Jury Duty Day

I have served as a juror once. Quite a while ago. It was a terrible mafia case, and I had to spend a whole week sequestered with other people discussing the murder. I don’t remember the particulars of the organization itself, but now, I have decided to document my experience whatever it will turn out to…

Easy, Fast, Vegan, Healthy, Delicious

This was a healthy Shabbat. I made a few salads, a peach crumb for dessert – a perfect way to eat late at night. One of my favorites is to use lots of greens, so this time since I got some really great fresh basil, I decided to experiment with one of my favorite summer salad…

Peaches are in Season

I love to make Shabbat meals in summer! You have so many fresh fruit and  vegetables  to choose from. And – they actually have a real taste! So for this Shabbat dessert, I decided to experiment with fresh peaches. They are so nice now. I was looking for an idea on the web, and, like lots…

Improvise!

It looks like summer is, finally, here. And with it the abundance of fruit and vegetables that really have a taste, as opposed to those that we have in winter – beautiful, but tasteless. That, of course, means that it’s time for salad. In my house, a housewife (me) never knows what she is going…

This is not the Shavuot I love

Shavuot is my favorite  Holiday for many reasons. I believe that this is a special Holiday as it clearly marks the Jewish nation as the one designated to live in a specific way – to be a “light to the nations” (Isaiah 42:1). This is no small task, the responsibility both brings you up and…

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,…

From Home to Home with Food to Dream About

It has been just a few days since I have returned from Israel, but my heart is yearning for it again. So, this post will just show the eateries and foods of Israel that I love. These amazing breads we just stumbled upon at the Old Train Station in Tel-Aviv. We tried these beauties, and…

My Pseudo Syrian Shabbat

As much as I love eating vegetables, sometimes I just can’t resist fresh lamb. I will choose lamb over any other meat. I got some really fresh lamb and decided to make a Syrian staple – lachma’jin. I am sure you might find different spellings of the word, but consider this – Hebrew, like Arabic, has no…

Happy New(?) Year!

It’s been a really long time. Lots of cooking, lots of thinking. Here we are, on the eve of the new calendar year, and my family dilemmas are looking at me again. As an orthodox Jewish woman, I know all about it –  the Romans, the pagans all over, the Silvester, the strive of Xtianity…