A Summer Smoothie

After frolicking in the park, we stopped by Whole Foods to pick up a few key items.  While in the frozen aisle, I noticed that there were kosher frozen fruits!  Strawberries, blueberries, mangoes, mixed fruit, peaches!  I’ve been craving cold and sweet lately (and successfully resisting the urge to get that pint of Ben and… Continue reading A Summer Smoothie

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My fasting baking frenzy

For some reason, every fast day fills me with an overwhelming urge to bake.  This is what I did today: Scone batter.  mmmmmmmmm. Baked yummy blueberry-pecan scones! Next up: Peanut Butter Banana Bread with Honey and Pecans. Then:  Sweet Potato and Black Bean Casserole Finally:  Crunchy French Bread The final product – made into tasty… Continue reading My fasting baking frenzy


Fast, Healthy Dinner Ideas Good for the Nine Days (and beyond!)

These are some easy, healthy dinner faves which work well during the Nine (meatless) Days.  These are the bare bones recipes; feel free to modify as desires.  Consider them dinner templates. Dinner #1 Elbow Macaroni Sliced Portobello mushrooms, sauteed in olive oil, sprinkled with salt, pepper, turmeric, paprika Hubby sprinkles cheese on his pasta, I… Continue reading Fast, Healthy Dinner Ideas Good for the Nine Days (and beyond!)

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In Cleveland, still in boxes

So, we finally moved to Cleveland. My parents were a great, great help. They rented a car from St. Lou and drove down to Memphis, then my father and husband switched off driving the enormous Penske truck for the day-and-a-half trip. We towed our car from the back of the truck (an interesting experience in… Continue reading In Cleveland, still in boxes