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Lorene’s Two Summer Table Settings-Flower Garden and Sea Side Inspired Dinners

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Lorene’s Two Summer Table Settings-Flower Garden and Sea Side Inspired Dinners

4 Comments 14 May 2012

Thanks Lorene Sasson for sharing two of your holiday tables with us! I love the holiday colors and themes that you chose! Now I’m ready for summer! Marlene

Hi Marlene!

The first night of Shavuot I went for the summer/ocean/colorful look, and for the second night, I went for a garden feel. I actually bought the mirrors and the silver chargers from Amazing Savings. The napkins and rings are from Bed Bath and Beyond.

I also used shower gifts from 6 years ago. The silverware was a gift from my sister, as well as the dishes and stemware. I love making the holiday by me  because I can use the items that are really special to me.
I was going to go thru with the whole summer/oceanside feel- but then I saw the flowers at the shop stuffed together and i love COLOR and at the last minute my whole table changed. but to stay true to my original theme, I threw in some ocean glass.

The second night-  I bought new dishes from home goods (Mikasa Cherry Blossom) and I already had cherry blossom branches that I have never known what do do with EVER so i put them away. I decided to bring them out of the closet and add them to the table with my new dishes.
The table runner is Lenox. The  pewter dragonfly/butterfly plates were a gift from my mother who was not here for the holiday this year, so it gave me the chance to make the nights by me. I cant wait to show her the pictures,I know she’ll love them!

I am very pleased with this table because everything really fell together nicely in the garden theme.

Thanks Marlene,  and Shabat Shalom!!
Lorene Sasson

First Shavuot Night- Seaside Inspired

 

Second Night- Flower Garden Settings Below

 

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Making Knaffe Shredded Wheat Dairy Dessert With Grandma Abadi

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Making Knaffe Shredded Wheat Dairy Dessert With Grandma Abadi

8 Comments 25 April 2012

Thank you Joy Betesh for sending in your grandma’s recipe for kanafe. I LOVED watching this video because that was exactly how MY grandma spoke!!! The EXACT accent!!!! And the Syrian BANGLES!!!!!  MEMORIES!!!  (Please note- when the video is completely edited Joy will send it in for us to view but enjoy these couple of minutes with her grandmother!!!)

Shavuot would NOT be the same without Kanafe!!!! Happy holiday to all!! Marlene

 

“Hi Marlene, Here is my Grandma Abadi’s recipe for Kanafe. I submitted it to Food 52 and it was an Editor’s Pick! In 1985 I videoed my Grandma Abadi and Grandma Rahmey making Kanafe and also interviewed them about their lives. In 1995 when my son was bar mitzvahed my mother made the kanafe and referred to the video for the recipe. Two months ago, for my grandson’s Bris I made the Kanafe, and watched the video , too!

Kanafe is the most heavenly Syrian Dessert….the combination of the ricotta cheese, buttery crispy shredded wheat  and the fragrant rose and orange blossom water syrup makes me swoon.This knafe recipe is unique because cream of rice cereal is used as a lighter alternative to heavy cream. I submitted it to Food 52 and it was an Editor’s Pick!

This is my grandmother’s recipe and I videoed her making kanafe in 1986. Ten years later, my mother wanted to make Kanafe for my son’s Bar Mitzvah and we did not have an accurate recipe…so we popped in the video and was able to capture Grandma Abadi’s recipe and her technique! Now I have prepared the Kanafe and will bake it next week in honor of the birth of my grandson!” – Joy Betesh

p.s. Its also the perfect dairy Shavuot Dessert!

