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EST. 2011 BY LIZ RUEVEN
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Make these Watermelon Pops to Beat the Heat

Make these Watermelon Pops to Beat the Heat

I listened with delight as a friend asked her husband which flavors he preferred from the selection of Bees Knees Ice Pops at my CT farmers' market. "You good with Strawberry Lemonade?" she asked. "Yup". "How 'bout Watermelon Strawberry?" "Sure". "Spicy Blueberry Lemonade? Cucumber Mint Lime?" "Yes. Yes. Ye...

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Blueberry Buckle Says Summer to Us

Blueberry Buckle Says Summer to Us

Call it a crisp, crumble, cobbler or buckle, my family simply calls this summertime dessert THAT favorite blueberry buckle we all love. This dessert is so easy to throw together that you'll be tempted to bring it to all of your warm weather outings when friends say, SURE you can bring a dessert. In fact, y...

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Sage Kitchen: Seasonal Goodness & Lifestyle

Sage Kitchen: Seasonal Goodness & Lifestyle

Sage Kitchen’s five week old cafe on Bowery in the east village, NYC, is an airy oasis of natural light and wholesome ingredients. When the Sage Kitchen team added fast-casual dining and a highly curated lifestyle marketplace to their catering and pop-up events, seasonal eaters and kosher* keepers had plent...

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Easy Summer Nosh: Smoked Trout Canapés

Easy Summer Nosh: Smoked Trout Canapés

I had the honor of interviewing my friend, cookbook author and keynote speaker, Leah Koenig, at our third annual Southern CT Jewish Food Festival a few days ago. We dished about global Jewish foods, highlighting  the pressing question, what makes Jewish food Jewish, anyway? Ask either of us and we'd be gl...

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Lessons Learned between Layers of Lasagna

Lessons Learned between Layers of Lasagna

I've been teaching a trio of teen girls how to prepare healthy, seasonal, mostly vegetarian meals since they were eleven. Yesterday they reminded me that they will be heading to high school in the fall. I'm excited to think that I've given them a foundation for how to prepare nutritious and tasty meals for fr...

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Perfect Passover Chocolate Walnut Torte

Perfect Passover Chocolate Walnut Torte

You know that joke about the mother-in-law who shares her son's favorite recipe with the daughter-in-law but leaves out just a few key instructions so that the recipe fails? Voila! The mother-in-law continues to be THE BEST maker of her son's favorite cake. This is NOT that story. Because when I asked Litz...

Sunday, April 7, 2019

She’s our Winner

She’s our Winner

Hooray for Elisheva from NY! She's our lucky winner of Kim Kushner's cookbook, I Heart Kosher. Thank you to all who take the time to read our posts, leave heartfelt comments and share with like-minded friends and family. You are THE BEST! xo Liz  ...

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Enter to Win I Heart Kosher Cookbook

Enter to Win I Heart Kosher Cookbook

Whether you're planning to cook for the Passover holiday or considering just the right gift to bring to your Seder hosts, Kim Kushner's latest cookbook and lifestyles book, I Heart Kosher: Beautiful Recipes from my Kitchen, would make an inspiring gift for all home cooks. Enter to win in our cookbook givea...

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Lighten Up: Roasted Salmon during Passover

Lighten Up: Roasted Salmon during Passover

Kim Kushner has opened up her heart and home to us in her lusciously photographed third cookbook, I Heart Kosher: Beautiful Recipes from my Kitchen. Scroll to end of this post for recipe for Roasted Salmon with Squash & Zucchini Crunchies. As in both of her previous cookbooks, her cooking style is appro...

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

KuKu Sabzi Brings Greens to the Passover Table

KuKu Sabzi Brings Greens to the Passover Table

I assisted Chef Susan Barocas with the third in a series of kosher pop-up restaurant style dinners* I've curated in my hometown in CT this week. Our friendship is rooted in co-chairing the Hazon Food Conference last summer. It's now sealed by our shvitzing together in the kitchen as we cooked through two sol...