May 19, 2023

I remember one afternoon at my chiropractor’s office the assistant, who happened to be the wife of the doctor asked me a strange question. “Where can I buy kosher meat?” she asked.   The question was posed from a statuesque blonde with delicate Grace Kelly features who happened to be a devout Christian. I was a bit dumbfounded, why would a Gentile want to spend more money on kosher meat when her religion did not require it?  So asked her why.... Read more

May 9, 2023

Mealtimes for our family of four have always been a source of stress for me, ever since our children were small. Whether it’s the grumbling over the soup du jour, my husband’s loud criticism of our kids’ table manners, or the incessant requests to shut off the electronics while we are at the table, mealtime with the family is not something I looked forward to. As we have assumed more “traditional” roles in our home, it’s really up to me... Read more

April 17, 2023

On a recent weeknight, my mother-in-law joined me in preparation of our Passover dinner.  We were expecting around 35 guests, and while each family was to bring a dish – just making sure we had the basic staples for the table proved to be a timely challenge.  We made a large quantity of tehina – a staple of Israeli cuisine made from sesame paste mixed with lemon juice, garlic, seasonings, and water. After a lot of mixing by hand (sometimes... Read more

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