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Post 420: Did you know that the Smithsonian has Phyllis Diller’s 55,000 jokes collecting dust waiting to be transcribed. They are seeking volunteers to transcribe. https://seniorplanet.org/this-crowdsourcing-project-needs-your-sense-of-humor/?utm_source=Senior+Planet+Email+List&utm_campaign=9ad9ae45f4-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_02_13&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_7aaa498d1b-9ad9ae45f4-419030001&mc_cid=9ad9ae45f4&mc_eid=d35264408c – Take Time before Time Takes You (By Paul Carvel) with a Walking Tour of Nachlaot and making a SLOW cooking Persian New Year Noodle soup by Joan Nathan

Some unusual opportunities on line and in Jerusalem: Did you know that the Smithsonian has Phyllis Diller’s 55,000 jokes collecting dust waiting  to be transcribed? They are seeking volunteers to transcribe. Use the following link:

https://seniorplanet.org/this-crowdsourcing-project-needs-your-sense-of-humor/?utm_source=Senior+Planet+Email+List&utm_campaign=9ad9ae45f4-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_02_13&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_7aaa498d1b-9ad9ae45f4-419030001&mc_cid=9ad9ae45f4&mc_eid=d35264408c

Travel bloggers’ conference this week in Jerusalem

TBEX (Travel Blog Exchange), the largest conference and networking event for travel bloggers and online travel journalists, will this week assemble in Jerusalem for their first International Conference March 20-22, 2017, at the ICC Jerusalem International Convention Center.

The conference, which will bring together around 400 travel bloggers, writers, and industry professionals from around the world, is being held in partnership with the Jerusalem Conventions and Visitors Bureau (JCVB) under the direction of the Jerusalem Development Authority (JDA).

דער וואָס הערטפאַרגעסט, דער וואָס זעט – געדענקט, דער וואָס

טוט – פאַרשטייט

transliterated

der vo hert – fargest, der vos zet – gedenkt, der vos tut – farshteyt

the saying actually means

He that listens – forgets, he that sees – remembers, he that does – understands

Chaim Werdyger

You can know an area only by walking it. Do the Walking Tour of Nachlaot: Distance: almost 2 Km

 Time: 1¼-1½ hours-

Stopping to photograph will extend this tour, especially if you like to speak with passersby.

Difficulty: This is very easy walking on roads and alleys, and is suitable for wheelchairs and strollers. In fact, you will probably meet a lot of strollers on this walk!

Parking. There is a parking lot in the Clal Building on Kiah St (which means “All Ysrael Chaverim”) and also a parking lot opposite this on Kiah St.

Starting point: Start the walk at the junction of Agrippas St and King George, between the pizza store and falafel bar. The walk ends at the light rail station for Mahane Yehuda.

 Walk along Agrippas St, which is here a vehicle-free pedestrian walkway, and opposite the traffic circle turn right and enter Harav Haim Elboher Alley via the archway. Very soon you come to the sixth neighborhood built outside the Old City, Even Yisrael, constructed in the late 1870’s. Many of the houses here have a dilapidated look, as they have not undergone the renovations that typify much of Nachlaot. Nevertheless, few people know about this quarter and the square is a pleasant oasis of quiet just a short distance from bustling King George Street. Interesting photos with descriptions of some of the original inhabitants of Even Yisrael found on the right hand side of the tiled circle are worth viewing. 

 The grass courtyard. Standing in the far end is a building with a low blue door. This was the first Sephardic Orphanage founded in 1908.

 

  •  Exit the square by the alley on the far left (but not the exit to Jaffa St). Turn right onto Mashiya Baruchof St by the orphanage and peep down the first road on your left. The first door on the left is the non-used entrance to the synagogue Achdut Yisrael (the current entrance is round the back), which is the synagogue of former Lechi fighters of the underground movement. It is the only synagogue I know of that includes pictures of weapons as part of the interior decoration. It is not open during the week but is popular on Shabbat. Retrace your steps back along Mashiya Boruchof St and continue towards Agrippas St, passing by a row of restaurants.

  • Cross over the road and turn into Mishkanot St under the brick arch. (If there is a lot of traffic, it is safer to continue along Agrippas St and to use the pedestrian crossing at the intersection of Agripas St and Ki’ach St and then to turn back to Mishkanot St).

 On your right as you walk along Mishkanot St are the outer walls of houses of the Mishkenot Yisrael Quarter (Dwelling Places of Israel). This housing estate was erected in the 1870’s to 1880’s. You can peep into the courtyard of Mishkenot Yisrael from Berab Street, which is the first turning on your right.

 Continue along Mishkanot St and take the second turning on your right from Agripas St onto Rabbi Arye Street. At the end of this block you will come to the very modest home of Rabbi Aryeh Levin (1885-1969).

 Continue on Rabbi Arye St. past Shomron St. and you will see that you are walking past the outer walls of a second neighborhood, Mazkeret Moshe. Continue past the second-hand clothes store and turn right on Shirizli St.

 You are now in the courtyard of the Mazkeret Moshe Quarter, founded in 1882 by the Sir Moses Montefiore Testimonial Fund. The gallery, kindergarten and community center are later additions to the neighborhood and from an architectural perspective fit in rather poorly. Continue to the end of Shirizli St. and turn left onto Hakarmel St.

 Almost immediately you will see an archway and alley on your right that leads to Agrippas St. Turn down this alley and above the archway facing Agrippas St. you will see a memorial testimonial to Sir Moses Montefiore. Then turn back onto Hakarmel St.

 Continue on Hakarmel St. and pass the colorful face of the Hesed Verachamim Synagogue. This is fairly recent and shows the symbols of the 12 tribes, the lamp, the Torah, and words of the poem “A woman of valor who can find.” Continue past Mazqeret Moshe St. and head towards the courtyard of the third neighborhood, the Ohel Moshe Quarter. This was the Sephardi equivalent of the Ashkenazi Mazkeret Moshe Quarter. On the outer walls of the houses are photos and descriptions of families who who lived here. They are fascinating to read for a perspective on the people who lived here. At the edge of the courtyard, you can turn right onto Hahermon St. to look at another plaque to Sr Moses Montefiore on top of the archway facing Agrippas St.

 Now proceed in the other direction along Hahermon St., past the Beit Avraham and Ohel Sarah synagogues on your right and a serene garden on your left, and walk over the covered cisterns. There are more photos on the walls of the buildings, including one of the family of Yitzhak Navon who was President of the State of Israel from 1978 to 1983. He was a Sephardi who was born in this quarter, the fifth president of Israel, and the first president to be born in this country. Prior presidents were born in Russia.

At the end of Haherman St. turn left, and then first right onto Ohel Moshe St. One intersection before the end of the street, turn left onto Hagilboa St. and pass the Great Synagogue Ohel Moshe founded by Sir Moses Montefiore.

 Turn right on Mazqeret Mosheh St. and continue until the end of the road. In front of you is the Batei Broide Quarter which was established in 1903 for the poor. You might want to peep into the courtyard. The charter drawn up by Rabbi Brodie who spearheaded this project stipulated that the houses be used only by Torah scholars from the Perushim (anti-Hasidic) community.

 Now turn right on Hatavor St. At the end of Hatavor St, turn left onto Ezra Refael St. At the end of this street turn right onto Rama St., and then first left onto Shilo St.

 Turn into the first street on your right, which is Beer Sheva St. You are now in the beautiful Nahalat Zion Quarter. Immediately on the left is the famous Adas Synagogue of Aleppo. Walk through this beautiful neighborhood with its shrubs, trees and flowers in its central courtyard and surrounding houses.

 Continue to the very end of Beer Sheba St. and and follow the alley which curves to the right. Turn right opposite the Keter Torah Synagogue onto Givon St (which is not marked), and walk up the series of steps.

 Take the third street on the left – Ovadia Someach St. Look particularly for #11 in this very quaint street which is the Beit Yitzchak Synagogue. This is a Kurdish synagogue that was founded in 1894. If it is open for prayer services, it is worth taking a look inside. Otherwise look through the windows. Continue straight ahead to Agrippas St and turn right.

The famous Mahane Yehuda market (“the shuk”) is soon in front of you on the other side of the road. Cross Agrippas St. at the crossing just before Ezra Rafael St. After crossing this road, take the first left to a section of the covered market. You will pass a number of popular and reasonably priced restaurants. The Mahane Market synagogue is on the right just past the restaurants. This must be the only market in the world with a synagogue! The times of prayer are noted outside.

At the end of the street turn right and then turn left onto Etz Khayim St., the main thoroughfare of the covered part of the market. Yeshivah Etz Khayim began in 1908.

 Just before the end of this street, turn left into an alley between two vegetable/fruit stalls. You are now in the Georgian Market, so-called because the stalls are owned by people formerly from Georgia. There is a WC here. Follow the alley to the left and then take the first right and you will be on Machane Yehuda St. and the uncovered part of the market. Turn right and you will soon reach Jaffa St. The light rail stop for Mahane Yehuda is closeby on your left.

 More about walking tours; http://inandaroundjerusalem.com/

Now is a good time to start depleting your beans before Passover:

Persian New Year  Noodle soup https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/4988-persian-new-year-noodle-soup?action=click&module=Collection+Page+Recipe+Card&region=Recipes+for+Nowruz%2C+the+Persian+New+Year&pgType=collection&rank=21 by Joan Nathan

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE SOUP:

  • ¼ cup dried chickpeas

  • ¼ cup dried navy beans

  • ¼ cup dried red kidney beans

  • 14 cups cold water

  • 3 large onions, peeled and thinly sliced

  • 5 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • 1 teaspoon turmeric

  • ½ cup lentils

  • 2 cups beef broth/vegetable broth

  • ½ cup coarsely chopped chives or scallions

  • ½ cup chopped fresh dill

  • 1 cup coarsely chopped parsley

  • 6 cups fresh spinach, washed and chopped, or 3 cups frozen spinach, chopped

  • 1 fresh beet, peeled and diced in 1/2-inch pieces

  • ½ pound Persian noodles, available in Middle Eastern specialty food stores, or linguine, broken in half

  • 2 tablespoons wine vinegar or to taste

FOR THE GARNISH:

  • 1 onion, peeled and thinly sliced

  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 teaspoon turmeric

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup fresh mint, chopped

     PREPARATION
  1. Soak chickpeas, navy beans and kidney beans in 2 cups of water for 2 hours. Drain.

  2. In a large pot, brown the onions and garlic in the oil over medium heat. Add the salt, pepper, and turmeric, and saute for 1 minute more. Add the soaked beans and saute for 3 minutes, coating the beans with the oil and spices. Add the remaining 12 cups of water, and bring to a boil, skimming off the foam as it forms. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 45 minutes.

  3. Add lentils and beef broth, and simmer 50 minutes more.

  4. Add chopped chives or scallions, dill, parsley, spinach and the beet. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour, or until beans are tender. Correct seasonings, and add more water if soup is too thick.

  5. Add noodles, and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  6. Stir in the vinegar, and mix well.

  7. To prepare the mint garnish, brown the onions and the garlic in the oil in a small skillet. Remove from heat; add turmeric, salt and mint, and mix well.

  8. Ladle soup into the bowls, and top with the mint garnish.

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Post 393: Link to Chanukah Rope Course: http://www.funinjerusalem.com/event/jerusalem-hanukka-ropes-course/2016-12-25/ Link to First Day of Chanukah photos in jerusalem: http://israelforever.org/interact/multimedia/Video/chanukah_in_jerusalem/ ; Chinese Medicine cure for lingering mucous: Womens’ Exercise Chug; recipe beet latkas

The link to the rope course sight is below. I would try to climb a wall slightly over my height, but not like the one in the photos!

