Sunday, November 11, 2012

Do Something Good


Go natural, baby!  Get  your  house  clean & help the earth at the same time.  Plus, reduce the use of chemicals that are breathed in by the ones you love (that includes yourself).

"Halved oranges or lemons that were used for juice are perfect for cleaning common kitchen messes – like food-soiled stove tops, microwaves and cutting boards. Sprinkle some salt onto your citrus scraps for added abrasion, and use them to directly scrub the spatter off your stove top."

& go love yourself some more & try this:

"Finely chop the rinds of your favorite citrus fruit, and add a half a cup of sugar and enough olive oil to make a paste. Gently rub onto your skin in circular motions and rinse with warm water. The rind and sugar will naturally exfoliate, while fruit oils leave skin soft and replenished."

go check out what else Mary Mazzoni has to say:

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Look up some other great ideas, and let me know how it goes!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

H2O is the Way to Go


Get that shiny glow by eating lots of fruits and veggies.  Sure it's important to keep that sport's bottle handy, but keep your fridge and your daily intake stocked too with lots of moisture rich fruits and vegetables like cucumbers, avocado & spinach.......
Drink it up - from the inside!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

GAM GAM - Now, that's Cool!


A big shout out to Boscolo Hotels, the "five-star superb line of magnificent luxury hotels," located in Venice and throughout the world, for writing up GAM GAM Kosher Restaurant on its website under its "Cool Places" section.  

"Discover the cool places around the Boscolo Hotels; we've organized them for you by destination and category.

Feel free to contact the concierge Bclub to plan your nights in style or add yourself a place to the list: we'll gladly receive your suggestions."


The city's best falafel can be tasted here. There are many Jewish dishes to choose from, and they are all prepared with strictly kosher products.

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

A Kosher Home


A Kosher Home, a home that is "Fit."  In this case, we're not talking about food, but fit for a calm, happy Mom.  As we all know, everyone in the family needs to take responsibility by helping out with age-appropriate    chores    responsibilities.  Being responsible helps kids feel that they are important & helps them develop an internal sense of well-being.  Since we are all the CEO's of our homes, aka 'Akeres HaBayis," use the strategy that works:  Delegate, Train, Follow Up!

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Here's a replay of the events as they occurred in my mikdash meat (home):

CEO (Me):  "Everyone come here please, quickly quickly.  Ok, we're having an urgent meeting, it's only going to be for a few minutes, so listen carefully so we can finish quickly.  Name some things Mommy & Tatty (He was there for extra authoritative-ness) do for our family....for our house?  (They all smiled, then I heard things like, clean the house, help us, buy us presents).  Mommy & Tatty work to make sure everyone in the family has what they need, clothes, food, a clean house.  Everyone needs to help.  Each of you are responsible for helping make the house a nice place to live.  Each of you is going to get a nice chart with weekly responsibilities and daily responsibilities, some of which you already do, so it's really not a big deal.  A lot of the responsibilities are the same for each of you and then there are a few different ones that each of you will have."

I then showed them the cute charts and quickly read them each of their responsibilities.  They began to argue about who was going to sweep the dining room and who was going to sweep the kitchen (Not Kidding!).  All in all, we spoke for about 4 minutes in a fast-paced, fun-yet-a-bit-serious tone.

Of course, this will take reminders and follow up, but the house will be more organized, the kinder will benefit from being more responsible & I will have more free time to blog, work on GAM GAM recipes, pastries for gam gam goodies etc......
Yes!  Time for a coffee!

Update:  My oldest just added things to his list!


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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Get the Scan, Man!


Got it yet?  If not, then get it!  Download the "scan" app and start scanning away!  Check out the kosher recipes on and scan them right onto your phone for quick easy & convenient reference.  Remember, you saw it here first on!

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Monday, April 2, 2012

Passover Seder * Chol HaMoed * Kosher L' Pesach


Whether you need the kosher wine, hand-baked shmurah matzah or tons of other kosher l' Pesach products, Chabad of Venice has you covered.  Come share the seder(s) with us, surrounded by community members and guests from all over the world.  We have everything you need to make a wonderful Passover holiday.  GAM GAM Kosher Restaurant will also be open all through chol ha'moed, featuring a delicious kosher l'Pesach menu.

Happy Passover from Jewish Venice!  We Love Having Guests!

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