Hello dear readers, Planning food for pesach can be a lot of effort. One tricky and underrated part of the food planning, though, is the meals right before pesach starts. I can’t be the only one who’s had the experience of koshering my entire kitchen in the days leading up to the seders, only for ...

Hello dear readers, Right now I’m working on a few new Passover dessert recipes, but in the meantime I thought I’d share a little something about the seders’ real dessert: the afikoman! Of course, at my seders I always serve fresh fruit and a pesach “cake” after the meal is over, but the absolute last ...

Hello dear readers, I know as much as anyone about the hundreds of details that go into planning and hosting a seder. There’s the menu of course, but also the cleaning, and making the preparations for yom tov (like setting the Shabbat timers on the all the lights), and of course making sure all the ...

Hello dear readers, I’m sure that many of you parents out there have a son or daughter with a messy room, and in our family, that’s Ronit. Clothes in piles, shoes scattered all over the place, wrappers and empty bags and receipts and old magazines from five years ago. We tell her, Ronit Go-neat, but ...

Hello dear readers, Pesach is the festival of freedom, zman cherutenu. Sometimes, though, Pesach can feel anything but freeing. Sometimes I feel like I’m stuck in my kitchen, preparing meals to feed a small army of family, houseguests, visitors, friends, friends-of-friends, friends-of-friends-of-friends, acquaintances, and the hungry guy off the street who’s in the mood for ...

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Hello dear readers, I know that many of you love the recipes that I post on my blog. The Sweet-and-Sour Duck is the most shared recipe from the site, and the Spicy Quinoa still gets rave reviews. (Hopefully I’ll be posting a new recipe next week – it’s an oriental twist on lasagna!) But I ...

ENTIRE LA VILLA BUILDING IS KOSHER FOR PASSOVER The magnificent Five-Star Four Seasons Hotel Florence is truly one of the most spectacular hotels in the world. Florence is one of the world’s oldest and most beautiful cities in Europe. It is a city which embraces its historic past while remaining a cultural leader in fashion ...

Since 1929 the Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, has been a destination of inspiration and unforgettable memories. Distinguished by its impeccable architectural landscape and prestigious gardens, the Resort is a scenic desert retreat nestled at the foot of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve. The Arizona Biltmore’s impressive outdoors areas include manicured lawns, lush gardens, sparkling ...