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A Healthy and Gorgeous Shavuot Buffet Lunch by Claudia Bildirici

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A Healthy and Gorgeous Shavuot Buffet Lunch by Claudia Bildirici

11 Comments 17 April 2015

Its one thing to be a creative Jewish hostess, but its so amazing to me when talented Jewish women use their strengths to better the community and people in need.

I’m sure you remember Claudia Bildirici’s Bento Box Passover Seder Table, but did I tell you that she is one of the founders of the famous Lottie’s Kitchen in Israel? Learning from their mother’s gracious hospitality and giving nature, Claudia, her sisters Linda Dayan, Susan Menashe, and Nina Cohen helped found Lottie’s Kitchen in memory of their famous mom, Lottie Chalom a’h. Lottie was known for her great cooking and generous hospitality. What better way to memorialize Lottie Chalom than an organization that feeds the  families of hospitalized patients in Israel? Read more about Lottie’s Kitchen HERE in The Jewish Press.

Every  summer, Claudia and her sisters host the most magnificent Lottie’s Kitchen Day  in Deal, N.J. Delicious kosher baked goods for sale, cooking demonstrations, kitchen gadgets for sale, and a delicious lunch that will really make your day one of the most enjoyable of the summer!  You will know that I am not kidding when you see these pics from Lottie’s Kitchen  2009. This year, Lottie’s Kitchen will be held at Adele and Jeff Cohen’s home on Elberon Avenue in Deal, New Jersey on July 7, 2011. Save the date! More info to come!

Claudia- thanks for sending in pics of another one of your holiday tables! We want your recipes also!!!! Marlene

“Marlene, first I must thank Josh for the flowers! I added shells to the flowers, being summer has almost started. I made a healthy,light, and parve lunch.

  • Seitan kebabs recipe from Candle Cafe
  • Rice tofu wraps with peanut dipping sauce from Susie Fishbein  (use tofu instead of chicken)
  • Mushroom/asparagus/endive
  • Greek salad

I know you cannot post all pictures. so I guess pick the winning one! HAHA
Also please let your  Jewish Hostess readers know that the new Trader Joes in NJ sells amazing pasta! Lemon pepper or basil garlic all OU parve!
They also carry fresh pizza dough whole wheat /pesto and reg for ……get this .99 !!!! Can u believe under a buck?!
Thanks again!!
Claudia”

Rice Tofu Wraps:

(Claudia-PLEASE invite me to your next holiday meal!!!)

 

Mushroom Asparagus Endive Salad:

 

Greek Salad:

 

Syrian Style Pickles:

(love the shells!!!)

A Perfect Lunch Buffet!!

Thanks for sharing, Claudia!!!

 

 

 

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Table-Set-Go Rosh Hashanah Table – Be Inspired!

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Table-Set-Go Rosh Hashanah Table – Be Inspired!

6 Comments 20 January 2013

On Tuesday July 11, the fabulously talented women of the Sephardic community in Deal, New Jersey unleashed their creative table setting talents to amaze hundreds of Jewish women who arrived to support the Morris I. Franco Community Cancer Center. This event, staged on the spacious summer porch of the home of our gracious hosts,Charles and Ariella Ben Dayan, was a competition that consisted of eight teams of 1-5 women per team. Each team was given a random holiday theme, in which they created a unique table setting. The basic rule was that they must use a 48 inch round table that was supplied to them, and from there on in, the sky was the limit.  An impressive lunch, chinese auction gifts, and demonstrations were also featured during the day. Pictures are worth a thousand words, so go on and feast your eyes!!!!

Rosh Hashanah

Table by:

Marcy Smeke, Pauline Assa, Michal Gindi, Grace Chehebar, Tunee Missry

This  Rosh Hashanah table is truly a work of art and imagination. The table was lined with a vintage table cloth. Next, the girls layered the table with bamboo place mats, a gold woven place mat, green glass charger, gold dish, a hand painted gold leaf salad plate, embroidered leaves napkin and gold flatware. Note the symbolic silver apple that tops off the whole place setting. Of course we “dip the apple in the honey” to symbolize the hopefully sweet upcoming New Year.

Are you starting to get a little anxious about when is Rosh Hashanah this year of 2011? Well, mark your calendars and get back on the beach! You’ve got till Sept 28 at sundown to start dipping those apples…..

 

Above: Note the LIVE FISH swimming in the elongated green vases. A genius idea!!! Of course the fish are a perfect symbol of The Jewish New Year, as many people serve the head of the fish on the Rosh Hashanah table to symbolize the fact that we should be the “Rosh”  (the head)and not the ” Zanav”(the tail).

The fish also symbolize our custom of “Tashlich” in which we throw our sins into a live body of water that contains fish.

The photo above was taken by Norma Cohen just seconds before an ocean breeze sent one of the vases toppling over. Thankfully Grace Chehebar saved the day and scooped  all of the flopping fish off of the porch and flung them into the second vase.

Note the Shofar candlesticks above!!!

Above :I LOVE the silver apple casually placed in to the bowl of green apples!!!