Chanukah Samayach: link to Chanukah Rope Course and events

http://www.funinjerusalem.com/event/jerusalem-hanukka-ropes-course/2016-12-25/

http://israelforever.org/interact/multimedia/Video/chanukah_in_jerusalem/

Noach Bittleman famous prize-winning  Chinese medicine doctor  reminds us of  the following for a cure for lingering mucous:

Hollow out a black radish.
Fill with honey.
Allow to sit overnight or 8-10 hours
Drink the honey. Great for loosening and lessening mucus. His clinic is in Ein Kerem Jerusalem
Just won first prize for a paper he gave in Chinese in China
Best Wishes
Shulamit Chalav Udvash Health Food Store

Weird Latkas! Cumin Sce nted Beet Latkas

 

INGREDIENTS Cumin Scented Beet Latkes:http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/cumin-scented-beet-latkes-231262

    • 6 cups coarsely shredded peeled beets (about 6 medium)
    • 6 tablespoons all purpose flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
    • 3/4 teaspoon ground coriander
    • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 3 large eggs, beaten to blend
    • Canola oil (for frying)

PREPARATION

    1. Place beets in large bowl; press with paper towels to absorb any moisture. In another large bowl, whisk flour and next 5 ingredients. Mix in beets, then eggs.
    2. Pour enough oil into large skillet to cover bottom; heat over medium heat. Working in batches, drop beet mixture by 1/4 cupfuls into skillet; spread to 3 1/2-inch rounds. Fry until golden, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer latkes to baking sheet. (Can be made 6 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature. Rewarm in 350°F oven until crisp, about 10 minutes.)Serve latkes with relish and salsa

Post 387: Shiur: The Kosher Switch Can we control electricity on Shabbat? Recipe; Gluten free pancakes

 

The Kosher Switch

Can we control electricity on Shabbat?

Sunday, December 11, 2016, 8:00 pm

Beit Knesset Mishkenot Arnona, 8 Primo Levi: Featurimg Rabbi Yoni Rosensweig

Rav Kehillat Netzach Menashe, Beit Shemesh

Rav Yoni is a teacher at Midreshet Lindenbaum & author of Sheilot U’Tshuvot Yishrei Lev

Sponsored by Daniel & Elana Torczyner

 L’ilui nishmat 

Michael Moshe ben Yaakov Dovid v’Doba z”l

 Giselle Hausman, Tova Gitel bat Yosef v’Malka z”l

 

In Honor of  Joshua, Jacob and Sam Torczyner

and

Evan Torczyner’s 75th Birthday

 

The shiur will be in English

For more information 058-656-3532

toratreva@gmail.com www.toratreva.org

Torat Reva Yerushalayim, Inc.
US Address
75 Berkeley Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10705
718-593-4195 (US phone # that rings in Israel)

Torat Reva Yerushalayim
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Jerusalem, Israel 93399
Phone +972 (0)58-656-3532
Fax +972 (0)2-673-1461

Gluten free pancakes

Ingredients

SERVINGS:
USMETRIC
tablespoons flax seeds
1 1/2 cups gluten-free flour
1/3 cups ground almonds
teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoons baking powder
tablespoons oil
cup coconut cream
tablespoons maple syrup
1/2 cups yoghurt (soya, or other non-dairy yougurt)
tablespoons soy milk (sweetened, or other non-dairy milk)

Directions

1To make the batter, finely grind 1 tbsp flax seed in a food processor. Add 3 tbsp water and allow to soak and swell. Mix together the flour, almonds, cinnamon and baking soda. To the flaxseed purée, add 1 tablespoon oil, the coconut cream and 3 tablespoons maple syrup. Slowly add this to the dry ingredients mixture until just combined, be sure not over-beat. Let the batter rest 30 minutes.
2To make the pancakes, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 2-3 tablespoons oil or margarine to the skillet. Pour 2 or 3 small dollops of batter into the skillet. Cook the pancakes until bubbles appear in the batter, then turn to cook the other side until golden brown, about 2-4 mins on each side. Remove from pan and keep warm, then repeat the processes to make to make a total of 12 small pancakes. Mix the soy yogurt and 1 teaspoon maple syrup, and thin with soy milk. Arrange pancakes on a plate and drizzle with a little yogurt.

Post 383: Chanuka experience to visit tombs of the Macabees and their father Mathysahy , Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Cake to celebrate

Join  a unique Chanuka experience following  in the footsteps of the Macabees in the Modiin region. 

The tour begins with a 360 degree panoramic lookout from Nebi Samuel (Shmuel Hanavi) from where Yehuda HaMacabee launched his heroic battle for the freedom of Jerusalem.

 

The group will continue to modern Modiin to explore recent archaeological sites and their possible connection to ancient Modiin. 

After  break for lunch  enjoy a visit to the tomb of the Macabees and their father Matityahu.

 

A Chanuka journey can’t be complete without “olive oil” and  a stop by the olive oil factory at B’nei Darom.  

I don’t know the Kashrit level of the Olive Oil. 

Where: depart and return to the Inbal Hotel.  The bus will depart from the side street to the right of the hotel when standing in front facing the lobby.

When:  Monday26 December – 26 Kislev – 9:30 – 16:00

Please note: Departure will be on time!

Cost: 165 NIS per participant of any age – all entry fees included.

Payment is due in cash only – 20 minutes prior to boarding.

Please bring the exact amount.

Reservations:  

hillel.leib@gmail.com

Don’t delay in booking your seats.

We are generally sold out, B”H.

 

What to bring/wear? 

Lunch, snacks, water.  Bring your favorite salad or sandwich and more.

Tissues are often helpful when traveling around Israel for bathrooms that might not have. Good walking shoes.

 

Tour is geared for adults including seniors or teens ages 12 and up.

 

Notes:  departure and arrival times are approximate and depend upon several factors including holiday traffic; itinerary, guide and speakers subject to adjustment without prior notice; your reservation is a firm commitment and cannot be cancelled within 48 hours of departure; security will be provided.

Chag Chanukah Sameach!  

Ufaratzta:  Exploring & Celebrating the Kedusha of Eretz Israel   

Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Can Really Taste Great!

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The version above was my first at scratch attempt at Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Cake. I eliminated the cream toping.

Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

 

Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

 

I used tapioka flour, rice flour and potato starch to make the cake, but there are so many flours and starches you can use. It’s okay if you use white or whole wheat flour or other gluten flour. If you’re a celiac or follow a gluten free diet and you prefer to use other flours, you should  consult beflow A guide to  gluten free flours to know what flours you can use instead. If you use other flours and the batter is too thick, add more liquid and if it’s too liquid, add more flour. 

The first was the case with the [ackage mix that I bought.

Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

If you can’t find the chocolate hearts, don’t worry, there are so many things you can use instead, like chocolate chips, candy, fruit, chocolate syrup, nuts, seeds, or your favorite foods.

Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

Many people avoid extra virgin olive oil to make sweet recipes because it has an intense flavor, but I love it,  although there are many oils you can use. Avoid refined oils please, they’re so unhealthy.

Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

 

Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

I’ve been using carob powder combined with cocoa powder and it tastes so good and is also healthier, but I prefer cocoa powder, I LOVE its flavor, although carob powder is a great choice and is caffeine-free.

To replace the eggs you can use mashed bananas as I did or applesauce, chia or flax seeds, pumpkin puree, tofu or any other egg replacer.

Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

 

Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

This vegan gluten free chocolate cake is great for birthdays or any special occasion, although it’s so delicious you don’t need any reason to make it.
Author: Simple Vegan Blog
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten Free
Serves: 8

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup rice flour (140 g)  or
  • 1 cup tapioka flour-which I used
  • ½ cup one kind of potato  stach (100 g)
  • ½ cup another kind of potato starch (110 g)
  • ½ cup carob or unsweetened cocoa powder (50 g)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 cup orange juice (250 ml)
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil (125 ml)
  • ¼ cup agave syrup (85 g)
  • dried or frozen blueberries
  • ½ cup coconut sugar (70 g)
  • Vegan whipped cream omitted
  • Chocolate hearts omitted

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven at 180 ºC or 355 ºF. Grease the sides of a cake pan with oil. Place a sheet of parchment paper on the bottom of the cake pan (I use a cake pan with removable bottom, but it’s not necessary).
  2. Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl (teff flour, rice flour, potato starch, carob powder, baking soda and baking powder). Mix well.
  3. Place the rest of the ingredients in a blender (bananas, orange juice, oil, agave syrup and coconut sugar). Blend until smooth.
  4. Combine the dry and wet ingredients and pour the mixture into the cake pan.
  5. Bake for 25 or 30 minutes. Let cool the cake before un molding.
  6.  Frost the cake with the whipped cream and decorate with the chocolate hearts.

    GLUTEN FREE FLOURS AND HOW TO USE THEM I hate to break it to you: Gluten free flours aren’t like gluten.

    Now that we have that out of the way, here’s why they aren’t like gluten:

    1. When using gluten free flours, you have to use at least two different flours. When you used to cook with gluten, you could just dump in some of your whole wheat flour and call it good. Gluten free flours are a bit more temperamental. They don’t do well by themselves. I usually use about 1 cup of starch for every two cups of rice flour, but this depends upon the recipe.
    2. Besides using a few different flours, you’re going to have to use some sort of “gum” or gum substitute to hold everything together. I usually use either xanthan gum or guar gum. The proportions vary, but I tend to use about 1 teaspoon for every 2 cups of flour.or an egg substitute. I used flax meal and the result was satisfactory.

    Below is a chart on gluten-free flours and their consistencies. These certainly aren’t all of the flours out there, but they are the ones I use most often.

    Flour: About: Texture: Substitutes:
    Rice Flour Rice flour is the flour I use most in gluten free baking. Rice flour can sometimes have a rather gritty taste, however, so it has to be mixed with starches. I generally use brown rice flour but if you insist on white rice flour I’m not complaining. Brands we use are: Lundberg, Bob’s Red Mill. Gritty Can usually be exchanged with sorghum flour and oat flour.
    Corn flour I do not use this flour very often, yet it can sometimes substitute for rice flour if I don’t have any at the time. You can also use it in corn breads. gritty Can be exchanged with any of the ‘gritty’ flours.
    Cornmeal This is not really flour. I use it for corn breads and for the surface pans sometimes (Cornmeal on the surface of the pan will cook into the dough and give it a nice crunchy crust). Gluten-Free cornmeal can usually be found at the local grocery store; just be sure to check the label. very gritty. Cannot be exchanged.
    Oat flour Oat flour is one of my favorite flours. It has a nice consistency and makes very good baked goods. I have lately been using oat flour quite a lot because it seems to work better than most other gluten-free flours. Since gf oat flour is expensive, I grind oats in a coffee grinder instead. If you use that method, don’t use the oat flour in cakes or other delicate baked goods.Finely ground oat flour works really well, so if you can get your hands on some of that for a reasonable price, do so.

