A whole pot of duck soup, a delicious roast duck

Duck Tale: No Duck Parts Left Behind. Cooking and Recipe Tips

All Duck parts are a great investment, not just the familiar duck parts used in classic dishes found on the menu of good restaurants, such as Duck a l’Orange, Duck Confit, seared Duck Breast. We rarely bother with duck and all duck parts, as duck seems to be the problem child of the otherwise adaptable, economical and […]


Haboydem: Jerusalem Attic with Hip Clothing, a Vision and a Mission

Enjoy the pictures! https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.937171919668008.1073741873.213383695380171&type=1 With Haboydem (whimsical Yiddish for “Attic”) Second Hand Clothing Store, right around the corner from Kanyon Hadar, a trendy shopping mall in Talpiot Jerusalem, a few of your favorite things will become someone else’s overnight, in good style and in a most dignified way, as the store employs people often going through […]


Mastering the Food Processor. Health Salad Recipe

The food processor is the single kitchen appliance I couldn’t live without. I honestly think I am not exaggerating when I say I caused a few thousand people to buy a food processor. My mother loves to joke that I would never have gotten married if the food processor had not been popularized in the […]

Food labels

Misleading Food Labels. The Food Industry: Friend or Foe?

Photo via pickyeaterblog.com I get into occasional tiffs about my undisguised contempt of many food labels put out daily by the food industry.  The gist of the blame aimed at me by a few readers is, if I really cared, I would be really grateful about manufacturers being kind enough to warn us via food labels, for our […]


My Thanksgiving Menu and Recipes 2014

Sign of the times….. Enjoy the Pictures of all the dishes! https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.890040087714525.1073741870.213383695380171&type=3&uploaded=1 Yesterday’s Thanksgiving Menu was a real triumph. Haha, don’t go by the picture above, taken from a prescient cartoon in the New Yorker Magazine just a few short years ago. As always before the preparation of a major meal, I was determined not to cave […]