Mulled Wine

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Mulled Wine

1 Comment 17 March 2010

Garnish the wine with a cinnamon stick and an orange slice

Before you start stocking you liquor cabinet with kosher for Passover wines, get rid of what you have with this great recipe for mulled wine. Mulled wine is wine that is heated with sugar and spices, and often citrus fruit. Instead of throwing out your leftover wine from last night’s dinner party, consider trying this simple and tasty recipe. (Courtesy of Justine Sterling.)

Recipe Ingredients

1 Bottle of dark red wine like a Cabernet Sauvignon or a Syrah

4 Dashes of Orange Bitters (or Aromatic Bitters like Angostura)

8 Cloves

1 Cinnamon stick

1/2 Cup of honey

Pinch of nutmeg

Pinch of allspice

4-6 Orange peels *optional

Place the cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice in a piece of cheese cloth and tie into a bundle. Pour the wine and honey into a large pot. Add the spices and bitters. Bring to a simmer and let cook for fifteen minutes. Ladle into mugs or glasses, garnish with an optional orange peel. Serves 4-6.

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Passover Again??! Check out this Cute Video

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Passover is a time when we can all get annoyed by certain relatives. This video helps us get a grip on what’s really important during these familyl get-togethers.

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Not Your Grandmother’s Lace….

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Not Your Grandmother’s Lace….

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Metalaceart Holiday Lace Bowls

These Lace Holiday bowls can be found at Modern Tribe

Not Your Grandmother’s Lace….

By: Anna Katsnelson

Have you mislaid that beautiful lace that your grandmother brought from Hungary, Romania or Spain? Did you want to use it on your table during the upcoming holidays? Are you longing to start a new tradition this Passover or to continue an old one? What better way to celebrate tradition than by introducing into your home beautiful objects made by a female Jewish artist.

These works of art are exquisite holiday gifts, and will be treasured forever.

Israeli artist, Talila Abraham, has just what you’re looking for. Reclaiming lace for the 21st century, she creates antique lace designs on a variety of metals. Weaving metal like fabric, Abraham produces rare details on the everyday objects of a Jewish home. Elaborate mezuzahs, delicate coasters, dazzling serving bowls and platters are adorned with fine ornamentation.

Abraham uses stainless steel and brass to create intricate patterns that merge into flowers, leaves, petals, and snowflakes. From bobbin lace to ethnic embroidery: Abraham’s influences are the lace-making traditions of Belgium, Holland, Italy, Romania, and even the Beduin nomads. Abraham acknowledges these cultures while reasserting that handmade textiles can have a new life in metals.

Abraham was born in 1965 and graduated from two of Israel’s Technological institutes. She has devoted herself to researching and following in the footsteps of European and Middle Eastern lace-makers while creating an art work that is as relevant today as it was 100 years ago.

The Jewish Museum Shop in Manhattan has an exquisite selection of  Talila Abraham‘s works for sale.

Lace Matzoh Holder

Wild Lace Challah Basket

The Jewish Museum

1109 5th Ave at 92nd St

New York NY 10128

ADMISSION
Adults $12
Seniors (65 and over with ID) $10
Students (full-time with valid ID) $7.50
Children (eleven & under) Free

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Fresh Trends For the Holidays

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Fresh Trends For the Holidays

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Separates are great

by Marceline Gindi

Passover is around the corner and with all our kitchen duties; we find time to obsess over what to wear…  So whether you are home, or away for the holidays, everyone wants a fresh new look.  Don’t forget spring  (should be) is in the air.

Right now you’re probably confused with all the trends.

I know sometimes I get crazy from all of the choices. My belief is, always be classic but with an element of surprise. For Passover Seder nights separates are great, like printed flirty skirts with solid knits Try adding a trendy chunky necklace, or a beautiful jeweled belt. Structured military style skirts with silk blouses are a cool twist.

Try adding a trendy chunky necklace

So what if u want to wear last years dress?
No worries! BCBG has cool and affordable belts that will quickly update your look. You can even put a structured blazer over any dress for a tailored style, Zara has a bunch in all colors and they look great.

Cinched waist belts by BCBG

White Leather and Lace belt by BCBG

How about going for some gold?  As in shoes of course!   Any Yves Saint Laurent platforms are to die for.   Or Valentino wedge espadrilles go from day to night.

So whatever you choose, have fun, walk tall, because being happy and feeling great is the best fashion DO!

Happy Holidays!

Marceline Gindi

Marcy Gindi is available to assist you in all of you personal shopping needs. For parties,holidays, or just every day cool fashions you can contact her at mailto: marcelinegind@aol.com

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De-Clutter Your Space

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De-Clutter Your Space

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Shabbat Shalom, Your Peace of the Week

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Shabbat Shalom, Your Peace of the Week

1 Comment 10 March 2010

Written by: Marissa Anteby

Wow! You did it, you got through the bulk of your preparations for Passover. It’s almost Shabbat.

You deserve a reward.  Treat yourself to a little ‘me time’ to congratulate yourself for all of your efforts this week.