Below: Don’t miss the fresh honey oozing out of the honey combs! (The girls whispered to me that  the honey combs can be bought HERE .)

In my opinion, the real hit of the whole table was the apple that doubled as a honey jar. Pauline Assa explained her unique Rosh Hashanah invention to me in 4 easy steps:

  1.  Take an apple and slightly slice off the bottom so that it sits upright.(leave a flat bottom so the the honey doesn’t leak out)
  2. Scoop with a melon baller
  3. Swish some lemon juice around the apple sides and top (this may be done the night before the holiday).
  4. Fill with honey.
  5. HOW COOL????
  6. Stay tuned to The Jewish Hostess for more of the fabulous Table Settings displayed by the Jewish women who came together for the Morris I. Franco Community Cancer Center on July 12 2011!!! (Coming up…… Sukkot, Shabbat, Chanuka, A Garden Party, Shavuot, and Passover……..)

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10 Jewish Women Bloggers and Kosher Recipe Blogs That You Should Follow:

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10 Jewish Women Bloggers and Kosher Recipe Blogs That You Should Follow:

4 Comments 17 December 2011

 

 

 

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Dear Hostesses,

Check out these  fabulous Jewish Blogging women who work very hard to bring us Jewish holiday highlights, decor and kosher recipes from all over the world. Here’s a roundup of some of them!

1- The Jewish Hostess- The Jewish Hostess is a place for all Jewish Women to be inspired by one another. My special love is displaying gorgeous pictures of Jewish Holiday Table Settings and parties  that women send me from all over the world.  Of course, gourmet kosher recipes are also a huge part of our  holiday meals and you can find tons of ideas for holiday and weeknight menus on The Jewish Hostess, many with a Sephardic and middle eastern flair!

 

2- Learn how to make garlic knots out of challah dough! Great to use these soft  challah knots for sandwiches on Shabbat!

Click on the video below from the famous kosher cook Jamie Geller from Joy of Kosher.

garlic-knot-thumb challah dough

 

3-Kosher Shopaholic- Friday night chicken soup recipe and dreidel shaped noodles! YUM!

On Kosher Shopaholic you will also find regular sales and deals, coupons, money savings tips, and reviews of products that interest the Jewish consumer.

 

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4- For more great holiday deals,  coupon, freebie, or money-saving
idea,
visit my Yeshivah of Flatbush elementary school classmate, Susan Ehrenfeld Sharf over at Daily Cheapskate. She scouts the web for deals like this Barnes and Nobles 30% discount ! Who doesn’t love a good deal???

 

 

 


Print your coupon for 30% off one item, in-store, at Barnes and Noble.  Good until 12/24/11.

And don’t forget about the $10 off $20 coupon for toys and games at Barnes and Noble.

5- Check out Esti Berkowitz’s blog at Prime Time Parenting for the latest deals on gourmet kosher products and products for  growing Jewish families. Esti has been connected with brands and bloggers from around the world since 2008!

6- Get some GREAT kosher recipes from The Kosher Blogger Margo Sugarman who lives in Israel. Try her lowfat, low carb latkes all year round!

 7-I’ve got to try to make this EDIBLE MENORAH! HOW PEFECT IS THIS HANUKKA IDEA ??

From my friends at COOK KOSHER.com

8- Check out this crafty no-mess DIY post by Creative Jewish Mom over in Israel. Your kids can learn how to make their own crayon resist

Hanukkah wrapping paper! Gorgeous and so personal!

Crayon resist gift packaging+tags

9- Learn how to make Skirt Steak Diablo with Zahava from Kosher Camembert.  Zahava has been featured in Saveur, PhotoGrazing, Food Gawker, and Tastespotting.

 

11-WAIT!!  I have five more great blogs!! Busy in Brooklyn should keep you clicking!.  Check out this Hanukkah snow globe!

12- Please visit  The Kosher Foodies.  You will love their healthy recipe for Lentil and Brown Rice Burgers!!!!!!

 

13- Fashion- Isha has the chicest picks of fashion and style for every Jewish woman. Enjoy!!!!

 

 

 

14- Koshereye has all the latest info on all of the top kosher products on the market. Check them out!

Subscribe Now: and win a chance for a free copy of “Dare to be Different!” The fabulous NEW COOKBOOK by ROBIN JEMAL!!!


 

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Two Glamourous Shabbat Table Settings from Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Two Glamourous Shabbat Table Settings from Brooklyn, N.Y.

2 Comments 07 August 2011

One of my favorite neighbors (who wishes to remain anonymous) amazingly transforms her Shabbat table with renewed style each week. Details such as linen napkins and place card holders are  never displayed in the same spot. Her napkins are always folded differently, and candles and flowers are  a weekly surprise.

Enjoy the pics below- and see if you can pick out the details an differences in these two glamourous tables!!

If you are enjoying The Jewish Hostess- please forward to your friends all over the world! Lets unite through our holiday table pics!!!! Thanks so much! Marlene 


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JUST CLICK HERE!!!

