Archive For November, 2012

Heart surprise cake

By | November 30, 2012

VLUU L200  / Samsung L200

So I made a cake. On the outside, it’s pretty nice, though I could certainly use some more practice with my frosting techniques. (Focus on the edible hearts, please. They never get old.) And on the inside… It was supposed to be a heart cake, in honor of our second anniversary (17 Kislev, which is […]

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Pumpkies (pumpkin chocolate chip bars)

By | November 27, 2012

VLUU L200  / Samsung L200

This recipe and story first appeared in the Nov. 19, 2012 edition of “From Tali’s Kitchen,” my biweekly cooking column in Binah magazine. I have exactly one memory of baking cookies with my mother, and it’s from my teenage years. We did lots of other things together – leisurely mother-daughter shopping trips, scrapbooking workshops – […]

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Menu Plan: Week of Nov. 25, 2012

By | November 25, 2012

I’m indulging my sweet tooth with this week’s blog posts (actually, I’m probably just indulging your sweet tooth, since I prefer potato chips to cake). First, I’ll give you a recipe for a quick, easy dessert that manages to be fudgey and contain vitamins. Promise. But after that, I’m making the most complicated cake I’ve […]

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Soup with the Simons: Red lentil & sweet potato (and living with war)

By | November 22, 2012


What a week. Scores of rockets have been fired at Israel before, but I’ll be honest — it wasn’t until they started falling closer to home, in Tel Aviv and Gush Etzion, that it became real for me. This week, it started feeling more like a war that I was living and less like a […]

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