September 28, 2018

Every now and again I discover a culinary concept so simple, yet so stunningly effective, that I wonder how I've managed without this in my life.

That's how I feel about these amazingly impactful Chocolate Chip Cookie Sticks.

The concept is incredibly easy to grasp.


September 28, 2018

An element of surprise with maximum wow factor.

That's uppermost in my mind when preparing salads that stand out.

(As all good salads should.)

A dressing so good you can eat it with a spoon is essential - lemon juice 'n olive oil should be reserved only for simple I...

September 26, 2018

So what do you think of when I say 'The Oprah Winfrey Show'?

Chances are, you're picturing Tom Cruise jumping on her couch, and that iconic Pontiac giveaway.

"You get a get a get a ALL get a car!"

Remember that?

On a much small...

September 20, 2018

I love how no sooner has the Fast gone out, and you've brushed the last cinnamon babka crumbs from your lips, that you become aware of the tapping of hammers as late-night, sukka building commences.

While I adore the atmosphere of Succoth, and the week-long socializin...

September 13, 2018

Shortcut cooks have already cottoned on to the time-saving benefits of corned beef.  

Preparation is as simple as adding premium Meatland quality corned beef to a pot of water to cover - adding peppercorns, a few bay leaves and 1/4 cup of vinegar to the water enhances...

September 12, 2018

My closest friend and I were born literally hours apart, in the same Johannesburg hospital, and both our mothers and grandmothers had been friends for years.

Our lives have been intertwined for a lifetime but, despite our commonalities, we've always differed in our ap...

September 6, 2018

Some months back I was browsing in an out-of-the-way garden center not very far from the Green Line.

I took it for granted that I'd never see anyone I'd know here but I thought wrong.

"You're Lisa from Meatland...I get your newsletters," remarked a stranger as he bal...

September 6, 2018

I have two imperatives before sharing this week's winning recipe.

First up, I implore you not to simply file this away for a (distant) rainy day, but to make this gem as soon as possible.

Ingredients are economical and super easy to find, the recipe makes two loaves...

September 5, 2018

"How much do you earn?"

"What did you pay for your house?"

"Your baby is too hot dressed like that."

"Are you married or can I introduce you to my son?"

It takes some getting used to Israeli straight-talking but, when compared to the stand-offish societies that man...

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