Author Archives: Onecakebaker

About Onecakebaker

Author of a memoir called The Girl On the Wall, and working on a novel. Former Synagogue president, gardener, empty nester. Raising bees.

In Comb Bees Is

What happens when a self-made Jewish American Princess gets bitten by the beekeeping bug? I’ll let you know as the story develops. So far it’s led to one hive,  at least three epiphanies, two bee suits, 36 jars of honey, … Continue reading

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Pesach on South Beach

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MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2011 Passover on South Beach Pesach in South Beach When we conduct the Seder, matza is called ‘the bread of affliction.’ Because strictly observing the commandment in Deuteronomy  does not just mean eating…

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Improved Passover Apple Cake–with doubled recipe!

 I posted this apple cake recipe YEARS ago, on Blogspot, on my blog called “Melon Memories,”  which still exists, even though it is empty because blogs are hard to kill. Last Pesach, I gave the recipe to one of my … Continue reading

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A sobering talk on the broken paradigm of disaster relief

Remember Hurricane Sandy? The woman does. Monica Byrne, a restauranter who lives and works in Red Hook brooklyn,  gave this Ted talk about the disaster, and why she organized her own charity  to distribute aid directly in her neighborhood to people … Continue reading

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Passover Cleaning, Passover Cogitation

OK, put down your cleaning rag for a second and let’s talk about Passover. What does it mean to you? For me, it is a time of deep cleaning and introspection, which leads to gratitude. It used to mean more–I … Continue reading

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The Swarm was a hot property!

I was just thinking about laying down for a Sunday afternoon nap when my doorbell rang. I retreated to the bathroom and let my husband deal with it. As usual, it didn’t work. When I came out of the bathroom, … Continue reading

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Live Below the Line–why?

On Monday, I got a Tweet  and an email from Zhanna Veyts, the director of online engagement for HIAS, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society. She will “live below the line,” from April 28 to May 2, that is, she will … Continue reading

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Weight Watchers? What Weight Watchers? Tracking points?

I try not to whine about being on a diet, which involves using the Weight Watchers iphone app to track my ‘points,’  the WW term for unionized calories, for the day and trying to keep within the proposed guidelines. But … Continue reading

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Let’s call them the Wednesday Hamentashen

I made striped Chocolate Ganache Hamentashen last year for Purim which was near the middle of March.  I’ll be making them again this year on Wednesday March 4 at 1 pm at Etz Chayim. Etz Women only, please… This is … Continue reading

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Hamantashen MADNESS

My hamentashen are great, but as far as wacky goes, they are extremely tame. If you follow this link and go to “Kitchen Tested,” which is the food blog of Melinda Strauss, you can see rainbow ones, where the author … Continue reading

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