The Scoop

Kale & Carmel

One of my favorite food bloggers, Lily Diamond of Kale & Caramel has published her first cookbook and some of the recipes are inspired by her Jewish background. Learn more at Tablet.

My recent parenting columns can be found here. I love writing for our local Jewish weekly and thrilled they gave me a place to explore parenting issues through a Jewish lens.

Are you reading The Ish? If not, sign up here!! The Ish is a fabulous weekly digest of all things Jew-ish. Founder Danya Shults is helping people connect with Jewish life and culture in a more relevant, inclusive, and convenient way.

Sweet Saba is my new favorite line of fancy candy. After moving from Israel to Canada as a child, Maayan Zilberman spent time with her grandfather in the kitchen dreaming up recipes. Her candy company is named after and inspired by her Saba.

Halvah Heaven is a new delicious halvah snack I discovered in Boston a few weeks back. It’s gluten-free, vegan, nut free and contains no artificial flavoring or preservatives.  In addition to their seven yummy flavors, they offer seasonal choices to spice up special occasions.

Tatte Bakery was another great find in Boston. Tatte’s founder Tzurit Or is a self-trained pastry chef. Growing up in Israel, she baked alongside her mother for family members, neighbors, and large community events. Tatte is a way of honoring her roots and the recipes that shaped her youth. The Tel Aviv-born chef opened six shops in Massachusetts and has become renowned for her beautiful, delicious pastries (including the delicious Jerusalem bagels in this photo) and her fabulous brunch food.

We stumbled upon this terrific exhibit in Boston at the Museum of Fine Arts,  “Memory Unearthed” that offers an extraordinarily rare glimpse of life inside the Lodz Ghetto through the lens of Polish Jewish photojournalist Henryk Ross.  Photo: Man Walking in the Winter of the Synagogue on  Wolborska Street (destroyed by Germans 1939), by Henryk Ross.
Gelatin silver print. Collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario. Gift from Archive of Modern Conflict, 2007. © Art Gallery of Ontario, 2017

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4 Comments on The Scoop

  1. Michael Beckerman
    July 9, 2017 at 10:53 pm (5 years ago)

    you seriously need to write a book! call it. “My Favorite Things.” Organize it by all of the categories you curate. I would buy it and i know so many others would too.You continue to inspire. XOXO

  2. Marci
    July 9, 2017 at 10:54 pm (5 years ago)

    Glad you had a successful and tasty trip east. Look forward to seeing you soon.

  3. Patsy
    July 9, 2017 at 11:42 pm (5 years ago)

    I love all these tips!!

  4. Denise Garone
    July 10, 2017 at 4:35 pm (5 years ago)

    I second Michael’s great idea for a book.
    The candy eyes are amazing.
    Looks like you found lots to inspire in Boston, as you do wherever you go.
    Thank you Julie


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