Archive For July, 2011

Cooking, sans stove

By | July 21, 2011

gas stove_Rick J. Pelleg

Now eight months into our marriage, I’ve been feeling like I have things pretty much under control in the kitchen. I can plan a week’s worth of dinners (Shabbos too) on Sunday, the grocery bills are usually not too high, and the meals themselves generally come out well. (Of course, there was the sweet potato […]

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Chocolate for dinner: Why not?

By | July 8, 2011


I’m the cook, so what I say, goes. And if I say we’re having chocolate for dinner — well, that makes it an absolutely logical meal choice. Tonight was one of those nights. It’s the end of a long week, we’re moving in a few days, and we have a really full Shabbos coming up. […]

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A guy, a girl, and a ridiculously good cheesecake

By | July 4, 2011


I blogged a few weeks ago about making my Shavuos cheesecake after the fact and freezing it for us to eat when I returned from my two-week trip to North America. Well, I’m back, we ate it, and let me tell you — that brownie mosaic cheesecake is ridiculously good. It was admittedly something of a potchke. […]

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Vanilla extract on steroids

By | July 1, 2011


Back in May, I wondered why Israeli vanilla extract comes in those teeny-tiny bottles. And I said that although my husband had come up with an ingenious solution, I was still planning to bring the biggest-possible size of vanilla back from the States when I next visited. Well, I meant it. As you can see in the […]

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