October 2013 archive

Latkes – The Classic – Improved

FORGET sweet potato and apple. Same goes for celery root, beet and carrot, zucchini, stuffed and filled. I may be modern but I’m also a minimalist and I like my latkes the old fashioned way. Nothing fancy. Potato, onion, a little flour or matzoh meal and a little salt and that’s it.

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Beautiful Bags Without the Guilt

We love these sustainable, ethical and cruelty free bags by Freedom of Animals. We’d love them even if they weren’t good for us.  Plus they’re made in the U.S.  A beautiful bag and no guilt?  What could be better?    

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My Favorite New Apple Cake

She calls it a pie. I call it a cake – my favorite new apple cake. I first discovered Monday Morning Cooking Club from an article in The Tablet. And then right away I ordered the book. It’s a great story. Seven years ago a group of women in Sydney decided to get together every Monday to cook with the intent to write and publish their own cookbook…

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Cooking with Balaboosta

I’ve been looking forward to the Balaboosta cookbook by Einat Admony all year. Balaboosta (for those who might not know) is a yiddish term for the perfect housewife, homemaker, mother, cook and hostess. Einat is a true Balaboosta!  In addition to her busy work life running her three New York acclaimed restaurants, she also cooks for…

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