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Category Archives: Stories

Shopping in “Heimish” Stores: What Fun!

15th of August, 2011

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I got such a kick out of this one! We New Yorkers shop mostly local, and sometime the bill kills. For the most part, we tell ourselves that the convenience of living in NYC has its tradeoffs, and we must suck up some unpleasant experiences of overpaying, at some restaurants...
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Filed under: High Food Costs in NYC, Kollel Store, Manahattan Food Markets, Stories, Wesley Kosher

Eating Out: Good Example of Bad Service

5th of August, 2011

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  What my order most decidedly didn’t look like! This is My Seared Tuna. Nothing like Bad Service to put a damper on a date. The other day I and a couple ladies I was meeting to discuss a cookbook project had dinner at a restaurant in Surfside, where I...
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Filed under: Eating Out, Fresh Tuna Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Restaurants, Restaurant Service, Stories, Surfside Kosher Restaurants

Cheese Cheese Cheese: Natural and Kosher. Oh, and Delicious!

24th of June, 2011

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This morning I received a message from Chani Vogel, who with her husband Moshe manage Kosher and Natural Cheeses, requesting I sample some of  the cheeses from their line. Next thing I knew, when I got home a couple hours later, an enormous and gorgeous basket was waiting for me...
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Filed under: Goat Cheese Recipes, Kosher Cheeses, Kosher Recipes, Natural and Kosher Recipes, Natural Cheeses Recipes, Natural Kosher Cheeses Recipes, Scones Recipes, Stories

Para Español, Oprima el Dos!

11th of June, 2011

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As a language enthusiast I have often deplored the fact that languages, against all wishes, are not contagious or transmissible by any means. In the absence of some reliable formal base, except for some language geniuses there is rarely ever a way to just “pick up” a language, in the streets as it were,...
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Filed under: Behind the kitchen scenes, Burritos Recipes, Chocolate Recipes, Espanol Stories, Gluten Free Recipes, Jewish Book Council, Kitchen Stories, Kitchen Wisdom, Kosher Recipes, Latin Cooking, Nice Stories, Recipes, Spanish Recipes, Stories

My Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe: CCC? Si si si!

11th of June, 2011

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We all think of cookies as a short-lived and vaguely illicit pleasure. Except I honestly think, and you can ask anyone, there’s no cookie in the world more worshiped and more baked than my smart little chocolate chip cookies. I will attempt to give you an idea just how much mileage it gets....
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Filed under: Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes, Cookie Recipes, Dairy-Free Dessert Recipes, Dairy-Free Recipes, Gluten-free Cookie Recipes, Household Stories, Jewish Book Council, Recipes, Spelt Desserts Recipes, Stories, Vegan Cookie Recipes

Welcome to our Venus and Mars Home!

11th of June, 2011

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I came home late one recent evening, and found my husband uncharacteristically agitated. “I just put out a fire!” he said, panting. “I have no idea how it started, I just wanted to microwave some dinner and put in a foil container to warm, and flames started leaping out!”  Now...
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Filed under: Household Stories, Jewish Book Council, Marriage Humor, Stories, Venus

Have Tea Mug, Will Travel!

18th of May, 2011

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Recently I bought myself a great overnight bag, and decided my spiffy and capacious new purchase would be the  bag to end all bags: I would give away all others, but I decided to check into all the pockets first, to make sure nothing valuable was being discarded before the...
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Filed under: Kosher Recipes, Moroccan teapot, Opera, Placido Domingo, Samovar, Stories, Tea mug

Our Passover Vacation: Honeymoon at the Fairmont Scottsdale

1st of May, 2011

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 Lynda and I at a Wild West BBQ at the Fairmont In nearly thirty five years we have been married (that’s right, my marriage predates my electronic Facebook marriage announcement by about thirty-three years, but thank you all anyway for your recent and misguided avalanche of heartfelt good wedding wishes:...
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Filed under: Fairmont Hotel, FRank Lloyd Wright, Kosher Cooking Demos, Kosher for Passover Recipes, Levana Restaurant, NoBo Restaurant, Nobo Teaneck, Passover Holidays, Pessach catering, Presidential Kosher Holiday, Stories, Tlaquepaque

Truffle Oil: The Dark Side of Labeling

15th of April, 2011

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This bottle of “Truffle Oil” was part of a gorgeous Mishloach Manot/birthday present basket I received from my daughter Bella. Reading the ingredient list created an uproar among my guests. Not a single drop of truffle oil. Intrigued, I looked online for the price, which created some more consternation….I am...
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Filed under: Misleading Food Labels, Pasta Recipes, Porcini Oil Recipes, Porcini Powder, Recipes, Stories, Truffle Oil, Wild Mushrooms Recipes

If I had a Hammer….I Would Eat my Veggies More Often!

15th of April, 2011

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In answer to the very frequent question: “how did you get the idea to use a hammer in the kitchen?” You may find the use of a hammer in the kitchen somewhat odd and unbecoming, but you will quickly change your mind when you see how many thankless tasks it...
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Filed under: Hammer for Cutting Vegetables, Stories