Category Archives: Food

DIY: Cucumber Sugar Scrub

cucumberscrubmainA few months ago I blogged about how much I like my homemade Coconut Scrub with Tea Tree Oil. And I still love it. Over the summer, I have experimented with different ingredients I could add and found that I love cucumber in my water as well as in my scrub.  The cucumber in the scrub is cooling and soothes the skin. The oil (I used olive oil since the scrub needs to be stored in the fridge and coconut oil hardens in the cold) hydrates the skin and makes it soft. I also added tea tree oil because it’s so refreshing.

Ingredients:

1/2 cucumber

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 tbsp olive oil

5 drops of tea tree oil (optional)

Directions:

1. Puree the cucumber in a blender until it’s a liquid.

2. Add the sugar, olive oil, and tea tree oil (optional). If the sugar is dissolving, add more.

3. Stir everything together and store in a  container.

It’s important to keep it refrigerated so it stays nice and fresh.

cucumberscrub6cucumberscrub10I use this scrub all over my body. It’s so refreshing! Try it – you’ll notice bright, smooth and soft skin!:)

Sweet Kugel

kugelShe did it again! A couple of weeks ago, my daughter, Christy, made this delicious Pull-Apart Cinnamon Bread. Yesterday, she surprised us with a Kugel, a Jewish noodle dish with a sweet cottage cheese filling.AboutChristy1kugel3I am glad I took the photos when I did, because the Kugel is already gone. kugel5The name alone – Noodle Kugel  – could make you become a Kugel convert.KugelMainIt’s the kind of dish you hide the leftovers in the back of the fridge so you can eat them for breakfast. Yes, it’s that good. It’s like eating a sweet version of macaroni and cheese.

My daughter followed this Foodnetwork recipe with two minor adjustments: she skipped the raisins and only used four eggs.

Homemade Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread

cinnbreadMainI love freshly baked bread. It doesn’t matter if it’s a bagel, whole wheat bread or a french baguette,  I don’t discriminate. So, when my daughter Christy decided to bake this cinnamon bread, my mouth watered just thinking about it.cinnabreadcollage
cinnbreadThis bread is amazing! It’s crispy on the oustside, fluffy and soft inside. It’s  sweet and full of cinnamon. cinnbread1Right before it went in the oven.cinnbread5I love it with a cup of coffee for breakfast, as a snack or even dessert. Perfect for any time of the day.cinnbread4Christy knows how much we love this bread, so she always makes two loaves. Thanks, Christy!cinnabreadchristy1For those of you who haven’t tried this cinnamon goodness, you’re really missing out.