Hummus

Asli means “authentic” in Arabic. Somehow I always forget how much I love hummus and how easy it is to make. Unlike in Israel, here in Los Angeles it’s hard to find good hummus. There are rumors that there are bunch of decent humus places…

Focaccia

My mother – a bread worshiper – and I agreed that focaccia is the best bread for people like us whose favorite part of the bread is the crust. Focaccia is basically one big crust.

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…

Black Cherry Jammers

I was so happy when she said yes and wrote this post for my blog. Introducing, Yael, the woman who thought me almost everything I know about baking!  When Shelly asked me to be a guest at her blog, I…

Harissa

Harissa is a Moroccan spicy condiment made with  red chile peppers and small hot chili peppers and spices. We eat harissa with braised dishes, sandwiches, soups, salads, couscous, omelets, etc. My husband likes to mix it with ketchup and dip…

Simple Granola

Store bought granolas are too sweet for me. Also why to buy granola when you can make it chic-chak ,quickly (baking though takes 40 minutes, so you know) and add any fruit or nuts you like.

moroccan donuts – sfinj

Chanukah is the holiday of lights, miracles, and donuts! Every year, for Chanukah, I make the classic jelly donuts – “sufganiyot” in Hebrew – but this year, I decided to go back to my roots. For the first time in…

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…