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It’s amazing to think that this year our little man completed another year of preschool and the summer schedule of play dates, activities, visitors and Camp Mama is about to begin.  One of the highlights of...

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The Jewish festival of Shavuot (festival of weeks) comes around seven weeks after passover.  In Israel, I always felt like this one-day holiday was lost in the blink of an eye and in the US the two-day...

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How to Make Homemade Preserved Lemons

April 25, 2013 | 18 Comments

There are dozens of recipes in the book Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi that I want to make.  Each and every page of that book inspires me to get cooking and the photography in...

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Pistachio Pasta

April 8, 2013 | 16 Comments

Every time I step into The Milky Way in Los Angeles’s Pico Robertson neighborhood, I feel like I have entered a vacuum of tranquility. The hustle and bustle of Los Angeles stays outside as the...

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Hot Potato Salad

March 21, 2013 | 22 Comments

Daylight savings time is just one of the ways I know that spring is on it’s way.  Seeing artichokes and healthy asparagus in the produce section is another, and the steady stream of guests that...

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Would you believe me if I said I have never cooked with pineapple before?  My mother’s deathly allergy to this fruit kept it far from our home, perhaps even our block when I was growing...

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Split Pea Soup

Kansas City Split Pea Soup

March 14, 2013 | 15 Comments

In February 2013 I flew to New York for 50 hours  to attend the Kosher Food and Wine Experience.  As I made friends and mingled with foodies, there are two questions I was asked over...

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Hummus Salad

Deconstructed Hummus Salad

March 4, 2013 | 16 Comments

Sometimes you want something quick and easy, a short cut that will get you most of the way there.  Last night, in the midst of my hummus prep, I ran out of steam and with my...

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