Happy Hanukah Trader Joe’s Style

Trader Joe’s has the best food shopping experience, hands down. 

They also have the best edible and good tasting fresh, healthy food. 

On top of it, they have a nice gift card for a Happy Hanukah!

I vote that we replace all the other crummy supermarkets with Trader Joes instead. 😉

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal) 

Salad and Falafel

Continuing the healthy eating trend.

This was delicious salad and falafel with tzatziki sauce and Italian dressing. 

It was so fresh and good.

Honestly, I wanted to eat more of this. 

Who needs all the junk foods. 

This looks good, tastes good, and is good for you!  😉

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Potpourri Smells

I’m not really into perfumed smells.


But I thought these bowls and batches of potpourri were pretty attractive. 


The fruits and petals mixed with spices looked good. 


I guess anything that can improve on room odors is a positive thing. 


I sort of imagine the scent of the potpourri battling the odors in the room and pushing and pulling back and forth until one smell wins out.  


Better keep that potpourri new and fresh–the nose knows. 😉


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Shabbat Shalom!

Love this picture that my daughter took in Israel of the Challahs for Shabbat. 


So fresh and delicious. 


Plenty for all. 


G-d’s blessing for a restful Shabbos.


Thank you for sanctifying us with your mitzvot. 😉


(Source Photo: Minna 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)

Walmart Ain’t Got Nothing On The Shuk

The Shuk (Marketplace) in Jerusalem is one of the most exciting and affordable shopping experiences. 


Vendor after vendor.


Row after row. 


Items stocked high for the taking and eating.  


From the most delicious foods to Judaica items.


Fresh-baked breads and gooey chocolatey pastries. 


Halvah and baklava!


Fruits and vegetables.


Spices, olives, figs, and dates.


Fish and meat.


Nuts, cheeses, and wines.


Candy, coffee, and slushes.


Hamburgers and falafel. 


Virtually endless. 


Dizzying in a good way from all the people and products.


Like the old times, but anew.


So much life and you never know what you’ll find. 


It’s exciting in a way that big box Walmart will never be. 😉


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Beautiful Summer Fruit

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Wow, how beautiful an array of colorful summer fruit. 


Saw this at Balducci’s (classy store). 


Watermelon, cantalope, pineapple, and mango.


Sliced and all nicely packaged up together ready to eat.


Looks yum!


Amazing what G-d creates. 


And he bestows on man the ability to put the finishing touches. 


Thank you Oh L-rd, who gives us the delicious and beautiful fruit of the tree.

Yes, it’s an unusual blog for Tisha B’Av–maybe I’m craving the food. 😉


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)