Jun 062011
 

[Translate] Cheesecake and blintzes are probably the two most popular dishes that are served on the Shavuot table, but being me, I like to find at least one new dish to put on my table. One of the first recipes that caught my eye in Joan Nathan‘s new cookbook, Quiches, Kugels, and Couscous: My Search for Jewish Cooking in France, was a quick bread that had goat cheese, dried apricot and mint. The combination of the creamy goat cheese and apricots really appealed to me, and it was a simple recipe that could be made without much effort. I used sour apricots because I think that they give a stronger apricot flavor than the Mediterranean Click here to continue reading this post

Jun 172007
 

[Translate]     Rosa at Rosa’s Yummy Yums tagged me for the Sunday Brunch Meme. I will have to call this a Saturday Brunch because our workday begins on Sunday in Israel. First I want to thank Rosa for tagging me. This photo is for Rosa, it is my favorite coffee mug which my husband bought for me in Zurich: My husband and I love having a leisurely brunch on Saturday mornings. We always have a herbed omelette, fresh squeezed orange juice from oranges that grow three minutes walk from our home, fresh brewed coffee, various Israeli soft and semi-soft cheeses, jam and homemade bread or scones. This morning I made whole wheat scones. See Click here to continue reading this post

Mar 102007
 

[Translate] Friday is a day off and since the shops close at 3pm here, we try to do all of our Shabbat shopping on Wednesday or Thursday evening. This allows us to have a nice leisurely breakfast on Friday and also gives us time to talk about life and current events. I think it is so important to find some “us time” to spend with your loved ones. Communication is definitely the key to a successful marriage. This is something I learned from my family. My grandmother also told me to always have dinner on the table and he won’t go looking for food at another restaurant. You can interpret that any way you want. Click here to continue reading this post

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