World Cup Roasted Nuts

World Cup Roasted Nuts

My DNA is the proud owner of dominant football loving genes from both sides.  Zayde, my maternal grandfather, a learned, observant orthodox Jew and a die-hard Maccabi Haifa fan, could barely wait for Shabbat to end so that he can turn the radio on and get the weekend’s scores.  Granddad, my paternal grandfather, was a proud owner of Arsenal
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Homemade Ricotta Style Cheese

Homemade Ricotta Sytle Cheese Perfect Snack

Did you know that plastic milk bags use less plastic than plastic milk containers, making them less environmental harmful than the latter?  And that they are often cheaper? And that once washed and dried inside out, they can be reused as sandwich bags or for freezing food? Unfortunately, as much as I love planet earth I cannot use those friendly bags,
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Meatballs in Tomatoes and String Beans Sauce

Meatballs in Tomatoes and String Been Sauce Bird's Eye View

I envy those lucky ones who can skim through books.  Or cold-turkey stop reading a book if, having read the first 50 pages, they still can’t get in to it.  They must be so happy,  healthy, carefree, fun to be with human beings. Unfortunately, I’m not a member of that elite group.  I am not capable
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Breaking Bad Challah

Yaffa Challah Dressed Up

I tried quite a few challah recipes over the years.  Egg challah and water challah, cinnamon-raisin and pumpkin, pretzel challah and pull-apart, chocolate chip and whole wheat.  Once you figure out the flour-to- water-to-yeast ratio and master the basic technique, you wonder what’s the fuss all about. Until I tasted Yaffa’s famous challah.   As I was
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