Sunday, April 20, 2014 Nisan 20, 5774
By:
Keri Fisher
NOSH The summer surplus of corn and tomatoes may be gone, but I love cooking at this time of year with the bounty that only autumn brings: hardy squashes and gourds, rustic root vegetables and a panoply of potatoes. And now that the temperature has dropped a bit, I can turn off the grill and seek warmth in the kitchen...
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For many families, making small changes in menu choices can make a huge difference in a family's long-term heart health. For example, one of the best ways to reduce the risk for developing cardiovascular disease and other heart conditions is to eat less junk food and add more nutritious foods to their daily diet. In today's time-starved world, the importance...
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By:
Louise Fiszer
BEYOND CHICKEN SOUP Small lit candles inserted into red apples that perched on top of handheld Israeli flags constitute fond memories for me of Simchat Torah. Along with other members the junior congregation, I danced joyously in synagogue, waving those flags to commemorate the gift of the Torah to the Jews. But whatever did happen to all those apples? I'm...
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Sukkot's out, Simchat Torah's in. Festive meals incorporate traditional fare, as well as seasonal fruits and vegetables. The Jewish Holidays Cookbook by Jill Colella Bloomfield offers these two recipes for the holiday of Simchat Torah. If you have the time and energy, make them with your kids. They're sure-fire hits! Pumpkin Soup (Dairy) Pumpkin soup is a terrific dish. Add...
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By:
Ethel Hofman
THE JEWISH KITCHEN Sukkot could be described as the Jewish Thanksgiving. Like the all-American holiday, this fall festival is a celebration of a bountiful harvest. You can buy sukkah-building kits for the backyard or balcony or, as we do, set up your own with 2x4's and trellises that may be stored and used each year. Today, sukkahs are comfortable, with...
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