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The New Kosher; photo Kate Sears

The New Kosher; photo Kate Sears

New Year; New Ideas!

We know how difficult it can be to stay inspired in the kitchen during these winter months. So we’re offering Kim Kushner’s refreshing and luscious cookbook, THE NEW KOSHER, Simple Ideas to Savor & Share, in this give-away!

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What’s New with Kim Kushner


 Photo: Kate Sears; Poisson a la Marocaine

Photo: Kate Sears; Poisson a la Marocaine

When a cookbook author launches her intro with a line like “I don’t always love to cook,” her honesty feels like the confession of a delightfully candid friend. Or something we each feel, but probably don’t say, as we face another ___________ (fill in the blank: Monday, weekend, holiday, Shabbat, work week, school week, family dinner….)

It’s this tone of openness that first attracted me to Kim Kushner’s The New Kosher, Simple Recipes to Savor and Share (2015).

Watch for our cookbook give-away later this week! 

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Classic Strawberry Shortcake


photo: Liz Rueven

photo: Liz Rueven

If you’re lucky enough to live anywhere near a farm that grows strawberries, be sure to venture out to pick your own. When you tire of having sweet, ruby tinged juice staining your fingers, and you can tear yourself away from eating every other berry you bend to pick,  head home to bake these easy and classic strawberry shortcakes.

Thank you, Christy Colasurdo and Tracey Medeiros, for sharing this recipe from their just released cookbook, The Connecticut Farm to Table Cookbook;  150 Home-Grown Recipes from the Nutmeg State, June 2015. This beautifully photographed book is a celebration of the local and seasonal. Although it highlights CT. chefs, the recipes are suitable for all die-hard locavores anywhere. (Note: this cookbook has plenty of vegetarian and kosher friendly recipes within, but it is not a kosher cookbook).

This recipe was contributed by the chef at Barberry Hill Farm, Madison, CT.


Photo with permission of the author

Photo with permission of the author



Strawberry Shortcake

8 servings

Strawberry Shortcake

This recipe comes from Barberry Hill Farm, CT via THE CONNECTICUT FARM TO TABLE COOKBOOK; 150 HOMEGROWN RECIPES FROM THE NUTMEG STATE by Tracey Medeiros and Christy Colasurdo.

"Here’s what you can do with that bumper crop of ripe strawberries you scored at the farm."

This recipe is dairy.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick, 2 ounces) unsalted butter, cut into pieces, chilled
  • 3/4 cup cold whole milk
  • Strawberries
  • 2 pounds strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups whipped cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  2. To make the biscuits: In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Using a fork or your fingertips, cut in the butter until the flour mixture resembles crumbs.
  4. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and slowly pour in the milk.
  5. Stir until the dough just starts to come together. Do not overmix.
  6. Spoon or scoop about 1/4 cup of dough for each biscuit onto ungreased baking sheet.
  7. Press down gently on each biscuit. Bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes.
  8. Toss the strawberries with the sugar and refrigerate 30 minutes before serving.
  9. To serve: Cut the biscuits in half horizontally and spoon the strawberries and their juice over each shortcake bottom.
  10. Top each with whipped cream and then the shortcake top.
  11. Spoon more strawberries over the top and serve immediately.


Biscuits may be made ahead.




The New Passover Menu Cookbook Give-Away


Isn’t it great to get a head start on your holiday prep?

We’re offering one copy of Paula Shoyer’s THE NEW PASSOVER MENU to help you get inspired and think outside of your same ol’ Passover cooking box. Continue reading

Spice it Up with this Cookbook Give-Away

Sharing Morocco: Exotic Flavors from My Kitchen to Yours by Ruth Barnes; Greenleaf Book Group Press, 2014

Sharing Morocco: Exotic Flavors from My Kitchen to Yours by Ruth Barnes; Greenleaf Book Group Press, 2014

Interested in learning the basics of Moroccan cooking? We’re giving away one copy of Sharing Morocco: Exotic Flavors from My Kitchen to Yours by Ruth Barnes! Continue reading

Cookbook Review: Sharing Moroccan Homecooking


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Sharing Morocco: Exotic Flavors from My Kitchen to Yours, by Ruth Barnes, takes home cooks on an enthusiastic tour of the basics of her native culinary traditions and tools.

Barnes’ volume aims to simplify and make accessible techniques and basic components of traditional Moroccan dishes. And she succeeds. Continue reading

The Modern Kosher Kitchen Give-Away

Cover- The Modern Kosher Kitchen by Ronnie Fein

Cover- The Modern Kosher Kitchen by Ronnie Fein

I love sharing the scoop with my readers!  Cookbook author and blogger, Ronnie Fein, has released her latest book called The Modern Kosher Kitchen . You may pre-order or pick it up after November 15. 

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