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Kosher by Design Brings It Home Review & Giveaway

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of the Kosher by Design Brings it Home VIRTUAL BOOK RELEASE PARTY! I’ve been a fan of Susie Fishbein since the early years, before there was a Busy In Brooklyn and the only things I knew how to cook came out of a cookbook. When I got married, her books were my go-to for Shabbos and Yom Tov meals and everything in between. In the early days of BIB, I posted some of her recipes like thisthis and this and was honored to attend her book release party for KBD Cooking Coach where I met her in person for the first time.

I have a deep respect for Susie’s work because she was the go-to kosher recipe developer before there were hundreds of cookbooks to compete with, an endless supply of free recipes on the web to copycat and growing network of kosher foodies who share, connect and interact in the industry. Fishbein literally set the groundwork for all the kosher cookbooks to come with her solid cookbook collection filled with original and unique recipes as well as beautiful food photography. I’ve followed Susie’s journey through the years and I’m thrilled to see a culmination of her travels in her last of the KBD series, Bringing it Home.

As a foodie, I have learned that the only way to really expand your culinary horizons is to travel. Traveling opens your eyes to unique ingredients, food combinations and flavors that you never thought of or experienced. Not all of us have the luxury to host culinary tours throughout the world, so luckily Susie has done the work for us. In Kosher by Design Brings It Home, she fills us in on her travels throughout  Israel, France, Italy and Mexico, sharing food traditions and fiercely guarded recipes that are unique to those regions.  It’s an honor to have an inside look into restaurant and chef’s recipes throughout the kosher world and I can’t wait to start cooking more cultural cuisine!

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Everyday Secret Restaurant Recipes Review & Giveaway

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

In the spirit of my Blogoversary last week, I figured it was about time for a giveaway. And I’ve been itching to review the latest cookbook in the Secret Restaurant Recipes series, so it worked out just perfectly!

Like all of the cookbooks by seasoned cookbook writers Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek, Everyday Secret Restaurant Recipes does not disappoint. It’s got the same beautiful graphics, breathtaking photos and clean-cut layout as it’s original, but the recipes are a bit less glitzy yet not one bit less mouthwatering.

For this round, the writers went to everyday establishments – grills like the famous Fish Grill in LA (where I’ve noshed on their famous fish and chips), local favorites like Bagels ‘n Greens (ever taste their insane donuts?!), Boeuf & Bun (loooove their bondi burger), Izzy’s BBQ Addiction (I’m legit addicted, it’s in my ‘hood after all), Mendelsohn’s (we love their breaded cauliflower) and Pizza Time (best kosher pizza outside of Israel IMHO). They’ve covered Miami hot spots like 26 Sushi & Tapas (lettuce wraps please!), China Bistro (love their spicy chicken and eggplant) and Zak the Baker (I’ll have everything on the menu) and National must-haves like C  & R Kitchen (I’m till dreaming of the prime rib I had there), Milt’s BBQ (I must get there soon!), And Nobo Wine & Grill (I’ve already booked my reservation). Of course we can’t forget all the International spots like Aussies Milk & Honey (I had a great lunch there!), Israel’s Rimon Cafe (great memories!), and eateries in Austria, Brazil, England, Panama and Uruguay.

When they say they’ve hit the little guys, they mean it. They’ve got supermarkets like Pomegranate and Breadberry in Brooklyn, heimishe bakeries like Zishes in Monsey and even stadium joints like Legends in Yankee stadium. My favorite though would have to be The Wandering Que, a BBQ trailer that hauls it’s Texas-style BBQ rig around town. Leah & Victoria have indeed covered their tracks.

Of course I’m partial because my ‘hood made it to the Kosher Food Trends list (we house the famous Basil Pizza & Wine Bar, Boeuf & Bun & Izzy’s BBQ Addiction after all) and having my name on the shout-out list was a nice surprise (I shared some of my favorite hot spots). But the truth is – we have to let the recipes do the talking. The fact that roasted chickpeas are the first recipe of the Starters & Sides should say something. They’re my absolute favorite nosh to date. But the kani poppers, beef fry apricots, buffalo cauliflower, tater poppers and smoked hot wings tickled my fancy as well. Soups & Salads are down to earth, with recipes like black bean soup, Asian nappa salad, harvest twist and peach glazed chicken salad. They’ve even covered basics like store coleslaw (haven’t you always wondered how to get it just right?) and potato salad. Sandwiches are possibly my favorite chapter, and thankfully they’ve included the Morning Scramble from Boeuf & Bun, so when I don’t feel like walking up the block to their hip joint, I can just make it at home! My husband is particularly excited about Essen’s Sino Steak Sandwich, a dish he grew up eating! Pretzel sticks, honey mustard pargiot, chicken Pad Thai and Gotham glazed ribs are favorites from Chicken & Meat while the grilled fish taco, bourbon salmon and sushi pizza stood out from the Fish. They’ve even got Brunch & Lunch covered with recipes like Israeli breakfast, creamy home fries, and veggie chili, but I’ll take the creme brulee freezer. They finish off with a bang with dessert goodies like Zak the Bakers chocolate rugelach, T Fusion’s churros and Lula’s halva parfait. Mmm mmm good.