    Some celiacs are sensitive to oats, so this might not be the best flour for you. You can replace rice flour for oat flour in pretty much every one of my recipes though.

    gritty Can be exchanged with millet flour, rice flour, or sorghum flour.
    Buckwheat flour I don’t use this flour very often because of its coloring, yet it has a good taste and could replace rice flour. Again, be careful about the gluten, and be sure to thoroughly check the label. gritty Cannot be exchanged
    Cornstarch I use cornstarch the most of all the starches, simply because it can be found easily at the local grocery store. Be sure to check the label for gluten-free. Though commonly used as a thickener, cornstarch is a surprisingly good gluten-free flour. It has a nice, fluffy consistency. You do have to use rice flour or some other gritty flour with the cornstarch in order to balance it. Used alone, the results are usually dry and tough and flavorless with an unpleasant mouth feel. starchy and fluffy. Can be exchanged with tapioca or potato starch in gluten-free baking unless stated otherwise in the recipe, but it cannot be replaced in sauces and in some pies. Tapioca and potato starch will form gummy lumps, whereas cornstarch will only thicken a sauce.
    Potato starch Potato starch can create a rather gummy consistency if it is used alone in a recipe. However, mixed with rice flour or some grainy flour it adds pleasant fluff. Note: Do not confuse potato starch with potato flour. They are very different things, believe me. I never use potato flour because it tastes bad and doesn’t work very well. Starchy, (difficult to distinguish between cornstarch and tapioca.) Can be exchanged with cornstarch or tapioca starch except in sauces and sometimes pies.
    Tapioca starch Tapioca starch is commonly used with potato starch in my recipes. It, like cornstarch and potato starch, can’t be used alone in a recipe—it needs rice flour, oat flour, or another gritty flour to balance it out. starchy Can be exchanged with potato starch or cornstarch except in sauces and sometimes pies.
    Sorghum flour Sorghum has a good flavor, and can replace several of the other gritty flours. It tastes good in breads. I wouldn’t use it alone with nothing but starches though. Probably a combo of sorghum with rice, oat, or millet flour. gritty Can be replaced with rice flour, oat flour, or millet flour.
    Millet flour Has good flavor, and a consistency rather like corn flour. It could replace several of the other gritty flours, especially if you want to produce a more “whole grain” flavor in the baked good. gritty Can be replaced with sorghum flour, corn flour, or rice flour.
    Teff flour Teff flour should only be used in small quantity because of its color and the fact that too much of it just plain tastes bad. It has a nice taste when used in moderation and gives a multigrain flavor to most breads. gritty This flour can be replaced by rice flour. When replaced, rise and consistency of the baked good will not be changed. The taste and color, however, will be slightly changed, though not usually in a bad way.
     Almond flour/Almond Meal To avoid confusion right off, the difference between almond meal and almond flour is that in almond flour, the almonds are ground without the skin, whereas almond meal is ground with the skin. This small difference doesn’t seem to affect the baked goods though.This flour is still in the testing stage for me. It’s used a lot in paleo baked goods, and I’ve used it by itself before. The results are always a little gritty and sometimes a bit too moist (to the point of being heavy and gummy), since almond flour contains a lot of moisture. I have used it in cakes in small quantity with rice flour and starch with good results.  Gritty but adds moisture to baked goods.  Can’t be exchanged.

    Obviously, they don’t contain that “stretchy” quality that gluten can produce in your dough. The most noticeable difference between gf flours and gluten can be seen in bread dough. If you try to make bread the gluten way, you’re going to fail and cry and probably need counseling before you can be happy again

     

    Second cake:

    GLUTEN-FREE CHOCOLATE ZUCCHINI CAKE OR CUPCAKES-Have not tried this one yet!

    This is a great way to use up all those overgrown garden zucchinis. Who knew that mashed up green vegetables could taste so good?

    CHOCOLATE ZUCCHINI CAKE/PUMPKIN

    Serves: 10

    Time: 30 minutes active, 45 minutes cooking.

    Cream Together- I will be doubling the quantities

    and weighed out as well  the zucchini and pumpkin  

    1 stick (½ cup) butter, soft but still cold or 1/4 cup commercial soy milk + l/4 cup olive oil

    1 2/3 white granulated sugar or less by 1/3 = 5/3X1/3=5/9 : 5/3=15/9-5/9 = 10/9 = 11/9 cup sugar or slightly more that 1 cup sugar

    Add and beat well:

    2 large eggs or 1 egg and 1/2 cup of flax meal

    Add and beat in:

    3/4 cup rice flour

    1/4 cup almond flour/ walnut flour

    ½ cup cornstarch (check label for gluten-free)

    1 cup pureed fresh zucchini (I use our electric mixer)

    ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder (try dutch cocoa for extra-dark chocolate yumminess!)

    ¾ teaspoon xanthan gum-omitted

    ¼ teaspoon salt

    1 teaspoon baking powder

    Beat until well-blended and smooth. You can use a greased 8×8” square baking pan, a 9” round one, or a 12 cupcake pan with waxed paper cupcake holders. Bake at 350 degrees F for 40-45 minutes.

    Makes 1 cake or 12 cupcakes. I doubled he recipe and make 12 – 75 gram cupcakes with an additional 1/8 cup of vegetables mixed in. Also added blueberries and chocolate bits. Since I double the recipe, my cupcakes are larger and made 14.

    I want to make a batch of pumpkin and another of zucchini, I prepared 4 cups of the dry ingredients.

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Post 332: How to handle an unruly refrigerator, how to turn leftover vegetables and/or a vegetable stir fry into a soup, and Raisin-fruit-nut-Carrot Muffins

How to handle an unruly refrigerator:  Everyone seems to have refrigerator troubles one time or another.

-The wealthy are particularly angry that they are not spared.

I’ve read. “I hate my Northland. It is loud, inefficient, and not dependable. The ice-maker rarely works. The solenoid on the water line for the ice maker just started leaking. A solenoid is a type of electromagnet when the purpose is to generate a controlled magnetic.

(It is the actual solenoid, not the connection and ruined by laminate floor.) That part is usually under an extended warrantee, but probably quite rare (my comment).

The front grill always rattles when the motor is running. The fan on the freezer side has iced up several times. For the price, I expected better. I could have bought 5 refrigerators of better quality than what I paid for this piece of junk.” That rich folks should suffer.

“Oy” or the Liebherr, “The major problem is icing on the back of the fridge.” That’s the one that will be addressed here.

The first fridge is about $26,000 and the second about $9,000.

After speaking with friends, it appears that water also forms on the back wall of Israeli refrigerators, the common garden variety. Concerning the drawbacks of our precious second-hand Liebherr,  and suggestions, a  reader offered the following diagnosis:

There will always be frost and, especially in humid climates, some ice on the back of the fridge. (By following these steps, no ice is appearing, although I hope (B’H) not to give my fridge an “Ein Horah”, an evil eye:

עין הרע

This is a compromise for the depth of the fridge. We put meats and other items like pickles, etc, at the very back of the fridge to keep them as cold as possible. There’s a risk of it freezing if you rest it against the back. We live in an apartment and are used to these compromises. If you live in a house, get a bigger fridge that cools itself more traditionally.

Icing and drain plug clogging are related issues in our experience. For whatever reason, the fridge circulation fan is defaulted to the off position. With this off you will get a lot more icing on the back of the fridge. This will then clog your drain plug with ice. Turn the fan on and occasionally check to see if it is still on – a power outage will turn it off again. ( I never had to do this – my comment and don’t mess with a fan).

We’ve had it running for about a year and no more ice issues.What to do if the drain plugs up? You will need to defrost the fridge completely and have it turned off – leave the doors open. Wait until the ice melts. If there are sheets of ice, wait until they sort of melt, then pull them out – otherwise, expect large puddles. We poured some hot water from the tap (not boiled water) into the drain to help it along, but that took forever. Now’s a good time to clean the back wall of the fridge. Not too bad, all things considered.” And another, I yearly use a pipe cleaner to clean the drain hole, take off the vent cover, and vacuum the coils. I also have my fridge on a plug surge protector.

I don’t have this, my comment). I do so for all my rentals. I must have bought a gem.”

Knowing the Austrians by their complicated watch works, including several imperial clockmakers who designed the clock machine of Prague Orloj, the practicality of the Liebherr demands more clarification. The following tasks in addition to those above, are crucial to getting your Liebherr to silently serve you (with little or no water changes on the back wall ), and not the other way around.

1) This is the hardest part, but truly worth the effort and time. Ask your 5 best and closest friends to take your food from the fridge and freezer. If you do this at Passover time your problems should be reduced. This year we just cleaned the fridge and didn’t defrost the entire system. That was a mistake.

The refrigerator is supposed to self-defrost approximately four times in every 24 hour period. If one of the components in the self-defrosting system fails, the refrigerator continues to try to cool. Eventually, though, so much frost builds up on the evaporator coils that the circulating fan can’t draw air over the coils. There may still be a small amount of cooling because the coils are icy, but with no air flow over the coils, cooling in the refrigerator compartment is quite limited. Here’s an inexpensive, though inconvenient, way to determine if the problem is with the self-defrosting system. Remove all of the perishable food from the refrigerator and freezer, turn the thermostat in the refrigerator to Off, and leave the doors open for 24 to 48 hours. (Be sure to have several towels ready in case the melting frost and ice causes the drip pan to overflow). This allows the refrigerator to defrost “manually.” When the frost and ice build-up has completely melted away, turn the thermostat back to a normal setting.

 

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2-Vacuum the coils in the rear. We purchased our Liebherr second-hand. It was placed in storage. Now, eight years after it has been in place, I looked closely at the evaporation apparatus in the back. It was filled with brown leaves. From where? It had been moved to storage on a snowy day and the fridge was not wrapped. In other words, any opening is the weakest link in the refrigerator’s circulation system. THE WATER doesn’t need to be perfectly clear, but not potentially a problem filled with debris.

3) Your fridge will not experience toxic shock if you  return cold food to the fridge and frozen food to the freezer. Then it will not be overworked.

4) There is a super cool setting for the freezer if you are putting a lot of room temperature meats and fish etc, into the fridge, but I have not used it. Be sure to cool warm foods to room temperature before putting them away. That’s a given.

5) The amount of moisture on the back wall is insignificant now compared to the half-inch of fluffy snow there before this melt-down was performed. Try to keep vegetables and fruit in the drawer. I was told and read that food kept in glass is healthier than kept in plastic. However, more energy is expended for every square inch of glass surface than for plastic, as glass has the ability to stay really cold, as in a nice cold bottle of beer. If you remember basic science, when a cold surface comes in contact with a warmer surface, condensation will occur on the warmer surface, as in the surface of an interior window.20160724_094928.jpg

6) Try to limit the amount of air in plastic jars, packages and glass containers, as your fridge will be working to cool air inside them. That’s a waste.

7) The instruction manual recommends emptying and turning off your fridge when you plan to be away for more than a month. I never did this and just relied on weekly visitors to open and close the fridge at regular intervals. However, there were always some puddles on the floor when I return home. In the future, I hope to (B’H) follow this recommendation.

 

 

This is the water container that had leaves in it that I removed with a bulbous tube. Don’t worry if the water is tinged a bit as it is continuously evaporating.

 8) When you turn your fridge back on, it is the time to put the fridge at 14 degrees C and the freezer at -18 C. Then after a few days the fridge temperature can be lowered to 9 degrees C which is 48 degrees F. That’s where my fridge sits now.

9) Plan to keep leftovers to a minimum. going to try this: how to turn leftover vegetables/ or a vegetable stir fry into a soup:

Allow your favorite rice noodles to boil for 5-7 minutes and turn off. Pour the stir fry mixture into the pot with the noodles and add the soy sauce and grated ginger. While the broth is still hot, stir to make sure all ingredients are well mixed in the soup. Pour in a large bowl and top off with cilantro and jalapeno peppers.

 

“Raisin-Carrot Muffins

Raisin-Carrot Muffins

  • Makes: 16 servings
  • Serving Size: 1 muffin
  • Carb Grams Per Serving: 24
From Diabetic Living with alteration
Ingredients
  • 2 oz or 60 grams golden/red  raisins or dried currants chopped in cuizinart
  • 2 oz pistachio nuts chopped
  • 2 teaspoon bourbon soaked vanilla
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup oats medium coarseness
  • 1 cup ground walnuts
  • 1/3 cup toasted wheat germ/ground flax seed/ground poppy seed. I use a nut/coffee grinder for that
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk/pareve substitute
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar or brown sugar substitute* equivalent to 1/3 cup brown  or 2/3 cup shredded apple,- or  puried fruit on hand, you can add even more if you shred the apples and squeeze out the juice and then chop. Or if you have any ripe peaches, mango or nectarine use those, but peal first.
  • 1/4 cup cooking oil
  • 1 1/2 cup finely shredded carrot, can be more, up to 1 lb.  if you like carrots and are serving dish as a vegetable side dish
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

 Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degree F or 205 degrees C. In a small bowl, dampen dried fruit with boiling water; pour vanilla over and set aside. Coat sixteen 2-1/2-inch muffin cupswith cooking spray or line with paper bake cups; set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl, stir together all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, wheat germ, or ground flax meal, bakingpowder, baking soda, salt, and the cinnamon and nutmeg. Make a well in the center.

