Halloumi!

On those rare occasions that I work from home and find time to make lunch for myself, I consider myself lucky. I feel double lucky today, as for the first time my husband found a kosher halloumi cheese! When I am in Israel, I make it a point to eat salads with halloumi. However, here in…

Easy Pesach?

This Pesach I really do not have time for cooking. Also, I constantly forget to kasher/buy utensils that I might need. So I need to improvise. Since I had different kinds of vegetables, thanks to my food-shopping-loving husband, I decided to use all of them in one pot. And, what’s better than roasted vegetables during…

Matzah Brei

Why is it that no matter how late the Holiday is coming in the year, it always hits me suddenly?  Cleaning for Pesach? I am sure many of you are half done. I am only half started.  I am totally impressed by some of the ladies out there that are so organized that they manage…

Shabbat in a Rush

Due to unforeseen circumstances that I do not wish for anyone, I really had no time to cook for last Shabbat. But Shabbat comes every week, right? So, I decided to just throw the stuff that I already had in one pot and be done with it. OK, it turned out to be two dishes,…

In the Autumn Mood

Autumn, fall, osenj – however, you name it, the meaning for me is the same – beauty of colors, crying skies, the imminence of the coming winter. Every fall I start physically feeling worse from the day temperature drops so that I need a jacket to wear. Cold. I stay cold until the first tiny green baby…

Sukkot Cakes!

So, I already said that I loved Sukkot. Part of it is the fact that I don’t have a sukkah, so I bake and bring cakes to places where we go to eat – my friends’ sukkot. The cakes have to be parve and light as, usually, they are eaten after a big meal. One of my…

Apple-Carrot-Honey-Raisin Salad for a sweet New Year

Naturally, no table for Rosh ha Shana (at least in the Ashkenazi families) is complete without this sweet salad. Apples, honey, and carrots are all part of the Holiday table Simanim. So easy to make – no real measurements needed, just mix the ingredients to your taste: A few grated   Naturally, the youngest, organic carrots…