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Can You Dig What They’ve Done to These Sweet Potatoes?

Root vegetables, as featured in the main story this week, clearly have considerable versatility. They can be utilized to create a main or side...
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Root, Root, Root for These Veggies

Your mother cajoled you to eat your vegetables, and she was, of course, right. Have you tried roasting them? The colors and the textures,...
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Summertime

For my husband and me, summer means weekends on the Chesapeake with grandchildren, a steady stream of friends and relatives, and impromptu get-togethers. So...
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Lemon Tree, Very Fruitful

A TASTE OF ISRAELThe little garden in front of our apartment here in Jerusalem isn't doing too well lately. We've had to be miserly...

The ‘What and Why’ of Sugar

Walk down the baking aisle of your supermarket and all of the sweetener options can be overwhelming. Even plain old sugar comes in a...
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Mango: The Paradisiacal Fruit

While I'm enthusiastic about farmer's markets, I don't snub the variety of imported produce found in supermarkets, particularly when it comes to mangoes, with...
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Sunshine in Segments

A TASTE OF ISRAEL Section an orange and your kitchen will be perfumed. Eat it and enjoy. But don't stop there -- use oranges in...
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Screen Savers?

High school and middle school English class staples -- from William Shakespeare to Mark Twain to Ernest Hemingway -- now exist in the e-book...
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Sephardi Delicacies

A TASTE OF ISRAELWhen it comes to Passover, many Sephardi Jews customarily eat rice, legumes, corn and green beans -- all foods that are...
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Here a Sheep, There a Sheep

Thousands of families in the Philadelphia area send their kids off to Jewish overnight camp for the summer.Judi Lehrhaupt sends her sheep.For the second...