Daily Archives: March 2, 2014

Chocolate can be good for you? Could it be?

Fitness guru-turned-chocolatier sue Berliner knows chocolate can be good for you. sue and her line of Bnaked Chocolates can be found at farmers’ markets throughout the Valley. Sue will happily fill you in on the nutritional benefits of her unique chocolates, seven different macaroons and a variety of fruit bars. Perhaps her most popular creation…

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Food Genes with Bruce Sandground

“My story is that of ‘The Perfect Storm,’ ” says Bruce Sandground. “My great grandparents had a kosher bakery in Baltimore. Their name was Morganstein and they called the bakery Morning Star.” His ancestors moved on to having grocery stores in the Washington, D.C., area; his grandmother married a dairy farmer; his mother is a…

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Tucson’s Marianne Banes

Men seem to dominate the field of chefs in today’s restaurant scene. Marianne Banes, the corporate pastry chef for Kingfisher and Bluefin Seafood Bistro in Tucson, recalls that there seemed to be more women when she was starting out in the late 1970s, but they fell by the wayside. “It’s a tough business as far…

Summer recreation was important for pioneer families

Summer camps were not an option in the pioneer west; however, summer recreation was an important part of Arizona desert life. Early “water holes” were man-made lakes located at Carrillo Gardens, where picnic grounds, band enclosures and boathouses could be found – complete with small boats to rent and paddle across what must have seemed…

Create summer memories for a lifetime

For many of us growing up, summer was a time to run through sprinklers, play sandlot baseball or go for long bike rides and maybe even sit outside under a tree reading a book. But not when the temperatures reach 110-115o. Summer in Arizona is a different animal. While residents are not willing to trade…

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Meet Camp Stein Director Brian Mitchell

Last February Brian Mitchell became camp director of Camp Daisy and Harry Stein, the only Jewish overnight summer camp in the region. Previously known as Camp Charles Pearlstein, Camp Stein is located in Prescott and is owned and operated by Congregation Beth Israel in Scottsdale. Brian grew up as a camper and counselor at Camp…

Single Profiles: Meet AJ and Jessica

Dating is a challenge. Most single people say it’s hard to find interesting, intelligent and attractive people, and, for some crazy reason, they are right. However, meeting a great person should not be so hard; that’s why we at Arizona Jewish Life magazine have taken matters into our own hands and found two amazing catches…

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