Favorite Chocolate Pastries

So these are my favorite chocolate pastries. 


They are liked over-sized or really supersized Rugelach. 


When these come out of the oven, the soft, hot pastry dough interspersed with overflowing, dripping layers of chocolate are unbelievable!


This mound of chocolate pastries is from Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem. 


OMG, I can’t wait to visit again and have one (or more) of these–totally lose all self control! LOL  😉


(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Best Chicken Lo Mein (Kosher)

Best Chicken Lo Mein (Kosher too!) that I ever had. 


At China Bistro and Sushi in Hollywood, Florida.


Order the extra chicken for a couple of bucks.


Well worth it!

 

Steaming hot from the wok. 


And don’t forget to make it extra spicy!  😉


(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Best Cup of Tea

So my daughter went out for dinner in Israel and she sends me this photo of an amazing cup of tea. 


– Cinnamon


– Lemon


– Ginger


– Mint


What’s so great is you can actually see the cinnamon stick, mint leaves, and lemon and ginger slices. 


It’s completely fresh and healthy, and not just from a tea bag or minced up tea in a tin. 


To me, this looks absolutely appetizing and delicious!


Usually, I’m a Snapple Iced Tea type of a guy, but for sure, I’d go for some this fresh tea from Israel…L’Chaim! 😉


(Source Photo: Minna Blumenthal)

Best Bag 2016

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Just wanted to share this photo of this great bag that I saw on the street in Downtown, DC.

While it wasn’t the largest or most functional…

I really liked the design, colors, and all the pockets. 

A little military looking, contrasted by the rips, peace sign, and swirl made it even cooler. 

For some reason, I don’t think you can get away with wearing it to the office though. 😉

(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Wine Bottle Extraordinaire

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I took this photo of one of the amazing wine bottles at an event last evening at Magen David Synagogue. 



Apparently, a very talented lady in there makes these special bottles. 



Unfortunately with the lighting, this picture does not near do them justice for how exquisite they looked. 



They were in different colors of lacing, with beautiful beads, hamsas, and other decorations, as well as pictures of our honored sages, and their names in hebrew over the photos. 



I asked facetiously one lady who was taking home a bottle whether she was going to drink it all that evening, and she pulled the bottle close to her and leaning in to me said, “This is going in my display case!”



And that truly is where these belong…they are amazing.



The wonderful lady that painstakingly makes these gave how many of them charitably so they could be auctioned for benefit of the synagogue. 



Aside from a wonderful soul, this person is very talented and should seriously start a business with these because they are awesome! 😉



(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)