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Archive: August 2005


Posted on August 31, 2005

Permit me to share my daughter’s wedding with you. It was an incredible experience for me and with the chutzpah for which I am famous, I assume you are interested in it!! TALI AND YOAV?S WEDDING In my usual laid back manner, I got to Ramat Rachel about 45 minutes early. I sat in the Continue Reading »

Hummus (Really excellent hummus!)

Posted on August 30, 2005

I got this recipe from a friend. It is wonderful! This makes a lot of hummus. Recipe should be halved unless serving at least 40 or more as an appetizer. HUMMUS 2 tablespoons garlic — minced 3 15.5-oz can garbanzo beans 1 cup Tahini 3 large lemons 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon cumin seed — Continue Reading »


Posted on August 29, 2005

We have always heard from people that THE place in J’lem to eat is Olive. We also heard that reservations are a must, so five of us made a reservation and walked on down to the German colony and restaurant row along Emek Refaim. The place was quite lovely. Eating outside is always a kick, Continue Reading »


Posted on August 26, 2005

We have had the leisure to go wandering about in Jerusalem for three days now, and we have to say it is our favorite pastime. We love wandering and looking around. We especially love the glorious mosaic of the people we see. We have managed to sneak in a few felafel and a few schwarma Continue Reading »

Mock Blintz Casserole

Posted on August 26, 2005

This is an easy and less expensive version of your mother’s famous blintz casserole! Enjoy! Blintzes Casserole FOR LAYERS ONE AND THREE: 6 eggs 1 1/2 cups sour cream 1/2 cup orange juice 1/3 cup sugar 1/2 margarine, melted 1 cup flour 2 tsp. baking powder FOR LAYER TWO: 8 oz. softened cream cheese 1 Continue Reading »

Shabbat Tuna Salad

Posted on August 25, 2005

I was trying to think of something interesting to serve for Shabbos lunch. I came up with this, and to be honest, it’s pretty darn good! Shabbos Tuna Salad 2 Cans Tuna in Water, drained and flaked 10 oz Cooked noodles – I like spirals best Mayonaise to taste (I use low fat) Chopped veggies Continue Reading »


Posted on August 24, 2005

This story is hot off the Kosher Today news service: OU Kosher Creates Product Search Feature on Website to Assist Both Consumers and Companies (New York) Providing more accessible information to kosher consumers and kosher manufacturers, OU Kosher has created a product search feature on its website,, listing all OU certified products. The feature Continue Reading »

Eggless Double Chocolate Cake!

Posted on August 23, 2005

This is a fabulous cake! No eggs either! If you use parve chocolate chips, then you have a parve cake as well! YUMMMMM! 1-2/3 cups all purpose four 1 cup packed brown sugar or granulated sugar 1/4 cup cocoa 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup water 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1 teaspoon Continue Reading »


Posted on August 22, 2005

We interrupt our usual news and views to share some personal news once again. Please God, we are leaving for Eretz Yisrael on Monday, Aug. 22nd for daughter Tali’s wedding (B’shaah tova umutzlachat). We hope to post from Israel and to share wedding news with you from Israel. In addition, we will send reports on Continue Reading »

Incredible Fruit Pizza!

Posted on August 19, 2005

Ok, this has got to be the cat’s meow!! A pizza made from cookie dough and fruit! How yummy is that? Crust: 1 pkg. refrigerator sugar cookie dough OR 1 small recipe sugar cookie dough “Sauce”: 1 (8 oz,) pkg. cream cheese, softened 1 c. confectioners sugar 3 Tbsp. lemon juice Topping: 3 to 4 Continue Reading »