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Category Archives: Stories

Latkas Recipes: Fear of Frying Therapy! Kugel and all Variations. Gluten-Free Friendly

Posted on 29th of November, 2010 by Lévana

Latkas

Ah Latkas! The food we love to hate! To make matters worse, courtesy of the alarmist low-carb food industry, the humble potato has gone from being a faithful staple at every table to making rare and apologetic appearances, as in Chanukkah, where we fry and eat it with a vengeance....
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Filed under: Apple Sauce Recipes, Apples Recipes, Food Stories, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Latka Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Potato recipes, Potatoes Recipes, Recipes, Stories, Vegetarian Recipes

Exciting New Kosher Restaurant in Brooklyn: Pardes

Posted on 14th of November, 2010 by Lévana

My friend Chaim Szmidt, of the Kosher Scene and I just love to talk about food, and of course consume it and then excitedly discuss it, as other people discuss their recent cruises or their recent shopping sprees (I must say I become totally – and uncharacteristically – mute on...
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Filed under: Behind the kitchen scenes, Kosher Food, Kosher Restaurants, Nobo Teaneck, Pardes Restaurant, Stories, THe Kosher Scene

Plan your elopement: There will always be a Chabad!

Posted on 28th of September, 2010 by Lévana

Never mind the popular belief: Elopements are almost always carefully thought out. The only people who deny this simple fact are those who were vexed about not having been consulted, or those who were left behind. This summer has been particularly stressful, working like crazy to meet some deadlines, and...
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Filed under: Chabad Cape Cod, Cold Kugel Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Nice Stories, Potato recipes, Stories, Traveling Stories

Strange fruit, indeed!

Posted on 15th of September, 2010 by Lévana

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This past Rosh Hashanah, as every year, my husband and I didn’t host the second dinner. Shul services ending mighty late, and a huge lunch ending at about 6.45pm, we figure, how could we possibly face the prospect of dinner? The second night being the night when we make the...
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Filed under: Behind the kitchen scenes, Exotic Fruit Recipes, Food Stories, Horned melon, Kitchen Stories, New Fruit, Nice Stories, Rosh Hashana Recipes, Stories, Strange Fruit

Don’t you ever call me names, stupid!

Posted on 9th of September, 2010 by Lévana

Mine is a family notorious for bringing every argument to its – hopefully favorable – outcome, no matter what it takes. Sometimes the argument is conducted in installments, court-style. Thank you, we are not considering reality TV. One guest so dear that he’s considered as family recently told us what...
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Filed under: Behind the kitchen scenes, Kitchen Help Stories, Kitchen Stories, Nice Stories, Stories

Renewing Old Vows, the Virtual Way

Posted on 16th of July, 2010 by Lévana

Recently I said to Sara, who helps me and tutors me in all things technical, I should have more of a profile on Facebook. My list of friends was expanding, G-d bless, and so it would be a nice idea. So we edited the profile to include my status (married)...
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Filed under: Food Stories, Kitchen Wisdom, Marriage Humor, Nice Stories, Stories

NYC Hick Goes out to Queens

Posted on 16th of July, 2010 by Lévana

Max-and-Minas-Ice-Cream

I have been living in the United States almost two generations. I have lived in an apartment structure my whole life, in big cities only: Casablanca, Paris New York, etc…. you get the picture. I am a complete city mouse, don’t drive, and cannot conceive of any viable setting where...
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Filed under: Dessert Recipes, Ice Cream Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher Ice Cream, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Restaurants, Nice Stories, Stories, Vegetarian Recipes

A Lovely Thing Happened on the Way to Birdland

Posted on 14th of June, 2010 by Lévana

First read this email I sent to the ticket office, it will tell the first part of the story: I am so sorry I made a very stupid – but a very honest – mistake. Next week is my daughter’s birthday and my gift to her was Birdland-and-dinner. I realized...
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Filed under: Nice Stories, Stories

Honor your Mother the Gluten-Free Way

Posted on 3rd of June, 2010 by Lévana

ketchup

My son Yakov is the poster child for the meat-and-potato-and-lots-of-ketchup diet. When he was little, his biggest compliment regarding my food was, “Delicious beans, Mommy. Almost as good as the baked beans from Eagle Day Camp.” (I couldn’t resist asking them for their recipe, and they graciously shared it with...
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Filed under: Food Stories, Gluten Free Recipes, Gluten-Free Pizza Recipes, Kosher Food, Kosher Natural Foods, Natural Foods Recipes, Pizza Recipes, Stories, Vegetarian Recipes

At the caterer’s: The Mother of the Bride’s Survival Guide

Posted on 14th of April, 2010 by Lévana

I was a caterer many years,  and catered countless simchas.  When my time came to plan for my children’s wedding and be a plain-clothes customer, I had a “choice” between striking fear in the hearts of those caterers and bullying them around, and writing up for them the very golden...
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Filed under: Catering Tips, Stories