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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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Birthday of the Trees with Pecan & Fig Biscotti

I wrestled with my warmest waterproof boots, grabbed my camera and began to hunt for signs of spring last week. There were spots of snow everywhere but some sunnier patches in my yard made way for tufts of bright green shoots. Good thing I was looking then, since temps have plummeted into the Arctic zone in the Northeast this week.

Not even writing this post could prompt me to take off my gloves to click the shutter with bare finger tips when it’s ten degrees out there. Like everything in life, it’s all in the timing.

Since I started writing this blog, I have committed to this ritual of searching for unexpected growth pushing through the frozen land. I love hunting for these subtle early harbingers of spring as we prepare to celebrate Tu Bishvat, the Jewish birthday of the trees. Continue reading