Miscellaneous

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In Israel’s poorest schools, teachers improvise fixes for funding shortfalls
BY Ben Sales/JTA
October 1, 2014

OFAKIM, Israel — In 2008, Asher Nachmani wanted to buy a computerized blackboard for his classroom, but the elementary school where he teaches technology in this low-income town didn’t have the money.   So Nachmani built one himself.   He downloaded a free program from the Internet, bought a controller for a Nintendo Wii video CONTINUE »

(Dairy)
September 11, 2014

4 cups ricotta cheese 1 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1⁄4 teaspoon salt 4 large eggs cooking spray 1 tablespoon powdered sugar Optional Topping: 2 cups quartered strawberries 1 pint fresh raspberries 1 pint fresh blueberries 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice mint sprigs (optional) CONTINUE »

(Dairy)
September 11, 2014

For each person: 1 vine-ripened or preferably heirloom tomato, cored and cut into half-inch slices kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste about 1⁄4 cup fresh mozzarella, goat’s or mild feta cheese 1-2 tablespoons torn fresh basil leaves 1 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Place bottom tomato slice onto the platter and season with CONTINUE »

(Meat)
September 11, 2014

1 large cooked rotisserie chicken (enough for 8-10 serving), break apart with or without skin 1 envelope of powdered onion soup mix 1⁄2 to 1⁄4 jar apricot preserves, depending on sweetness desired 1 bottle (about 16 ounces) of Thousand Island dressing Combine the soup mix, apricot preserves (I use the fruit-only variety) and dressing (you CONTINUE »

(Pareve)
September 11, 2014

1 tablespoon vegetable oil 2 pounds carrots, cut into 1-inch lengths, halved if thick 1 cup canned reduced-salt chicken broth or water 1⁄2 cup honey 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar kosher salt and ground pepper 2 tablespoon unsalted margarine Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add carrots and cook, stirring once, until CONTINUE »