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Little (not red) Riding Hood, and Walnut cake Little (not red) Riding Hood, and Walnut cake

Today I felt a little bit like Little Red Riding Hood going through the forest with a basket full of goodies to bring to her dear grandma. Only my favorite color is green, I’m not so little, there was no big bad wolf in the forest (only some joggers), and the goodies were enjoyed by […]

Sweet and Smoky Sweet and Smoky

Many titles to this post have crossed my mind tonight, like… I’ve never seen such a thing before Tonight was a hit Eating silently Empty plates Totally unplanned Kids ate all and, Sweet and smoky, among many many others… it’s because I am so excited.

Weight Loss Weekly: The most ridiculous thing I've done Weight Loss Weekly: The most ridiculous thing I've done

Hi everyone! Did you have a good weekend? Did you do somehting fun? We spent a few hours at Seattle’s most famous market, Pike Market, and visited some of our favorite spots there. It’s been a few good months since our last time there. I’ll show you in a post soon.   Next, do you […]

Chocolate-Halva Babka Cake Chocolate-Halva Babka Cake

Whatever you call this cake, Babka, Brioche, Old-world cake, Crunch or is it Cruntz? Kruntz? Or even plainly Yeast cake, this cake is in my top 5 list of most favorite cakes. I love it so much that I want to show you all 50+ photos I took of it. Alas, the aroma of fresh […]

Ready, Set, GIVEAWAY Ready, Set, GIVEAWAY

Good morning my favorite blog readers! I’ve been thinking about you a lot lately. And for a while now, I’ve been wanting to do something nice for you. Then, opportunity knocked on my door. A few weeks ago I participated in a food blogger’s event in Seattle arranged by the very sweet and energetic Keren […]

Crunchy Crunchy

Let me tell you about the crunchiest, bestest (as little kids say) cabbage salad I have ever had. Cabbage, like zucchini, might seem like a boring vegetable – at least to me, but I am now a changed woman – and so overlooked. It is not exactly the star of any meal, is it? You […]

Cute Hamburger? Cute Hamburger?

Photo from Gourmet magazine In our efforts to eat less meat and less frequently, I made these Black-Bean Burgers about a week ago. This was a new kind of dish for me. I have never tried before to make something of this sort as beans are not very popular in house. I was skeptic about the […]

The blog moved from Blogger to Wordpress last night

Good morning,  Did you notice? My blog moved from Blogger to WordPress last night. It all went smoothly, so it seems I don’t see anything funny, besides some design changes (that we will work on later). Thought there might be some problems, but everything looks fine.  Thank you to my wonderful husband for doing this!!!  Nurit

Weight Loss Weekly: This Time It Is Different Weight Loss Weekly: This Time It Is Different

Dinner time. I help myself to another serving of… whatever. “What about portion control?” my husband asks. “Well…” I say as I take another scoop, “I SAID that it is still a challenge…” To this Joie de vivre replied to me with: “Nurit, I have to tell you, if my husband were to ever make […]

Oops, I did it again… Oops, I did it again…

Remember the cognac/whiskey-soaked chocolate cake? Well, my mother-in-law baked that cake and sent me photos. And then, I just had to make it again. I had to! However… since Valentine’s Day was approaching, I thought I’ll try to make it CUTE. Hmmm…