Passover Granola

I am posting this again, because it is still my favorite and I have been receiving requests. More Pesach posting to come! This is my favorite Pesach recipe. I got it from “Stove Tops Personal Chef Service” several years ago when speaking about Pesach at a local Hadassah meeting. I have talked about the Pesach…

Local Boy Maccabeat Makes Good

I went to a “mediashmooze” last night in Manhattan.  While I decide whether or not to write about the whole experience, I do want to spread the word about one of the sponsors, Jdeal, and a great proud moment for those of us here in my little Jewish community. Jdeal, a project launched by MetroImma…

Gratitude

Shabbat begins in 45 minutes, which means I should be scrambling and running around frantic rather than blogging. Normally I would be, making the house a little more perfect, making just one more dish to ensure we have too much food. But, I have been sick for the last two days so I have no…

A different Menorah…

I have had a very frustrating month unable to upload photos. This is only one of many excuses reasons I have not been blogging for so long. I know, I know: Chanukah is over. For most of you, I would imagine that it is already out of your mind. As my big return, shouldn’t I…

Neglect

I have neglected this blog for a very long time. I am doubtful that there are any of you left still checking in, my once-faithful readers. I agreed to take on more work this fall. I love the work, but my new timetable does not leave me any time for blogging. It doesn’t leave me…

Last lap?

For me, one of the clearest “punishments” for choosing to live outside of the land of Israel is the three-day yom tov.  Here in the diaspora, September has been a string of holidays chained together by a few work/shop/cooking days.  My guess is that with the holidays coming at the same time as back-to-school and…

A New Phase of Recognition

I was a little surprised by my children’s reactions to the rebuilding of our sukkah this year.  Every year has been met with some level of wonderment and suprise as well as excitement. This year…. there was recognition. They had very clear expectations of what it looked like, where it would go, certain decorations, and…