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  • 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

  • Friday Food Day Part 5

    By Chava Tombosky

    February 19, 2010 | 9:43 am

    This week I dedicate Friday Food Days to all our Bubbie and Zadies who were the first to introduce us to most of the recipes hiding in our kitchens.  Please allow me to wax lyrical over my favorite dishes that have been past down from previous generations. A few months ago I had the... read on

  • From the Mouth of Babes

    By Chava Tombosky

    February 15, 2010 | 12:49 pm

    My latest conversations with my youngest hypochondriac actor of a son (He’s in 2nd grade)… 

    This was a conversation after a whole day of him complaining about his tummy hurting.  After conning me into staying home, receiving two helpings of jello, a free blockbuster Disney movie,... read on

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  • Friday Food Days Part 4

    By Chava Tombosky

    February 12, 2010 | 5:28 pm

    Most of my essays have been introspective this week. So to give my readers a little relief, I have composed a list of the top ten mistakes I have made in my kitchen:

    1. Added a cup a salt instead of a cup of sugar. This isn’t so bad, but I was making chocolate chip cookies-... read on

  • G-dly Sense of Humor

    By Chava Tombosky

    February 12, 2010 | 4:59 pm

    I am convinced that G-d has a mischievous sense of humor. It is based on scientific fact.  Well not science, but I’m pretty sure the observations that I have had in my lifetime would prove this theory beyond a shadow of a doubt. How else can you explain G-d’s decision to put... read on

  • Lessons from an Indian Tribe

    By Chava Tombosky

    February 11, 2010 | 5:29 pm

    “Mommy, what does G-d look like?” My six year old asked me one day.

    “G-d looks like the best most wonderful encounter you’ve ever had,” I responded. “What’s a wonderful encounter?” he continued.  “It’s like a grand moment you experience that leaves a warm... read on

  • Friday Food Day Part 3

    By Chava Tombosky

    February 7, 2010 | 12:26 pm

    This week’s Friday food day got pushed off to Sunday because of last Friday night’s food envy.  Last week I had the delightful joy of experiencing a Shabbat meal that was far beyond matzo balls and roasted chicken.  We gathered around a stunning table at my dear friend’s house... read on

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