After growing up in the Midwest all my life, I up and moved to Israel and married an ex-kibbutznik (^See handsome man above^). I bake excessively and walk around pushing a stroller with a chubby baby, wondering how the heck I turned in to a Mom all of a sudden. We have an estranged cat named Panda who lives on a kibbutz in the desert. My baby boy is nicknamed A.J. which drives my husband up the wall.
Here you’ll find recipes, tried and true, from my kitchen. I believe that cooking would never have evolved from potatoes in a pot (which I think regardless of their simplicity are delicious) if generations over time chose not to share recipes. Food should have a history, and I like to learn everything about it. To me, the process of cooking and baking is even more enjoyable than the end product, and I love nothing more than working at a recipe until it is perfect, and then serving it to my family and friends.
You will also be able to find a lot of recipes that are vegan, or at least dairy-free. Because of the Jewish law of Kashrut (involving the separation of meat and milk), with a few exceptions, most of my desserts and baked goods are Parve.
You can also see articles on tips and how-tos. I never considered myself a particularly handy person. But when I moved to Israel, got married, and got a budget, I found myself searching for ways to do things the old-fashioned way. Some are “green”, some are just cheap, but most involve only a little extra effort with a big pay-off.