Sweet blossoms for Shavuot
28 May 2020
Shavuot is just a few days away. We're celebrating this holiday with a variety of dairy dishes, my family's favorite cheese cakes and colorful sweet smelling blooms. We're decorating our table with wood chargers and other wood accents for a natural warm ambiance. Lots of gold to ensure a dazzling elegant look. The beautiful centerpiece is a bright flower arrangement bringing in ...
Mimona - A Celebration of Faith
5 April 2020
Growing up in a Moroccan home, I have fond memories of going from house to house on Mimona night celebrating with family and friends. Its an upbeat evening filled with happiness celebrating the end of Pesach, the return of eating chametz and recognizing all the blessings and abundance in life. Over the years, my kids have come to look forward to the fun filled post Pesach celebration. This ...
Set a Gorgeous Table for Purim
14 March 2019
Purim is in the air and we eagerly embrace its spirit of glee and excitement.  Weeks before Purim the buzz is already tangible.  The ovens are churning out hamentashen in all flavors from the traditional fillings of apricot, fig and prune, to the sweet filled cinnamon bun, chocolate chip, and rolo all the way to the savory Mediterranean tomato, basil, and cheese and even the unique an...
Decorate your Pesach Seder Table
9 March 2017
This article originally appeared in "Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller" Tu B'Shvat is behind us and now Purim is also in the rearview mirror.  Just over the horizon, Pesach is peeking through - and it will be here before we know it.  Now's the time to start planning for the Pesach Seder. The Seder is the kickoff to the weeklong  holiday of Pesach.  It's...