  3. In a small bowl, beat egg slightly; stir in buttermilk, brown sugar or substitute, and oil. Add all at once to flour mixture; stir just until moistened (the batter should be lumpy). Drain raisins. Gently fold raisins, fruit and shredded carrot into batter. I added the dry ingredients to the combined fruit plus batter.

  4. Spoon batter evenly into prepared muffin cups, filling each cup two-thirds full. I weigh out 85 grams. Sprinkle with additional cinnamon and pistachios. My batter seamed very dry, so I mixed in 5 grams of very ripe smooth banana into each cup.

  5. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden. Cool in muffin cups on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove from cups. Serve warm. Makes 16 muffins. I generally do 15 minutes and then remove and turn in the cup and then continue.

  6. Tip

  • *Sugar Substitute: Choose from Sweet ‘N Low Brown or Sugar Twin Granulated Brown. Follow package directions to use product amount that’s equivalent to 1/3 cup brown sugar. Or omit according to taste because there is dry fruit and cut up fruit

 

Post 297-This is a terrific idea for fooling your family into believing that you are cooking Before Passover and cleaning for Passover -Veggie Burgers with tofu, carrots celery, onions Part of my new way to prepare for Passover is to clean the oven and stovetop and cover it until Passover; then use all the other electric small cooking appliances:-recipe tofu burgers and Passover pickled beets

  • This is a terrific idea for fooling your family into believing that you are cooking as usual and cleaning for Passover.

    I know that Passover is almost three weeks away. Part of my new way to prepare for Passover is to clean the oven and stovetop and cover it until Passover; then use all the other electric small chometz cooking appliances: By the way, these appliances can be removed to a porch  via an extension cord or to a basement. It’s like having your kitchen gutted.

    My Inventory:

    1-Toaster Oven, Small and large meat, dairy

    2-Charles Forman Grills ( I have one for Pareve cooking and Meat)

    3-Dairy Microwave oven.

    4-Shabat Platta: On Shabas one puts a metal pan or grate between the platta and the pot to heat. That proves that the heating elements are hot/strong enough to cook, so I firmly believe that we must use something between the pot and the platta. But I am looking for the reverse – to actually cook!

    5-Tami Bar for hot water to start the pot on the platta going. What are some of your tricks?

     

    That’s a lot of small appliances. Today is our first day of camp! I prepared hard boiled eggs on the Platta.

    The additional trick: Every cooking surface in the above appliances is covered with aluminum foil so there are no pots to clean. Pasta will  cook on the platta like rice. Also, it’s a good idea to have on hand many jars of broth so that vegetables can be made into a soup via an immersion blender or food processor. Will prepare grains, pasta either in the microwave or the platta. Say good-bye to stovetop and oven cooking and clean up for 2and 1/2 weeks.

    First wave: Rice on the Platta and Veggie Burgers on the Foreman Grill or in the dairy toaster oven (tofu, carrots celery, onions prepared in Foreman Grill)

     

  •  

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition

SERVINGS 8UNITS US

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a medium skillet (George Forman grill tilted to make it into a skillet), mix the onion, carrot, celery and zucchini with the 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil. Sauté over medium heat until onion is clear. Remove from heat and add the brown rice, oats and seasonings. Mix well and add the tofu, With a fork, mash the tofu into fine pieces and mix well. You may use a food processor for this step.

  2. In a small bowl, combine all the liquid ingredients and stir to mix. Pour over the rice mixture and stir until moistened and evenly mixed. Shape into 8 evenly-sized patties approximately 3 1/2 to 4 inches in diameter. Dredge each patty with bread crumbs, making sure to coat both sides.

  3. Place the patties on a baking sheet that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray, then spray the tops of each patty.

  4. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 15 minutes. Turn the patties over, spray the tops with the cooking spray and bake another 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and let them sit for 5 minutes. Or use Forman Grill with foil.

  5. Serve with buns or by themselves with mashed potatoes (on the platta) and gravy. Enjoy!

Post 281: Useful numbers in Israel spaghetti squash and anything soup-recipes that will help you empty your pantry of chometz before Purim and Pesach.

 

These numbers might be helpful; (when you have guests or need to contact Embassies.

Useful numbers in Israel

[ Emergency Services | Hospitals | Pharmacies | Ambulances | Embassies & Consulates ][ Municipalities | 24-hour Help Lines | Public Information | Travel | Tourist Information ][ Foreign Currency Exchange | Airlines | Taxis | Internet Cafes | Car Rentals ]
Emergency Services

Police: 100;

Magen David Adom (First Aid): 101;

Fire: 102
Hospitals

Jerusalem

Sha’arei Zedek: (02) 655-5111;

Hadassah Ein Kerem: (02) 677-7111;

Hadassah Mt. Scopus: (02) 584-4111;

Bikur Holim: (02) 646-4111;

Misgav Ladach: (02) 563-7684
Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov) (except pediatrics): (03) 697-4444;

Dana Pediatrics Hospital: (03) 697-4504; Assuta, Jabotinsky 62: (03) 520-1515
Haifa

Rambam: (04) 854-3111; Bnei Tzion (Rothschild) Medical Center: (04) 835-9359
Ashkelon

Barzilai Medical Center: (08) 674-5555

Be’er Sheva

Soroka Hospital: (08) 640-0111
Eilat

Yoseph Tal: (08) 635-8011
Herzliya

Herzliya Medical Center: (09) 959-2555

Kfar Sava

Meir Hospital (Sapir Medical Center): (09) 747-2555
Netanya

Laniado, Tel: (09) 860-4666; Medic Media Corp: (09) 860-5151

Petah Tikva

Rabin Medical Center (Beilinson): (03) 937-7377;

Schneider Pediatrics Hospital: (03) 925-3666
Ramat Gan Tel Hashomer: (03) 530-3030

Ramle/LodAssaf

Harofeh: (08) 977-9999

Rehovot

Kaplan Medical Center: (08) 944-1211
Pharmacies

Tel Aviv

Superpharm Dizengoff Center, 50 Dizengoff: (03) 620-0975 Superpharm Gimmel, 1 Ahimeir, Ramat Aviv Gimmel: (03) 641-7171Superpharm London Ministore, 4 Shaul Hamelech: (03) 696-0106 Superpharm, 40 Einstein: (03) 641-3730 Superpharm, 72 Pinkhas Rosen: (03) 644-0114 Briut, 28 King George: (03) 528-3731 Clal Pharm Gan Ha’ir, 71 Ibn Gvirol: (03) 527-9317
Jerusalem Superpharm, 3 Hahistadrut: (02) 624-6244 Superpharm, Malkha Shopping Mall: (02) 679-3260Superpharm, 5 Burla, Nayot: (02) 646-7555Superpharm Gilo, Gilo Commercial Center: (02) 676-1873 Center Pharm, 18 Yad Kharutsim: (02) 673-1475 Center Pharm, Har Hahotzvim, 1 Hamarpeh: (02) 586-9744
Haifa Superpharm, 15 Horev: (04) 824-6167 Superpharm, 2 Khouri: 051-582-021 Superpharm, 53 Hahistadrut: 051-582-021 Superpharm, Migdal Hanevi’im: 051-582-021 Superpharm, 54 Trumpeldor: (04) 823-2569 Superpharm, 6 Ha’aroshet: (04) 842-0540 Hanassi, 33 Hanassi: (04) 833-3312 Newpharm, 40 Hanita: 052-331-013
Ashkelon Superpharm, Giron Mall: (07) 671-1431 Rom, 97 Hanassi: (07) 673-5542
Bat Yam Ganei Bat Yam, 3 Hanevi’im: (03) 551-5671 Mazor, 20 Haviva Reich: (03) 658-3360 Mor, 9 Balfour: (03) 658-3042 Vita, 62 Ha’atzmaot St: (03) 506-2919
Be’er ShevaSuperpharm, 70 Hameshachrerim: (07) 642-4313 Superpharm, Hanegev Mall: (07) 628-1371 Hanegev, 94 KKL: (07) 627-7016 Kupat Holim Clalit, Szold: (07) 623-7712
Eilat Superpharm, Beit Hadekel, Canyon Shar Ha’ir: (07) 637-6870
HerzliyaSuperpharm, 25 Sokolov: (09) 950-0011
Hod HasharonSuperpharm, Margalit Mall: (09) 740-8681 Magdiel, 54 Magdiel: (09) 741-5567 Margalit Shopping Mall, 3 Jabotinsky: (09) 740-8681
HolonSuperpharm, Holon Shopping Mall, 7 Golda Meir: (03) 505-6720 Aharon, 52 Hofein: (03) 651-9153
Kfar SavaSuperpharm, 3 Ostshinksi: (09) 765-8889 Narkiss, 8 Hativat Golani: (09) 761-8248 Avner Gilad, 34 Weizmann: (09) 762-6826
NetanyaCenter Pharm, 1 David Hamelech: (09) 884-1531 Hasharon Shopping Mall, 36 Herzl: (09) 882-3639 Hadarim Shopping Mall, 2 Hakadar, Industrial Zone: (09) 862-8436 Newpharm, 60 Binyamin: (09) 883-8091
Petah TikvaSuperhparm “Heychal,” 26 Hahistadrut: (03) 904-6730 Superpharm, 43 Shapira: (03) 930-9030 Superhparm, 13 Hovevei Zion: (03) 930-3191 HyperPharm, Basel: (03) 921-1106 Assuta, 23 Baron Hirsch: (03) 931-1710
Ra’ananaSuperpharm, 277 Ahuza: (09) 774-1616 Golan Center, 198 Ahuza: (09) 744-9702 Hyper-Pharm, 8 Haroshet, Industrial Zone: (09) 748-3537
Ramat GanSuperpharm, 10 Bialik: (03) 670-1235 Superpharm, 7 Tirza: (03) 574-9770 Aliya, 2 Krinitsky: (03) 672-2840 Maccabi, 71 Jabotinsky: (03) 751-6272 Pharma Plus D-Mall, 1A Jabotinsky: (03) 575-9891
Ramat HasharonSuperpharm, Rav Mecher Tzomet Glilot: (03) 699-4313 S.R.M., 5 Ussishkin: (03) 540-2454
Rishon LetzionSuperpharm, 21 Sacharov David: (03) 961-6156 Ramat Eliyahu, 10 Zeitlin: (03) 961-0495

Ambulances

Tel Aviv Magen David Adom: (03) 546-0111 Natali: (03) 653-5511 Zvika: (03) 561-7879 E.E.S.: (03) 687-1842 Zuri Ambulance: (03) 537-6277
Jerusalem A.A.A. Abit Private Ambulance, Yaacov Levi: (02) 622-2111 Ambulance Habira: (02) 535-7336 Ben Yishai David: (02) 678-2398
Haifa A.A. Ehud Ambulance founded by Blue Magen David: (04) 866-3366 Ambulance Hatzafon: (04) 877-3377 “Ambulente” Ambulance Services: (04) 851-5888
Ashkelon Hadarom Ambulance: (07) 672-2627 Ner David Avi Association: (07) 672-3216
Eilat

Eilat Ambulance: 050-553-100
Be’er Sheva Gaz Ambulance: (07) 649-7955 Levi Yishai Ambulance: (07) 643-5021 Ivgy Yoram: (07) 658-5317
Herzliya Yizhar Ambulances: (09) 956-7088
Holon

Egged Ambulance: (03) 550-9156
Kfar SavaRon Ambulance: (09) 767-0838
Netanya Derech Hachaim: (09) 833-7031 Tal Raz: (09) 861-4417
Petah Tikva Ambulance Sami and Jacob: (03) 535-1129 Tal Ambulance: (03) 930-1924
Ra’ananaShahal Medical Services: (09) 760-4455
Ramat Gan Ambulance A.B.: (03) 676-5717 Ambulance Noam: (03) 574-3339 Magen David Adom: (03) 579-3589
Rehovot Ambulance Dor-2000: 935-4177 Shlomo Ambulance: (08) 941-8004
Rishon Letzion Shahal: (03) 831-4333 E.R.N. Ambulance: (03) 945-1828