SERVES 12-14

For the kanafe:

  • 1 pound kanafe (shredded phyllo dough)
  • 2 1/2 pounds ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup cream of rice cereal
  • 3 sticks of sweet butter melted
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon rosewater
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup pistachios, peeled & chopped

For the Syrup:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon rosewater
  • 1 teaspoon orange blossom water
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
     

  1. Drain the ricotta in a strainer. Prepare the cream of rice according to the box directions using the 2 cups of milk, add the 4 Tbsp sugar and the rosewater. When the cream of rice mixture is cool add the ricotta and mix well.
  2. In a large bowl shred the kanafe with your hands, tearing apart the strands of dough so there are no clumps. Mix in the melted butter, continuing to shred the kanafe till it is well coated with the butter.
  3. Spread 1/2 the kanafe in a 9 x13 pyrex or large pan. Press down firmly and press the kanafe 1/2 way up the sides of the pan. Add the ricotta mixture, spreading evenly over surface. Top with the other 1/2 of the kanafe. The kanafe may be frozen up to this point.
  4. For the syrup, bring the sugar, water and lemon juice to a boil and then simmer for 15 minutes. Add the rosewater and orange blossom water. This syrup may be made ahead and refrigerated.
  5. Bake in a 350 oven for one hour or till golden. Pour the cold or room temperature syrup over the hot kanafe. Garnish with the chopped pistachios. Serve warm or at room temperature.

 

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Announcing The Winners of the  Shavuot 2011 Table Contest!

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Announcing The Winners of the Shavuot 2011 Table Contest!

1 Comment 19 February 2012

Announcing the winners of our 2011 Shavuot Table Contest!

Winner for FIRST PRIZE wins $200. gift certificate to PARCI PARLA!

This a just one of Parci Parla’s gorgeous table settings! Parci Parla has tons of gift and table ware for your home! Email Irene for more info!

SECOND PRIZE - $100 to Josh and Co. Florist

THIRD PRIZE -$75 to Josh and Co.

 

Winner #1 with the most Facebook likes, comments, and emailed votes sent in to me is Karen Tawil! Check out her beautiful tables HERE!!!


Winner #2 with the most Facebook likes, comments, emailed votes sent in to me AND most inspiring Holocaust survival story is Felicia Bryn, from Sunny Isles Florida. Check out Mrs. Bryn’s table settingHERE.


Winner #3 with the most Facebook likes, comments, emailed votes sent in to me is Lorene Sasson! Lorene’s two table top displays were a big hit! Click HERE to check it out!

A SPECIAL THANK YOU to Linda and Emile Haddad, Susan Lerner, Aunt Linda Betesh, Claudia Bldirici, Rachel Dweck,  and Allison Srour for sharing your GORGEOUS holiday tables with us!!!!

Click on each of their names above to see their beautiful Shavuot tables!

To check out ALL of the magnificent tables shared by our Jewish Hostesses please click HERE ! You are all such an inspiration to me and thousands of Jewish women all over the world! Marlene

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The Chicest Shavuos Table by Sara Fishman

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The Chicest Shavuos Table by Sara Fishman

No Comments 21 January 2012

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Wow Sara! The details you put into your Shavuot holiday table setting are unmatched! The crystal lettered place cards, the printed menus placed upon each table setting, the simple daisies placed within mini glass cubes, gorgeous bronze modern flatware,mini delectable hor dourves,  refreshing green gazpacho in martini glasses (PLEASE send us your recipe!) all make us want to dine at your table. Thank you so much for sharing. I am SO impressed! Marlene
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Allison’s Simple and Elegant Shavuot Table Setting

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Allison’s Simple and Elegant Shavuot Table Setting

2 Comments 14 January 2012

“Hi Marlene- Enjoy my Shavuot table. Happy holiday! Allison Srour.”

Thank you Allison  for sending in your table setting pic for Shavuot! A simple strand of pearls in the shape of a TORAH really dressed up your  table!! Simple and elegant!! Marlene

p.s. need beautiful tablecloths or napkin rings? email Allison- click HERE!

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Crispy Homemade Apple Chips- repost!!!

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Crispy Homemade Apple Chips- repost!!!

