Sfenj with Cardamom

Sfenj (or “Sfinj”) are Moroccan sufganiyot / donuts / beignet. Of all the sweet fried doughs, Sfenj are my favorite and the least harmful. The dough doesn’t contain any butter or milk, and has only 2 heaping tablespoons of sugar.…

Simple Yeasted Bread

I bake bread on a weekly basis. I make gluten-free sourdough for me, wheat sourdough for my husband and boys, challahs for Shabbat for my guests and simple yeasted  bread when I don’t have time or patience to make a…

Mexico, Playa Del Carmen

The first time I visited Playa Del Carmen was fifteen years ago (f&#$ I’m getting old!). After spending six months in America on tourist visa, I had to leave in order to extend my stay. In New York I met an…

Alexander’s big book of art

I told you I wouldn’t have time to write anything this month! I have been busy helping Alex to put together his art book. His drawings are sweet and innocent just like him . Take a look  Alex’s BIG book of ART and maybe order a copy…

5 Must-Have Family Cookbooks

These are my favorite cookbooks at the moment. The recipes are down-to-earth and diverse, and include many child-friendly dishes. I would recommend these books to any parent, whether they are excellent cooks or are interested to learn how to.

5-things to do with a 5-year-old

# 1. Make chocolate pralines or chocolate bars together – it’s easy, fun, delicious and exciting at any age. I’m not sure who was more excited, me or them. You start making them with the 5-year-old, then, 3 minutes later,…

Swanton Berry Farm

Swanton Berry Farm was the highlight of our road trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco via the PCH. To find a place like Swanton – after you’ve had a string of bad meals, and almost given up on finding a…

Leo’s Favorite Food

Me: If you so bored, you can write a post for my blog.  Leo: I can’t write a post I’m only nine.  Me: yes you can.  Leo: okay, I’ll try.

Farmers Market

You know what is the best thing about moving to a new city? Discovering new places to eat and buy food, like markets and farmers markets. Like the one I used to go to at Union Square or in Santa Maria, in Mallorca.…

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Leo and Alex never refuse to help when I offer to make something sweet. So here they are making chocolate chip cookies. All on their own! Leo reads the directions, while Alex wildly and clumsily beats the batter, and I…