Functional drinks

Homemade Functional Drinks Recipes

Functional drinks, both hot and cold. That's something I have been tinkering with all my life I started long before they - and all detox talk - became fashionable. My father Z'L, who knew every herb and plant and their many benefits, helped…
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Bison and Bourbon Restaurant. My Review

Bison and Bourbon: Enjoy the pictures! My professional fellow trailblazer and contemporary, Menachem Lubinsky of Lubicom. This past Monday night we went to the soft opening of Bison and Bourbon Restaurant Spectacular new Kosher digs in Gowanus…
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My Young Friend Chaya's Wedding Shower Menu

 Wedding Shower Menu and Cooking Demo for my wonderful young friend Chaya Fried Daughter of our very own beloved Rabbi Yisroel Friend at Chabad of the West Side, beautiful Chaya was  born and bred practically in my backyard. Our friendship…
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Our Seudat Hodaa. Menu, Recipes and Product Plugs

Enjoy the pictures of our food and our guests at our Seudat Hodaa on Facebook. This week we hosted Seudat Hodaa for my husband's... not recovery exactly, but for our New Normal: Yom Yom. His health crisis is multiple myeloma, a rare and…
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Masbia Soup Kitchen: Our Fundraising Event

Masbia Soup Kitchen Fund Raiser at Lincoln Square Synagogue Last night was our exciting fundraising event for Masbia Soup Kitchen, at Lincoln Square Synagogue. The ballroom was filled to capacity. I just can't tell you how much fun it…
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Nuts About Almonds! My Favorite Almond Recipes

Almond Recipes For Almond Lovers! That's my special gift to you! Although I am always tinkering with almond recipes and almond flour, I owe the real impetus for writing a whole post about almonds and multiple almond-based recipes to Nuts.Com. I…
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Misleading Food Labels and The Food Industry

Food labels often look like the latest literary genre 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,…
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I Remember Bubbie: Her First Yartzheit

Bubbie: It’s been just a year since my husband Maurice’s mother Fanya - passed away. Bubbie was Fan for her four boys, Maurice, Avrum, Sol and Sam, the ultimate Em Habanim (sons’ mother). My sisters and I gave her name an affectionate old-fashioned Sephardi…
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Moroccan Almond Fillo Pastries Recipe

Fillo pastries They are a staple in our Moroccan Pastry repertoire. There is no Moroccan Dessert display without fillo pastries, first cousins of  Baklava. Although I am showcasing the glorious almond in the filling of these Fillo Pastries,…
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Great Tips on Working with Fillo Dough

I'll make a Fillo dough pro out of you. Stick with me! The good news is, fillo dough is wonderfully versatile, melt-in-your-mouth delicious and wonderfully crunchy. We Moroccans and other Mediterranean food lovers and beyond couldn't be without…
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Baked in the White House and Glazed with Antisemitism

Antisemitism near and around High Places: Shame on you! Photo Courtesy georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov My Note to Former White House Pastry Chef Roland Mesnier Sharing with you a note I sent to Retired 26-year Veteran (five Presidencies)…