So, should you buy this book? Well, if you live in a place that doesn’t have too many eateries or you don’t mind cooking up some restaurant fare that’s not too intimidating, then this is the book for you. While the cookbook includes “everyday recipes” don’t expect them all to be quick and easy. If they’re good enough to be on a menu in a cafe somewhere, they’re going to require some work. But it looks to me like it will be well worth the effort.

Purchase Everyday Secret Restaurant Recipes on Amazon.

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GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

So lets get down to business because I know you are waiting! To enter this fabulous giveaway, here’s what to do!

1. Leave a comment on my Blogoversary Post letting me know your favorite BIB recipes of the past 5 years and/or what you’d like to see on the blog this year.
2. Leave a comment here letting me know your favorite kosher restaurant worldwide.

For an extra entry, follow Busy In Brooklyn via any of the channels below. Just be sure to leave a note in the comment letting me know where you follow.

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Giveaway is open to U.S. residents (for international entries, prize can only be shipped in the U.S.). Winner will be chosen at random at 10:00 AM EST on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016.

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The Silver Platter Review & Giveaway

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

My first impression of The Silver Platter cookbook was how big and beautiful it is, almost a coffee table book. Having formerly trained in graphic design, I always look at the layout first. And the pictures. Both are stellar. Beautiful, bright and colorful photos accompany each meticulously-written recipe. And the food doesn’t just look good, it looks inviting, and not intimidating in the least. I love the partnership of Daniella and Norene in this book. Daniella is a young mom looking to feed her kids easy and healthy dinners, while Norene brings her culinary expertise, offering sage advice for each recipe.

I think my favorite part about The Silver Platter is that all of the recipes can be made with basic pantry ingredients. Daniella managed to bring a variety of dishes that are packed with flavor using basic ingredients and no added junk. Her recipes are healthy, wholesome and family-friendly without being boring. Many are gluten free and allergy-friendly too. A nutritional index for each recipe is even included in the appendix.

The Silver Platter features recipes that are both basic enough for every day and innovative enough for the holidays. From appetizers, soups and salads, to fish, poultry, meat and dairy, as well as grain side dishes, vegetable side dishes, cookies, treats and cakes, they’ve got everything covered! I can’t wait to try the baby eggplant fans (genius!), crunchy corned beef strips, berry plum soup, snap pea salad with basil-mint dressing, broiled lemon fish, three-seeded schnitzel, basil chicken with sundried tomatoes, raspberry london broil, cheesy quinoa bites, panko-topped bok choy and edamame, fudgy pretzel brownies, white chocolate popcorn clusters, blueberry flan and heavenly halva cheesecake!

In honor of Thanksgiving, I’m sharing some festive recipes for apple cranberry couscous and sweet potato squash soup below, AND, I’m also giving away a copy of The Silver Platter! To enter, simply leave a comment below about your favorite Thanksgiving dish. For an extra entry, follow Busy In Brooklyn via any of the channels below. Just be sure to leave a note in the comment letting me know where you follow.

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Giveaway is open to U.S. residents (for international entries, prize can only be shipped in the U.S.). Winner will be chosen at random at 10:00 AM EST on Tuesday, November 24th, 2015.

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Paleo eBook Giveaway!

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Last week, I summed up just what my ebook has to offer in this post but I couldn’t resist hosting a giveaway for y’all too! It also gives me a chance to give you more of a glimpse into some of the recipes I developed during my Whole30. You’ll find them all in my Paleo 30-Day meal plan.

Smoky braised chicken & collards, dinner, Day 8

I hadn’t really planned on another ebook post for a while, but when you’re up at 3 AM, jetlagged on the other side of the world, you’ve got a lot of times of your hands! Regards from down under! (The toilets really do flush the other way around on this side of the world).

