Salt & Pilpel

Connecting Jewish Americans and Israelis in North NJ

Hebringlish – Summer Words June 29, 2010

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Kayitz means summer, Avatiach is watermelon and it’s customary to eat it with Feta cheese – yum!

In the Kayitz you go to the Breicha, swimming pool, with your Beged-Yam swim suit, or, you can go to the Yam (=sea, beach, hence its name: Beged Yam) and Laasot Galim, make waves, which also means ‘rock the boat’.

Don’t forget your Krem Shizuf (=tanning oil, or – in our case, sun screen)!


Our Summer Hike was on the News!

Click this link to see what Ilanit Habut of Yediot Acharonot wrote about our hike!

Yediot-hike article


A jewel in the village June 25, 2010

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It was one of those sticky hot days when I took a walk in Greenwich Village and just by chance fell upon this secret garden, a jewel in the heart of the city, St. Luke’s Gardens.

I entered through the black metal gate and found myself in that beautiful, quiet, amazing, secret garden filled with lovely greenery and wonderful flowers and just a few benches that will allow you to sit back, relax and imagine that you just fell into this magnificent secret garden taken from one of the children’s stories.

That few minute break is highly recommended whenever you’re in the neighborhood and promises to reload your batteries and fill you with great energies for the rest of your day.

address – 487 Hudson St. between Christopher & Grove streets,  NY10014, west village.


Hebringlish June 23, 2010

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Since quite a few of us are traveling to Israel to see their family, here is a family idiom for you:

Saper Lasavta translates as ‘tell grandma’ and means ‘ you can tell those tall tales to your grandma, I know the truth…’

A similar idiom in Yiddish is: Bobbe Mayses



Photos from our Hike June 20, 2010

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Mascarpone-Blackberry Dessert for Friday June 18, 2010

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I found this delicious ensemble in my all time favorite cookbook writer Benny Saida. Enjoy!


5 yolks

3/4 cup sugar

3 Tbsp. Brandy

500 gram Mascarpone cheese

1 cup whipping cream

250 gram blackberries or sliced strawberries

2-3 Tbsp. sugar powder

How to?

  1. Combine yolks, sugar and Brandy, whisk for 6 min., until white and fluffy.
  2. Add cheese, whisk until smooth
  3. In another bowl, whip the cream, than fold into the cheese mixture
  4. Divide into glass cups, chill until stabilized, place berries on top and sprinkle with some powdered sugar. serve immediately.

Shabbat Shalom,

Salt and Pilpel


Cool White Nights June 15, 2010

The Israeli Wines Lover’s tastings started with white wines and generally end with reds. Come and explore crisp Chardonnays, lively Sauvignon Blancs, refreshing Viogniers as well as other wonderful blends….

Sit back, relax and join other wine lovers at the Israeli Wine of the Month Club’s interactive wine tasting experience.

What is interactive wine tasting?

* Nine wonderful Israeli wine will be explored. Artisan cheeses and breads, crackers and fruit are also served.
* A panel of our Sommelier/Wine Critics will describe each wine and guide you in exercising your palate tasting them. Also, the panel will offer wine and food pairing suggestions
* You will be encouraged to voice your opinion about each wine and write elaborate notes — be Robert Parker, Tom Stevenson or Daniel Rogov for a night…
* everyone’s tasting notes will be collected and distributed via a newsletter. The newsletter will also include professional tasting notes as well as detailed descriptions of the wineries, and more…

When? June 23, 2010 at 7PM
Where? Quint, Miller & Co.
34 West 38th Street (between 5th & 6th Ave.)
6th Floor
The buzzer on the ground floor, # 6

How much? $36 at door
RSVP by June 22, 2010 (space is limited)

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