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My Pre-Pessach Shabbos Bash. Complete Menu

8th of March, 2013

Pre-Pessach Shabbos Bash

My whole grain loaves look plebeian and rustic, in the traditional Sephardi/Arabic tradition, but they taste GOOD! I recently received some fabulous meat samples from Naftali Hanau at Grow and Behold Good mother that I am, I decided to enjoy my precious gift in the appreciative company of my foodie...
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Filed under: Blondie Recipes, Bread Recipes, Cake Recipes, Celery Root Recipes, Chestnut Recipes, Chocolate Recipes, Cholent Recipes, Dairy-Free Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Fennel Recipes, Gelatin Desserts, Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes, Halva Recipes, Healthy Cooking Recipes, Kale Recipes, Kosher Cookbooks, Kosher Ingredients, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Lamb recipes, Meat Recipes, Moroccan Recipes, Moroccan Salads Recipes, Pickle Press, Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Spelt Baking, Spelt Bread Baking, Spelt Desserts Recipes, Stories

Kosher Food and Wine Experience KFWE 2013

10th of February, 2013

Kosher-Food-And-Wine-Experience-Levana-Cooks

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 over a thousand guests each year. This year KFWE 2013 had a good problem: they sold out really fast,...
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Filed under: Basil Restaurant Brooklyn, Carlos and Gaby Restaurant, Finchi Desserts, Grown and Behold Meats, Heavenly Events, Jack's Gourmet Sausage Recipes, KFWE 2013, Kosher Food Show, Kosher Recipes, Levana Restaurant, Miami Beach Chocolates, Pardes Restaurant, Stories, Wolf and Lamb Restaurant

Tu Bishvat: Cooking with Fruit. Menu and Recipes

24th of January, 2013

Apple-Parsnip-Soup-LevanaCooks

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 Tajine, and  produces countless wonderful easy soups, salads...
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Filed under: Almond Recipes, Apples Recipes, Apricot Recipes, Chicken Recipes, Cooking with Fruit Recipes, Dairy-Free Recipes, Dry Fruit Recipes, Fruit Cake Recipes, Fruit Salad Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Indian Recipes, Kosher Poultry Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Moroccan Chicken Recipes, Moroccan Food, Moroccan Recipes, Nuts Recipes, One Pot Meal Recipes, Orange Flower Water Recipes, Paella Recipes, Parsnips Recipes, Recipes, Stories, Tajines Recipes, Tu Bishvat Recipes

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

24th of January, 2013

Recipes kids will EAT!

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? I do! Seriously!), the...
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Filed under: Children Meals Recipes, Feeding Kids Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Recipes, Stories

Our Trip to Jerusalem Before the Snow: Restaurants and Beyond

17th of January, 2013

weaver is in the Old City

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 and fierce winds notwithstanding. What a shame we caught only a dusting of the much-anticipated snow...
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Filed under: Aharon Bezalel, Bait Zayit, Ein Kerem, Feldenkrais, Gidi Kelman, Gush Etsyon, Jerusalem Kosher Restaurants, Jewish Renaissance Center, Kosher Recipes, Machane Yehuda, Milky Way Desserts, Moshav Beit Hanan, Shekel Institute, Stories, Tekoa Farm, Yad Ezra, Zadok Yehuda

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

12th of January, 2013

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

23rd of December, 2012

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:-)

19th of December, 2012

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

9th of September, 2012

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!

23rd of August, 2012

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