Tuna avocado cucumber rolls with spicy mayo, lunch, Day 19

This whole eBook experience has been seriously surreal. I never went on the Whole30 with the intention of writing an ebook. It just sorta happened. One day I was cooking up sugar free, grain free and dairy free recipes, and the next I was collaborating them into a 50 page meal plan with over 100 recipes!

Grilled chicken shawarma plate, dinner, Day 10

And then, before I could even think about what was happening, I went live and the book actually sold. And sold some more. And every day, as the orders roll in, I just pinch myself and wonder, “Did I really just sell a cookbook?”

Paleo Pad Thai with spicy almond butter sauce, dinner, Day 9

The very next day after my ebook went live, I joined Naomi Nachman on her radio show, Table for Two, to make my Paleo Pad Thai live from Gourmet Glatt (a kosher supermarket in Cedarhurst). You can watch my interview and demo here!

Green bean salad (served with tuna nicoise patties), lunch, Day 26

I’m a firm believier that everything happens for a reason and I know my ebook had to evolve in the way that it did because otherwise it would never have happened! I’m way too much of a perfectionist to let anything go without it being William-Morrow-ready. And yet, I knew that the recipes spoke for themselves, so I just went for it (thanks to a lot of encouragement from family and friends)!

Roasted vegetable salad with poached egg, breakfast, Day 2

And thanks to you, my readers, for your constant support and feedback! Your comments, posts and emails encourage me to keep going bigger and better. You’ve helped turn my little corner of the blogosphere into more than just a hobby! Hopefully a real, hardcover (William Morrow published!) cookbook will be next on the list! (That’s a lot of explanation marks for one paragraph! I must be excited :)  or overtired…or both!)

Sweet potato chili, dinner, Day 2

So finally….back to the Giveaway details!

To enter the Paleo  30-Day Meal Plan Giveaway, leave a comment  sharing your favorite Busy In Brooklyn recipe. You can also follow Busy In Brooklyn via any of the channels below for an extra entry (one entry per follow). Just be sure to leave a note in the comment letting me know where you follow.

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Giveaway is open to everyone worldwide (don’t you just love ebooks?!). Winner will be chosen at random at 10:00 AM EST on Monday, July 21st, 2014.

Schnitzel salad, dinner, Day 24

To read more about what the ebook has to offer, check out this post, or this Q&A. If you want to go ahead and purchase it, you can do so right here!

Paleo 30-Day Meal Plan $15
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Have you already ordered the ebook? Which recipes have you tried? Share your comments here!

Dairy Made Easy Cookbook Review & Giveaway

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Leah Schapira & Victoria Dwek turn out new cookbooks faster than I develop recipes. Their latest addition to the Made Easy series is a fantastic collection of dairy recipes, just in time for Shavuot!

Like Starters & Sides Made Easy, Passover Made Easy, and Kids Cooking Made Easy, the Dairy edition is layed out in the same attractive, easy-to-read style. Even their cookbook-making skills seem made easy. They’ve mastered a template that provides a small soft-cover book that’s beautifully styled, easy to flip through, and filled with tips and tidbits, all without seeming overwhelming. The beautiful pictures draw you in and the down-to-earth recipes make you want to open your pantry right then-and-there to whip up one of their quick and easy dishes.

Besides for 60 easy-to-make recipes, you’ll also find a comprehensive cheese guide, a Make It Light section, a Make it Pareve Guide, and bonus serving ideas. Leah and Victoria fill each page with great tips, like how to measure frozen fruit, how to soften butter quickly or how to bake pizza without a pizza stone. They also share their thought processes and family anecdotes in a fun and friendly way.

What do I not want to make from this cookbook? It’s filled with mouthwatering recipes for breakfast, great starters & sides, soups, salads & sandwiches, and of course pizza, pasta and dessert (hello 180 calorie cheesecake!).

Some of the recipes I look forward to trying are the granola thins, arancini, sweet chili home fries, stuffed sole, French mushroom soup, hasselback baguette, honey pomodoro pizza, cajun creamy penne, cheese buns, peanut butter creme brulee and strawberry cheesecake ice cream.

In honor of the upcoming holiday of Shavuot, I’m giving away a free copy of the Dairy Made Easy cookbook! To enter, simply leave a comment below with your favorite Shavuot dish. You can also follow Busy In Brooklyn via any of the channels below for an extra entry. Just be sure to leave a note in the comment letting me know where you follow.

