Month: March 2011

HAPPY PURIM

Today is Purim. Happy Purim! If you do not know what Purim is, it is a fun Jewish Holiday; a Jewish version of Halloween and Mardi-Gras combined. Actually, this is one of the rare Jewish Holidays that you are allowed to have fun. In most Jewish Holidays you are either crying, asking for forgiveness, or…


Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

When I first came to this country, and someone told me “tomorrow we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!” I just stared at her blankly. I had no clue what she was talking about. That day is long gone. Today, I too feel “Irish for a day” on st. patrick’s day. I think the turning point for…


My visit with food blogs and bloggers

I am tired..it is late…I decided to do something challenging that may wake me up – searching for food blogs. Since I am new to food blogging, it may be a good idea to orient myself to the “industry.” I did not know where to start but I do know how to spell food blogs…


Do we really need that many “designer” sea salts?

I grew up without ever thinking about which salt shall I buy. I went to the store, picked up a blue box with that cute little girl with the umbrella on it and we had salt supply for months. Then suddenly food shows mushroomed on the TV and I was looking for nothing less than…


Standout Ingredients in Baking. Part I.

Flavoring Agent: Vanilla The most important thing you can do for assuring the high quality of your cakes, pastries, cookies, confections, etc., is buying high quality ingredients. The only way you can do that if you know the criteria for high quality for each and every ingredient you are planning to use in a specific…