Category: fresh food
The great turkey experiment of 2013
When it comes to Thanksgiving, I’m a dreamer in theory and a traditionalist in practice. I spend the first weeks of November imagining all kinds of possibilities, and this year at least, filing them on Pinterest. But when it comes down to the day-of, I stick to what I know which is what we all […]
Made doughnuts. Ate doughnuts. Feeling appropriately smug.
I’ve felt a need to make doughnuts for the last month. I guess chodesh Kislev will do that to ya. Kept it simple though… after spending too much time drooling on Pinterest, I googled ‘simple doughnut recipe’ and found this: Applesauce Doughnuts. They were actually super easy to make. The lesson learned was not to have […]
And then I blew my kitchen’s mind: Chocolately chocolate cake with ICING!
Felt it was important to update the universe on the following big baking news from my kitchen; even if baking comes easy to you, when I bake I’m like a kid in a finger paint factory crossed with a panicked dog when its owner leaves the house (does that even make sense?). Point is, I took it up […]
How to make homemade chai latte (‘winter’s coming’ edition)
So after yesterday’s mixed berry chocolate chip cookie goodness, today I decided we needed to kick off winter with a new hot drink. (The sky agreed because it’s dark and grey and I’m pretty sure we heard thunder.) In the past we did a ghetto chai latte with a chai tea bag and some warm […]
Super quick Nutella cupcakes
Inspired by Pamela’s promises of how easy it would be, we tried out these Nutella cupcakes to celebrate abba’s unbirthday. (Kids + easy cupcake recipe + abba not home = it’s abba’s birthday!) Essentially Nutella replaces a boxed brownie mix, except slightly cheaper and more Nutella-y. Super simple instructions: 10 tablespoons of flour 2 eggs […]
The time I made muffins! Sweet Potato Banana CHOCOLATE CHIP Muffins!
When a lazy person loves muffins, and has a motivated friend who loves muffins, amazing things happen. In the mouth. Yesterday, inspired by a friend who refuses to give up on my baking potential, I made the decision to bake these incredibly simple Sweet Potato Banana Muffins. Except, I realized all too late, I wasn’t prepared… […]
Double Oreo Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes… yes I did.
This. I did this. Two Oreo cookies. A whole buncha peanut butter. Brownie mix. Sandwiched, layered, gooped. Muffin pan. Oven for 25 or so. Freakin. Yes. My thoughts post-operation: Might have been better with soft Oreos, so if you live in the States and have access, go for it. Next time I might dip the […]
No-Bake Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pie.
Oh no she didn’t… Oh hell yes, she did. (And that’s why it had to be all caps in the title). I ‘baked’ if by baking I mean did this amazing 10 minute thing just now: Here’s the recipe, which I got from my friend Lisa who gets 3741083754 mitzvah points for feeding this to me […]
The history of Israeli pretzels.
A short history of flat, flavoured pretzels (bagele) in Israel… true story! If you don’t understand Hebrew subtitles or (exaggerated?) Yiddish, here’s a quick and dirty transcript: The Bagel-Bagel Factory in Poland, 1880 Son: “Father, mother – I have an idea! Thin pretzels – in flavours!” Everyone: “What?!” Son: “Yes, with pepper, chedder, spices!” Father: […]
PUTTING IT IN MY FACE.
The very best friends are the ones who won’t stop until you come to hang out with them in Tel Aviv and then when you’re finally there, a car ride, train ride, and bus ride later, present you with the very best stuffing-my-face-now-nom-nom-nom… Red Velvet. For months, I’ve been hearing about it and salivating over the pics […]