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Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Winner will be chosen at random at 10:00 AM EST on Monday, May 26th, 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Joy of Kosher Cookbook Review & Giveaway

Monday, March 24th, 2014

When Jamie Geller coined herself “the bride who knew nothing” I believed her. In her Quick & Kosher cookbooks series, Jamie shared recipes that were exactly as titled – simple, easy and quick dishes that the most novice of cooks could whip out of their kitchen. Some recipes were as simple as pairing store-bought barbeque sauce with shredded store-bought rotisserie chicken – now who can’t do that?

Being a fan of Jamie’s spunky personality and can-do attitude, I owned both of her cookbooks and was familiar with all the recipes from the bride who knew nothing. Which is precisely why the Joy of Kosher cookbook swept me right off my feet. That clueless young bride that could not make a pot of chicken soup evolved into a sophisticated cook with innovative recipes that are as pleasing to the eye as they are on the palate.

I know that because I was lucky enough to attend Jamie’s cookbook launch party where I sampled many of the dishes in the book including ktzizot (Israeli mini burgers), Meditteranean lamb skewers, cilantro corn cakes, mini slow cooker turkey spinach meatloaf, BBQ short rib sliders, fudge brownies, caramel apples with crushed candy and kiddie candy bark.  I was literally blown away by the amazing flavor in each and every dish. The cocktail meatballs with sweet and sour sauce were some of the most tender meatballs I’d ever had, and the carrot honey cake was an eye-opening experience for a honey-cake-purist like myself.

Recipes from the bride who knew nothing? Not anymore.

Browsing through Jamie’s book, you’ll find that she shares a lot more than just stellar recipes. She shares of piece of herself. With each chapter, Ms. Geller opens another door to her life and home, drawing you in like you’re part of the family. An adorable one, I might add. As a food photographer, I don’t know which I like more – the expertly styled food photos that jump off the page, or the out-of-this-world moments captured of her precious clan of five.

Aside from beautiful photos and mouthwatering recipes, Joy of Kosher packs it all in by offering a dressed up an dressed down version of each recipe. That means you can whip it up real fast for family, or polish it up for Shabbat or holiday meals. A handy holiday menu guide and Passover conversion table complete the book, making it perfect for year-round use.

In honor of the upcoming holiday of Passover, I’m giving away a free copy of the Joy of Kosher cookbook! To enter, simply leave a comment below with your favorite Passover dish. You can also follow Busy In Brooklyn via any of the channels below for an extra entry. Just be sure to leave a note in the comment letting me know where you follow.

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SAMPLE PASSOVER RECIPES FROM THE JOY OF KOSHER COOKBOOK:

Jamie Geller and I at the Joy of Kosher Cookbook Launch Party

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A Blogoversary Celebration at La Brochette
{Plus a Restaurant Giveaway!}

Thursday, January 16th, 2014


I can’t believe it’s been three amazing years of blogging on Busy In Brooklyn. Happy Blogoversary!

When I started my little kosher blog back in 2011, I never imagined that so many people would care to see what I’m cooking in my modest Brooklyn kitchen. But no matter how simple the recipe, you cheered me on and encouraged me to keep at it. And that’s exactly what I did. I cooked my heart out and poured love and attention into each and every blog post. Your emails and comments fueled my desire to reach for the heights. So I took a photography class, read countless books, and practiced and practiced some more. Then, in what will go down in history as one-of-the-best-birthday-gifts-of-all-time, my husband signed me up for the Culinary Arts Program at the Center for Kosher Culinary Arts. The classes opened my eyes to fundamental cooking techniques and my palate, to international flavors.

The past year has truly been a whirlwind. I’m still pinching myself! I attended kosher culinary school, had a baby, won a cooking contest, appeared on TV, had recipes featured on Yahoo, The Daily Meal & The Kitchn, tripled my blog traffic, and had recipes go viral on Pinterest (4,525 pins!).

And none of this would have happened were it not for you guys – my awesome readers! Readers who email me pics of their family sitting around the dinner table eating my recipe, readers as far as Australia who stop my sister in the street to tell her how much they love my blog, and readers who email, comment or Facebook me to tell me how much they enjoy my recipes.

From the bottom of my heart – thank you, thank you, thank you!

Now before I get all sappy on you guys, lets stop talking and start eating!


