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Batter Up Kids Teaches Children to ‘Step Up’ to the Plate

Book Review by Norene Gilletz

Batter Up Kids: Delicious Desserts by Barbara Beery is a delightful, easy-to-follow kid’s cookbook, with simple, scrumptious dessert recipes that any kid can make. In this spiral-bound cookbook with a wipe-clean cover, you’ll find tasty treats, fruit-based snacks, cakes and cookie recipes, plus a child-sized cloth chef’s hat that will transform any ordinary kid into a talented chef!

Batter Up Kids is ideal for beginner culinary experts and even the littlest chefs who can’t yet read.

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Sharing Food with Friends

(This article first appeared in the Canadian Jewish News, November 12, 2003.)

When I was in New York City recently, I made dinner plans with one of my Internet “pan-pals,” Dalia Carmel. We had “met through the Net” as members of a warm group of foodie-friends, called Rinaslist, who enjoy sharing recipes and friendship.

Dalia and I had spoken on the phone several times, but had never met in person. She insisted that I come to her apartment to relax after an exhausting day of work. Then we would have dinner at her favourite Turkish restaurant. I asked if I could bring along another foodie-friend.

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The Hadassah Jewish Holiday Cookbook: Traditional Recipes from Contemporary Kosher Kitchens

Shavuot – A Dairy Good Holiday!

Shavuot is a two-day festival that celebrates the giving of the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai. Before the revelation at Mount Sinai, the Bible describes Shavuot as an agricultural festival, a feast of the summer wheat harvest, as well as a feast of the first fruits. This was the start of the agricultural cycle that ends with Sukkot, the final harvest of the year.

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