Wow, it must be a high holiday miracle! For what seems like the first time, Rosh Hashanah is not sneaking up on me this year, catching me by surprise. In preparation, I made some round challot with a bangin’ new apples and honey challah recipe, and even put together a video tutorial of how to braid it. Look at me, I’m a stud!
Ruth Winkler is a graphic designer living in Haifa, Israel. Her designs and typography are fresh and clean. When I saw this Nation of Israel pillow in her Instagram gallery and etsy shop, I knew it would fit in perfectly my couch in my living room. A few emails later, and Ruth was working on my pillow, and it was on its way overseas!
This recipe for Korean beef is pretty much amaze-balls. Very rich, very tender. And if you’re partial to the Kogi BBQ Taco Truck, you can even mix these beef morsels with some kimchi and egg, and wrap it up in a burrito.
Every once in a while I get to participate in some really cool things that I get to let y’all know about. So when I was invited to attend the opening show of Mary Poppins at the NC Theatre, I was beyond excited. We were also invited to enjoy appetizers and drinks in the Backers Club beforehand (not a bad way to start the night). Bit of trivia about me: my absolute most favorite movie is Mary Poppins. I can quote the whole thing to you, sing all the songs word-for-word.
Apparently, a London Fog latte is something you can get at Starbucks. It involves Earl Grey steeped milk. Anyway, an Earl Grey cake really piqued my interest. I’ve made a lavender cake and a cardamom cake before – so Earl Grey – why not?
So this Bang Bang Chicken recipe is crazy good, and I have been hanging on to it since Burbank (that’s 2014 for those who weren’t counting). It was yet another once of those recipes I made that my husband announced is his favorite.
Hey, so you want to see my house?! I thought you might. Today on parade we have my dining room, which was actually the first room to be put together – probably because it’s the simplest? In North Carolina, people typically have a formal dining room and an eat-in kitchen. The formal dining room is usually hardly used. Well, I didn’t want that to be the case. We do use out formal dining room at least once a week for Shabbat.
We’re feeling so at home, that I’m back to my old ways of picking up new hobbies.
You know what happens this weekend? Shavuot – that time of year when Jews who are hopelessly lactose intolerant pump themselves full of cheesecake and stay up all night – not unlike an 11-year-old’s birthday sleep over. In Judaism it is known as the day that Moses came down the mountain with the 10 commandments. In Christianity it is known as Pentacost – when God sent the Holy Spirit. Both are about revelation, but I to be honest I really don’t know what revelation has to do with eating dairy. My family has been on a long journey – one I can barely understand how we withstood. Our lives have changed drastically. It’s not just the baby and the move. Everything about living in North Carolina is different than California – and by different I mean better… mostly. Yeah, it’s cheaper to live here, and we definitely have more space. That was a given. But there are several things we didn’t necessarily know would be the case. Time. It’s odd, but I feel like we …
Sometimes when cruising Pinterest I run across a picture of food that takes my breath away. I usually dismiss the pin, thinking it is some kind of specialty food that I have neither the tool nor skill to replicate. After the same pin pops up over and over again, I’ll pin it. Why not? Just because I pin something doesn’t mean I have to make it, right? So there the picture is, pinned to one of my boards that I frequently review for the next culinary delight I’m ready to make. It’s taunting me. It’s just so darn pretty, but the pin is in French, and even if I can use Google translate to help me out, ain’t no way I’m going to translate the ingredients from the metric system. No, no, no. I refuse. Then, finally, I’m feeling good, really good. Brave, even. I’m going to punch this French recipe in the face along with the metric system. Here we go. I’m clicking on the picture, waiting for the site with the recipe to …