Embassies & Consulates(In Tel Aviv, unless otherwise noted) The Consulate of Armenia, 5 Sheikh Jarrah, Jerusalem: (02) 581-7162
The Embassy of Argentina, 3 Jabotinsky, Ramat Gan: (03) 575-9173
The Embassy of Australian, 37 Shaul Hamelech, Europe House: (03) 693-5000
The Embassy of Austria, 12 Hahilazon, Ramat Gan: (03) 612-0924
The Embassy of Belarus, 2 Koifman: (03) 510-2236
The Embassy of Belgium, 12 Hahilazon, Ramat Gan: (03) 6138130
The Consulate of Britain, 1 Ben Yehuda: (03) 510-0166
The Embassy of Britain, 192 Hayarkon: (03) 725-1222
The Embassy of Bulgaria, 124 Ibn Gvirol: (03) 524-1751
The Embassy of Cameroon, 10 Koifman: (03) 519-0011
The Embassy of Canada, 3 Nirim Beit Hasapanut: (03) 636-3300
The Embassy of Chile, 7 Havakuk: (03) 602-0130
The Embassy of China, 222 Ben Yehuda: (03) 546-7277
The Embassy of Colombia, 52 Pinkas: (03) 546-1717
The Embassy of the Republic of Congo, 1 Rachel: (03) 524-8306
The Embassy of Costa Rica, 13 Diskin, Jerusalem: (02) 566-6197
The Embassy of Croatia, Canyon Ramat Aviv: (03) 643-8654
The Embassy of Cyprus, 50 Dizengoff: (03) 525-0212
The Embassy of the Czech Republic, 23 Zeitlin: (03) 691-8282
The Embassy of Denmark, 23 Bnei Moshe: (03) 544-2144
The Consulate General of the Dominican Republic, 13 Yona Hanavi: (03) 516-2020
The Embassy of the Dominican Republic, 19 Soutine: (03) 527-7073
The Embassy of Ecuador, Asia House, 4 Weizmann: (03) 695-8764
The Consulate of Ecuador, 12 Harav Friedman: (03) 604-6856
The Embassy of Egypt, 54 Basel: (03) 546-4151
The Embassy of El Salvador, 4 Avigayil, Jerusalem: (02) 672-8411
The Embassy of Ethiopia, 48 Petah Tikva: (03) 639-7831
The Embassy of Finland, 40 Einstein: (03) 744-0303
The Consulate of France, 1 Ben Yehuda: (03) 510-1415
The Embassy of France, 112 Herbert Samuel: (03) 524-5371
The Embassy of Germany, 3 Daniel Frisch: (03) 693-1313
The Embassy of Ghana, 15 Abba Hillel: (03) 752-0834
The Embassy of Greece Embassy, 47 Bodenheimer: (03) 603-3461
The Embassy of Guatemala, Beit Ackerstein, Herzliya Pituah: (09) 956-8707
The Embassy of Hungary, 18 Pinkas: (03) 546-6991
The Consulate General of Iceland, 5 Tuval: (03) 623-5013
The Embassy of India, 4 Kaufman: (03) 510-1431
The Embassy of Ireland, 3 Daniel Frisch: (03) 696-4166
The Embassy of Italy, 25 Hamered: (03) 510-4004
The Embassy of the Ivory Coast, 25 Bezalel, South Africa Building: (03) 612-6677
The Embassy of Japan, Asia House, 4 Weizmann: (03) 695-7292
The Embassy of Jordan, 14 Abba Hillel, Ramat Gan: (03) 751-7722
The Embassy of Kenya, 15 Abba Hillel, Ramat Gan: (03) 575-4633
The Embassy of Korea, 38 Chen: (03) 696-3244
The Embassy of Latvia, 2 Weizman: (03) 03-727-5800
The Embassy of Liberia, 74 Menachem Begin: (03) 561-1068
The Embassy of Lithuania, 8 Shaul Hamelech: (03) 695-8685
The Embassy of Mexico, 25 Hamered: (03) 516-3938
The Embassy of Moldova, 7 Havakuk: (03) 604-0014
The Consulate General of Monaco, 51 Hamelech David: (03) 522-3053
The Embassy of the Netherlands, 14 Abba Hillel, Ramat Gan: (03) 752-3150
The Embassy of Nigeria, 34 Gordon: (03) 522-2144
The Embassy of Norway, 40 Einstein: (03) 744-1490
The Representative of Oman, 79 Yehuda Hamaccabi: (03) 546-7860
The Consulate General of Paraguay, 1/4 Rehov Carmel, Mevasseret Zion: (03) 561-5268
The Embassy of Panamana, 10 Hei Be’lyar: (03) 695-6711
The Consulate of Papua New Guinea, P.O. Box 31081, Jerusalem: (02) 534-1721
The Embassy of Paraguay, 1 Carmel St., Mevasseret Zion: (02) 533-4830
The Embassy of Peru, 60 Medinat Hayelmedim, Herzliya Petuach: (03) 957-8835
The Embassy of the Phillipines, 2 Koifman: (03) 517-0653
The Embassy of Poland, 16 Soutine Street: (03) 524-0186
The Embassy of Portugal, 3 Daniel Frisch: (03) 695-6373
The Embassy of Romania, 24 Adam Hacohen: (03) 524-2482
The Consulate of Russia, 1 Ben Yehuda: (03) 510-1020
The Embassy of Russia, 120 Hayarkon: (03) 522-6736
The Embassy of Rwanda, 30 Hei Be’lyar: (03) 691-2319
The Embassy of Slovakia, 37 Jabotinsky: (03) 544-9119
The Embassy of Slovenia, 50 Dizengoff: (03) 524-2482
The Embassy of South Africa, 50 Dizengoff: (03) 525-2566
The Embassy of Sweden, Asia House, 4 Weizmann: (03) 695-8111
The Embassy of Switzerland, 228 Hayarkon: (03) 546-4455
The Embassy of Spain, 3 Daniel Frisch: (03) 696-5218
The Economic and Cultural Office Taipei, Azrieli Center: (03) 695-4688
The Embassy of Thailand, 21 Shaul Hamelech: (03) 695-8980
The Commercial Section of Thailand, 57 Pinsker: (03) 528-0870
The Embassy of Turkey, 202 Hayarkon: (03) 524-1101
The Consulate of Uganda, 21 Yunitzman: (03) 690-2743
The Embassy of the Ukraine, 12 Stricker: (03) 604-0242
The Consulate of the Ukraine, 1 Ben Yehuda: (03) 517-8784
The Embassy of the United States, 71 Hayarkon: (03) 519-7575
The Embassy of Uruguay, 73 Nordau, Herzliya: (09) 956-9612
The Consulate of Uzbekistan, 4 Mateh Aharon, Ramat Gan: (03) 579-6026
The Embassy of the Vatican, 1 Netiv Hamazalot, Old Jaffa: (03) 683-5658
The Embassy of Venezuela, 2 Koifman: (03) 517-6287
The Embassy of Yugoslavia, 10 Bodenheimer: (03) 604-5535
The Embassy of Zaire, 1/2 Rachel: (03) 524-8306

Municipalities

Tel Aviv-Jaffa: (03) 521-8438
Jerusalem: (02) 629-7777
Haifa: (04) 835-6356
Ashkelon: (07) 677-0111
Bat Yam: (03) 555-8555
Be’er Sheva: (07) 646-3666
Herzliya: (09) 959-1515
Hod Hasharon: (09) 742-4121
Holon: (03) 502-7222
Kfar Sava: (09) 764-9111
Netanya: (09) 860-3131
Petah Tikva: (03) 905-2222
Ra’anana: (09) 761-0610
Ramat Gan: (03) 675-3555
Rehovot: (08) 939-2222
Rishon Letzion: (03) 968-5666
Tiberias: (04) 673-9555

24-hour Help Lines

Eran Emotional First Aid: 1201
Dental Clinic 18 Reines St., Tel Aviv: (03) 523-9241; 2 Moriah Street, Jerusalem: (02) 537-3691
WIZO Hot line for battered women: (03) 546-1133, (08) 855-0506, (02) 651-4111
Rape Crisis Center Tel: 1202 or Tel Aviv: (03) 517-6176, Jerusalem: (02) 625-5558, Haifa: (04) 853-0533, southern Israel: (07) 633-1977
National Poison Control Center: (04) 852-9205
Child Abuse Hotline: (04) 855-6611
Crisis Counseling Hotline in English: 1-800-654-1111 or (02) 654-1111
Teletmicha Israel Cancer Association hotline for patients and their families: (02) 624-7676
Yad Sarah Medical (rehab equipment, oxygen supplies): (02) 644-4444
Public Information Telephone Repair and Maintenance: 166
Electric Corporation: 103
Information (Bezeq): 144
TravelFlight Information: (03) 972-3333 (Hebrew), (03) 972-3344 (English)
Bus Schedules: (03) 694-8888
Train Schedules: (03) 693-7515
Airport Bus: (Tel Aviv – Ben Gurion): (03) 607-0000
Tourist Information OfficesAcre: (04) 991-1764
Arad: (07) 995-4409
Ben Gurion Airport: (03) 971-1485
Eilat: (07) 637-2111
Haifa: (04) 853-5606
Jerusalem (Safra Sq.): (02) 625-8844
Jerusalem (Jaffa Gate): (02) 628-0382
Nazareth: (06) 657-0555
Netanya: (09) 882-7286
Safed: (06) 692-7485
Tel Aviv (Central Bus Station): (03) 639-5660
Tel Aviv (City Hall): (03) 521-8500
Tiberias: (06) 672-5666
Foreign Currency Exchange OfficesTel Aviv Area:Change Spot, 140 Dizengoff, Tel Aviv: (03) 524-3393
Quick Change, 22 Ben Yehuda, Tel Aviv: (03) 629-9299
Quick Change Phone-Li, Azrieli Center, Tel Aviv: (03) 609-5020
Change, 2 Nehemia, Bnei Brak: (03) 578-8419
Change Bar, 94 Hayarkon, Tel Aviv: (03) 527-9050
Change Spot, 1 Ben Yehuda, Tel Aviv: (03) 510-3301
Change Spot, Opera Tower, Tel Aviv: (03) 510-6035
Change Spot, 35 Sokolow, Holon: (03) 503-8079
Jerusalem: Calothy Jaleb, 4 Salah A-Din: (02) 628-2915
Change Point, 2 Ben Yehuda: (02) 624-0011
Change Spot, Malka Kanyon: (02) 679-5401
Levi Yithak, Talpiot Kanyon: (02) 672-2070
Moneynet Ltd., 8 Ben Hillel: (02) 622-2318
Haifa: Change Spot, 5 Nordau, Haifa, (04) 864-4111
Eilat: Change Express, 137 Shalom Center: (07) 632-6842
Interchange, Mall Hayam: (07) 634-0049
Moneynet Ltd., North Beach: (07) 632-6696
Sinai Change, King Solomon Promenade: (07) 631-8450
NazarethChange Spot, Jumbo Center, 1st Floor: (06) 657-7288
NetanyaChange Spot, 5 Herzl: (09) 832-2112
Tiberias Maninet Ltd., 3 Habanim Midrehov 2nd Floor: (04) 672-4048
Airlines:Aero Mexico, 23 Ben Yehuda, Tel Aviv: (03) 795-1333
Air Canada, 1 Ben Yehuda, Tel Aviv: (03) 511-8686
Air France, 1 Ben Yehuda, Tel Aviv: (03) 511-0000
Alitalia, Ben Gurion Airport: (03) 971-1047
American Airlines, 29 Ben Yehuda, Tel Aviv: (03) 795-2122
Arkia International Ltd., 11 Frishman, Tel Aviv: (03) 523-3285
Austrian Airlines, 1 Ben Yehuda, Tel Aviv: (03) 511-5110
British Airways, Azrieli Center, 20th Floor, Round Building, Tel Aviv: (03) 608-1800
Continental Airlines, 25 Hamered, Tel Aviv: (03) 511-6700
Delta Airlines, 29 Allenby, Tel Aviv: (03) 620-1101
El Al Israel Airlines, 32 Ben Yehuda, Tel Aviv: (03) 526-1222
Japan Airlines, 23 Ben Yehuda, Tel Aviv: (03) 795-1333
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Ben Gurion Airport: (03) 971-1138
Lufthansa German Airlines, 1 Ben Yehuda, Tel Aviv: (03) 514-2350
S.A.S. Scandinavian Airlines, 1 Ben Yehuda, Tel Aviv: (03) 510-1177
Sabena Belgian World Airlines, 1 Ben Yehuda, Tel Aviv: (03) 511-6610
South African Airways Israel Building, 5 Shalom Aleichem, Tel Aviv: (03) 795-1344
Swissair Swiss Airlines, 1 Ben Yehuda, Tel Aviv: (03) 511-6666
Turkish Airlines, 78 Hayarkon, Tel Aviv: (03) 517-2333
T.W.A. Trans World Airlines Inc., 76 Hayarkon, Tel Aviv: (03) 795-5355
Taxis:Tel Aviv:Hashekem: (03) 527-0404
Kastel: (03) 699-3322
New York: (03) 523-7722
Nordau: (03) 546-6222
JerusalemGilo: (02) 676-5888
Hapalmach: (02) 679-3333
King David: (02) 625-2510
HaifaBalfour: (04) 866-8383
Carmel: (04) 838-2626
EilatHamelech Shlomo: (07) 633-3338
Taba: (07) 633-3339