3 Comments 25 September 2011

 

 

I am very close to a certain family member who makes the most awesome brunches. Last month she decided to have the entire family over on a Sunday. It was so nice just to get together. We just never wanted to leave. Check out her table and comment with the recipes that you would like me to post for Shavuot.

 

 

I purposely left the pictures a tiny drop small so that I can surprise you with more great pics for  Shavuot.

My anonymous relative just gave me her great recipe for crunchy apple chips sweetened with a drop of sugar.

Perfect for Mother’s Day AND Shavuot!

Check out the video above for a great lesson on how to use a mandoline.

Crispy Homemade Apple Chips

  • 3  honey crisp apples, washed, cored and sliced thinly with a #2 blade on a mandoline.(leave the shell)
  • each apple should have enough slices spread thinly  to cover one baking pan that is covered in parchment.
  • you should have 3 trays with thinly sliced apples.
  • spread 1 teaspoon of sugar across each tray covering the apples thinly.
  • bake at 175-200 degrees for 3-4 hours depending on your oven. If you take them out too soon they will be soggy, but at the same time don’t let them burn! Enjoy!
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    10 Gorgeous Shabbat Tables Sent In by our Fabulous Jewish Hostesses!

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    10 Gorgeous Shabbat Tables Sent In by our Fabulous Jewish Hostesses!

    3 Comments 02 September 2011

    (PLEASE “Like” this post!!)

    Thank you to all of my Jewish Hostesses for sharing your Shabbat tables with other Jewish hostesses all over the world! 

    Each table is an expression of the unique flair that you all have. By creating a Shabbat table that is truly your own, you are creating memories for your children that will be treasured for years to come. Ladies! Keep the pictures coming! Send them to marlene@thejewishhostess.com and be featured on The Jewish Hostess!

    As a special thanks to my Jewish Hostesses- this week I will be sending the women who submitted Shabbat pics for this post, a free Jewish Hostess apron!

    p.s- Check out MY Shabbat table HERE!!!

    Shabbat Shalom! Marlene

    1- “Hi Marlene, I love using accessories from nature for my Shabbat table.

    My table has a classic white pintuck tablecloth, with coral and seashells scattered in the center. The challah cover has pink  roses.’

    Jennifer Srour

    2-“Hi Marlene,
    Here is a picture of my shabbat table. I made challah napkin rings (inspired from one of the Susie Fishbein cookbooks) and bought some bright colored flowers.”
    Michelle Dayan

    3- “Hi Marlene,

    I live in Baltimore, Maryland and really enjoy your website. The name of my business is Swirl. I specialize in creating handmade, beaded serving utensils and giftware. My creations are sold both in the retail market as well as the wholesale sector. Have a look at my website when you get a chance: www.swirlgifts.com
    The look I am going for with this poolside Shabbat setting is along the lines of casual elegance.
    Among the colorful pieces I design and have included for this shoot:

    • Challah Knife
    • Pewter Kiddush Cup
    • Shot Kiddush Cups
    • Wine Pourer decorated with summer flowers
    • Wine Goblets
    • Salt and Pepper Shakers
    • Challah Basket
    • Ice Bucket
    • Water Pitcher
    • Spreader and Spoons

    The assorted colors make for a beautiful summer shabbat afternoon.
    I hope you enjoy the look.
    Shabbat Shalom.”
    Linda Lebovic
    www.swirlgifts.com

     

    4-” Hi Marlene, Here is a picture of my mom’s Shabbat table! Frieda”

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    5-  “Hi Marlene, My kids got way too excited when they heard me talking about this ‘contest’ – they insisted on creating the table with me…so we ended up with a summery kidcrafty shabbat table…which absolutely applies to us, lol! I did not put place settings out yet, since it’s outside :) You get our ‘centerpiece’ with our summer decorations and ritual items. My three year old made the kiddush cup, my six year old made the challah cover and painted the ‘tea set’ from which we used two cups as candlesticks, I made the seashell box a few years ago, and my eight year old says he thinks he needs a new apron ;)”

    Lyn Anne Cutler

    6- “Hi Marlene- this picture is the first course at a Friday night Shabbos table.  The sushi was made with gefilte fish from a ready made roll.  It looked lovely on the table and made a beautiful presentation.” Sara Katsen

    Get this Gefilte Fish Nori Roll Recipe HERE

    7- “Hi Marlene, this is my daughter’s first Shabbat in their home in Florida.”