I was so excited when La Brochette, the new kosher steakhouse in Midtown, invited me over for an exclusive dinner to celebrate my Blogoversary. After hearing about their amazing sushi bar, extensive wine and cocktail menu as well as their exclusive selection of aged meats, I couldn’t wait to try it out! I brought along my partner-in-food, and all around great guy, my husband, Yossi.


La Brochette boasts a multi-level space with separate areas for parties and special occasions. Their VIP room is ideal for business meetings, but will soon offer an exclusive tasting menu. Their SKY room, fittingly painted in blue, is adorned with a large skylight and seats 35. Another private room with a separate entrance is available for private gatherings (someone recently rented the space to propose).


Marina, the lovely hostess walked us to our table, and Samuel, our waiter suggested that we begin with some drinks. We couldn’t agree more, after all, we had some serious toasting to do! The upside-down daiquiri and classic pina colada were refreshing, with just the right amount of alcohol to keep us happy (but not too drunk) throughout the night.


After looking over the menu extensively, we decided to ask our waiter to make some recommendations. Samuel was extremely well-versed in the preparation of each and every dish and helped us decide on the stand-out dishes. We started with the Spicy Tuna Dip from the sushi menu – a mix of fresh tuna, avocado, tempura crust & wonton chips. I have to admit that I am not usually a fan of raw fish but the dish was refreshingly light with no fishy aftertaste. We also had the Beet Napoleon with a bright citrus dressing – beautifully plated and tasted as good as it looked!


Samuel highly recommended that we try the La Brochette Sampler, a platter for two that gives you a taste of almost all the appetizers on the menu. It includes the La Brochette (Wagyu beef, red wine glazed pearl onions, pepper, cherry tomatoes and chimichurri sauce), Short Rib Spring Rolls (bourbon marinated short ribs, fine chopped herbs served with BBQ ranch sauce),  Crispy Veal Sweetbreads (tempura sweetbreads drizzled with balsamic reduction and served with olive tapenade) and Peking Duck Confit in an orange sauce. At $36, this dish is priced just right and is a must-have on the menu. Each appetizer was better than the next, we could hardly pick a favorite.


For the main course, my husband is a meat guy, so he went straight for the steak menu. La Brochette boasts a wide variety of steaks, including skirt steak, center cut ribeye, La Brochette filet, prime filet, steak au poivre, black angus, marinated hanger steak, prime rib on the bone and signature cut La Brochette reserve. He chose the Prime Rib on the Bone with a side of mixed seasonal vegetables and sauteed wild mushrooms. I went with one of the night’s specials – veal chops with mushroom sauce and a side of whipped garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus. My veal chop was cooked to absolute perfection. I would even venture to say that it was probably the most perfectly cooked veal chop I have ever had. My husband was equally pleased with his rib steak, as well as his choice of sides.

My only critique at this point of the meal was  that the chef garnished almost every dish with red amaranth. It’s pretty, I admit. But it’s repeated use looked tacky.


We didn’t have much room left, but this was a celebratory dinner after all, and what’s a celebration without dessert? So onto our final course, I ordered the pareve cheesecake, while my husband went with the apple crisp – his favorite. While the plating was beautiful, and the garnishes delicious, I found the cheesecake to be extremely unpalatable and sent it back. My husband was equally displeased with his dessert as the apple crisp did not really have any “crisp” at all. It was a ramekin filled with sweet minced apples, but lacked the wonderful texture and flavor of a crisp topping. To make up for our disappointments, the kitchen sent over some tiramisu which quickly assuaged our feelings about the dessert menu – it was perfect!


In honor of BIB’S Blogoversary, La Brochette is giving away a FREE DESSERT to one of my readers!  If you live in, or around New York, or you’d like to come in to experience La Brochette for yourself, enter for your chance to win a free dessert!

To enter:

} Like Busy In Brooklyn on Facebook
} Like La Brochette on Facebook
} Leave a comment and share your favorite BIB recipe of all time (or should I say, of three years?)!


I’d like to extend my thanks to Avi Cohen, La Brochette’s owner, for inviting me to celebrate my blogoversary with them. And to Marina, for being such a gracious host. I hope to see you again soon!

La Brochette Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
340 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016.
Telephone: (212) 972-2200
http://labrochetteny.com/

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Please note: while I was comped for my meal at La Brochette, all opinions are my own.

