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

 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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Sour Cream Coffee Cake with English Custard – YUM

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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Chef John from ALL RECIPES has a great Peanut Curry Chicken – but high in calories!

This is a really terrific recipe but very high in calories. So be warned! It is directly from Chef John, from the site ALL RECIPES Chef John’s Peanut Curry Chicken Ingredients 1 tablespoon kosher salt, plus more to taste 2 … Continue reading

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New Board, New Speech and New Recipe!

I am so honored to be appointed to a new Board – Vanir Construction Management,  a global company. And recently I was also delighted to give a keynote at an event titled “The Chief Lawyer and Corporate Board” – speaking … Continue reading

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Weird but worth trying! Banana Tea!

I tried this – and it tasted good – and has no calories I LOVE bananas – we grow them – but they are pretty high in calories if you have more than one. This tea is supposed to help … Continue reading

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Nectarines and Peaches from the Little Farm – the taste cannot be compared to those from the market

If you have ever tasted fruit from the tree – you know the difference in taste from the pasty, cardboard, hard and tasteless fruit that is offered to us for purchase in supermarkets. Even organically grown fruit is put into … Continue reading

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Baked Chevre and pastry – from our goats’ milk

During the summer months our goats are milking – they are pregnant right now and will give birth after a 5 month gestation period in about May – then after about 12 weeks when we wean the babies ( kids) … Continue reading

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Great easy recipe – for cooking with kids! Chicken and Pretzels!

Its always fun to find a way to make boring chicken a little less boring. Here is a great and easy recipe that the kids absolutely  loved! Try it and let me know how your family enjoys it? Pretzel Chicken … Continue reading

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Thai Slow Cooker Chicken – cooking with kids – great tastes, easy recipe!

Thailand is called the land of smiles – perhaps its because the food is so delicious! Thai cooking combines sweet and hot, sour and creamy – and a common ingredient is coconut milk, another is peanuts and of course the … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Flan – the best dessert – and being gluten free is an added bonus!

Gluten Free Flan Ingredients: 3/4 cup white sugar 2 egg yolks 6 egg whites 1 3/4 cups of water 1 (14 ounce) can low-fat sweetened condensed milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 pinch of salt DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 350 … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Bread from The Little Farm – so delicious I sold it at Williams Sonoma!

I had such an exciting invitation! To present my artisanal cheeses and jams and breads ( pumpkin, banana, persimmon and zucchini) at Williams Sonoma and sell them there! What a thrill! So I prepared for months – literally – preparing … Continue reading

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Turkey Chili – low cal and delicious – Easy when cooking with kids too

Here are our gorgeous grandson identical twins Noah and Gabriel giving us a Thanksgiving tune on the piano while we are cooking up a wonderful Turkey Chili in the kitchen with their big brothers ( Jack and Jonah who are … Continue reading

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Peach Pie – OMG – how can you resist! Cooking with kids too! And a tip on how to have fresh peach pie all year around!

Peach Pie Recipes | Skillet Peach Pies Recipes for Peach Pies in Skillets These pies were made with Clearjel instead of cornstarch.  You can use either but Clearjel forms a clear slurry instead of a milky one and makes a … Continue reading

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Jujube Jam – the most delightful fruit – and the best jam in the world

We grow Jujubes. It is not a candy but a fruit. And the most delicious fruit – sort of between an apple and a date. And when we pit and cook it with a minimal amount of sugar it makes … Continue reading

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For those who celebrate it – happy new year tomorrow! May all your days be healthy and full of joy

Music adds so much joy to our lives. So does exercise and good health. And until one’s life is devoid of all of those – we do not really appreciate our senses that let us hear, see, understand and move … Continue reading

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Cherry Tomatoes – the most delicious – they taste like candy! And a couple of recipes to use them

We love Cherry tomatoes – and the kids love them too. They taste like candy! There are so many ways to use them – here are a few: 1. On top of baby arugula with a lemon/olive oil/garlic dressing as an … Continue reading

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Wolfgang Puck of Spago’s signature recipe – Smoked Salmon and Dill Cream Pizza – YUMMY!

Today I had lunch at Spago in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles. It was delicious. And Wolfgang Puck was there mixing with the folks and commenting on his recipes and restaurant empire.  I ordered his signature dish – I always do … Continue reading

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Tortillas and Wraps – YUM! Easy when cooking with kids – great family time recipes

Tortilla Recipes and Wraps Tortillas are so easy to make that you might as well try your own. You can make wraps as fast as you make sandwiches and you can buy the wraps from the store if you don’t want … Continue reading

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Making Monkey Bread ! KIDS LOVE IT! Cooking with kids is such fun

This is a great kids’ project.  Kids love handling and dipping the bread pieces and it really doesn’t matter how it’s put together.  Both you and the kids will have fun. Bread Mixes Monkey bread is typically made with sugar for … Continue reading

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Tonight is the 8th Day of Hannukah – time to be with family and celebrate – of course cooking with kids!

All of the last week has been the festival of the lights – the Jewish Holiday of Hannukah. The holiday is commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt … Continue reading

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