Category Archives: Family

A Cream Cheese Cake from Poland – divine!

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 I tried this recipe from ALL RECIPES and loved it! The family loved it too! I know you will as well. The crumbly brown sugar topping just makes it amazing. Enjoy!   Polish Cream Cheese Coffee Cake Ingredients ·        1 cup … Continue reading

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Our grandson graduated from the Junior Lifeguard Program this summer – so proud of him!

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 Our oldest grandson graduated from the Junior Lifeguard Program here in CA this summer – cant believe how he is growing up – sooo proud of him! Way to go!

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Amazing crop of tomatoes this year – pears too -some of our animals passed while a new animal joins the family – sweet rescue

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After our beloved Central Asian Shepherd puppy of 1.5 years Smokey, died suddenly in her sleep a month ago we have been searching through rescue places for another rescue who could get along with our three cats. We found one … Continue reading

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Telacu Foundation had its annual gala and I am honored to serve on their advisory board

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 What a star studded event it was! Hundreds of Telacu scholarship winners were on the stage and the tables were filled with luminaries from all over the State of California and elsewhere. And all of this is the brainchild and … 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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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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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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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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Loss of a friend – such pain and a vacuum in my life and that of her family and friends – today was her funeral and memorial –

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Yesterday after months of pain and anguish, my dear friend Ilene passed. We spoke many times every week, texted multiple times a day, traveled with our husbands together – and our children grew up together as we lived just a … 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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Kids moving into a new house! Such fun!

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 Our son and his family moved into a new house recently – so much fun and work! We all got involved – both sets of parents unpacked and drove kids back and forth to sports and more – so exciting … Continue reading

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Goat babies -kids- tough for one little one who almost didn’t make it

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 We were very busy this week with our goat mommy’s and their litter. Julia had two kids, and ignored both of them. Finally we got her interest up and helped her let them suckle. Then the next morning we found … Continue reading

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