    Victoria Arnold

    8- Hi
    I love your web site!
    I’ve attached my Shabbat table pictures, but I must confess that I am a simple hostess and these pics were taken after a minor flood & BIG MESS.
    Keep up the good work!
    Tamara Moser

     

    9- Here’s a first-ever  Shabbat table set  for the Gindi family!!!  by  Ruthie Tawil!

    p.s. Ruthie also cooked her first-ever delicious authentic Allepian Syrian meal for her parents and brothers!!

    Great job- Ruthie!!

    10- And last but not least- Another unique  Shabbat table by Shelly Anteby . Give Shelly a hand for always creating a brand new Shabbat table setting every week!

    Check out her Facebook page for weekly sample sales in NYC!!

     

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    My Summery Lavender and Blues Shabbat Table

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    My Summery Lavender and Blues Shabbat Table

    8 Comments 14 August 2011

    Please “LIKE” my SHABBAT TABLE! 

    First of all, I would like to thank all of my Jewish Hostesses for sending in their beautiful summery Shabbat table pics for our “Summery Shabbat Table Contest”.

    I also knew that if I didn’t post my own Summery Shabbat table pics pretty soon then I would probably get officially fired as “The Jewish Hostess” by all of my wonderful readers, so here goes:

    I decided to see if I could mix all of the  purple, lavender and blue tabletop items in my house,and see if I could whip up a “Summery Shabbat” table for my family to enjoy.
    On Tuesday I was lucky enough to receive a gorgeous bouquet of hydrangeas and roses from a friend(by Sheila Bibi Fine Flowers).  The flowers were still so pretty and alive by Friday morning, I decided to separate them and divide them up into short blue juice glasses that I’ve had forever.

    I placed them on gold leaf trays that I bought last summer from One Kings Lane.The blue flower candle holders are also from One Kings Lane.

    I always find great table top treasures from that site when I don’t have time to shop around in the stores. I placed tea lights in blue glass votive that I found in Pier One imports about 10 years ago.

    Atop the mauve laquered dining room table( that one belonged to my parents), I placed three cool tablecloths that were also purchased from One Kings Lane.

    (They were originally labeled as towels, so I bought them thinking they were cool as kitchen towels. When they came in HUGE I decided to use them as tablecloths instead of returning them.)

    In the center of the table below I placed some flowers atop a gold sprayed mosaic tray that my daughter made in summer camp a couple of years ago.

     

    Note the artwork by Irene Mamiye in the background above.

     

    My homemade napkin rings top off each plain white Pottery Barn Caterer’s plate below. 

     HERE’S HOW to make THESE pretty floral napkin rings yourself.

     

     

    Purple glass goblets and place mats (above) purchased last summer.
    Shabbat Challah cover below purchased in Israel made by children with special needs.

    Crate and Barrel buffet platters below:

    Colorful glass shot glasses by Surrey Lane in Deal, N.J.

    Phew!!!! All done! Shabbat  Shalom!!!

    Love, Marlene

     HERE’S HOW to make THESE pretty floral napkin rings yourself.

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    JUST CLICK HERE!!!

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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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    A Summery Shabbat Shalom from Linda and Emile Haddad

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    A Summery Shabbat Shalom from Linda and Emile Haddad

    5 Comments 07 July 2011

    Thank you Linda for sending in your gorgeous Shabbat table as Shabbat approaches again this week!!!! 

    Linda is the first to enter our Summery Shabbat table contest!!! 

