Omelet with fresh herbs

“No iPad today.” “But why not?” “Because you don’t use your brain anymore.” “Yes I do.” “Not enough.” “Okay, so can I use the computer?” “No, Daddy said no electronics today.” “What if I clean my room or take the…

DIY herbal teas

While ninety percent of the people on earth need coffee in the morning to wake up, I need herbal tea. Luckily, I am very energetic in the morning. The first thing I drink after I wake up is a glass of room-temperature water with freshly squeezed…

Fig & Lemongrass Jam

After almost three endless months of never-ending summer vacation, Leo finally started school, a new charter school. Frankly, Z and I were excited about it but he wasn’t. He wanted to be excited, but, instead, he was very nervous. I don’t blame…

5 nutritious Breakfast

I know that Honey Nut Cheerios is easier but do you really want your kids or yourself to start the day with unnatural, full of sugar breakfast?  With these light, nutritious breakfasts, you’ll definitely have a good, healthy day. They require very little effort and some willingness. 

Blood Orange Bars

Our 5-year-old Alex (aka Alexander, aka Jacob, aka Sooshi) is obsessed with names. Everyday, ten times a day, he asks my husband and I if we like a certain name. Most days I find his name sake obsession cute but some…

Shakshuka

My cousin Diane is married to Avi, who is from Jerusalem and is an excellent cook. Avi makes the best shakshuka.  Last month, when we were visiting in Israel, we stayed with them and he made shakshuka for breakfast.  I already published a quick recipe…

Toast with avocado

Recently I discovered that not only I can cook I can also draw. It’s so fun and relaxing. I wish I had more time for my new hobby. Anyway, it was very flattering and exciting to discover that other people beside my…

Bruschetta

It’s strange to cook for one when you used to cook for two, four, or more. This week I am home alone. Hallelujah! My husband is in New York and the boys are in school. I was content eating my…

Homemade Bread

There was a single, short period when I completely lost interest in cooking. It was exactly three years ago, when my youngest sister, Inbar, passed away at the age of 27. When she left, my joy of cooking and baking left with her. Like everyone…

bread rolls & challahs

I was always fascinated by the process of bread making. I remember I couldn’t take my eyes away from my mother or grandmother’s hands, when they were stretching, flattening and punching the dough. I admired them when they rolled and…