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I Remember Bubbie: Her First Yartzheit

Bubbie: It’s been a year! Hard to believe it's been 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 (the Sons’ Mother). My sisters and…
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Say it with Apple Recipes for a Great New Year

Apple Recipes: What better way to express it? Wishing You All a  Wonderful Happy Healthy Delicious Fun Prosperous Productive Peaceful New Year! The following Apple Recipes are my Rosh Hashanah gift to everyone, beside of course my Complete…
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Para Español, Oprima el Dos!

Para Español, Oprima el Dos! 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…
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Chocolat à Toute Heure. With Recipes!

Chocolat à Toute Heure: Which means, chocolate anytime. That's right, not only in minor emergencies such as an attack of the munchies. You can have it for dinner too, as in this fabulous bean dish and chicken dish: how liberating is that? Of…

Hannah Kaminsky: Vegan Desserts

You will all love Hannah Kaminsky's luscious new Vegan Dessert Book: The girl can not only bake, she can also take fabulous pix, as you can plainly see above. I had the pleasure of working with her when she did the food styling for the…
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Lag Baomer Pre-BBQ Super Brunch: Perfect for Shavuot

We had a great dairy Lag Baomer brunch with our friends yesterday, a sort of antidote to Lag Baomer BBQs, only in reverse. Here is what I served, and it's ALL in my new cookbook, coming out any day. I hope it gives you some ideas: When I described…
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Have Tea Mug, Will Travel!

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…
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Our Passover Vacation: Honeymoon at the Fairmont Scottsdale

 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…
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Truffle Oil: The Dark Side of Labeling

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…

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Favorite Shavuot Dishes

Cream of watercress Mushroom-stuffed tilapia rolls Polenta casserole au gratin Endive, walnut and apple salad Tiramisu

Yom Haatzmaut Israeli Feast

Yemenite Halbah meat soup Zaatar-rubbed flat bread Stuffed artichoke bottoms with lemon sauce Easy un-stuffed cabbage Israeli salad with tehina Mahlab

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LEVANA COOKS WITH OSEM MATZAH PRODUCTS: FARFEL WITH ONIONS AND MUSHROOMS RECIPE

Farfel is nothing more than matzah cut up small and calibrated for quick cooking. I use the Osem whole wheat version, with wonderful results. You will love the robustness of the whole-grain flavor. No need to wait for Passover to make this…