Our first Pesach in Israel

This post originally appeared in the Princeton-Mercer Bucks New Jersey Jewish News:  At home abroad: our family’s first Pesach in Israel   This is the first time in at least nine years that I didn’t make any apple kugel for the Passover seder. I didn’t make it because Max Goldfarb from East Windsor wasn’t at my…

Passover Granola

I am posting this again, because it is still my favorite and I have been receiving requests. More Pesach posting to come! This is my favorite Pesach recipe. I got it from “Stove Tops Personal Chef Service” several years ago when speaking about Pesach at a local Hadassah meeting. I have talked about the Pesach…

Memories of Ed Koch, z”l

Koch, z”l, former Mayor of New York City, passed away this week. He died as he lived; an in-your-face Jew who wanted to mingle with non-Jewish NY on their own turf, while never letting them forget  his Jewishness.   Back in the days of my former adventurous life as the Assistant for Foreign Relations to…

Caper bushes

Last year I was introduced to my incredible chef friend Ruth Baks’ “Kotel Chicken”. It is a top secret recipe, and definitely in the category of divine food. It was from Ruth, through this dish that I learned that the bushes in the kotel are caper bushes. I really never gave that much more thought,…

The New Normal

I had a little piece published in the New Jersey Jewish News, about my kids’ adjustment to life in Israel with a war (I call it a war-let) only four months after arrival: http://www.njjewishnews.com/article/15442/former-local-family-faces-new-normal-in-israel#.UMO2aYOTznM Share on Facebook Related Reading: