Category Archives: Cuisine

(Not Quite) The Hostess With The Mostest (Yet)

My regular readers have, no doubt, been asking themselves where I could have disappeared to. Yes, I know I shouldn’t end a sentence with a preposition, but it sounds less awkward than “have been asking themselves to where I could … Continue reading

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Calories and Candlelight – Chanucah in Israel

Tonight is the first night of Chanucah, the Feast of Lights, when we remember how the Maccabees and their tiny army took on the might of the Greek Empire – and won. About 2,200 years ago, the Seleucid king of … Continue reading

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Candles and Calories

Tonight is the first night of Chanucah, the Feast of Lights, when we remember how the Maccabees and their tiny army took on the might of the Greek Empire – and won. But that’s not what we are celebrating when … Continue reading

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The Hostess With the Mostest

A few years ago, I started a Shavuot tradition of hosting my family for a buffet lunch. A buffet, because my apartment is too small to host large numbers of people to a sit-down meal, and lunch, because it gives … Continue reading

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