    Wishing everyone a great weekend!!! Marlene

    Linda and Emile Haddad wish you Shabbat Shalom
    Shalom Bayit at it’s best,a renewal of spirituality,a
    true sabbatical dining experience with a refreshing white on white story:

    • Ligne Roset dinnerware,
    • Stainless sculptural steel flexible napkin rings,”
    • Vacationy white napkins,century 21 Dept Stores,
    • Desert glasses a wedding gift from “consuegros” (my son married their daughter) Nancy and Joey Rishty,
    • Fresh steamed artichokes resting after the busy week,
    • Modest flatware
    • Simple white flowers in a white Ligne Roset vase,
    • White china salt shakers,
    • White satin challah cover with just a hint of gold that picks up the
    • 18carat gold crystal water pitcher,,,,
    • get ready for your after dinner shot of arak in the mini lalique cupid shot glasses,,,

    Honeymooners Shabbat table Shabbat shalom!!!!

    P.S.Try my lahemagene!!!

     

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    Hot Pink and Turquoise Shabbat Table Inspiration

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    Hot Pink and Turquoise Shabbat Table Inspiration

    5 Comments 19 June 2011

    Thank you Susan for sharing your Shabbat and Shavuot table settings with us! Your hot pink peonies and  pops of color make me very happy!!  The subtle hints of green that peek through your vases add another shade of color into the mix. Pier One placemats are the perfect base for your centerpieces! Keep sending your pics!!! Thanks again- Marlene

    “Hi Marlene!
    Just a note to tell you that I love your website. My name is Susan Lerner and I live in Jamaica Estates, NY. I am very good friends with Vered Shamosh and she is the one who told me about your beautiful website. Thought I would share some pictures of my Shavuot and  Shabbat tables. Great finds all from Pier One and Homegoods!!!
    All the best and continued success,
    Shabbat Shalom,
    Susan”

     

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    Holiday Nautical Low-Key Glamour by the Shore

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    Holiday Nautical Low-Key Glamour by the Shore

    4 Comments 10 June 2011

     

    The talented Irene Kassin, owner of  Parci Parla styled this Shavuot table for her client Rachel Dweck.

    Glass dishes were updated with Kim Seybert blue tie dye napkins. Kim Seybert white coral napkin rings and silver square chargers are the perfect accent for this summer table setting. I LOVE the jolt of aquatic blues and coral accents that infuse this holiday table with a nautical, sun soaked elegance.

    To top it all off, three large blue glass vases filled with banana leaves and fresh cut  pink cherry blossoms feel right at home in the center of this gorgeous table.

    Great job, Irene!!!

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    Olives Stuffed With Creamy Goat Cheese on Top of A Crunchy Rainbow Salad

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    Olives Stuffed With Creamy Goat Cheese on Top of A Crunchy Rainbow Salad

    3 Comments 01 June 2011

    by Charlie Michelle

    For a dairy lover like me, Shavuot is one of my favorite holidays to spend in the kitchen. There are a millions different ways to include cheese in your Shavuot meal, but in the interest of our waistlines, I thought a bountiful salad would be the perfect way to celebrate while also tempering the indulgence with a hearty dose of healthiness.

    A colorful mix of red and green Tango lettuce makes the bed of this Mediterranean inspired salad.
    Nestled among the greens is a lovely blend of vitamin-packed strawberries, bright crisp carrot slivers, spicy red onion, cool julienned cucumber, and heart-healthy kalamata olives, stuffed with creamy, low fat cheese.

    The beauty of salads is that they are so very versatile. You can add or subtract ingredients to your taste, adjust quantities, and spruce your salad up with any number of dressings. I used a very basic greek vinaigrette to top mine– olive oil, vinegar, basil and herbs, and a handful of crushed kosher feta.

