Jewish Journal

Bikram/ Coconut Craze-y

By Chava Tombosky

March 8, 2010 | 10:05 pm

What is Bikram Yoga?
A: A yoga class that runs approximately 90 minutes, incorporates a series of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises, and is ideally practiced in a room heated to 105°F... read on

  • List of things I plan on changing or making better this year:

    By Chava Tombosky

    March 7, 2010 | 12:59 am

    List of things I plan on changing or making better this year:

    1. All my towels are crusty. I need new ones. Tj Maxx better have a good sale.
    2. Stop writing cheesy lines like: “Years ago I heard a caller chime into the Dr. Laura program complaining about a girlfriend….” Did I... read on

  • Friday Food day, “The Legacy”

    By Chava Tombosky

    March 5, 2010 | 5:45 pm

    Normally Friday Food day is funny, entertaining, and pithy. But today I am left with a more reflective attitude.  For today, I had an experience that has left me contemplative and introspective.  This morning after cooking my Shabbos meal, I got dressed and headed to my aunt’s... read on

  • Lost Time

    By Chava Tombosky

    March 4, 2010 | 8:37 pm

    Scientists are speculating that the Feb. 27 magnitude 8.8 earthquake in Chile may have shortened the length of an Earth day.

    “JPL research scientist Richard Gross computed how Earth’s rotation should have changed as a result of the Feb. 27 quake. Using a complex model, he and... read on

  • Purim vs Halloween

    By Chava Tombosky

    March 1, 2010 | 7:26 pm

    Son: I feel really lucky to be Jewish.
    Me: Why?
    Son: Purim is so much better then Halloween! 
    Me: Why do you say that?
    Son: On Halloween you have to go door to door to collect your stash of candy, but if you’re Jewish and celebrate Purim, they bring the candy to you.  No walkin around the neighborhood to get your stash. Room service is so much better!

  • Whoopie!

    By Chava Tombosky

    February 28, 2010 | 11:51 am

    Unfortunately my whoopie pies tasted like two hockey pucks slathered with sweet melted slime.  The realization that my dessert making technique needs some serious attention is becoming crystal clear.  As for my other recipes, I knocked those out of the park.  The pull-apart bbq... read on

  • Just another day for a Friday foodie…..

    By Chava Tombosky

    February 26, 2010 | 4:50 pm

    I’m still workin’ on getting my groove back in the kitchen.  My new recipes for this weekend are: sweet and sour meatballs with a glazed sweet and sour sauce, brown rice with seaweed, shitake mushrooms (‘course I only have bella mushrooms- cause I can’t read) green onions and... read on

  • Female friendships, Housework at its Best

    By Chava Tombosky

    February 22, 2010 | 8:57 pm

    Friendship is a complex endeavor.  Much like housework, it takes attention to detail, it needs a commitment of time, and you have to be committed to it all day, every day.  Typically, women friendships are throttled with even more accessories, (shoes, spatulas, dress makers) dips,... read on

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