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Category Archives: Stories

Kumquat Recipes: Salsa, Meat Sauce, Chutney, Relish, Marmalade

Posted on 12th of January, 2013 by Lévana

Kumquat Recipes: Salsa, Meat Sauce, Chutney, Relish, Marmalade

Last week we were invited at a Shabbos lunch in Jerusalem, and one of guests mentioned she had a kumquat tree brimming with beautiful and fragrant fruit growing in her backyard, but didn’t know how to use to its fullest. Any Kumquat ideas, she asked me? Seems like a good...
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Filed under: Chutney Recipes, Cranberries Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Kumquat Recipes, Marmalade Recipes, Recipes, Salsa Recipes, Stories

Making Shabbos in a Jiffy

Posted on 23rd of December, 2012 by Lévana

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 weeks, we wanted to spend...
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Filed under: Brownies Recipes, Cake Recipes, Chicken Recipes, Chocolate Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Fish Recipes, Moroccan Chicken Recipes, Moroccan Recipes, Quick Breads Recipes, Quick Cooking Recipes, Recipes, Salmon Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Shabbos Dishes, Soup Recipes, Spelt Desserts Recipes, Stories

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

Posted on 19th of December, 2012 by Lévana

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

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 of all: It answers the perennial mommmy question: Will...
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Filed under: Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes, Demo Fans, Muffins Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Recipes, Spelt Baking, Stories

Dearie: A Biography of Julia Child, by Bob Spitz. My Review

Posted on 9th of September, 2012 by Lévana

A Biography of Julia Child, by Bob Spitz

Just finished reading Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child, written by author and biographer extraordinaire Bob Spitz. Let me start with my – very few – gripes, then we’ll move on to the good stuff. I did say Ouf! when I was done, not because I didn’t love it....
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Filed under: Biography Books, Bob Spitz books, Book Reviews, French Recipes, Julia Child, Kosher Recipes, Stories

A Big Happy Kid in Summer Camp!

Posted on 23rd of August, 2012 by Lévana

Me and my scrunchies: I made one for each kid and each counselor, and gave them out on end of camp party night - oodles of #DIY

Me and my scrunchies: This is the new word I learned. I made one for each kid and each counselor, and gave them out on end of camp party night. Don’t I look like Mr T here? I was the biggest kid, and a very happy summer camper! Before summer...
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Filed under: Art Camp, Basil Restaurant Brooklyn, Chabad, Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes, Crown Heights, Kosher Recipes, Michael's Crafts, Stories, Summer Camp

Another Feast at Pardes

Posted on 6th of August, 2012 by Lévana

Pardes NYC

Another sampling dinner at Pardes Restaurant: I succumbed to the idea yet again, tightening my belt all of that day in prevision for what treats were in store for us. The only thing better than reading and drooling about this menu is actually eating it. I went last week with...
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Filed under: Chef Moshe Wendel, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Restaurants, Nobo Teaneck, Pardes Restaurant, Stories

Vegan A La Mode: Hannah Kaminsky’s Latest Treat!

Posted on 26th of July, 2012 by Lévana

Vegan A La Mode

Hannah Kaminsky, a baker after my own heart, has done it again with her new book, Vegan A La Mode. Mind you, I care nothing about her fabulous treats being vegan, since I am not afflicted with any of those restrictions, dietary, ideological or otherwise. I make her desserts over...
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Filed under: Dairy-Free Frozen Dessert Recipes, Dairy-Free Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Dessert Sauce Recipes, Hannah Kaminsky, Ice Cream Recipes, Stories, Vegan Desserts Recipes, Vegan Ice Cream Recipes

The Art of the Letter Revived

Posted on 23rd of May, 2012 by Lévana

My dear friend Joe Blank, who was my original demo assistant ages ago at Lincoln Square Synagogue, wrote me yesterday that he found in his drawers a letter he sent me almost twenty years ago. It really made my day, so I thought I’d share. Since I am low tech...
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Filed under: Kosher Cooking Classes, Kosher Cooking Demos, Kosher Cooking Demos in New York City, Levana Kirschenbaum, Stories

Delicious New Chocolates: Thank You Dear Coco!

Posted on 23rd of May, 2012 by Lévana

Dear Coco

I think after all the tumult Trader Joe’s Chocolate Chips caused this week, I have the perfect antidote: New Chocolate Kid on the block: Dear Coco. Rachelle Ferneau, the owner, had the inspiration to send me some samples of her chocolate truffles, all twelve flavors in a cool lucite-like box,...
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Filed under: Artisanal Chocolates, Chocolate Truffles Recipes, Dairy-Free Chocolate Truffle Recipes, Dear Coco Chocolate, Stories

My Demo at De Gustibus Last Week!

Posted on 22nd of May, 2012 by Lévana

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An All-Moroccan Feast: Yum! As delicious as it was easy, and of course all natural, all excerpted from my new cookbook, The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen: Judge for yourself from the thank-you note Salvatore Rizzo, director of De Gustibus,  sent me: “On behalf of all of us at De Gustibus...
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Filed under: DeGustibus, Kosher Cooking Classes, Kosher Cooking Demos, Kosher Cooking Demos in New York City, Kosher Food, Levana Kirschenbaum, Levana Restaurant, Stories, Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen