Homemade Fruit Leather: You MUST try this!

If you only try one food preservation project this year – this is the one! It’s ridiculously simple, requires no special equipment and you will be amazed by the scrumptious results! Homemade Fruit Leather Recipe Ingredients: 1 kg of summer fruits – eg. plums, peaches, mango, nectarines. A mix is best. Add a bit of […]

Recipe: Bloomah’s Zucchini Lasagna

My two youngest kids and I wait for the big zucchinis to grow and then save them for this recipe, which we make once a week during the summer.We prefer it to “real” lasagna! It’s also perfect for people eating gluten free or low carb. Ingredients: 1 liter marinara sauce (we make it at home […]

Australian Homemade Toffees: The Taste of My Childhood

My daughter has an end-of-year party today and the teachers asked the girls to bring “refreshments” AKA mounds of candy and junk. However, instead of schlepping me to the sweet store, my daughter begged me to make homemade toffees and I was happy to do so. Not because they have zero chemicals, colorings and additives. […]

Why did it take me 4 months to make a single challah?

Because we grew, harvested, threshed, winnowed, ground, sifted, kneaded and baked it, all here in our apartment in Ramat Beit Shemesh. The challah had a perfect smooth texture with a fresh nutty flavor – L’Kavod Shabbos Kodesh! Want to learn how anyone can grow wheat on their yard and balconey in Israel – even 6-year-olds? […]

Just Hatched: My New Novel

This week we have an exciting new hatchling on Bloomah’s City Farm. It’s my new novel – Yedidya. I just published it digitally. It’s 100% homegrown with right here on the farm. Here’s a blurb: Yedidya – A Novel in Weekly Installments Based on the shiurim of Rabbi Daniel Yaakov Travis | Written by Naomi Elbinger […]

Grow Your Own Sprouts in 4 Easy Steps

When I serve my homegrown sprouts, guests always gawk at me like I’m a farming genius. But truly they are the easiest, fastest vegetable you can grow at home – even if you have no yard, no balcony, no window, even if you live in a shoe! No excuses – let’s do it! Step 1: […]

Homemade Natural All-Purpose Cleaner Recipe

Soon we’ll start Pesach cleaning and that means that now’s the time to make your natural all-purpose cleaner – made from vinegar and citrus peels. Step 1: fill a glass jar 2/3rds with vinegar Step 2: drop in used citrus peels, until the liquid reaches the rim. Seal the jar with a lid. Label and […]

Make liquid fertilizer at home for $0

Most people buy fertilizer at the garden store but you can make it yourself, using Stinging Nettle, a plant that grows wild everywhere in Israel at this time of year. “Nettle tea” gives your plants nitrogen, chlorophyll, magnesium, sulfur, iron, potassium, copper, zinc and calcium. Nettle Tea Fertilizer Recipe Step 1: Find some Stinging Nettle. […]