What I’m giving you here, is something you should be giving yourself on a regular basis; permission. Yep, permission to take a break. Sit down for a moment and pause. What would make this even better? Oooh, how about a foot massage? Here’s a quickie pressure point massage that will re-charge your whole body.

If you like, you can use any cream you have and rub it in to your feet with the technique I’ll be sharing with you. Next time you can even go out and buy the following items to make your own homemade scented oil;

6 oz. of Sweet Almond oil

6 drops of Jasmine essential oil

4 drops of Frangipani essential oil

3 drops of Ylang Ylang essential oil

Note: essential oils can be purchased at https://www.youngliving.org/oils4wellness

1) Sit down and take your cream, oil, or just your bare hands and rub the the sole of one foot, from heel thru the inner arch to the ball of your foot, all the way to your toes, and the top of your foot.

2) With one hand, hold your foot by the ankle, with the thumb of your other hand, use long strokes to press your inner arch, moving from your heel towards the ball of your foot. Make these strokes, slower and deeper. (Try not to slouch your shoulders while your doing this – my tips for a shoulder massage aren’t in this article ; )

3) Keep holding your ankle with one hand, and use your other hand to tug your toes one at a time. Start with your big toe. Repeat that 2 more times; tugging each toe.

4) Now push your thumb in to the mound at the base of each toe. So, you still have one hand holding your ankle, and the thumb of your other hand is massaging the sole of your foot. Move from big toe mound thru little toe mound. Stop at any toe that needs a little more attention.

5) When your ready, switch to your other foot!

Shabbat Shalom,

Marissa

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Marissa Anteby is a wife, and a mother of 4 children. Her company www.embodyinc.com hosts holistic exercise classes in Cycling, Pilates, and Yoga, in cities throughout New York and New Jersey. Marissa maintains more than 10 wellness related certifications, including Reiki Massage, and Thai Yoga Massage.


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Candle Cafe’s Last Call for Winter

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Candle Cafe’s Last Call for Winter

1 Comment 10 March 2010

image by MarthaStewart.com

BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP,

Courtesy of Candle Cafe

Serves 6-8

Recipe Ingredients

3 medium butternut squashes, peeled, seeded, and cut into 3-inch pieces

1 large onion, peeled and coarsely chopped

1 1/2 stalks celery, coarsely chopped

6 cups water

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

2-3 tablespoons maple syrup (optional)

Parsley leaves, for garnish

3/4 cup toasted pumpkin seeds, for garnish (see Note)

Kosher Recipe

Directions Cont’d

1.  Put the squash, onions and celery in a large soup pot. Add the water and stir in the parsley and salt. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat. Simmer for 20 minutes, until vegetables are very tender. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.

3.  Transfer the soup (in bathces) to a food processor or blender and blend until smooth, or use an immersion blender. After blended, reheat gently. Taste and adjust seasonings, adding maple syrup if you prefer a sweeter-tasting soup. Garnish with parsley and toasted pumpkin seeds and serve at once.

Note: To toast pumpkin seeds, place the seeds in a dry skillet and sauté over medium heat until the seeds begin to brown and pop, about 3 minutes.

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    Almond-Coconut Macaroons

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    Almond-Coconut Macaroons

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    Who knew that even Martha Stewart is cooking Passover treats?

    These Passover cookies couldn’t be easier to make — just stir and bake — and they require only a handful of ingredients. The coconut treats are crisp and nutty, with a chewy center.

    Prep: 10 minutes
    Total: 35 minutes

    Makes Serving Size of 8

    Recipe Ingredients

    • 1/3 cup sugar
    • 1 large egg white
    • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
    • 1/4 cup whole almonds, chopped
    • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    • Pinch of coarse salt

    Kosher Recipe

    Directions Cont’d
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a nonstick baking mat or parchment. Whisk together sugar and egg white in a large bowl. Stir in the remaining ingredients.
    2. Form dough into eight 2-tablespoon mounds, and drop each onto sheet, 2 inches apart. Bake macaroons until
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      Coconut macaroons, a type of popular meringue-like cookie which has an egg white base and prominently features dried (and often sweetened) coconut meat shavings. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

      golden-brown on bottoms and edges, about 15 minutes. Let cool on sheets for 5 minutes. Transfer to wire racks, and let cool. Macaroons will keep, covered, for up to 1 week

    Check out Martha Stewarts Chocolate Chunk macaroons!

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    Passover Kitchen Accessories

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    Passover Kitchen Accessories

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    These Passover kitchen neccesities wont be mistaken for anything that you use all year round!

    Check out these kosher kitchen items to wrap up as a gift or purchase for your own Passover kitchen this year.

    Just click on the images to purchase!

    Passover Pot Holder

    Passover Towel

    Matzah Place Mat

    Passover Napkins

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    Afikoman Gifts for Kids

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    Afikoman Gifts for Kids

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    One of the highlights for a kid at your seder  table is searching for the Afikoman .  Be prepared with a selection of  Passover themed gifts for them.  Check out these handpicked Passover gifts from Amazon. They will think that you agonized over what to buy them when all you have to do -is click below. You still have time! Click  now!

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