Friday, August 1, 2014 Av 5, 5774
What better way to start the week than with good friends and fine food?
By:
Linda Morel, Jewish Exponent Feature
WHAT'S COOKING? Although the evening before the work week begins is an unlikely time to entertain, I enjoy inviting friends on Sunday nights. There is something so comfy and casual about a Sunday evening. It's the diametric opposite of Saturday night, which is automatically elevated to dinner-party status, complete with cloth napkins and fine crystal. The trick to throwing a...
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By:
Eileen Goltz, Jewish Exponent Feature
SLICE OF LIFE Moms everywhere wake up -- far too early -- on weekends only to contemplate breakfast for the entire family, sometimes when those college kids are in town visiting. Kids come home to sleep in and have mom do mountains of laundry. And they want to eat, and eat well. While feeding your brood is important, the more...
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It's luxurious but affordable, sensuous but innocent
BEYOND CHICKEN SOUP Despite the often gray and dismal skies of February, I look forward to when the calendar reaches the 14th -- Valentine's Day -- so that I have a legitimate excuse to create a chocolate buffet and send out invitations. It's luxurious but affordable, sensuous but innocent. Imagine the allure of a table laden with a sumptuous selection...
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By:
Eileen Goltz, Jewish Exponent Feature
SLICE OF LIFE As secular holidays go, for me and most other Jews, Valentine's Day is nothing special -- a kiss, maybe a card, and then life goes on. But for others, it becomes the sweep-me-off-my-feet or you're dead-meat romance day of the year, and woe to any partner who fails to participate in the grand adventure. But why all...
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By:
Ethel Hofman, Jewish Exponent Feature
THE JEWISH KITCHEN Apples and bananas are year-round fruits. When strawberries, plums and peaches have been shipped in from another continent to be sold to consumers at soaring prices, bananas and an ever-expanding variety of apples are always available in our markets, reasonably priced and packed with flavor. Thanks to cultivation in the southern hemisphere and controlled atmosphere storage, apples...
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