And The Award Goes To…

For my Level 2 cooking class, we’ve started a points-based competition. The kids asked me if they could get medals at the end of the year. It sounded reasonable enough, so I started to do some research on eBay to see what was out there.

What I ended up with exceeded every expectation. If you are ever in the market for awards, start with these folks.

Contine reading

Cleaning Your Cutting Board

A while ago, I was reminded of a technique for cleaning cutting boards that I once knew. Ever since, I’ve been meaning to write a post about it. While this article isn’t going to make you drool with desire or reveal some wondrous cooking technique, it will give you proof that your cutting board will look brand new in five minutes.

And it’s my first attempt at a time lapse video. Smile for the camera, baby!

Contine reading

Mmmm… Refreshing

So as you can tell, I’ve been working on cleaning up the site. At first I was only going to switch to a responsive template, but pretty soon I was working up a new logo, iconography, color scheme…

I like it. It’s clean, crisp, modern.

As with any site it’s a work in progress, but I’ve been through most of the site and it seems like everything is working and accessible.

Please let me know if you come across anything that isn’t functioning the way it should. I’m always open to suggestions, and both compliments and critiques are welcome. Not that I’m fishing for either.

Of course, if you have technical questions on how I did something, I’ll be happy to share, since this is (one of) my technology testing site.

Baruch Dayan HaEmet

With tremendous sorrow, I regret to announce the passing of my dear friend

Stella Frankl

I was privileged to cook meals on request for her and her family during her illness

I offer my deepest condolences to her son

Max

who was a dedicated and hard-working member of my team

המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים

Cooking Charts… Now for Mobile Apps

My Cooking Charts are the most popular posts on my blog. And, since my alter ego is a web developer, I thought I would try my hand at making them into an app. Well, it turns out it was easier than I thought. So now I would like to introduce you my first cooking app, my collection of cooking charts.

There are a few catches:

    1. Android Only – Sorry iPeople, but Apple development comes at a price. I will create an iOS version as soon as my donations can pay for it. Of course if you want to donate in order to speed along  the process, you can do so at the bottom of the post.
    2. Not Available in Play Store – This too requires a payment, so for now you can only download it from here. And that means you can only install it if your device is set to install non-Store apps. You can permit this through your device’s Settings menu.
    3. Feedback – The app will only improve if I know what direction to take it in. So please don’t be shy about letting me know what you love/hate about it. At this stage, everything is on the table, but I’m also a bit restricted with what I can manipulate. For the time being.

You can get started by clicking on or scanning the QR code below from your mobile device, which will offer you the option to download the app:

Charts

If you are inclined to help with the further development of this and other apps, please consider making a donation. Thank you