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Our new Segil Urban Farm Fellow was appointed this last weekend – a wonderful celebration!

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This is the time of year that the Segil Urban Farm Fellow is appointed through an endowment my husband and I have made to the Shalom Institute. What a fabulous camp it is and the environment with the market garden, … Continue reading

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Shakshuka – a Middle Eastern dish that is delicious!

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Shakshuka is served in the Middle East especially in Israel – you can find it in the USA in many middle eastern restaurants. It is good for breakfast, lunch, dinner or in between and with warmed fresh pita is divine! … Continue reading

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Carrot Salad and Cucumber soup – both are easy and low calorie

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 Post holiday weekend – and all that sugar fat and yummy stuff — sigh – today is back to watching what I put in my mouth day – and here is a truly fabulous low calorie carrot salad. One of … Continue reading

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Fabulous annual family week – happy times living in the moment!

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 This past week was  a wonderful one – with the entire USA based family for our annual family week. Such fun – tons of swimming and food and so much more. So lovely to have no schedule and just hang … Continue reading

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Failed Cobb Salad Pizza recipe from Cooking Light – looks good but tasted bad! Plus adorable pics of our twins!

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 I tried a really fun looking recipe from Cooking Light and it was a disaster. So I am sharing it with you. The good news was that same weekend our grandson twins had a hip hop concert  – so adorable … Continue reading

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The New Segil Urban Farm Fellow – Training Camp staff in Urban Farming, Beekeeping and More

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Every year we endow a young adult to become a Segil Urban Farm Fellow at the Shalom Institute Children’s camp in Malibu. My husband Clive trains them with his deep knowledge of farming in an urban environment ( although you … Continue reading

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Making Ossobucco – yummy! And in the slow cooker it is a snap to make!

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 This is a really easy recipe for Osso-bucco using my Slow Cooker. Slow-Cooker Osso Buco Servings: 4 Bottom of Form Ingredients ·        1/2 cup all-purpose flour ·        Four 1-1/2- to 2-inch-thick veal shanks (about 2-1/2 lb.) ·        Kosher salt and freshly … Continue reading

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Bella the Cow is stealing the Little Farm Show!

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 We are in love with Bella our new cow! She is very tame – was in a petting zoo -and so loves kids ( and they love her). We are planning to breed her in a few weeks – hope … Continue reading

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New Addition to The Little Farm – Bella the cow!

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 We are so excited to add to our menagerie – Bella the miniature cow. Here she is in all her glory with Farmer Clive who bought her at an auction. It is not easy to find a mini cow and … Continue reading

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Lovely recipe ( healthy too) for Idaho Trout and Swiss Chard! YUM!

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Came across this recipe and tried it out. It was really divine. So easy and quick too. We grow our own garlic, rosemary, onions, swiss chard, thyme, etc etc – so it was easy to pull together. Just had to … Continue reading

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Little Farm Crops of fruit and vegetables this year – spectacular because of all the rain! YAY~

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 We have an abundance of wonderful fruit this year. And are making jams, relishes and compote like crazy! The family are happy as are friends as we are bearing giffs whenever we meet! Here are just a few of our … Continue reading

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Learning about The Electoral College – I thought I understood it – but until I saw this video – I realise there were nuances I missed – take a look!

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 After the election I was driven to find out more about the Electoral College – its history and implications. I found a fascinating video that explained it so well. Take a look! I thought I understood before – but I … Continue reading

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Latino Donor Collaborative – learned a lot about the powerful economic force of the community

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 I am proud to serve on the Advisory board of TELACU Foundation which serves the Latino/a community nationally but especially in the LA area. I also serve on the board of a Latina businesswoman who runs a Construction company of significant … Continue reading

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Our eldest grandson Jack turned 10 ! He wanted me to make a Jack in the Beanstalk Cake – so I did! And he was accepted into Junior Lifeguards for the summer!

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 It is always my pleasure to make cakes for my grandsons – and our eldest grandson Jack who turned ten – asked for a special one. This was a really tough week with the loss of my dear friend and … Continue reading

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Passover – an important holiday with family and friends – how blessed we are!

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 We were blessed this year to have a full house – family mainly with a few dear friends. I took special care with the table – since our children may well take on the seder responsibilities in years to come … Continue reading

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Carrot Cake – my favorite – love the cream cheese frosting!

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I found this recipe for Carrot Cake – and tried it . OMG it is divine. I could eat the frosting all on its own – huge temptation while making this. So use the recipe on a NON DIET day. … Continue reading

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Such fun with our goat babies this year!

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 We have been bottle feeding three goat kids this year – and they are now so tame that they follow us around like puppies! Such fun for the grandkids! And us too! Also three new baby kittens – no more … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Strawberry Cake with Vanilla Ice cream!

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 All throughout making this I kept thinking this is NOT going to work out – and then amazingly – it was perfect! So dont be put off by the stickiness and globby nature of the batter – it doesnt spread … Continue reading

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The Larraine Segil Scholars Quarterly Dinner

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 The LSS group met for dinner at The Little Farm – Each of these remarkable women impress me more every time we get together. And what gives me tremendous joy is that they have formed such a bonded group – … Continue reading

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Zucchini Soup – Low Calorie — you will LOVE this!

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This is a great low calorie soup – it fills me up and I love it! You will too! Zucchini Soup Ingredients: ·        1/2 small onion, quartered ·        2 cloves garlic ·        3 medium zucchini, skin on cut in large … Continue reading

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