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Book Review: The Healthy Jewish Kitchen and Potato And Scallion Latkes With Pickled Applesauce

Next Tuesday night marks the beginning of Chanukah, the 8-day festival of lights, which is celebrated by Jews around the world. While it’s usually just the kids who get gifts, here’s a special gift for someone who likes to cook: The Healthy Jewish Kitchen: Fresh Contemporary Recipes for Every Occasion by Paula Shoyer (Sterling Epicure). […]

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is the time of year I like to bake. It’s the Jewish High Holidays which includes Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year along with Sukkoth, a celebration of the harvest. While apple cake is one of my regular offerings, for those who want just fruit and a little sweet nibble following the meal, these […]

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The gifts my mother gave me

As you may have noticed, I have not posted in quite a while. The reason for my absence is that I lost my mother last month. As I write this on Mother’s Day and reflect upon the life of this amazing woman, I wanted to share with you what a profound impact she had on […]

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Why lighten up on Chanukah

Every year at Chanukah when I explain my reasoning as to why Chanukah should be a low-fat festival, everyone always comments that my thinking makes sense. The miracle of Chanukah is that one day’s supply  of oil (back in 165 B.C.) lasted 8 days.  Each night of the 8-day festival an additional candle is lit […]

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