Growing up, my mother was very conscientious about what she fed me. Snacks in my house were fruit leather, delicious whole-wheat muffins with applesauce and cheerios, and we had water with every meal. My house was the house no one wanted to do school projects at because we didn’t have “good” snacks. While I, unsurprisingly,… Continue reading What Should My Kids Bring For School Snack?
A frequent permissive point I make about living the life of a creative mother is that choosing to serve cereal for dinner is a perfectly valid option. It’s a sort of battle cry for overwhelmed mothers of small children. We are tired, we are beleaguered, we don’t have neither the time nor energy to make… Continue reading Alternatives To Cereal For Dinner
Yesterday I saw an advertisement for a vacation to Tasmania. It extolled the beauty of the land’s rugged landscape as well as the friendliness and easygoing disposition of the local population. When I read about far-flung places, I image what it would take for us to go there. The logistics of traveling with four small… Continue reading Why I Love Restrictions
This past Friday was a fast day, and after waking up with a mild headache, I sensed I might not have the stamina to make food for Shabbos. My freezer was sadly devoid of anything I could pull out in a pinch, so I went to a nearby restaurant to pick up some eats. As… Continue reading Blinded By Emotion
I get a regular amount of guest post requests from various blogs/companies, and usually it’s pretty “meh.” Form emails and spammy and all that. Robots, maybe (not the cool kind, though). But the other week, I got a very pleasant email from Anabelle Harari, and I took notice. She proposed a guest post on… Continue reading What is Eco Kosher and Why Does it Matter?
There are a number of yummy kosher recipe sites out there, and I’m happy to have written a guest post for Cook Kosher. This site is really attractive, has a great interface, and, most importantly, has lots of delicious recipes. Remember when my oven was out of commission? My post is about what I learned… Continue reading Cook Kosher Guest Post
One of the posts today on Kosher on a Budget (one of my favorite blogs ever) was the February Monthly Meal Plan. Yeah, for the whole month! I really like the idea of planning on that level, but, as usual, my first thought was, “Oh, I’m just not there right now.” And then I had… Continue reading February Menu Planning
I’ve been married for nearly three years (our anniversary is next month!), and it’s only in recent months that I’ve mustered up the courage to, wait for it, make food without following a recipe. My cookbooks were my lifeline to making edible food. Without guidelines to follow, I felt all panicky and insecure. How long… Continue reading Eggplant Parmesan, or something like it
This sandwich came about because I didn’t have any tomatoes in the house. You see, normally I enjoy my grilled cheese sandwiches with some sliced tomatoes and mayo. Mmmmmm. So, not that day. No tomatoes to be had. I did have jalapenos, though, since I still haven’t given them to Nikki Flores. I was a… Continue reading Grilled Cheese and Jalapeno Sandwich
It used to be that when I thought of salad, images of iceberg lettuce would dance through my head. Or maybe Romaine, or mixed greens, or even spinach. The point is, there had to be leafy greens in the bowl for it to be considered a salad in my book. Then I married my husband,… Continue reading A salad by any other name…