Internet Cafes
Tel AvivBambili, 22 Peretz: (03) 688-8031
Private Link, 78 Ben Yehuda: (03) 529-9889
Webstop, 28 Bograshov: (03) 620-2682
JerusalemAlami Net i.Cafe, 2 Mount of Olives: (02) 627-7891
The Netcafe, 9 Heleni Hamalka: (02) 624-6327
The Site, 12 Rivlin: (02) 625-9888

Strudel Internet Cafe and Wine Bar, 11 Monbaz Street: (02) 623-2101
HaifaNorEm Internet Cafe, 29 Nordau: (04) 866-5656
EilatBJ’s Books, New Tourist Center: (07) 634-0905
Private Link, Central Bus Station: (07) 634-4331
Car RentalsTel AvivAvis, 113 Hayarkon: (03) 527-1752 Eldan, 20 Hahaskala Boulevard: (03) 565-4545
Jerusalem Avis, 22 King David: (02) 624-9001 Eldan, 24 King David: (02) 625-2151/9
Haifa Avis, 7 Ben Gurion Boulevard: (04) 851-3050
EilatAvis, Tourist Info Center: (07) 637-3164 Eldan, 143 Merkaz Shalom: (07) 637-4027
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Sloopy Soup-use what you have before Purim and Pesach

Why did we call it Sloopy Soup? Well, we can’t quite remember, to tell you the truth! But it’s been hanging around as a favorite in our home for years. Because it turns out different every single time we make it. Every single time! In other words, you’ll never get bored with Sloopy Soup. And If you begin now you can empty out those grains and legumes!

I thought you might enjoy learning how to make it too.

This isn’t an exact recipe, because I don’t use a recipe when I make it. But you’ll get the gist.

The main point of the soup is to stuff it with whole foods. You can use any combination of beans/legumes/lentils, vegetables, and whole grains. These whole foods form the base of the vegan diet and their slow-burning carbs will keep you filled up for hours.

Sloopy Soup!

Start with about 2 cups of any combination of uncooked dried beans, lentils, split peas, or other legume. I recommend pre-soaking them in triple the fresh water for at least 8 hours, although 24 hours is best.

You’ll also need about 1 cup of your favorite grain, uncooked. Again, pre-soaking your grain is best.

Next, chop any vegetables you’d like such as broccoli, carrots, celery, cabbage, beets, organic corn, potatoes, etc. You’ll want to end up with about 6 cups’ worth of chopped veggies.

Finally, chop up any dark leafy green such as kale or collards or Swiss chard, etc. When you’re done coarsely chopping them they should measure about 4 cups’ worth of dark greens.

Now, let’s put your soup together.

Boil about 8 cups of water (more or less, depending on how thin/thick you like your soup) in a large pot that has a lid—you can also use unsalted vegetable broth. Add your (drained) pre-soaked beans/legumes, your (drained) pre-soaked grains, and all of the vegetables—don’t forget the greens, even lettuce!

At this point you can also add 1/2 cup nuts (any kind will do) and even 1/2 cup of raisins which add a fun “pop” to a mouthful of soup because they plump up as the soup cooks.

Bring your soup to a boil, then lower the heat to the lowest flame and simmer for 45 minutes to 1 1/2 hours or until the beans/legumes can be smushed between the roof of your mouth and your tongue and the grains are tender.

During the last 10 minutes of cooking, if you used plain water earlier go ahead and add 4 vegetable bouillon cubes now. (We add these last if they’re the salted variety so the salt doesn’t interfere with the cooking of the beans.) At this time you’ll also add any combination of herbs and spices you like such as basil, oregano, marjoram, celery seeds, salt, pepper, red chili pepper flakes, etc.

Turn off the heat and let your soup sit for 10 minutes. Stir. Serve.

This “recipe” serves about 8 but it can be halved if you’d like. Leftovers store beautifully in the fridge and even in a tightly-sealed container in the freezer.

Sloopy Soup…

…is a meal everyone in your family will love, especially because you can tailor it to your favorite whole food ingredients. Give it a go. Enjoy!

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Cheers!

Jeff Knutson

Sloopy Soup Master 🙂

and lastly:

Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

 
Stuffed Spaghetti Squash - Jen Hoy
Stuffed Spaghetti Squash.  Jen Hoy

Updated February 12, 2016.

I love spaghetti squash, and have stuffed it on many occasions to make a wonderful vegetarian entree that presents well and is super tasty. I typically choose smaller squashes because I like to serve a half squash rather than navigate cutting the larger ones into portions, but either works fine. (The recipe is based on a smaller squash serving two people; if you go for the bigger one, just double the stuffing ingredients. See the tutorial on “How to Cook Spaghetti Squash” and we will proceed from there. The stuffing is an adventure and can go far beyond the simple version listed here: Pan Seared Wild Mushrooms make a great addition to the stuffing; so does topping the squash with homemade Summer Tomato Sauce or, for meat eaters, a ladle of Best Turkey Bolognese sauce. In other words, be adventurous and play around with this recipe. You won’t be disappointed.

  • 1 cooked spaghetti squash, about 7-8″ long and 1-1 1/2 pounds
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 4 cups spinach, baby kale, or chopped broccolini or broccoli rabe
  • Sea salt and pepper
  • Pinch of herbs de provence (optional)
  • 1 cup store bought or homemade tomato sauce or two tomato sauce (with sun dried tomatoes)
  • 1/2 cup grated manchego or parmesan cheese

PREPARATION

Preheat the oven to 400’F

Scoop out all of the insides of the spaghetti squash into a mixing bowl and set aside, reserving the shells of the squash.

Heat the olive oil over medium high flame and add the garlic, stirring for one minute.

Add the spinach (or kale or broccolini)and stir the greens until they are just wilted.

Season with salt and pepper, and add a pinch of herbs if desired.

Mix the greens and the spaghetti squash together, and adjust seasoning if needed.

Divide the mixture between the halves of squash.

Top the squash with tomato sauce and a generous sprinkling of cheese.

Place the squash in a baking dish and bake in the middle of the oven until the stuffing is heated through and the cheese has melted, about 15 minutes.

Serve immediately.

Variations: Use chopped broccoli instead of the greens, or add sautéed wild mushrooms along with the spinach. Top with goat cheese (or vegan cheese for a vegan entree). Serves 2

Copyright 2016 by Jen Hoy

 

Post 278: How to turn a tailored jacket into a dressy skirt and two recipes -an ancient Egyptian condiment called DUQQA and orange marmalade

 

 

Turning your closet into a treasury.

In a prior post, I described a choice that I made NOT to shop for a new dress,  because, I have everything that I need.

And you do too.

To prove that point, I  fished around for a project. You will see  a photo of the original jacket. The dicky by the neck gives the jacket away as “out of style”. I have made men’s trousers  skirts, but never took apart  a ladies jacket. Certain features made the jacket a good candidate.

1) A full lining

2) Eight panels resembling the gores of a skirt. There is a lot of work to create that. If the jacket was just straight I would have passed on it. The jacket fit around me when it was lowered into a skirt position. Using a dummy makes the job easier.

3)Interesting details, like the circular velvet around the bottom, unique buttons, velvet pockets.

 

 

Lady's Tailored Jacket
I appreciated the details on this tailored custom jacket which came from the Satmar Store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn New York. It was a size too large when I bought and now it is about 3 sizes too large. That’s how I got the idea to make it into a skirt. The pockets are decorative.

Passing photos from my phone to my blog is not 100% yet. Patience, patience.

4) Made from simple wool material as it is  necessary to  piece fabric together, the n the added seams will not be noticeable.

5) Enough material in the sleeves to make waistband, inserted pleat and facings.

 

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The sleeves have been removed. The original black velvet forming the V-neckline and collar have been removed. A triangular piece was cut from the sleeve and inserted across the top half of the “skirt”. 
I know that this is not a project for a beginner. However, as I explained to my grandson who is a musician, about creating.

First there is the “vision” the idea of what you are trying to reach.  There are no set rules, except that you work within the limits of your media.

The hardest part are the transitions. In sewing those are the facings. In a painting the points of color connection make the painting real and alive. In designing the new “skirt”, the challenges were making up another section containing the “pleat” and then placing it underneath. If you are a sewer, try to imaging how to do this. Stay tuned and this blog post will be updated with several photos.

Now a few recipes:
 Bat Sheva, a member of Macrolovers Jerusalem, posted ta recipe for the ancient Egyptian condiment called DUQQA. Another member, Hazel, made  it and raves about it. Here it is:
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I pieced together sections for the pleat and added the original velvet facings. Then the waist facings were made. .
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The final skirt

DUQQA-Looks delicious

3/4 cup whole sesame seeds, 1/2 cup hazelnuts, 1 heaping tablespoon cumin seeds, 1 heaping tablespoon coriander seeds, 1 teaspoon thin sea salt, 1/4
teaspoon ground black pepper. Grind together.

AND:

Orange Marmalade; A friend gave me several kilos of oranges. Holding on to them is just not possible.

Merely, removed the peels and seeds. Left in the flesh, juice and sme peel of all the oranges and a lemon.

Put the batch in the pressure cooker. Honestly after about 10 minutes, I opened the lid and tasted the orange peel that I had placed inside. Ouch, was the batch  bitter?

I then checked  a few sites (why not before), and the pressure cooker recipe called for cooking the oranges WHOLE. Didn’t want to try that.

With a grateful heart, the concoction was cooked another hour on top of the stove, until the pectin came out of the peel, and the solution thickened. Then slowly at intervals added coconut sugar until the surface changed.

I did turn the heat up and briefly boiled the marmalade rapidly until it reached setting point – a sugar thermometer will be helpful here (start checking when it reaches 104C) but to confirm this, put a teaspoonful of the marmalade on to a cold saucer and put in the fridge for a minute or so. If it crinkles when you run a finger through it, and your finger leaves a clear line in the preserve, it’s ready. If not, check it every five minutes or so. I saw mine get crinkly on the stove. I didn’t use a thermometer.

Felicity's perfect marmalade
Perfect marmalade. 

Allow to sit for 15 minutes then spoon into clean jars and seal immediately. Today, the jelly is cold and absolutely delicious. Now I have orange conserve for my family and friends.

 

 

Post 276: Israeli Senior Citizen Card, sign up with an e-mail. Jerusalem Card is Free for Seniors starting February 2016, Khan Theate’s in house café-bar hosts nightly live shows and jam sessions, with a focus on giving exposure to the next generation of local musicians – all performances are free of charge. Information Relating to the number of updates in your location Mircaz Ha”Ir:

I have found that nothing happens “automatically ” in Israel with the exception of Arnona (real Estate Tax) and health insurance tax. Those bills are sent by mail and best not to ignore them.

