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DIY Chai Latte and Giveaway


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I cry…
…when I leave on tour. I actually think it’s getting harder not easier as the kids get older. They understand that I am going, I understand how much I will be missing. How everyday something new, sad, exciting happens to them and I so badly want to be part and privy to it all. My daughter asked “why can’t you have a normal job?” “Like what?” I answered/questioned, “like a teacher” she said (duhhh?!?!). Between us chickens I can tell you with as much certainty as a human being can muster, that I was definitely not born to be a teacher.

When I go to New York for business and events I have some routines that comfort me while I am far from home. My most favorite of which is landing at JFK and heading to Central Perk in Cedarhurst for 2 soy chai lattes. The first I enjoy on site with my egg white omelet and salad breakfast. The second I take to go as I race to my first meeting.

I have come to miss my chai lattes when home and have found that most coffee shops in Israel don’t list chai on the menu next to espresso and cappuccino. So taking matters into my own hands I developed this Chai Concentrate/Chai Latte with the aid of no less than 5 online recipes as a guide.

I am staring at my empty tea glass now, tummy warm from a mugful of chai. It’s 64 degrees and I am facing the lush green mountains of Israel – my next trip to New York and Toronto many weeks away. I am home. And soon, the kids will be home from school. I think, sometimes (if just for the briefest of moments) you can have your cake and eat it too.

Come see me on tour for my new book JOY of KOSHER Fast, Fresh Family Recipes in Toronto on February 25th, for the first time ever I am coming to Canada and will be at one of the largest synagogues in North America, get more information and your tickets at http://www.bayt.ca. Review my new book on Amazon for your chance to WIN a FREE subscription to our award-winning JOY of KOSHER with Jamie Geller Magazine.

****Enter to Win***  After you submit your review on Amazon come back here and let us know in the comments and link to the review.  Contest will run through February 18th at 11:59pm. Open to US residents 18 and over.


The WINNER is Samantha!!  Thanks to all.

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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."




18 Responses to DIY Chai Latte and Giveaway

  1. avatar says: Sarah

    I’d LOVE a chance to win a free subscription! My review is at http://amzn.to/1ePJhZL

    I am making the gooey chocolate cherry cake from “Joy of Kosher” for Valentine’s Day this Friday (the red wine variation, of course!).

    Thank you for this opportunity to win a magazine subscription and have a wonderful time in Toronto – my family and I used to spend many happy summers there, and it’s been years since I’ve been back.

  2. avatar says: Libby

    Hi Jamie, I’m in seminary in Ramat Beit Shemesh and I was wondering if you have shabbos guests. Looking forward to hearing from you, Libby

    • Hi Libby I do – I have loads of sem girls calling every week — the next few months tho I am traveling (Feb, March, April and May) so things are kinda hectic.

  3. I completely hear you on those rituals. When I land in Chicago I laws get a mocha from Intelligentsia. It’s tradition!

  4. avatar says: Samantha

    I’m totally in love with the new book and can’t wait to make more of the recipes. Here’s my review link:

    • OMG SAMANTHA!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Your review is SOOOOOO amazing! Thank you for all that you wrote and simply for taking the time to write it in the first place and for commenting here. I am so very thrilled – you have made me so happy!!!! (Can you tell? :-)

  5. avatar says: BrachaOS

    I have found chai lattes in many Israeli coffee shops: cafe joe, Cafe cafe, Ben Ami in Jerusalem, etc. They use a mix, and you can ask for them to make it “chalash” if you don’t want it to be too sweet. I’m sure soy milk is available, too.

    • Hey Bracha — you are right! You know, I go to Holy Bagel and Rimon a lot and neither place has Chai Latte on the menu BUT I have now seen and ordered at Aroma and Greg’s. Thanks for commenting.

  6. I love chai lattes, but they are so expensive! Thanks for this recipe!

  7. There is something incredible soothing about tea. Chai is a flavor profile I enjoy occasionally – and how great that you can make it at home?

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