The Hurricane IRENE

Hey KS Fans,

So Shabbos was beautiful and actually really fun and relaxing despite the stormy weather conditions that hit us in NJ at around 1PM this afternoon. There really is nothing like taking an afternoon nap on Shabbos day, falling asleep to the so of rain against your roof and windows AHHH…

Now it is Saturday night and the reports are coming in that besides the Hurricane there might be an impending tornado as well! – So after making sure that I have flashlights in every room, and a bag packed and ready (in case of evacuation – or at least because it is waterproof -backup dry stuff  in case of flooding – I live by the lake) and saying a few words of tehillim that we should all be safe – I decided why not whip up a great drink to enjoy as I watch all the disaster reports and see the havoc that is outside my window?

If you think I am a little strange – that’s ok -You see I am from the school of thought that you should be 1. be prepared like a girl scout – even if all your friends and neighbors (yes E’s I am talking about you all who made fun this afternoon of my overly cautious hurricane prep! ) and 2. MAKE THE BEST OF A BAD SITUATION! – right now we are safe and dry BH, powers is on, all is well – Why not have a mini melava malka party with the family?

So Here is My Hurricane IRENE Cocktail that I am currently enjoying with a HUGE bowl of curry flavored butter popcorn as we ride out the storm tonight!

Stay Safe, BE PREPARED, and ENJOY a little if you can!



2 cups ice

1 cup pine apple juice

1 cup orange juice

2 tbsp. lime or lemon juice

1 tbsp. honey

1 tsp. imitation rum flavoring – or if you dare the real thing

Pour every thing in a blender and blend.  – Enjoy!




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About the Author

For the last 8 years Sarah Lasry has been the heart and soul of the successful and celebrated Tastebuds Gourmet Café & Flower Shop in Howell, NJ. Sarah opened and ran Tastebuds to much critical appraise for her unique approach to delicious, kosher gourmet cooking as well as her legendary parties, original style and artistic culinary flair. In 2006 Sarah wrote the acclaimed bestselling cookbook “THE DAIRY GOURMET” which revealed all the secret recipes of Tastebuds Café. With much anticipation from her many fans and fellow foodies, Sarah’s brand new cookbook “THE AT HOME GOURMET” just hit the stores with high praise and reviews. Sarah currently resides in Lakewood, NJ where she has recently left the restaurant business to concentrate on her passion for writing cookbooks and is hard at work as the Food and Home contributing editor for Binah Magazine and www. Kosherstreet.com.

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