The Israeli Senior Citizen Card, Kartis Ezrach Vatik is another story. It is available thru their website to women over the age of 62 and men over the age of 67. This card provides a variety of discounts and benefits on public transportation, attractions, and several other services.

I don’t understand WHY such a card has a use since one’s birthdate is clearly visible on the Teudat Zehut.

New Olim, wherever they reside in Israel, can receive their Kartis Ezrach Vatik by contacting the Department of Services to the Elderly (Sherut LeMa’an HaZaken) in Jerusalem at: 02- 654-7025 or emailing ezrach.vatik@pmo.gov.il. You may also send a fax with your request to 02-654-7049

Include the information below in your request:

  • Your name as it appears on your Teudat Zehut (Identity card)
  • Your telephone numbers (landline and cell phone)
  • Home Address
  • Copy of your Teudat Zehut

Expect a 1-2 month waiting period before receiving the card in the mail.

The Yeruhalami Card is similarly available to seniors. according to the age requirements as stated above. 

https://www1.jerusalem.muni.il/jer_sys/forms/CreateForm.aspx?idsysform=%20227 (form in Hebrew).

Call center and issuance 1-700-53-00-02 | Sundays, B, D, E at 09:00 to 13:30 Tuesdays at 09:00 to 13:30, 16:00 to 6:00 p.m. | Safra Square. This by-phone works as I just called. I was told that I would automatically receive the card last February.

However, nothing is automatic.

I refer you to common questions regarding the card for seniors. I was told upon my last visit to the Yerushalaymi Card office that I would automatically get a card in February, since the card is free starting February 1, 2016.

Didn’t happen.

I will try  to clarify, (B”H) tomorrow. The office number is 1-700-53-00-02. Common questions follow:


כיצד ניתן להנפיק את הכרטיס?
הנפקת כרטיס התושב מתבצעת בעמדת הרישום הפועלת בבניין העירייה (בנין 1 בקומה 1 במודיעין ובקומה 3)
ו/או במוקדים נוספים שיפורסמו מעת לעת ע”י העירייה.
שעות פעילות המוקד: ימים: א’, ב’, ד’, ה’, בין השעות 15:00-9:00 | יום ג’, בין השעות 14:00-9:00, 18:00-15:00
שעות מענה טלפוני: ימים: א’, ב’, ד’, ה’, בין השעות 13:30-9:00 | יום ג’, בין השעות 13:30-9:00, 18:00-16:00
מעבר לשעות המענה ניתן להשאיר הודעה וצוות ירושלמי יחזור אליכם.
בנוסף ניתן להנפיק את כרטיס התושב באמצעות הדואר או ע”י מילוי טופס מקוון וחיוב באמצעות אשראי טלפוני. לפרטים וטופסי ההנפקה.
 במידה ואבד הכרטיס מה עליי לעשות?
במקרה כזה יש לפנות לעמדת הרישום עם תעודת זהות ולבקש הנפקה חוזרת של כרטיס התושב, בגין הנפקה מחודשת תחויב בדמי הנפקה של הכרטיס החדש.
.My problem was a lost cardאני בעל עסק בעיר ומעוניין להצטרף לסל ההטבות של כרטיס תושב ”ירושלמי”. מה עליי לעשות?
עיריית ירושלים מעודדת הצטרפות בתי עסק ומוסדות במגוון רחב של תחומים אל נותני ההטבות, באמצעות פרסום נרחב של ההטבה ופרטי העסק באמצעי התקשורת השונים וביניהם: חוברת הטבות, מודעות בעיתונות, שילוט חוצות, מגזין מקוון (ניוזלטר), אינטרנט ועוד. כמו כן מספקת העירייה מדבקה המעידה על עסקים המכבדים את כרטיס ”ירושלמי”.
לבקשת הצטרפות אנא מלא את הטופס המצורףהטופס המצורף ונציגנו יחזור אליך.האם עליי לבקש את ההטבה?
נותן ההטבה מחויב להעניק את ההנחה, למציג הכרטיס, במעמד התשלום בהתאם להנחה שפורסמה. לנוחיותך, אתרינו מכיל מידע עדכני אודות ההטבות והיקפן. במידה ולא הוענקה ההטבה בהתאם לפרסום, ניתן לפנות למוקד השירות בטלפון: 1700-53-00-02 או באמצעות פנייה לדוא”ל:yerushalmi@jerusalem.muni.ilהאם ניתן לקבל עדכונים שוטפים על ההטבות?
המגזין המקוון של עיריית ירושלים נשלח אחת לחודש עם עדכונים חמים על הנחות והטבות למחזיקי כרטיס תושב. קליק ואתם בעניינים! להצטרפות והרשמה למגזין המקוון.
אתר ירושלמי מתעדכן באופן יומיומי בהטבות השונות.
חוברת שנתית המאגדת את מגוון ההטבות של ירושלמי נשלחת בדיוור ישיר לחברי המועדון ומחולקת במוקדי ההנפקה.
הטבות חדשות ואירועים מיוחדים מתפרסמים מעת לעת באמצעי התקשורת השונים העומדים לרשות עיריית ירושלים (עיתונות, עלונים, שילוט חוצות ועוד.)

מהם אמצעי התשלום לרכישת הכרטיס?
במוקד השירות וההנפקה בכיכר ספרא 1 קומה 3 ניתן לרכוש את הכרטיס במזומן או בכרטיס אשראי בלבד.
ניתן להנפיק כרטיס באמצעות טופס מקוון ונציגנו יחזור אליך בטלפון לצורך גביית תשלום בכרטיס אשראי.

 

Recipes offered with Blessings For Good Health!

Victoria Barayev
http://www.victoriabarayev.com
from Rav Yichezkel Askhaeck “Healthy Life by The Torah”. Victoria also Consulted with Rav Isroel Zelman.

Ideas For Healthy Mishloach Manot

Recipes:

Super Healthy Hamentaschen

Ingredients:

1 cup chia seeds, ground in a coffee grinder.

The one in the photo is ubiquitous in Israel. 

The grinder does a superb job-Gold-line ATL 242

1 cup cashews

1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats

½ cup oat bran

½ tsp cinnamon

¼ tsp sea salt

1.5 cup or 2 avocados

½ cup maple or brown rice syrup

1 tsp vanilla

Your favorite jam or

2 cups Turkish apricots

Zest of ½ lemon

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F.

Soak Turkish apricots in hot water for 15 min. Drain. Blend in a food processor with lemon zest until smooth. Transfer to a bowl. Wash and dry the food processor.

Place chia seeds, cashews, oats, oat bran, cinnamon and sea salt into the food processor and grind until well processed. Remove into a bowl. I find it easier to grind the seeds first.

In the same food processor, mix avocados, syrup, and vanilla until well blended. Add to the bowl with dry ingredients.

Mix all ingredients to form medium-soft pliable dough.

Separate into pieces the size of a golf ball. I weigh out 40-50 grams with your hands or with rolling pin, make circles ¼ inch thick. Place baking paper under pin if you find that the dough doesn’t roll out.

Using a floured spatula lift the circles and place them on parchment paper lined baking sheets.

Spoon 1 heaping teaspoon of filling into the center of each circle. Fold over the edges to form three corners.

Bake 20-25 min.

Sweet Crunchy Balls

1 1/4 cups rolled oats
3/4 cups dried apricots
3/4 cups dried currants
1/2 cup sunflower seed butter
2 tsp almond extract
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
toasted sesame seeds

Pulse all ingredients in a food processor. Make small balls and roll them in sesame seeds. Easy,delicious, and filling! Great idea for the school snacks!

Apricot-Lemon Oatmeal Bars

(from Creative Kitchen Alchemy)

2  rolled oats

1 cup chopped nuts (a mix of almonds and walnuts)

1/2 cup fine cornmeal or corn flour

1/2 cup millet flour

1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

Pinch of cinnamon

Pinch of sea salt

1 1/2 cups dried Turkish apricots

Boiling water

1 jar of lemon spread or any other jam of your choice

1/2 cup brown rice syrup

1/2 cup corn or olive oil

1/2 cup spring water

Preheat your oven to 350F/190C.

Soak dried apricots in boiling water for 20 minutes. Then process in a food processor.

Place the first 7 ingredients in a large bowl and mix together.

In a small saucepan, heat rice syrup, oil, and water until all are mixed well. No need to boil.

Add warm liquid to the dry ingredients and mix well with a fork.

Place 1/3 of the mixture into an 8×8 baking dish. Make sure to cover the bottom of the dish.Pack it down with wet hands into a firm layer.

Evenly spread the apricot mix on top.

Spread another 1/3 of the oatmeal mixture on top of the apricots, gently and lightly pressing down.

Cover the second layer of the oatmeal mixture with the lemon preserve.

Crumble the rest of the oatmeal mixture on top of the lemon preserve to fully cover it.

Bake for 30 minutes.

Cut into squares. This delicious treat can be enjoyed warm or cold.

Recipes for Pesach:
Delightful Vegetable Soup – Very easy to cook; this soup is very light, satisfying, and delicate to taste.

6 cups of water

medium onion, cut in 4 quarters

1 turnip, cut in quarters

2 stalks celery, cut in 1-inch long pieces

tomato, cut in quarters

1 medium or large carrot, cut in 1-inch long chunks

1 medium potato, peeled and cut in quarters

1small green or red pepper, cut in quarters

1 tsp cumin seeds

Tbsp. of olive oil

2 bay leaves

A handful of dill, cut in 2-inch long pieces.

Bring water to a boil in a soup pot. Add all vegetables to the pot at once along with cumin, sea salt, olive oil, and bay leaves. Cover and bring to a boil, lower the flame and simmer for 15-20 min. Add dill and serve.

Great served with matza.

 Quinoa Pilaf

 4 cups quinoa

6 cups of cold water

1/3 cup olive or sesame oil

1 medium onion, diced

2 cups mushrooms, diced

2 carrots, diced

2 stalks celery, diced

4 cloves garlic, diced

1 tsp. sea salt

1/2 tsp. turmeric

1 tsp. cumin seed

Black pepper to taste

Rinse quinoa 3-4 times in a fine strainer to remove bitter coating. Drain well, then, sauté drained quinoa in some of the olive oil until toasty brown. In a medium pot combine quinoa in about 6 cups of cold water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes. Drain well again. Sauté vegetables in the remaining oil with sea salt, cumin seed, turmeric and black pepper. Add cooked quinoa, mix well, cover and let heat through for a few minutes. Serve hot and enjoy!

Easy Cashew Matzo Napoleon

4 cups raw cashews, soaked for 2 hours and drained

1/2 to 1 cup water, for the desired thickness

Zest of 1 lemon

4-8 Tbsp maple syrup

1/8 tsp sea sal

t6 square sheets of matzo, lightly wet

Place all ingredients in a food processor and run until smooth and creamy. It is good to add water gradually to achieve the desired consistency. Cashew cream should not be thin and runny. Place a sheet of matzo on a serving plate. Generously spread cashew cream on it. Top with another sheet of matzo. Repeat the steps until all matzo is used. Sprinkle the top layer of cream with ground walnuts. Refrigerate the cake for at least 2 hours.  Optional: Spread melted chocolate on top of the cake

Blessings For Good Health!
Stay tuned for upcoming events!

Victoria Barayev
http://www.victoriabarayev.com.

Finally, some informal options for nights out.

Khanal’e, the Khan Theater’s in house café-bar, hosts nightly live shows and jam sessions, with a focus on giving exposure to the next generation of local musicians – all performances are free of charge!

*Hip downtown restaurant-bar Nocturno has a Wednesday night live music series – entrance is just 30 NIS with discounted alcohol available at the bar.

 

I thought as a final addition you might enjoy the complex issues that are sent to member of my community regarding monies spent in the coming year; and several links are provided to help you to transform your breakfast.