 

 

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Table-Set-Go!!!  An Ocean Blue Shabbat Table by Eva Ben Dayan

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Table-Set-Go!!! An Ocean Blue Shabbat Table by Eva Ben Dayan

3 Comments 25 July 2011

 

 

On Tuesday July 11, the fabulously talented women of the Sephardic community in Deal, New Jersey unleashed their creative table setting talents to amaze hundreds of Jewish women who arrived to support the Morris I. Franco Community Cancer Center. This event, staged on the spacious summer porch of the home of our gracious hosts, Charles and Ariella Ben Dayan, was a competition that consisted of eight teams of 1-5 women per team. Each team was given a random holiday theme, in which they created a unique table setting. The basic rule was that they must use a 48 inch round table that was supplied to them, and from there on in, the sky was the limit.  An impressive lunch, chinese auction gifts, and demonstrations were also featured during the day.

Your Shabbat meal will never be the same after you view this elegant Shabbat table that was displayed  by Eva Ben Dayan. It  definitely put us all into a tranquil Shabbat mood with its aqua blue and silver themed tableware. White coral Kim Seybert chargers set the scene for this stunning table. The napkins and napkin rings, also by Kim Seybert were also a magnificent addition. Ava chose modern sterling silver Shabbat candlesticks, and kiddush and netilat yadayim cup for a glamorous sparkle.

The treasure of the table was the hand embroidered Challah cover that Ava brought over from her native country of Columbia, and everyone was inquiring how they could purchase one for the upcoming Rosh Hashanah holidays.


I also fell in love with these dotted embroidered cotton tablecloths!!!  

After doing a bit of research I found out:

  1. The dots come in tons of gorgeous colors: fuchsia, lime green, persimmon, yellow, brown, beige, orange, white on white, dark green, kiwi, black, turquoise and red!
  2. You can purchase this design on napkins, coasters, and place mats.
  3. Table cloths can be made in custom sizes for your Shabbat and holiday meals.
  4. They are machine washable.
  5. Click here to  Contact Michele at Table Toppers for more info.

If you didn’t get to see the gorgeous Rosh Hashanah table that was featured at our event, then CLICK HERE to be SO INSPIRED for the Jewish New Year!!

Check back daily to see more table settings from the Morris I Franco Community Cancer Center Event.

 

 

 

 

 

Enter our SUMMERY SHABBAT table CONTEST!!!! CLICK HERE for DETAILS!!!!

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Hanukka 2011 With the Cohen’s!

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Hanukka 2011 With the Cohen’s!

1 Comment 03 January 2011

 

Hanukka 2011 With the Cohen’s:

“Hi Marlene..it was a simple sugar recipe..the icing was egg whites and powder sugar…added my food coloring and presto all the colors we wanted…i got paint brushes from rc 10 for $2….you don’t need alot of money to make an afternoon of memories…we played music,talked and painted…..Vicky”

Vicky!

Your Hanukka table really shows the great love of the Jewish holidays and efforts to infuse that happy atmosphere within your home. The sparkly tinsel menorah, and your gift wrapped centerpiece boxes really add so much joy to the room.

PLUS- your hand painted cookies are a great fun family idea ! Magnificent! Thank you for sharing! Marlene

 

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Sheila Gindi’s Gourmet Hanukkah Meal and Luxe Holiday Decor!

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Sheila Gindi’s Gourmet Hanukkah Meal and Luxe Holiday Decor!

4 Comments 24 December 2010

Be impressed with Sheila Gindi’s Hanukkah table!
Here are some of the details:
  • shot glasses filled with rice pudding rimmed with blue sugar
  • chocolate dipped strawberries, blue and white cake in a jar
  • oreo truffles
  • black berry and coconut macaroons(store bought)
  • marshmallow pops rolled in sugar
  • crustini with ricotta and figs
  • crustini with sundried tomato jam and goat cheese
  • Hanukkah napkin rings from pottery barn
  • apple pie (copied the idea from Iris Shalam’s Facebook page)
  • p.s. Sheila designs  dessert bars and bridal shower decor- contact Sheila- click HERE.

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Announcing a Summery Shabbat Table Contest!

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Announcing a Summery Shabbat Table Contest!

4 Comments 04 August 2010

 

To all of my JEWISH HOSTESSES!

Beautify your Shabbat  with a little splash of  SUMMER thrown in!

Send me your SUMMERY shabbat table pics-CLICK HERE to email me!

The photos must include your kiddush cup, challah cover and some summery elements!

Think SHELLS? COLOR? FLOWERS? SEA GLASS? 

Use your imagination!

CLICK HEREfor some SHABBAT  TABLES to get you started!

Lets all be inspired from one another!

Do you have friends in OTHER STATES?? OTHER COUNTRIES??

Forward  this link and lets see how everyone celebrates Shabbat all over the world!

HOW COOL IS THAT???

I have a prize for every submission!

Thank you for being a part of The Jewish Hostess family!

Love,

Marlene

p.s. “Everyone is gifted – but some people never open their package”~ Unknown

 

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