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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…

Recipes

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Tiramisu Recipe. Dairy-Free or Dairy

Tiramisu is Italian for “pick-me-up” That's probably because tiramisu puts together three of our favorite intense robust flavors: rum, chocolate and coffee (please don’t try to substitute any of them!). Tiramisu is so fabulous that…
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Carrot Cake: Our Award Winning Recipe

Carrot Cake: Our award winning Recipe: Me, my sister Lea and my husband Maurice.  Circa 1979, selling our famous carrot cake at a Central Park Fair. We sliced until we dropped. Our Post-Woodstock Pre-Chassidic days. You like? I remember cutting…
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Blueberry Scones Recipe

Blueberry scones and all scones are wonderful! Whipped up in minutes and full of flavor. I make them with spelt, my grain of choice for baking absolutely everything, but you will find them totally adaptable to Gluten-Free. You will easily find…
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Polenta Casserole Au Gratin Recipe

For this polenta casserole and all other polenta dishes: Please ignore those insipid cooked polenta rolls you find in the supermarket: Making the polenta base takes minutes, and is the bulk of the work for this delicious dish, which will…
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Herb-Roasted Trout in Grape Leaves Recipe

Herb-Roasted Trout in Grape Leaves Grape leaves are delightful, not only for stuffing but for wrapping fish or chicken, leaving you with a moist and fragrant dish. This dish is overlaid with my favorite Moroccan flavors. I love to serve this…

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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