    Shavuot Salad (for 2)
    – Four heaping cups of your favorite greens
    – A dozen jumbo olives, halved and pitted
    – 1 large carrot, shaved
    – 1/2 medium cucumber, seeds removed and julienned
    – 1 cup medium fresh strawberries, tops removed, quartered
    – 1/2 cup kosher goat cheese or a kosher creamy feta cheese
    – 1/4 small red onion, slivered

    Dressing:
    – 1/4 cup high quality olive oil
    – 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
    – 2 teaspoons dry basil
    – 2 teaspoon dry thyme
    – 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
    – pinch kosher salt
    – 3 tablespoons kosher feta or goat cheese, crushed under the blade of a knife

    To stuff the olives, simply pinch a piece of creamy feta or goat cheese and roll it into a ball between your fingers. Then pack your little cheeseball into the cut half of each olive.

    Making a salad is easy–just toss it all together, or arrange it artfully for presentation.
    The dressing is super simple as well. Simply mix everything together in a small bowl and whisk well before drizzling over your salad.

    Serve with a chunk of crusty bread, and you’re all set for a scrumptious Shavuot!

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    Shavuot Table Contest!! Win a $200 Gift Certificate to Parci Parla, and $100 to Josh and Co. Florist!!!

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    Shavuot Table Contest!! Win a $200 Gift Certificate to Parci Parla, and $100 to Josh and Co. Florist!!!

    7 Comments 01 June 2011

    Since so many of you sent in such gorgeous seder table pics for our Passover Seder Table Contest, (CLICK HERE ), I decided see what all of my Jewish Hostesses have up their sleeves for Shavuot. Whether you dig up some tabletop surprises in Target and Home Goods, or use your finest delicate china dinner plates, I REALLY WANT TO SEE YOUR SHAVUOT TABLES!! Just be creative and have fun! Its my goal for us all to be able to take a peek into each other’s dining rooms to gain inspiration and learn from each other’s individual talents!!!.

    Click HERE for SOME GREAT CENTERPIECE IDEAS!!!

    On a similar note, I’d like to bring up the concept of “Hiddur Mitzvah”. Simply put, when we are faced with a simple mitzvah of putting out a holiday table for our family, one in which many berachot are said, and  in which holiday memories will be embedded in our children’s minds for years to come, the concept of beautifying that mitzvah is a huge one.  You’ve probably made the good deed of “Hiddur Mitzvah” without even realizing it. Beautiful sterling kiddush cups,  stunning menorahs and shabbat candles are a prime example.

    (Read more about “Hiddur Mitzvah” HERE)

    Lets beautify our tables this Shavuot and share in our individuality- send in your Shavuot table pics to marlene(AT)thejewishhostess.com (use an @).

    First Prize: will receive an amazing $200 gift certificate to: Parci Parla Home Accessories

    Parci Parla: Home Accessories, Table Top, Kim Seybert, Exclusive Ralph Lauren Tabletop, Exclusive Allesi Tabletop, Decorative Pillows and Vases, Trays, Personalized decorating service for your home.

    Two locations:

    1-4904 13th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11219 (718) 686 – 6858

    2-508 Kings Hwy # 10,Brooklyn, NY 11223

    Second Prize: $75 to Josh and Co. Florist.

    1965 McDonald Avenue Between Kings Highway and Quentin Road. Call (917)-520 6446

    Third Prize: $50 to Josh and Co. Florist

    I love this photo decorated by Irene Kassin and Rachel Benun of Parci Parla at

    DECOR BY THE SHORE in Deal, NJ.:

    Some of Parci Parla’s tablesettings:
    Josh and Co. Florist:
    Brand New Loation! 1965 McDonald Avenue Between Kings Highway and Quentin Road. Check out some of his gorgeous creations:

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    Need Help with Shavuot Cooking? Call These Top Kosher Bakers and Cooks!

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    Need Help with Shavuot Cooking? Call These Top Kosher Bakers and Cooks!

    8 Comments 01 June 2011

     

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    Having company and no time to cook or bake like a  gourmet for Shavuot?