Speculoos Puppy Chow

Monday, October 7th, 2013


It’s been a while since I’ve blogged about my (not so) little obsession with speculoos. I first made Lotus cookie cinnamon buns with speculoos cream cheese frosting and then I moved on to speculoos pancakes. As the speculoos obsession began to die down, I nearly forgot about the fantastic spiced cookies, until my brother brought me back a few samples that he got on the plane to Israel. One bite and I was transported back to speculoos heaven. So…I decided to transport you all as well, with this amazing speculoos Chex party mix that I made back during my Lotus-cookie-addiction-days.

If you’re not familiar with speculoos, it’s a spiced shortcrust biscuit, or what Lotus (a popular manufacturer of speculoos cookies) calls, “The Original Caramelized Biscuit.” Speculoos cookies have been a popular treat in Belgium for years, and are sometimes referred to as Lotus or Biscoff cookies. Their popularity reached new heights, when a few years ago, a woman won a television contest for inventing a sweet spread made from the cookies. Speculoos spread went viral, with many companies, like Trader Joes, selling their own versions.

Have you ever had Chex Muddy Buddies (also known as puppy chow)? You know, that addictive cereal snack with chocolate and peanut butter that’s covered in powdered sugar? Well, I decided to create a speculoos-flavored version, coating the cereal in toffee and dusting it in ground up Lotus cookie powder. I don’t even have to tell you that it tastes even better than it sounds, because you can practically see for yourself.

If you’re drooling over the screen wondering, “How on earth does she expect me to make these if I can’t get my hands on kosher Lotus cookies?” I’ll tell you how. Because I feel for all you speculoos-deprived people, I asked my cousin in The Netherlands to send me over some kosher-certified speculoos goodies (thanks Chaya!) and I’m going to generously share them with you in my SPECULOOS GIVEAWAY!

You will win:

1 jar speculoos cookie butter
1 package Lotus cookies
1 jar speculoos spice mix

To enter:

1. Like Busy In Brooklyn on Facebook.
2. Leave a comment letting me know your favorite BIB recipe.

Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Winner will be chosen at random at 10:00 AM EST on October 18th, 2013.


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Rosh Hashanah Gift Basket Giveaway

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

I know we’ve been having lots of giveaways lately, but when I was presented with the opportunity to share a beautiful gift basket from Manhattan Fruitier with one of my readers, I just couldn’t let it slide. With the New Year upon us, I wanted to take the opportunity to share some sweet fruit and gourmet honey with you.

Manhattan Fruitier generously hand-delivered the above-pictured basket to my home. It was beautifully wrapped in  elegant packaging with a personalized note. The basket included:

1 Honey Almond Nougat from South Africa (OU) – my favorite!
1 Wildflower Honey from the Catskills (4.75 oz. jar) (Kof-K)
12 Seasonal and exotic fresh fruits (approximately)

I’m so excited to share this gift basket with one of you in honor of Rosh Hashanah!

To enter the giveaway:

1. Like Busy In Brooklyn on Facebook
2. Like Manhattan Fruitier on Facebook
3. Leave a comment below letting me know you have liked both pages.

Winner will be chosen at random on Wednesday, August 28th and will receive the package in time for Rosh Hashanah.

Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only (except for Arizona). If the winner is located in NYC, they will receive the above basket, otherwise, they will receive the lidded basket

Manhattan Fruitier
2109 Borden Avenue, 7th Fl.
Long Island City, NY 11101
(800) 841-5718
(212) 686-0404
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The Silver Spoon Purim Giveaway!

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

With the Jewish holiday of Purim just around the corner, I thought it would be fun if I gave you all a sort of shalach manos in the form of a giveaway! I turned to one of my favorite gift shops in my neighborhood of Brooklyn and they were more than happy to get in on the fun!

The Silver Spoon store is chock full of unique and beautiful home and giftware. They offer a full line of servingware, stemware, flatware and dinnerware to suit every taste and budget. Their gifts are beautifully wrapped and topped off with a silver spoon for an adorable keepsake. To enter to win this giveaway for a set of 3 beautiful bowls, follow the instructions below.

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1. Follow Busy In Brooklyn on Facebook.
2. Follow The Silver Spoon on Facebook.
3. Post a comment with your most original mishloach manos idea.

You must do all of the above to enter into the giveaway.
A winner will be chosen at random on Wednesday, February 20th.

Open to U.S. residents only.

Check out the Silver Spoon website for more beautiful gifts!

The Silver Spoon
1295 President St.
Brooklyn, NY 11213
Tel: 877.527.7770
Email: info@silverspoonstore.com
Website: http://www.silverspoonstore.com