Letter from our City Council Representative Offir Lang follows. I did send an e-mail to the administration’s urban planner, Ms. Sivan, who is the administrator for transportation. My e-mail detailed the horrendous sidewalk vehicular parking on Shabat on our block, which prevents pedestrian movement. Stay tune for a response.

Dear residents,

Relating to the number of updates your location:

  1. Approval of a Community Administration in 2016

Community Administration evening Driktorion heart of the city unanimously approved the 2016 budget.

The budget for this year includes a significant change aspects relating to the strengthening of the residents of the city center, with an emphasis on comprehensive community work and community projects to strengthen the heart of the city and residents of neighborhoods mode. In addition, the budget includes an increase in different services, the Administration provides early childhood, the elderly, the young and the like. I would like to thank all partners in formulating the budget – Director Mr. Vicky HARLAP, chairman of the Finance Committee, Mr. David Ansbacher, members of the Finance Committee and the Board Administration.

  1. Handling parking shortage in the heart of the city

Further summarize things we had recently with the representatives of the Jerusalem municipality facilities, in the coming weeks more parking spaces will be trained blue and white in favor of a regional character ranging from hours, starting the afternoon in the heart of the city. Training will be the number of parking spaces at a time in the beating of another. I would like to thank all the partners in promoting the issue – Head of Parking, Central District Administration and chairman of the physicality of the Community Council.

Also, our request to convene soon and transportation committee of the Jerusalem municipality, discuss the plight of parking spaces and traffic arrangements in the city center, with the participation of members of the Committee and relevant senior representatives from the Jerusalem municipality. Details later on.

  1. A conference on the plan 38

Directorate of Urban Renewal and Community Administration Centrum cordially invite you to a conference on Plan No. 38 on Sunday 10/01/2015 at 20:00 Lev Ha’ir Community Council, St. Ohel Moshe Nahlaot42. For further information, please contact the administration’s urban planner, Ms. Sivan a muscle Cohen. Email: Sivansharirc@gmail.com

  1. Treatment hazards and nuisances

As a reminder, the Environment Committee of the Jerusalem Municipality stated that in the near future there will be supervision and monitoring treatment center received 106 complaints related noise from businesses and / or noise in urban or private events and / or stench and pollution from smokestacks business. At the end of the study period, a comprehensive report will be provided by professional bodies to the Commission regarding the hazards and nuisances treatment received at the center. In light of the Committee’s decision, I ask that anyone who has any nuisance to the above issues call center hotline 106 and 100 and record numbers turn!

At the same time, we continue to work with the various bodies authorities to promote effective change in procedures for dealing with nuisances and nuisances caused to residents and merchants, while preparing a comprehensive community work of the administration neighborhoods. Also, after preparing a centralized list of problems and tours of the area, updated because some of the problems have been addressed and receive treatment from the authorities, but the road is still long. Information below.

  1. Education

We welcome the inclusion of all parties involved in education Neighborhood Forum for Education and Community Administration held a communal heart of the city, including representatives of schools, kindergartens and frameworks for early childhood, youth, parent committees and more. Forum condemned the challenges neighborhood, ideas for cooperation and pooling of resources. For further information, please contact the Youth Hub Administration, Ms. Adi lion. Mail: Noar.lev@gmail.com

God. Thank you to all the residents and merchants, who participated in this week’s physical committee in cooperation with the city center and the administrative committee of community cultural heart of the city.

If you are interested to take part in committees of communal heart of the city administration and affect your environment, you are welcome to see our straw:

Physical committee chairman of the city center, Mr. Joseph Markowitz. Email: Ymcityjer@gmail.com

Committee Chairman physical Nahlaot, Mr. Joseph was connected to. Email: Yza@bezeqint.net

Chairman of the Committee on the elderly, Ms. Abigail see me there. Mile gigit@inter.net.il

Committee chairman company culture and leisure, Dr. Ofir Lang. Mail: Ofir.lang@mail.huji.ac.il

Education Committee Chairman, Mr. Yanai Kranzler. Email: Ykranzler@gmail.com

Chairman of the Jewish Quarter Extension, Ms. Rose Lamb and white. Email: Selavan@netvision.net.il

Please contact us with any issue,

Dr. Ofir Lang

Community Authority Chairman Lev

From Drs. Oz and Roizen:

When legendary college basketball coach Dean Smith transformed the traditional fast break into the lightning-fast “Carolina Break”, the University of North Carolina started winning and Smith ended up with a record-breaking career win/loss record of 879-254.
If you’re looking for a major transformation — losing weight and getting healthier — you want to change your break-fast so you become a winner too. How? A 12-week study of overweight and obese women found those who ate a big breakfast https://www.sharecare.com/health/weight-loss/article/flatten-a-big-belly-eat-these-two-healthy-diet-foods-for-breakfast, mid-sized lunch and small dinner lost over twice as much weight as women who took in the same calories, but in reverse order! Breakfast firsters also reduced waist circumference, lowered blood glucose, insulin resistance, and levels of ghrelin, the hunger hormone.
Why does this work ?https://www.sharecare.com/health/eating-habits-nutrition/why-is-breakfast-so-important?myAttribute=yay? While science doesn’t have all the answers yet, here are some possible explanations: Eat more calories than you burn, fat is stored. Burn more calories than you take in — weight loss! Since you burn more calories when you’re awake than when you’re asleep, doesn’t it make sense to eat most of your calories in the morning? Plus, that hearty first meal seems to stabilize weight-boosting blood sugar levels and helps increase your calorie burn all day long.

So to lose weight, have your highest calorie meal in the morning. Enjoy a diet of fresh fruits and vegetables, healthy fats like olive oil, only 100% whole grains, and lean proteins (beans, nuts, salmon, ocean trout, and skinless poultry). You’ll make a fast break from your overweight past by turning your breakfast around.
Transform Your Breakfast – Eating Habits and Nutrition https://www.sharecare.com/health/eating-habits-nutrition/article/transform-your-breakfast?cmpid=sc-et-em-00-up-01042016&eid=1100006885&memberid=21360647&_sid=52987e7a-0e14-4add-8909-da840b829940

https://www.sharecare.com/health/eating-habits-nutrition/article/transform-your-breakfast?cmpid=sc-et-em-00-up-01042016&eid=1100006885&memberid=21360647&_sid=52987e7a-0e14-4add-8909-da840b829940

Transform Your Breakfast – Eating Habits and Nutrition https://www.sharecare.com/health/eating-habits-nutrition/article/transform-your-breakfast?cmpid=sc-et-em-00-up-01042016&eid=1100006885&memberid=21360647&_sid=52987e7a-0e14-4add-8909-da840b829940 A study of found that eating a big breakfast, mid-sized lunch and small dinner resulted in impressive weight loss; big breakfast seems to be the key.

View on www.sharecare.com https://www.sharecare.com/health/eating-habits-nutrition/article/transform-your-breakfast?cmpid=sc-et-em-00-up-01042016&eid=1100006885&memberid=21360647&_sid=52987e7a-0e14-4add-8909-da840b829940

 

Post 273: VEGETABLE PATE The Garden of Spices by Shoshanna Harrari adapted

Inspiration means an activity ending in creation and the act of taking a breath. Inspiration is an individual activity. Doesn’t it seem that the more one reads, reporting, profiles of events and people, daily news, cultural coverage, and listens to media: podcasts, videos, and cartoons , the habit of inspiration declines.

Why is that?

I read the following self help post. Some of the ideas on the surface seemed relevant and I am including them here. http://presenttensecoaching.com/2013/12/26/present-planning-future/)

It’s not about the recipe. Just don’t ruin a good story with the truth. What I mean by that is…that the story of your day is not a random collection of fragments, not a blow by blow recipe. It is your perception and inspiration that you extracted from the day.

For example, I stood over my sink. After following any recipe, there’s the dreaded clean-up;  unforeseen chemical reactions take place between warm surfaces. When my hot spoon scrapes out the food left in my pressure cooker, the food sticks to the spoon and I don’t like to clean it up. Yes first cool down the spoon and pot. Patience, cooling down, has it’s own rewards. If the pressure/temp came down and I waited for the pot to cool to the right time, then the surfaces would not be sending out sticky alerts and sticking to each other.

What is the message practically? You can only have one thought at a time, ( from presenttensecoaching) and can only be in one place at a time …the place may not be your choice but the thought is.

There really is no time other than the present and it’s always ours … Learning to be more present,  is a process that can take a lifetime. We are overflowing in gratitude to Hashem for what we already have. We fully experience this moment whether it’s taking time to see the garbage pilled up and perhaps, contact the Mayor:

 

Therefore, the practice of becoming more present serves us in so many more ways than in just living more fully by actually paying attention. It makes us deliberate creators versus creating by default.

When we tune in and become aware of how we are feeling, we can discern how we are vibrating, whether we are in alignment and thus what we are creating. (presenttensecoaching).

“All negativity is caused by an accumulation of psychological time and denial of the present. Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry – all forms of fear – are caused by too much future, and not enough presence.” ― Eckhart Tolle – The Power of Now

But, while life happens in the present, we still must plan for the future, which almost sounds like a contradiction. Can we be present and still plan for the future and if so, how do we not make the future more important than this red-hot moment?

Here are two ways, which reveal how your “present” expands while planning for any sort of future event.

1)You are planning something that may or may not happen. 
You are sending out resumes, writing blog content.  It’s all about how you are feeling now in the present about what you are planning for in the future. If you are excited and feeling good and hopeful about the future, you will be emitting that positive vibration now just by thinking about this future event and will allow it to come to you with much more ease than something in your future that seems unlikely. (You are only as successful as your beliefs)
2)You are planning something to escape from a present situation. 
You are settled in a new place. Creating something in your future to maximize  from where you are right now is possible. Something you are moving towards feels so good to imagine  in your life. It is always a higher vibration and much easier to move towards something than to move away from something as when we are not happy with what is. This causes to create resistance, which holds us back from that which we desire. “Being okay with where you are…gets you where you want to be”. I am not saying you have to like where you are right now, just be at peace with it and accept what is. When you move towards something there is excitement, possibility and the imagination of already having it, which to the mind, is the same as if it’s already here. That vision will start the imagination of already having it, which to the mind, is the same as … If you are not happy now, you will not be happy in the future.
Kehal Chassidim Shaarei Chesed Synagogue
 Address: 2, Yesha’ayahu Bar Zakai St, Jerusalem, Israel
 Shiur Announceemeent
 I did not attend the Raw Foods Luncheon;

Dear Netta,

Many thanks to you and “The Ladies” for inviting me to an absolutely delightful luncheon gathering of raw and healthy food.

Here is a recipe for the VEGETABLE PATE  that was brought by Clara.  It is from Shoshanna Harrari’s THE GARDEN OF SPICES, page 200.

VEGETABLE PATE

The Garden of Spices by Shoshanna Harrari adapted by me

1 t tamari, shoyu or sea salt

1 cup walnuts, soaked for 4 hours

i cup sunflower seeds, soaked for 4 hours

1/2 cup almonds, soaked overnight

olive oil and garlic and salt were called for without amounts

i used 2 cloves garlic,  about a teaspoon of salt, and “some” amount of olive oil when I was grinding the nuts

1 red pepper, chopped small

1 large onion, chopped small [I used a red onion]

1/2 t cumin powder

recipe called for 4 stalks celery chopped small, which I left out

1/2 t dried tarragon, which recipe called for but I missed (!)

Though the recipe called for chopping the veggies and mixing them in by hand, I first chopped the pepper and the onion in the food processor and then removed them.

Put the nuts, tamari, olive oil, garlic, salt and cumin into the food processor and process until smooth and well blended.

Add back into the food processor the chopped veggies and continue to grind until smooth.

I stuffed both celery and red bell pepper pieces with the spread and added carrots for dipping.  The spread is great on crackers, lettuce and just about anything else.

Can’t tell you how long this will last in the frig cuz, Baruch Hashem, we ate it all up.

Enjoy!