanese dishes in a book also named Taste of Beirut. Getting past her relatively small repertoire and several somewhat repetitive pictures and compositions, I applaud Joumana Accad’s philosophy...
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Filed under: Book Reviews, Cookbook Reviews, Cookbooks, Lebanese Recipes, Recipes, Stories

My Rosh Hashana Dishes. Menus and Recipes

28th of September, 2014

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This Rosh Hashana we hosted three meals: Wednesday Night Dinner; Thursday Lunch; Friday Night Dinner. I am including here not only all the Rosh Hashana dishes we served at each meal, but – good utilitarian that I am – what I did with the leftovers before they become leftovers. I think...
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Filed under: Baba Ghanoush Recipes, Beef Tongue Recipes, Beets Recipes, Chocolate Truffles Recipes, Coconut Cookies Recipes, Cranberries Recipes, Cranberry Vinegar Recipes, Dairy-Free Dessert Recipes, Dairy-Free Frozen Dessert Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Eggplant Recipes, Fruit Salad Recipes, Honey Cake Recipes, Ice Cream Cake Recipes, Jewish Holiday Recipes, Jewish Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Lamb recipes, Mezze Recipes, Miso Soup Recipes, Moroccan Recipes, Recipes, Salad Dressing Recipes, Salad Recipes, Salmon Recipes, Stories, Tajines Recipes, Vegetable Dishes Recipes

My Latest Sheva Brachot Dinner Menu and Recipes

16th of September, 2014

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We usually try to host our nephews and nieces’ Sheva Brachot right after their wedding, before most of the out-of-town guests disband. But this last wedding, for my nephew Meir Abner, took place in Montreal, as well as all subsequent Sheva Brachot, except ours,  which took place last night, and...
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Filed under: Antipasto Recipes, Berry Recipes, Coconut Cookies Recipes, Condiments Recipes, Corn Chowder Recipes, Dinner Menu Ideas, Eggplant Recipes, Fish Recipes, Fruit Salad Recipes, Grape Leaves Recipes, Hummus Recipes, Ice Cream Cake Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Mustard Recipes, Olives Recipes, Recipes, Salad Recipes, Sashimi Salad, Seaweed Recipes, Stories