Hand made cards, flowers and grilling+chilling at the new picnic peninsula on Pier 5 in Brooklyn. It was a perfect day.
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Posted in Cooking, Food Adventures, Fun in NYC, Home Shuling, Jewish Life, Parenting, tagged active kids, bagels, city kids, food, hamentashen, history, immigrant, Jewish cuisine, Jewish History, Jewish kids, Jewish life, LES, lower east side, lox, Russ and Daughters on March 19, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Of course while in the Lower East Side of Manhattan one cannot help but stop in to Russ and Daughters – another fixture in the neighborhood since the early 1900s. I have memories of walking a few blocks with friends to get to some lox and schmear on weekends when I lived nearby in the LES – but I had no idea that even Martha Stewart had by now become such a big fan. You gotta love their website page of Lower East Side history and Yiddishisms (see it here.)
Posted in Cooking, Food Adventures, Fun in NYC, Home Shuling, Jewish Life, Parenting, tagged cooking, history, Jewish History, Jewish kids, Jewish life, kids, lower east side, matzo, NYC, passover, Pesach, Streit's on March 18, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
An advantage to living in NYC is being near its rich Jewish culture and neighborhoods full of Jewish history. A place like Streit’s Matzo Factory has been around for so long (since 1925) they seem happy to accommodate constant requests to see the inside of the same 4 adjoining buildings on Rivington Street that has been their factory for decades. Now they even throw a Passover Palooza for kids that ends with tours of the famous matzo making facilities. Mama Doni was performing live in the area that is normally filled with boxes of outgoing matzo shipments. We got a free CD, a dance party, warm matzo ‘hot off the presses’ and at the end we went to the Streit’s store to stock up on matzo (for next week) of course!
Posted in Beautiful Things, Cooking, Food Adventures, Parenting, Queens Life, Rainy days, tagged cook, dessert, food, ice, icy, juice, kids, popsicle, snoopy sno cone machine, treat on February 27, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
I think I already mentioned that a dear friend of mine passed a vintage Snoopy Sno Cone Machine on to the kids a few weeks ago (thanks Amelia!) They love it but this toy comes with its frustrations. One is that the shaved ice melts so quickly when you pour flavoring/juice on it… and there’s a lot of sweat and labor that goes into shaving the ice (and it yields little for all that work.) We’ve discovered that freezing juice in ice cube trays first really helps. Not only are the ice cubes a bit softer and easier to grind away at, but the juice is already right there in the ice!
And once again, here are some ways to dress up and eat snow and shaved ice. Maybe we will try to freeze cream next!
Posted in Cooking, Cornwall, Food Adventures, Parenting, Travel, tagged chai, chaiwalla, cheese, Connecticut, cooking, date, love, partner, salisbury, tea, tea room, tomato pie, warm on winter day on February 26, 2013 | 1 Comment »
Ahhh finally. My husband and I had a date – several hours free where we could sit at a table and talk about something other than schools, schedules, and kid stuff. We checked out The Chaiwalla Tea Room while in Connecticut. Not only is the tea amazing – but some folks at our table told us to try the famous tomato pie which was so good, I’m still fantasizing about getting all the way back there again. Maybe even with the kids in tow.