Why you want grass-fed butter and where to find it in Israel

Cow in field

One of the important foods that people often search for is butter (חֶמאָה – chem’ah) from pastured cows because it is a rich source of  Vitamins A, D, and K2, as well as many other nutrients. The color of the butter

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Kitchen Sink Salad

Kitchen Sink

Well, okay… Everything but the kitchen sink. In the run-up before Pesach, or any time you might have little bits of food left over that you don’t want to throw out, turn them into a salad. (This also works for

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Don’t Get Stuck in the Oil Aisle

olive oil poured on cucumbers

  There are some different salad and cooking oils appearing on the grocery shelves before Pesach, ones that aren’t usually sold during the rest of the year (or at least not in abundance). They are available, primarily, for the benefit of Ashkenazi consumers

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The Ins and Outs of Buying and Storing Garlic in Israel

garlic drying

That stinky bulb of garlic, yes -the one that gives you the dreaded “garlic breath” –  plays a major role in Israeli cuisine. Ubiquitous in Israeli supermarkets, green grocers, and open air markets, heads (bulbs) of garlic are sold loose, in

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How to Prevent Pesach Constipation and Weight Gain

Indigestion

Now we are starting to make our Pesach lists and of course, matzah is on top. Necessary for the seder (or sedarim outside of Israel) it not only substitutes for bread, but if you are creative, it also substitutes for

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