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DIY Kosher – Purim Crafts, Costumes &...

 

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Purim is Rivky Koenig’s favorite time of year. When this scrapbooking specialist, who recently launched a new line of Jewish-inspired scrapbooking supplies, wrote her first book, Crafting Jewish, Purim was the hardest chapter to write.

“We came up with so many crafts for Purim that it was difficult to pick and choose which crafts to include,” says Koenig, of her book. “Purim gives people a wonderful opportunity to express their creativity. Every year I get inspired by seeing what my friends and neighbors do.”


 

DIY Kosher – Tu Bishvat Crafting with the...

 

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Laurie Bellet, an art specialist at Oakland Hebrew Day School, loves when Tu Bishvat rolls around. Besides the dried fruits and nuts, she uses this opportunity to fuse crafting and nature.

“Tu Bishvat crafts are a wonderful ways to help kids to get in tune to God and the natural world,” says Bellet. “When you look at a tree, it’s so easy to form a simplistic mental image of it. But really, there are many individual elements to a tree, leaf or flower. It takes real focus to understand the different components.”


 

Meal Planning: Instead of Leftovers-Think “...

 

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As a kid, I was accustomed to finding strange items in the fridge. Three peas in a Ziploc bag. Four tablespoons of mashed potatoes packed into a small container.  Salvaged brisket marinade in an oddly labeled pickle jar.

At the time, I didn’t realize this was the handiwork of my mother who saves leftovers of all shapes and sizes and reuses them in creative ways.


 

DIY Kosher – Creative Chanukah Crafts for...

 

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Chanukah is a perfect time of year for the family to bring out dreidels, gelt, and craft supplies.


 

Do It Yourself Purim Cooking

 

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Purim is all about being creative. Though it’s easy to buy candy and bakery hamantashen, go the extra mile by making unexpected treats your friends will relish.

Remember, just because you want to present mishloach manot gifts with a homemade touch, spending hours in the kitchen isn’t necessary.


 

Kitchen Playthings. Literally.

 

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As you use all sorts of gadgets to cook, have your kids be part of the fun. Not only is spending time in the kitchen a great way for the family to bond, but your kitchen can become a science lab, art studio or magic parlor depending on the gadget at hand.

And what kid won’t be enamored by the beating and whirring, spinning and scooping a well-stocked kitchen drawer beholds? So the next time you pull a pre-Shabbos cooking marathon, invite the kids to explore their creativity as you stir and chop, dice and sauté.


 

It’s Official: Kosher is the Best Thing...

 

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Well, better than sliced challah, anyway :) Recent information gathered from Mintel’s Global New Products Database for the year indicated that kosher foods are the leading the pack for new product launches!

What’s really interesting is that the growth isn’t entirely from the religious market.


 

Good Bye Desert, Hello Hawaii!!!

 

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For 40 years the Jews traveled the Sinai desert in search of a future, now Jews around the globe are in search of a place to relax. There’s one problem: No kosher food. Search no further because we have found the solution: Yeahthatskosher.com. Dani Klein, author of the “Yeah That’s Kosher” blog, has created a source of information for the kosher traveler. With a narrative description of his personal voyages, Dani shows us how to travel, the Kosher way. In his last trip to The Galapagos Islands, Dani explains how, “There are no kosher restaurants in the Galapagos Islands, not even vegetarian or vegan ones.” He mentions joining a kosher tour, but there is one more solution. Kosher.com has a variety of kosher meals available online. Travelers have the option of having there meals shipped to there destination, or bringing them along. Don’t get stuck or change your planes because you can’t find kosher food. Plan ahead with Yeahthatskosher.com, and kosher.com.