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Mom’s the Word – Mother’s Day Greetings from Kosher.com


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Sunday, May 9, 2010 is Mother’s Day. I’ve asked the Kosher.com family to share stories about their moms and send special greetings. This one is from me.

As you well know, my mother has some sort of inborn allergic reaction to the kitchen, which she almost certainly passed on to me hence my love for all things quick when it comes to cooking. She hasn’t turned on the oven in her new house, ever—and she’s been living there over 7 years!  But I have to say my mother is a sheer genius when it comes to salads both of the fruit and veggie variety.

I take her lead and choose unusual and/or tropical fruits when it comes to fruit salads—I cut them up and dust with some confectioners’ sugar for that tropical island feel. Mom goes for glamorous greens, too, and somehow they always taste special. She swears it’s her salad bowl—a big, wooden thing that seems to bring the flavor out of a simple blend of mixed field greens, fresh garlic, salt, olive oil and a bright squeeze of lemon. So simple, yet superb. Every time I make a salad that gets oohs and ahhs, I think how lucky I am to have inherited the salad queen’s DNA. Ironically, I am equally lucky for her lack of culinary interest, without which I never would have a kosher kitchen career today.

So, to my mom who has inspired me in so many ways and to all the other mom’s out there – Happy Mother’s Day, you deserve to be recognized on this special day and always.

Love, Jamie

Need a kosher gift basket for Mother’s Day? Try Kosher.com’s great selection of kosher gift baskets.

For Mother’s Day kosher recipes, try the Easy Mother’s Day Brunch and  Mother’s Day Desserts posts or check out the recipe pages at Joy of Kosher.com.

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About Jamie Geller


Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the "Queen of Kosher" (CBS) and the "Jewish Rachael Ray" (New York Times), she's the creative force behind JoyofKosher.com and "Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller" magazine . Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their five busy kids who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen - quickly. Check out her new book, "Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes."

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