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Too busy baking. .

7 Aug

No matter how strong my intentions are to post more,  I generally fail. I really,  really want to put up blog posts,  but life gets in the way.  I could go on about how my fridge hasn’t been working for a month so I haven’t been able to cook. . but who wants to hear about that?

Instead,  I’ll show you some of the things I’ve been cooking and baking at work over the last few months.  And if I can find the time and energy,  I’ll get more posts up.  Really.  ūüôā

Ps: if you want to see more of my cooking/baking,  I post regularly (with my sister) on our instagram account.  You can find us at Desserts_Plus.

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Passover Post — No Time to Post

8 Mar

I started off the year well, posting more times in one week than I did in all of 2012. I did well into February until I got buried under Passover prep and all of the sudden I had no time to do anything. ¬†I have a notebook full of recipes just waiting to be typed up and pictures on my phone ready to upload, but they’ll have to wait until after Passover before they get turned into posts. I thought I’d be able to post some great new recipes for Passover, but time got away from me (though there’s still a chance of some posts during the holiday). ¬†Instead, I’ve done a little search online to find my Passover footprints and round them up into a single post here. ¬†Some of the links are recipes on my blog or other websites, some are links to my business and my books and a few of them are links to eGullet.org, where I spent 3 Passovers blogging for the members there during Passover (I look back on those foodblogs now and can’t figure out how I got them done).

These are recipes on my blog:

The three eGullet Passover foodblogs I did over the years:

My family business: So, the reason I’m so busy now is that along with my parents, I own a kosher food store (the only independent kosher food store in the city) and catering company. ¬†Passover is our busiest time of the year, no question. ¬†We turn our store over completely for Passover, ¬†removing all items that are not kosher for Passover from the shelves, freezers and coolers and bringing in well over 1,000 kosher for Passover items (plus beef, lamb, veal, poultry and deli). Starting last week, we’ve been getting truckloads of products delivered almost daily, starting with an initial order that weighed in at 11,600 lbs. ¬†You can take a look at what we sell on our Facebook page, where we posted this album/tour.

On the side, I write cookbooks. ¬†So far, two. ¬†The second book is Passover – ¬†A Kosher Collection.¬†For the three weeks leading up to Passover, my days are spent (among other things) answering questions from my customers. ¬†Younger customers are looking for help with traditional recipes, older customers are looking for new ideas and vice versa. ¬†I realized that there was a need for a new Passover cookbook and went to work on it. ¬†In the US and Canada, you can by it in various Judaica stores, and it’s available on Amazon.com in hard copy¬†or for the Kindle/eReader. ¬†You can also order them from my website, and I’ll ship them anywhere! Around the web – my Passover friendly recipes/articles from other sites:

To all those preparing for Pesach, I hope it’s an easy year for you and hopefully I’ll be back during the holiday with more recipes. ¬†Chag sameach!

Newspaper reviews . .

28 Aug

Not for the book. This morning I woke up to find a nice write-up about our business in the Winnipeg Free Press. You can read it here. No time to get any book work done today – the phone won’t stop ringing.

Shabbat shalom!