    In my book, being a Jewish Hostess means getting delicious and kosher gourmet food on the table even if you didn’t have time or energy to cook or bake it yourself. The real reason for your beautiful table is to get the family and friends together for Jewish Holidays and family occasions, not to collapse on the couch after everyone leaves.

    This Mother’s Day and Shavuot don’t be a slave in the kitchen.

    If you live in the New York area, then you are in luck. I’ve chosen some of the best kosher cooks in the neighborhood that you can call for excellent appetizers, dishes, and desserts. All of  the talented women on this list are widely known in the Jewish community for their culinary skills.

    Please inquire individually about hashgacha.

    Relax and Enjoy! Marlene

    Keep checking back as this list is growing daily! add your name to the list! email marlene@thejewishhostess.com!

    1. Lisa Grazi is famous for her cheesy spinach tarts, kelsonnes, cheese semboosak, and mini pizzas. This dairy  list of delicacies is perfect for Shavuot! Packaged  by the dozen. Buy fresh frozen, and you cook it fresh.

    Lisa’s utensils are dairy and dipped.

    Call her at (718) 986-3810.

    2. Terry Esses has been baking the most delicious healthy whole wheat and spelt lowfat muffins in New York. Flavors include: banana chocolate chip, banana walnut, bran chip, bran nut and raisin, carrot nut raisin, zuchinni nut and cranberry, and corn. (WOW!)

    Her utensils are pareve and dipped. For more info please call Terry at  (917) 301- 0006.

    3. Mary Sutton and Teri Blanco make the most delicious home made Syrian Twisted Cheese in town. You can order plain twisted cheese, zaatar flavor or with olives.

    Cholov Yisroel cheese available upon request.

    call Mary-(917) 902-6595 or  Teri (732) 996- 3690

    4- Known as the Granola Gal, Esther Sabbagh’s batches of healthy granola are gobbled up by kids and adults 24/7. Ingredients are: Pure maple syrup, whole grain rolled oats, canola oil, hard red whole wheat flour, almonds, pure vanilla extract, and cinnamon. (Yum!) call Esther at (646) 236-3983.

    5- Eat Gracefully with Grace Benun

    • Parve lachmagene on whole wheat dough 1 dz.- 20$
    • Parve lachmagene on large Ezekial tortillas 6pc- 20$ tehine – 8$
    • Chummus- 8$
    • Parve yebrah a piece -$1.50
    • Parve specha a piece -$2.00

    gracebenun1@gmail.com-

    6- Jane Choueka- Click here to email Jane for her delicious:

    • Syrian string cheese
    • cheesy olive balls (which are a semboosak dough made w/cheddar cheese stuffed with an olive)
    • caak dough – just defrost, roll & bake fresh ca-ak!
    • Delicious Homemade Stringcheese –  plain, olive & zatar. Only $8 Each delivered to your home.

    Perfect for all your Shavuot  dairy meals! Chalav Yisrael, utensils are dipped .Call Jane at 917-647-1620

    Or email janec2000@aol.com

     

    7- Esther Chabot’s specialty is mazza.- fried kibbe, meat lahamagine, samboosak, enwarat, empanadas, knishes, chicken nuggets, filla meat triangles, bastelle with meat, and more. She is famous for her crunchy cauliflower and pickled peppers, turnips,celery, carrots, and her mix of pickles. Tehine ,bazergan, and taboule salad also top her list. All orders are freshly made to your customizations! Click HERE to email Esther.

    8- Fresh Challah by Frieda and Shelly! $6 each.! Everything spice, plain, sesame, zata, whole wheat, challah rolls, breakaways and our famous sticky buns! (732) 485- 7931. free delivery in Deal, New Jersey

     

    9- Delicious dairy, chalav yisroel, or pareve DIPPED Shavuot “Soph’s Famous CheeseQuakes” by Sophia Betesh

    Guaranteed to ROCK your world!

    Caramel, Chocolate, or Fruit on Top,

    – 8 inch and 10 inches available. (917)620-9869

    $26-$42.  

     

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