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The Key to Perfect Challah

This post is dedicated to a fast and complete recovery for Michal bat Esther Miriam and Michal Leah bat Baila Hadas. For the Shabbat after Pesach (Passover), many people have the custom of baking challah in the shape of a … Continue reading

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Easy Coconut Macaroons (GF, Passover)

Pesach (Passover) can be hard for US ex-pats in Israel. Simply put, the kosher supervision industries in America and Israel work differently and are run by different people and different rules. The bottom-line result is that there are fewer kosher-for-Pesach … Continue reading

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Vegan Burritos with Easy Refried Beans

I grew up in a fiber-rich household. We ate bran muffins, not blueberry; Sorbees, not Skittles; macaroni and baked beans more than macaroni and cheese. At school, I sat across the lunch table from white bread with mayo and American … Continue reading

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Blogaholic Award Nomination

It’s another game of blogger tag that someone made up to increase site traffic, and I’m “it.” By the way, there are a few more days left to my virtual ice cream party, if you’d like to join and meet … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chip Coconut Squares

Do they have Chinese auctions in China? A quick google search wasn’t enough to give me a clear answer to that question. I can tell you, however, that my neighborhood has too many of them. In addition to Chinese auctions … Continue reading

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Blogger Recognition Award

This blog is less than two months old, and it’s getting more exciting every day. My week started off with a notification that I was nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by Bernadine at Bern Bakes. Thank you, Bernadine! I’m glad … Continue reading

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A Taste of Shlomit-Making the Desert Bloom

Friday afternoon, we’re driving past nature reserves, army bases, and sheep farms, towards the setting sun. The car is loaded with with kids, blankets, pillows, diapers, a freshly baked lemon cake, and–you know me by now–chocolate cookies. Fortunately, we arrive … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chip Mocha Cookies

Today my blog is one month old! (And my baby is four months old!) There have been dozens of visitors from seven countries on three continents, and as an old friend of mine would say, “You deserve a cookie!” I … Continue reading

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Warm Tuna Couscous Salad

Ten minutes, start to finish, in one bowl with all the major food groups. You can’t get much more instant than that! My tuna couscous salad is usually made with a bowl of couscous pulled out of the fridge after … Continue reading

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Chanukah- Beyond the Limit

Chanukah is a  time for miracles, for achieving the impossible–or redefining our possibilities. Before Chanukah, I went to a lecture by Rebbetzin Shira  Smiles about holiday. One of the many points she made was that the miraculous nature of Chanukah … Continue reading

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