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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... 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

  • 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

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  • 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

  • Finding Your Creative Genius

    By Chava Tombosky

    February 3, 2010 | 7:49 pm

    So have you ever felt like a dear in headlights staring at a blank page with NOTHING in your head? That’s been me all week.  I’ve got to get some material, which made me realize, maybe the fact that I don’t have any material, can be my material!  Where does creativity come from? ... read on

  • Life’s Little Questions Part 2

    By Chava Tombosky

    February 1, 2010 | 3:51 pm

    Is winning a golden idol in the 7th grade for best science fair project, as cool as winning a golden idol at the Grammy’s?

    Can I convince my kids it doesn’t really matter if they win first place at the Torah Fair?

    If they don’t win first place, will my “you did your best... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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My Big Fat Jewish life blog is featured in The Huffington Post and The Algemeiner Journal as well as The Jewish Journal. Chava has also written for Farbrengen Magazine, Soul...

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