To Pickle or Not to Pickle?

I used to think that pickling was very hard. I remember my mother making jars and jars of pickled cucumbers, cabbage, jams, or rather варенье, which is much closer to real fruit than we see here in the US. It was hard, indeed, I think as it involved hot-closing sterilized jars so that that could…

Hatzil haBait – Our House Eggplant – חציל הבּית

It is amazing that one works way more than usual reduced to part-time work. Is it only me, or the whole computerized world turned this way? In any case, I cannot complaint given that many people  completely lost their jobs and, unfortunately, countless others – their lives. I am one of the lucky ones, and…

Tazria-Metzora

Originally posted on Noshing Across the Nation:
This is a hard Parshah for me as, actually, most of the Parashot in Leviticus – Vayikra. I am going to bring you another commentary from a source that is not that well-known (I think). I subscribe to a newsletter by a Rabbi Ben Zion Spitz, the former…

A Few Verses Before Passover

Originally posted on Noshing Across the Nation:
Just a few verses combining the events of the day. The life of this world never seizes to amaze, both in good and bad ways. ? Oh Egypt, “how the mighty has fallen”! Egypt, the giant of old With your gold and your gems, with you valley of…

Charoset – the Best of Pesach

I have almost stopped writing here. My personal stories of pain, thankfully, came to an end and my life became a 1000-fold better with one thing that, I believe, everyone needs in life – Love. Yes, Love with a capital L. This is such a small, easy word to pronounce, but underneath lies a myriad…

“Глядя на звезды мне всегда хочется мечтать…” или мой Ван Гог в Герцлии

Originally posted on "Multi-Focal" СТраницы Лины Городецкой:
„Говорить за нас должны наши полотна. Мы создали их, и они существуют, и это самое главное.“ Так однажды написал Винсент Ван Гог… Главная правда творчества в этих словах… Он прожил всего тридцать семь лет.  Ушел непризнанным, чтобы стать великим после, спустя годы после трагической гибели… Согласно оценкам с аукционов…

Hanukkah, Cooking, Baking, Kitchen & Life Struggles

This time I just want to share some culinary-related news: This article talks about the struggles and cooking as the way to overcome one’s challenges. A very close to heart concept for me. I used, and sometimes still use cooking, and especially bread making as a means to get out of melancholic thoughts. These days,…

Israel Foodie Roundup – November 2019

Just wanted to put it here maybe because I am dying to go to Israel again. Enjoy this beautiful post. Debbest Israel Israel Prepares for the Holiday Season and Petach Tikva has a booming new culinary scene. Winter is approaching and with it comes the festive season of Hanukah and Christmas. Bakeries around the country…

Fun Food and Israel Related Articles

It is no surprise that Israeli chefs are on the forefront of all things new. Why should food be an exemption? There have been a number of articles lately about innovative ways Israelis think about food using words like “vegan, ecological, and locavore”. New-old plants are appearing on the restaurants’ tables straight from the biblical times. …

Anticipating

I am not sure when I am going to publish this. However, I am writing it almost three weeks to the date when my life will drastically change. Change for the best, please, Gd! It’s been ten months since הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא let a certain amazing man find me among all the other women in…

Light and Easy for a Hot Shabbat

What can you prepare for Shabbat if you absolutely do not want to leave a blech or a crock-pot on in your desire to not add any additional heat to already overheated apartment? Salmon, turns out to be that fish that can easily be eaten cold with pretty-much any sauce. So, I decided to make…

Limmud International – Loving It!

This past weekend I got a chance to go to Mexico City for Limmud volunteer training where limmudniks from all over the Americas and our British partners have gathered trying to help each other be more efficient and productive while preparing and running our respective Limmuds. Limmud as an organization had started in England over…