Cookin’

Here fishy fishy

The first rainfall hit Tel Aviv yesterday in the early morning hours.  It was like the clouds were bursting to help this desert landscape quench its thirst and make the soil supple again.  And when the skies do open up it is with a sincere sense of urgency and force.  But summer in this city […]

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It’s Dutch, Baby!

Having the day off from work (!) and glorious blue skies (as is the case nearly every day in Tel Aviv’s endless summer), I decided to wake up early anyway to catch some rays at the beach.  I went for a morning swim in the sea, drank my iced coffee out of a jar, and […]

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Wedding Withdrawl

Yes, we totally did it!  We threw the ultimate wedding weekend!  August 17th – 19th now marks the 3 best days of my young adult life!  Excuse my overuse of exclamation points in this post. I just don’t think there is a an appropriate (and grammatically correct way) to express how overwhelmingly exciting and awesome […]

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There’s no Home like Xoho

I can’t believe I’ve been blogging this long without writing about where I work in Tel Aviv!  I report there nearly every day; scrambling eggs, baking muffins, dressing salads, cheesing quiches, saucing lasagnas, rolling cookies, poking carrot cakes, slicing vegetables, and basically every other action word you can think of.  That is why it’s so […]

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A Simple lil’ Sammie

Aaaand we are back!  Oh, I didn’t mention that Udi and I were going on a lil vacay?  Probably because we sort of forgot it was happening until right before we left. But leave we did!  We spent one week in New York stuffing our faces.  Then we spent a week traipsing around San Francisco, […]

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Tres Leches Cake for Dinner

Ok, maybe I should not be telling you to eat cake for dinner. After all – dessert tastes best when preceded by a savory meal.  Or for breakfast… but you didn’t hear it from me. The day that I made this cake I did in fact eat a bit of dinner. But then, when I finally finished […]

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Onto the Next Step…MARRIAGE!

That’s right, folks.  Udi and I are getting hitched, biting the bullet, putting a ring on the ol’ digit! And boy oh boy are these exciting times. This is what we know so far.  An amazing chef, restaurant owner and friend will be throwing the wedding out of his place Morel Restaurant in a picture […]

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Jam on it.

Nooooow, this is a story all about how my life got switched, turned upside down, now I’d like to take a minute, just sit right there, I’ll tell you how I became the Jam Queen of Tel Aviv. I should be honest here, I’m not actually a Jam Queen.  In fact, I don’t make jam […]

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Ramen Time. (part 3…the finale!)

sick of ramen yet? No? Okay great, part 3 — lets do this thing. …you are hungry from a long day of checking Facebook, “working”, and thinking about your future. You look at this blog, or another blog, or The News, and your desire to eat something comforting and delicious is growing stronger.   But, […]

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