Category Archives: Family

Our Larraine Segil Scholars Holiday Party -Women of Excellence!

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 We held our Larraine Segil Scholars Holiday party for 2016. What a fabulous group of women – all but three of the USA based women were there – and of course we missed our two South African scholars. Check out … Continue reading

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The best part about the election is that it is over! YAY! And now we can focus on great recipes!

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 So relieved that the election is over – now to focus on some really great recipes! I was longing for some lamb stew – so I took pieces of lamb already cut into bite sizes, and made a really delicious … Continue reading

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Birthday cakes made by Grandma – a Vampire cake and a Lego one – for our twins who turned 5!

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 This year was a challenging cake year! Noah was very specific – he wanted a vampire cake with teeth and a vampire figure on it – and blood! It had to be chocolate with chocolate frosting. Sigh. Then his twin … Continue reading

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Good looking family!

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A beautiful picture of our grandkids and their parents! We are all so blessed! The twins wanted suits – the vests, ties  – the whole thing! SOOO Cute! But Gabriel is still willing to snuggle…Grandma is in HEAVEN!

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Turkey Meatballs with a twist

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Our farm manager share his recipe for Turkey Meatballs and frankly, they are the best I have EVER tasted! Max Arteaga is a really great cook – makes a terrific Paella and more! Here is one of his best! This … Continue reading

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#MOMSQUAD – An interesting video that throws light on the differences in generations -created by the daughter by a good friend Alexandra Addison

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We are so proud of our young friend Alexandra Addison – she is now a junior producer at BuzzFeed and just wrote and produced this video. If any of you have adult children you will absolutely identify with the HUGE … Continue reading

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Apples and Cinnamon – what a great combination! Any time of year!

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This recipe started out very high in calories but with the substitute unsweetened apple sauce it is still delicious and lower in total calories. Apple Cinnamon Cake 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2/3 cup white sugar 1/2 … Continue reading

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Sour Cream Coffee Cake with English Custard – YUM

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We love custard – it comes from our South African ( British) heritage I guess. And it is SO easy to make with Bird’s Custard Powder. I paired it with this easy Sour Cream Coffee Cake – which I made … Continue reading

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Green lawns in CA – soon to be a memory?

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The drought is taking its toll in Los Angeles. At the moment, using recycled water, we have been able to save about 80% of our trees and some of our grassy areas. I fear that this is going to change. … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Tamale Casserole

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Easy Gluten Free Tamale Casserole Serves 8 Made with gluten-free cornbread mix, this is a great recipe to make with kids (no knives needed so even younger ones can help), and you’ll have leftovers. Round out your meal with a … Continue reading

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