Jewish Journal

  • Made in L.A. with love: A local artist’s journey

    By Julie Bien

    July 17, 2014 | 11:49 am

    Rahel Tennenbaum is a Los Angeles transplant whose budding jewelry business is the very definition of the entrepreneurial zeitgeist that’s been supported by crowdfunding sites and independent retail marketplaces such as Etsy.com

    Tennenbaum grew up in Israel and pursued a degree... read on

  • DIY: Make a succulent terrarium for your indoor garden

    By Julie Bien

    July 14, 2014 | 2:44 pm

    Hello lovely readers! I'm back with my newest DIY post. Today, we're making terrariums. Why terrariums? Well...

    As much as I love my new apartment, the biggest issue I have with it is that it lacks a balcony or patio--so there's no place for a real garden.

    Because I love... read on

  • Mini-tutorial: New hardware on an old table

    By Julie Bien

    June 16, 2014 | 10:38 am

    Dear lovely readers,

    I apologize for my absence, but I'm back!

    This time I have a mini tutorial on changing hardware on a wooden side table with drawers.

    I found some snazzy mercury glass knobs to replace some fuddy-duddy old metal handles that came with the free... read on

  • DIY: Reupholstering a dining room chair

    By Julie Bien

    May 15, 2014 | 1:51 pm

    I'll admit it. I reupholstered the first of four chairs before documenting the process. I wanted to make sure that 1) I could do it and 2) that there wasn't any blood. So now that I'm totally an expert in dining chair reupholstery, I will share my wisdom with you! Seriously--this... read on

  • Adventures in moving

    By Julie Bien

    May 12, 2014 | 2:54 pm

    This month I'm moving into a really spiffy 1920s Egyptian Revival "Historic Register" apartment building. Quite a step up from my current "we-shoot-people-down-the-block" abode.

    Perhaps that's too harsh--I love my current building and my super sweet landlord, but the location is... read on

  • Recipe: Deluxe (and easy) tacos for Cinco de Mayo

    By Julie Bien

    May 5, 2014 | 12:22 pm

    We have a joke in our family that real Jewish cooking is simply a matter of being able to make boxed/canned/frozen food edible by dressing it up with fresh ingredients. This is how my midwestern mother's taco recipe came to be. It should be noted that my father, a native Angeleno... read on

  • Drunken Passover apple cake with melted cheddar

    By Julie Bien

    April 7, 2014 | 2:24 pm

    Inspired by the popularity of my drunken Passover grilled cheese recipe, I decided to figure out what other ways I could combine cheese, cheap wine and carbs for Passover (like I need an excuse to eat cheese, carbs and cheap wine.)

    And then this happened; a delicious, traditional... read on

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Hi. I’m Julie Bien.

I’m a writing, blogging, coffee-drinking machine.

I also have a thing for sustainability, organic gardening, cooking, and easy crafting. I’m like Martha...

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