A friend told me about a company that sends environmentally friendly gift
packages to both Israel and abroad, but she can’t remember the name of the
company. Would you happen to know? I’d like to send that kind of gift to a
friend in London.
I think you are referring to
www.nagaya.co.il. This company sends organic and fair-trade socially-conscious
gift packages domestically and overseas.
I was told that Tel Aviv
University is opening seminars for people who suffer from various health
problems, or their caretakers, where they teach people how to cook natural foods
that improve their specific problems. But when I called they didn’t seem to know
what I was talking about. Do you know where these seminars are being held?
The seminars that you are talking about are scheduled to start
the end of May, at the Broshim Campus, the School of Alternative Medicine at Tel
Aviv University. For more information call Ya’ara Raphaeli at (03) 641-1961 or
write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is it possible to freeze fresh garlic?
If so, do I crush the fresh garlic, or leave the cloves whole and then freeze
it? Arieh Mendel
I have never tried to freeze whole green garlic cloves, but I
have a friend who peels and crushes them into a paste with olive oil and freezes
it. She even makes enough to last for several months. To do this, you separate
the heads into cloves and dip them briefly in boiling water to loosen the skin
and facilitate peeling. Then coarsely grind them by pulsing in a blender or food
processor. Add enough olive oil to make a paste. You can freeze this paste in
little glass jars, and use a spoon to take out just as much as you need each
time. Remember to leave space at the top of the jar for expansion.
husband tells me that his mother, who was American, used to have a long plastic
tube that had a kind of rubber ball on it that she would press like a syringe to
fill with pan juices for basting chicken.
I’ve looked for something
matching this description in house-ware store – even the fanciest ones – but
haven’t found it anywhere in Israel. Do you know if and where it is available
here? Rakefet Schulson
He’s talking about a baster, and you should be able to
find at least one type in Israel. I saw one recently at “Spices,” 11 Kehilat
Saloniki Street in the Hadar Yosef/Neot Afeka area of Tel Aviv. Made by OXO, it
sells for around NIS 60. I’m sorry I don’t know what it’s called in Hebrew, but
you can describe it as you did above.
Their number is (03) 647-5555, or
write to email@example.com.